Inktober 2020: Day 25

Black ink sketch of the book cover "Bud, not Buddy" by Christopher Paul Curtis, winner of the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award, drawn for Day 25 of Inktober 2020 by Bikurgurl
Image by Bikurgurl

Inktober 2020

Day 25: Buddy

Among one of my favorite genres, historical fiction gives contemporary readers a sense of what it was like to live in the past. Reading about the past, memorizing dates and places doesn’t get people {students} excited to learn — it’s hearing people’s stories, points of view, protagonists we can relate to — this is the power of passion-led education through living books. Wonder why I home educate my children? There are many, many reasons, but I want them to be as curious about the world as I am – always keep learning.

And we were both born in Detroit only a couple of decades apart. . .

I hope my sketch does honor to the spirit of the story this amazing author penned. I am not a trained artist and find people particularly difficult, but satisfying, to draw.

Progress, not perfection.

Ink it up.


Inktober 2020: Official Prompt List

Here it is: The Official Inktober Prompt List for 2020 . . .

  1. Fish
  2. Wisp
  3. Bulky
  4. Radio
  5. Blade
  6. Rodent
  7. Fancy
  8. Teeth
  9. Throw
  10. Hope
  11. Disgusting
  12. Slippery
  13. Dune
  14. Armor
  15. Outpost
  16. Rocket
  17. Storm
  18. Trap
  19. Dizzy
  20. Coral
  21. Sleep
  22. Chef
  23. RIP
  24. Dig
  25. Buddy
  26. Hide
  27. Music
  28. Float
  29. Shoes
  30. Ominous
  31. Crawl

There you have it – 31 days of ink all for your drawing and sketching pleasure! I choose to do all my sketches as quick, black ink thumbnails – but there are a plethora of artists doing all sorts of crazy cool art! On most social media platforms you can follow Jake Parker, creator of Inktober, or just Inktober – or by using the hashtags Inktober and Inktober2020 { #Inktober #Inktober2020 } – I post mine on Instagram, but this year I’ll also be posting here!

I’d love to see your work – feel free to catch up with me here or over on Instagram!

Happy Inking!

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