After discovering the controversy over Inktober creator Jake Parker’s copyright and plagiarism issues while knee deep in his Inktober 2020 daily challenge, I decided to finish. When it ended, I looked for another drawing challenge and couldn’t find anything I liked, so I created INK365Draw on Instagram. After a year on my own I decided to participate one last time in Inktober 2021 since without it I would not have gone on to accumulate over 300 drawings and a solo show.
INK365Draw is a daily drawing challenge I started November 1st, 2020. I use random words from a 1982, $3.82 paperback dictionary as prompts. I investigate the meaning of each word and look for reference photos from Google searches, and/or my own ideas, I interpret the word in pencil, then ink it. I photograph the drawing and post it to my Facebook page and INK365Draw’s Instagram page using @ink365draw, #ink365draw and many other hashtags.