Its that time of year again! During the month of October, illustrators from all over will be participating in something known as Inktober. What is Inktober? It is an illustration initiative started by Jake Parker in 2009. This is a great way to improve upon your technique or try out new pens and brushes. Drawing every day also helps you to develop good drawing habits. https://www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober-1/ Parker says that “Anyone can do Inktober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.” You do not have to be an illustrator and you do not have to post on social media. Do it for yourself! However, if you do post on social media make sure to use the hashtag inktober or inktober2018. You just might get a feature!
If you would like to see my daily sketches, please follow my Instagram account @lisajohnstonhancock, Twitter @LisaJHancockArt or facebook art page pagehttps://www.facebook.com/lisajohnstonhancockart/
My newest work “Marsh Rabbit” will be a part of the Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society (of Mobile) Fall Show at the Mobile Arts Council in Mobile, AL. The opening reception will be during the Art Walk on October 12 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. It will be available for purchase with 20% of the sale going to help support the Mobile Arts Council’s mission. Hope to see you there!
I’m going to an SCBWI conference in March and working on some new things to add to my portfolio. My goal is to eventually turn this into an alphabet book. Here is the first page! If you are interested in following my process, you can find more videos and in process photos on my Instagram (@lisajohnstonhancock) and Twitter (@LisaJHancockArt) accounts. Give me a follow and see what I’m up to! Thank you friends. 😉
This illustration was inspired by a South American folk tale called “The Wings of the Butterfly” in which a girl gets lost in a forest and meets some interesting creatures along the way.
“Dear Chimidyue,” said the butterfly gently, “that is the way of the forest. Among your own people, things change slowly and are mostly what they seem. But your human world is a tiny one. All around it lies a much larger world, and you can’t expect it to behave the same.”