L-S students loves Inktober and Goretober. Don't know what they are? Read to find out.

In My Own Words

In this installment of In My Own Words, Wren Miller and Jordan Knisely talks Inktober and Goretober. 

It's hard to narrow down the many reasons why October is my favorite month, but between sweaters, the chilly weather, and candles, Inktober is definitely a new one on the list.

Inktober was started in 2009 when an artist named Jake Parker came up with the idea for a unique way to get better at drawing and inking.

If you're late to the party, it's okay. You can join in any time.

So how does it work? There's a prompt word for every day of October, which you use to inspire an ink drawing. The artist can take the prompt in whatever direction they choose, and the imagination is the limit. When the picture is finished, you can post it online with #inktober or #inktober2017.

If you don't feel confident drawing with ink, it's okay to sketch in pencil first, especially if you're a beginner, like me. You can do it in actual ink, pen, or any type of artist or brush pen (which is what I've been using). This is my first year doing Inktober, and I had never tried any type of ink/pens before, but I really enjoy it.

Similar to Inktober, Goretober is a monthly October drawing challenge where you draw gore based on a chart. I am going to try to do both Gore and Ink at the same time somehow. This year is my first year participating in it, and I cannot wait to finish this up and see my progress. The first two drawings in the list were bruises and scars. 

For bruises, I drew a hand that was being wrapped and had a few large bruises on the forearm, a stitched cut and a bit of blood dripping. For the second day, scars, I drew a boy with scars on his face. 

I'm trying to learn how to draw people somewhat cartoony, somewhat life like, and I think I really improved. Today's drawing theme is glitch and I am going to be drawing a creepy TV head glitch. I cannot wait until the free space to draw because I have so many spooky ideas for that day. 

However, I think I need to practice drawing blood, bruises, etc to make them look real. I'm trying to make my drawings as gore-y as possible. 

Tis' the season!

--By Wren Miller, LS News reporter
--By Jordan Knisely, LS News reporter

In My Own Words is a first person written series that highlights Lampeter-Strasburg High School students activities.

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