Echoes of the Past: An Inktober Sketchbook
Every year, during the month of October, artists participate in a world-wide social event called Inktober, created by Jake Parker in 2009. The movement encourages artists to create art every day during the whole month; a total of 31 drawings. Traditionally, the submissions are expected to be black and white line art. In 2017, James Art Ville accepted the challenge for the first time.
Instead of adhering to the official Inktober calendar prompts, he chose to use his own artwork from his childhood as inspiration and re-created them using his developed style and skills. These drawings feature characters from his favorite cartoons, comics, anime, and video games. Fan Art has always fueled his creativity and in these pages he set out to not only pay homage to that unfettered spirited artist of his youth, but also find ways to build upon and improve it!
Reflecting upon the before and after versions of these drawings inspires him. No artist masters their craft without practice, passion, and patience. This art book is not only a nostalgic personal memoir, but a good reminder of how much one can accomplish with hard work and determination. He hopes that this glimpse of his ongoing journey can inspire others to look with hope to the future with a little inspiration from their past.
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