Inktober was created by Jake Parker back in 2009 as a challenge to himself to improve his drawing and inking skills. For the whole month of October, he completed a drawing a day. It’s since become a worldwide challenge each year, as an official list of 31 words is released to prompt all kinds of creatives to produce their daily responses and post them on social media. I chose to respond with a daily linocut.

The list of words for 2016 was: (1) Fast, (2) Noisy, (3) Collect, (4) Hungry, (5) Sad, (6) Hidden, (7) Lost, (8) Rock, (9) Broken, (10) Jump, (11) Transport, (12) Worried, (13) Scared, (14) Tree, (15) Relax, (16) Wet, (17) Battle, (18) Escape, (19) Flight, (20) Squeeze, (21) Big, (22) Little, (23) Slow, (24) One Dozen, (25) Tired, (26) Box, (27) Creepy, (28) Burn, (29) Surprise, (30) Wreck, (31) Friend

Linocut – 2016