My first participation on Inktober is done! It’s been quite a challenge but nonetheless a very rewarding experience. Sadly I missed 5 days of the challenge – well, you know, life – but for most of October I’ve been doing my drawings/sketches and having lots of fun with it. Furthermore, today I feel I have a better understanding of how to draw – and more importantly how not to – certain things . Anyway, below you can see a gallery with all the sketches I did for Inktober 2019.
Hello there! It is already July, what means is time to review the second quarter of – this lightning fast and very busy – 2019. The second quarter has been one of change. After coming back from Japan Aneesha moved in and we had to adjust to our new life (easy adaptation tbh).
Even though normal people usually has enough with one wedding – even more if it’s an Indian 3-day wedding – we had another wedding to prepare, celebrate, etc. We did all that without dying, what is an accomplishment.
When it comes to the goals that I have set for myself for those 3 months there is a little bit of everything: success, failure and epic failure. On one side we have Chai&Churro. I’m doing quite well with our comic strip and people seem to be liking it. On the other side of the spectrum we can find my attempts at studying that didn’t go as I would’ve liked. Anyway, let’s have a look at the list:
- Write but different: I wrote a short story (wiii) and I’ve been working on something else. Would’ve liked to write more though.
- Chai & Churro: We’ve published on the Instagram account (and here at the blog) every two weeks without fault. It’s been good, people seem to be liking the comic strip and I’m relatively happy with my work.
- Improve my drawing skills: I have improved my drawing skills during this time but I have failed miserably at being consistent with my practice and work on repetitive tasks like drawing hands, feet, etc multiple times to understand shapes better.
- Study: I learned some ReactJS but haven’t done enough. A week or two of studying over a period of three months it’s nothing.
- Be there for my people: I think I’ve done pretty well in this regard. I’ve managed to do most of the things I wanted to without compromising in the time I spend with my family.
As I said before I have done quite well. But I can’t avoid to feel that I lose track of my goals easily and I tend to always forget something that ends up being an absolute failure. Maybe by setting shorter term goals I can make it work. But that’s a story for another post. Peace