October Drawing Challenge 2020

Since we were talking about October drawing challenges in my last post, I thought I would follow up with how the October drawing challenge went this year, 2020.

As we all know, 2020 has been quite a year so far. I wasn’t sure I would even have the time or energy to take on the annual drawing challenge. But in late September, as interest picked up online, I found myself wanting to participate again. I really enjoyed the GNSI list and a number of revisions were made this year, including renaming it to Sciartober. In addition, a couple of other relevant lists came to my attention, one called WildOctober by artist Zoe Keller, and InkySciPatterns by artists Hana Ayoob, so I decided to pull from all three lists, depending on what prompt inspired me that day.

The Prompt Lists

How did it go?

I am happy to say that I was able to complete all 31 days again! It took until about November 4th or so, but I did it.

I decided to limit the size of my drawings to sheets of smooth Bristol paper about 5.5X7 inches. I drew a rectangular boundary box of about 3.5×5 inches in which to contain my drawing. For some, I went with a circle a little over 4.5 inches in diameter. This helped me to keep the drawings contained and a bit more uniform in the final product.

I am really pleased at how the drawings turned out. I still love detail! So it was tough to cut myself off, but also a good challenge to see if I could limit what I was doing, meet the prompt and not lose three days on one drawing.

Have you participated in the monthly drawing challenge? I would love to hear from you!

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