Bohemian’s Inktober Challenge: Part 3 – October 20th-31st

Welcome to our Bohemian’s Minds Inktober Challenge post: Part 3! Read more to know if we finish this challenge in a time and if not, why not! Read more and check our Art.

If you missed our two last articles, check them out here –

Bohemian’s Inktober Challenge: Part 1
Bohemian’s Inktober Challenge: Part 2

Exciting month! Challenge Inktober, where you have to finish 31 drawings in 31 days. We tried our best, but only one of us finished the challenge in time. Read more for each artist’s insights on the challenge.

Mackenzie A. Parker

Hidy ho! I fell behind in Part 3, but I am glad to have participated in this year’s Inktober as much as I did in the end. Even better, with these daily encouragements to draw, even just for minutes at a time, I have re-sparked my creativity for other projects. In the final week of October, I found motivation for beginning three new paintings as gifts for beloved friends of mine and embarked on a daily ecstatic dance ritual practice. So, since I was creative nearly every day between acrylic painting and dance, I’m not too disappointed in myself for slipping on Inktober’s daily challenges.

See below for my Part 3 drawings!

20. Sprout – seeing all energy brewing beneath the surface appearances of small growth and beginnings

21. Fuzzy – this angelic fuzzy little piggy came out of my imagination instantaneously – I love a good silly flow-state sketch!

22. Open – this drawing of a flower’s petals blossoming open came to a quick end as a friend stopped by unannounced, so I left her as is

23. Leak – I had wished for my creative and clever juices to flow a little stronger in this playtential time session. What resulted was indeed just what appears like a leak from under the kitchen sink. I didn’t even get too creative with the kitchen – it’s a relatively accurate depiction of my own!

24. Extinct – my creative execution and time constraints proved inadequate to relay the innovative concept that came to me as I contemplated this emotional prompt. The idea that came to me was to depict a person who only sees forward and within their subjective lens of self-importance while ignoring or turning blind from the species left extinct in their path.

25. Splat – again, if I dedicated some more time to this execution, I could have made the concept even stronger in ink. Yet still, my mind imagined a symbolic factory chimney of sorts spewing mind-controlling negativity upon the minds of consumers, leaving me small, isolated, and disempowered. Not at all an original concept, but still thought-provoking!

26. Connect – a day of many obligations and an energetic deficit. This prompt had my mind racing with wonderous ideas of ways to create and evoke enchanting meaning. Finally, however, I settled on the least demanding route and played on a ‘connect the dots’ concept. I began with a basic scenery with mountains, sun, and trees – and laid down my pen shortly after. I’d love to revisit this concept on a more energized and patient day!

27. Crispy – what a weird drawing came out of me today! I drew the minor character first, and his emotion left me imagining various scenarios he could have found himself. Then… I drew him in the oven. WHY!?

29. Patch – patching up one’s heart

30. Slither – I used to love calligraphy, designing, and playing with fonts. However, I couldn’t escape the near-inevitable serpent connotation of slithering, so after slinking together the curving letters, I settled on a quick rendition of a snake’s eye.

Erika Retiz

Finding myself outside my comfort zone within my ways of expression was special. The challenge was difficult because I did not finish it on time. However, I was always motivated, and although I did it very slowly, I finished it. I’ve enjoyed the creative process. My mind was filled with images that inspired me to capture something based on the day’s theme. In my latest drawings, you can see pieces of my memories, inspirations, dreams, and emotions that this creative process awakened in me.

Thank you, Inktober, for the proposal, and thank you very much, Marek, for your patience and the invitation to collaborate on Bohemians Minds.

Marek Gabriel Kovar – -MK-

Five days late, but I made it! October is usually busy for me. I always could manage it, but not this year. So I had to take another five days to finish my Inktober, and here is the result.

I am a perfectionist, so every time I have an idea of what to do, I always start observing things to make them as perfect as possible. For example, if I start to draw a hand, I would begin looking at hands, pictures, learning more about anatomy, using muscles, etc. I always go deeper to know more and do it better.

Lenka Zaydlarova – ZayArt

It does not happen to me very often, but I got stuck with the theme Collide. I made a couple of sketches but was not able to catch my thoughts. After I decided to continue to draw other pieces and come back to draw collide later. Sometimes it is genuinely better to take a break and do not get yourself stuck.

Inktober 2021 Done I am so happy that I finished my 4th Inktober in a row on time. My goal this year was to improve my digital drawing. Not sure if successful, but at least I am faster and more confident than before. I enjoyed this month even though I felt lost with some prompts, but it was always so exciting to push against my doubts and do something from the heart. I am looking forward to retaking the challenge

17. Collide – collide with Earth
18. Moon – moon in the wolf eye
19. Loop – snake
20. Sprout – magical pregnancy time
21. Fuzzy – fuzzy monster
22. Open – a window to your galaxy
23. Leak – tears
24. Extinct -bird Moa
25. Splat- water jumper
26. Connect – she will connect us forever
27. Spark – light in your soul
28. Crispy – chips
29. Patch – nineties
30. Slither- caterpillar
31. Risk- into the unknown

Denisa Kristianova

Ok, hopefully, next year will be more successful. Inktober was again a great experience, and I found out again that I miss discipline. Because I like those topics, I may finalize them in November/December. Why don’t we have an Inkvember or an Inkcember?

Check out the complete Inktober

Marek Gabriel Kovar – -MK-

Erika Retiz

Mackenzie A. Parker

Lenka Zaydlarova – ZayArt

Denisa Kristianova

My dedication to achieving artistic excellence extends from the stage to the realm of film. Currently represented by agent Jill Kabush at Dorothy S. Management, I am actively pursuing opportunities to establish my presence in the industry. While my creative interests span a variety of fields, including DJing and illustrating, my primary passion lies in acting. In the Czech Republic, I gained experience as both an amateur and professional actor in theaters such as Moravian Theater Olomouc, Theater DiGoknu, and Mlada Scena II. I also ran my own production company, creating short films. Upon relocating to Canada, I underwent intensive training at the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since then, I have signed with an agent, showcased my talent in esteemed theaters like Theater Around The Corner, and participated in independent film projects. Through unwavering dedication and hard work, I continue to refine my craft, striving for new heights in the pursuit of artistic excellence.


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