That was a good experience. I wasn’t anywhere near as adventurous as I should have been — I didn’t push myself to ink without pencils, or to sketch from live models in public, or to step outside of my comfort zone in subject matter — but it did get the art flowing after a long, long time away. I also didn’t have much time; many of these drawings were completed in only 15-20 minutes, which is all I had (more appropriately: all I made) time for. My life is full of stops and starts and interruptions right now, so I didn’t want to overcommit; I needed something small and sustainable and fun, and Inktober turned out to be all these things. It wasn’t an artistic learning experience, so much as it was learning to be patient and work within my limits and not destroy myself for not doing more; in that sense, it was a total success.