the 2020 list of prompts

Drawing 31 Things in 31 Days

This was the first year I had the perseverance to finish all 31 drawings for #Inktober. They’re not all the best drawings I’ve ever done in my life, but I am very proud of making it all the way through this year. I thought it might be fun to post all my drawings outside of only on my Instagram.


10/01/31 - I’ve been thinking about my old fish a lot lately, this Altolamprologus calvus cichlid was one of my favorites.


10/02/31 - Mog, from Final Fantasy VI, doing the will-o-the-wisp dance.


10/03/31 - My favorite Principality of Zeon mono-eye thicc boi, the MS-09B Dom. I cheated and didn’t actually ink this one :/


10/04/31 - "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" by Wilco, with the song "Radio Cure." I listened to this album a lot last year. I didn’t even know these were buildings until I looked it up today...


10/05/31 - Sarah Kerrigan, The Queen of Blades. I can’t believe it’s already been 10 years since Starcraft II...


10/06/31 - I read Art Spiegelman’s "Maus" in college and really need to read it again. I grew up in a half Jewish family regularly watching the Fievel movies, so the metaphor of mice has always kind of been around, but this book really stuck with me. Especially the way he drew the eyes.


10/07/31 - Fancy Dracula is best Dracula. This one is part Castlevania and part Gary Oldman. I didn’t have the energy to really ink this one either.


10/08/31 - We adopted a new dog in March, and I haven’t posted a ton of pictures of him. His name is Rigby, he has monster teeth.


10/09/31 - Throw is a biotic ability you can learn in Mass Effect. Mordin Solus is my favorite Mass Effect character. I don’t even remember whether or not he learns Throw.


10/10/31 - On his planet, the S means Hope. What a dumb line in an otherwise alright move. I started reading comics in the 90s when Superman had a mullet for some reason, and I didn’t hate it.


10/11/31 - Sometimes you just wanna draw Hellboy, who I’m sure has accidentally blasted monster goo all over himself at least once.


10/12/31 - "The sun is shining. But the ice is slippery." Fun fact, my brother and I saved up barcodes and sent away for The Shadow hologram rings in 1994.


10/13/31 - I’ve wanted to read Dune for a long time and never did until I heard there was a new movie coming out. I just got to the part where they see a worm for the first time. It’s pretty good.


10/14/31 - Samus, the best power armor around. Metroid Prime is possibly my favorite game of all time, and my very favorite moment is the first time you see Samus’s eyes reflected back in her visor.


10/15/31 - I really had fun that summer my wifre got really into World of Warcraft. That one outpost was like constantly under attack by the Alliance. No ink again.


10/16/31 - Dunno, just kind of wanted to draw a Gundam again. Not doing so great at the “ink” part of Inktober, just pencils again.


10/17/31 - 1980s mohawk leather jacket Storm is a fashion icon.


10/18/31 - This is unironically my favorite scene in Star Wars, but the longer I drew it the more ridiculous I realized it was. They (knew each other as children in the prequels?) threw a dinner party for Leia and her friends. Were they going to eat? They have helmets.


10/19/31 - "You should probably put your bandit hat on now." Fantastic Mr Fox has got to be in my top ten favorite movies. I hope this drawing accurately captures how itchy this movie makes me feel.


10/20/31 - Kind of a weird one, but this is what we were supposed to draw today... right?


10/21/31 - Morpheus, but not that Morpheus. Morpheus is my favorite Matrix character and there are so many iconic scenes it was hard to pick just one. This is the best one though.


10/22/31 - I didn’t really like cooking all that much in Breathe of the Wild, but I did like eating. Dear people with a consistent style, what is that like? It’s like I learned how to draw link when I was 11 and now brain permanently thinks "yes, he is an anime character." Just pencil lines this time again.


10/23/31 - I guess people were reading this one as R.I.P. and drawing tombstones? Anyways... My favorite scene from my favorite Batman movie. "I need it to be different now. I know I made a promise, but I didn't see this coming. I didn't count on being happy."


10/24/31 - When I was four my parents drove all over Texas to get me all six of the G1 Constructicons that built Devastator. Scavenger, the backhoe, was always my favorite because of his tank legs. Also my favorite construction equipment maybe? No ink.


10/25/31 - "I ain’t your buddy! Go away!" Does anyone else have every single voice line from Star Fox 64 permanently taking up space in their brain?


10/26/31 - I wasn’t really feeling drawing tonight so I was like "Oh, I’ll draw something half invisible." One. Entire. Jungle. Background. Later...


10/27/31 - Star Trek: The Next Generation jam band, after Picasso’s Three Musicians. Cameo from Spot the cat.


10/28/31 - The Floating Continent from Final Fantasy VI. You should always wait for Shadow to jump off the edge.


10/29/31 - I guess this is the Wicked Witch of the East before Dorothy dropped a house on her? Just an excuse to draw more creepy hands, really.


10/30/31 - Like I was going to go the whole month without drawing a Pokémon. This one is brought to you by two misconceptions I had - that an attack called Ominous Stare existed, and that Gengar could learn it.


10/31/31 - I think this might be the first time in my entire life I’ve ever drawn black suit Spider-Man. Weird.