INKTOBER 2018

Inktober is the union of Ink and October | It is a challenge for artists to draw one ink art piece every day for the month of October.

It has been running with huge success for years and I never managed to complete the whole month…
This year I will try again but without being to harsh on myself if I can’t make it.
The result will still be a lot of experience, fun and art!

Below my entries following the official prompt list.

If you want to know more this is the official website: inktober.com

Inktober 2018 | day 1 | POISONOUS

Possibly not the most original idea but the first that came to mind. Snow White and the poisonous apple.


Inktober 2018 | day 2 | TRANQUIL

My idea of “tranquil” is a time for myself to relax and enjoy music or to meditate.


Inktober 2018 | day 3 | ROASTED

Dark Phoenix is about to come out on the big screen. Seemed the perfect choice!


Inktober 2018 | day 4 | SPELL

Once a human now half-sheep. A terrible spell changed everything.
I decided to give it some colours digitally because I was missing them..


Inktober 2018 | day 5 | CHICKEN

HeiHei is possibly the most adorable chicken in the animation world. The movie Moana was so much fun thanks to him!
Again, coloured digitally. Black & White is cool but I like colours..


Inktober 2018 | day 6 | DROOLING

Good old legendary Sailor Moon! Usagi Tsukino drooling over something sweet as usual!


Inktober 2018 | day 7 | EXHAUSTED

For this prompt I decided to draw a serious theme: refugees. Especially children that are force to run from their country and are on an endless journey to find a place to call home.


Inktober 2018 | day 8 | STAR

Just thought of a starry night and how difficult it is to see stars when you live in a city.


Inktober 2018 | day 9 | PRECIOUS

A heart that has been broken or is hurting is still the most precious thing.
You are still the most precious thing to yourself no matter what happens and you need to take care of yourself.


Inktober 2018 | day 10 | FLOWING

Just chillin’ under the shower water flow ;D


Inktober 2018 | day 11 | CRUEL

It didn’t take long for me to decide what to draw for this prompt.. humans can be so cruel with animals and abandoning a pet that lives for you and loves you more than anything, it’s without a doubt a crime.
My heart goes to all the pets that have been mistreated or abandoned for egotistical reasons.


Inktober 2018 | day 12 | WHALE

This time I had the urge to use some watercolours! The drawing is inspired by Studio Ghibli animation movie PONYO. I loved the message of this movie as much as all the other Ghibli masterpieces


Inktober 2018 | day 13 | GUARDED

 I am again one day behind but I won’t stress as yesterday my first niece was born and I just too happy ❤❤
The concept of this drawing is that sometimes people protect their true vulnerable self by putting up a front of strength and aggression that doesn’t really belong to them… maybe because they have been hurt or maybe because they don’t know how to express themselves in the right way. 💙💙
Please be mindful.. everyone has a battle going on and not always is easy to understand each other.


Inktober 2018 | day 14 | CLOCK

Disney Fanart this time! Alice in Wonderland is a classic. Now I can’t get out of my head the songs she sings with the flowers!!


Inktober 2018 | day 15 | WEAK

I thought that flowers are typically very fragile and weak.. but are they really?
I’d like to quote a phrase that inspired me for this piece:
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that flowers give when they are crushed.”


Inktober 2018 | day 16 | BUILD

The inspiration for this comes from Marie Antoinette and the crazy hairdo nobles during that period where creating.


Inktober 2018 | day 17 | CONNECT

My first thought was how people connect with each other.. then I thought of a ‘more pure’ form of connection and humans + animals came to mind… in the end I did Pocahontas connecting with nature and all that lives.


Inktober 2018 | day 18 | BOTTLE

After giving up making the ZODIAC WOMEN SERIES as part of inktober I am quickly getting back on track with the inking.


Inktober 2018 | day 19 | SCORCHED

when Elsa from FROZEN doesn’t let it go 😂 pissed off scorching Elsa!


Inktober 2018 | day 20 & 21 | BREAKABLE & DRAIN

Didn’t want to do anything sad for the breakable prompt so I just thought of a funny gal with a chipped tooth 😂 don’t know where my brain picked the idea.. don’t ask 🤦🏻‍♀️
For drain I thought of sleep paralysis and what I imagine happens! There is this demonic presence draining your energy 😱😱


Inktober 2018 | day 22 & 23 | EXPENSIVE & MUDDY

Expensive – I did horse riding for 10 years… people know that is an expensive sport in terms of money.. what they don’t know is how much more expensive is in terms of time.. Don’t get me wrong, I loved doing it dearly.. but I just thought of using the time-consuming side of it as ‘expensive’

Muddy – Just a girl enjoying a mud bath under the rain


Inktober 2018 | day 24 | CHOP

The thought behind this is that she needs to get free from past sad feelings. Chopping her hair off is a way of doing it, a way to have a fresh start.


Inktober 2018 | day 25 | PRICKLY

For this one there is a happy girl with her new cactus plant, just bought at the store 😁
She is carrying it home to his brothers and sister plants 💚💚


Inktober 2018 | day 26 | STRETCH

An angel stretching her wings.


Inktober 2018 | day 27 | THUNDER

The fantastic Sailor Jupiter! I loved her the most because I could see myself a bit :)


Inktober 2018 | day 28 | GIFT

I think that giving your heart, meaning your love, to someone, is the best gift you can give. Even if it can be painful, even if it not always perfect. ❤


Inktober 2018 | day 29 | DOUBLE

Kiki’s delivery service!
I can’t tell how much I loved this movie.. Studio Ghibli is just the best 😍 it moved me to tears and I can see myself a bit in her story as I moved away from home in Italy and started a new life in Australia.. it has been hard at times but now I’m so happy to call Australia HOME ❤


Inktober 2018 | day 30 | JOLT

Didn’t really know what to do with this prompt.. I just started sketching and this came out!


Inktober 2018 | day 31 | SLICE

From the great KILL BILL O’ren Ishii violent death. I knew immediately I wanted to draw this image when I read ‘slice’ in the prompt list.
Loved the movie, the characters, the music.. EVERYTHING.