Inktober, week 1.

One of my favourites from the first week of Inktober.

This has been an interesting experience, so far. It’s less about the quality of the work (although it is nice when pieces come out better than expected), and more about the discipline and habit-​​forming process of drawing each day, regardless of whether the muse is ‘in’, or not. Certainly this represents the highest turnover of work that I have done in a long time, and I’m happy about that.

Happy Inktober!

Inktober, detail

In the desert.

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said: ‘Is it good, friend?’
‘It is bitter-​​bitter,’ he answered;
‘But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart.’

In the desert, Stephen Crane, 1895