FRESH INK | INKTOBER

Posted on October 29, 2018


October holds a special place in Clearboxers’ hearts. We’ve got some exciting projects underway, we’re discussing our Halloween costumes, and it’s our birthday month! On top of all that, it’s INKTOBER, and the team is ready to flex their creative muscles.

For those who don’t know, and who haven’t witnessed our show stopping works of art from 2017, Inktober is an annual art challenge, where artists do a different ink/pen drawing for each day in October, using an official prompts list. The overall aim of Inktober is to inspire creativity and help overcome creative block, and we relished the opportunity to once again step away from our laptops and think outside the box.

This year, our prompt word was: DOUBLE. 

Sophie - A Double Cheeseburger 

I drew this double cheese burger as I feel it represents who I am - food obsessed. There are very rare moments when I am not thinking of food; trust me, it simply does not happen often. The double cheeseburger also brings back precious University memories of drunken nights out which resulted in a routine McDonalds visit. Double cheese burgers will never let you down. Feeling sad? Double cheeseburger. Feeling happy? Double cheeseburger. Broke up with your partner? Double cheese burger. Oh, so versatile. 

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Claire Hamilton - A Witch’s Cauldron

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble

Halloween is just around the corner and the perfect time to pay tribute to our favourite cauldron stirring character. From Macbeth, Salem witch trials to Hocus Pocus, the witch has shaped folklore and superstitions for centuries. While they may take different forms, such as the most recent friendly Sabrina the Teenage Witch adaptation, the witch will always be my favourite Halloween go to character!

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 Charlotte - A Twirl

Need I even explain?

Twirls are underrated as far as chocolate bars go. You’re really getting two Cadbury chocolate bars in one wrapper and it’s just not given the recognition it deserves. When I saw the prompt, “DOUBLE”, it was just a given - I had to draw my all-time fave.

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Lauren - A Coin

I chose a coin because it’s double sided.

I love how we use coins in decision making and it shows there there are two outcomes in every situation - both positive or negative, we can make it what we want it to be. 

Can’t decide where to go for dinner - flip a coin.

Get up or stay in bed - flip a coin. 

To go or not to go - FLIP THAT COIN!

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Natalie - A Double Decker

Honestly, I think it says a lot about me as a person that my brain automatically went to chocolate. What can I say, I must have been hungry at the time. According to wiki, the humble double decker came into our lives in 1976 and comprised of milk chocolate, nougat and cereal crispies. A niche choice, but not one to be overlooked - a solid option with a cup of tea. 

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Anna - Double Rainbow 

I love a good rainbow doodle to brighten up a to-do list, phone message or brainstorm page so today's prompt of 'Double' was a great excuse to double up my daily rainbow sketch. Apparently a double rainbow means serendipitous magic is on its way - I love this!

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Daniel - A double neck guitar

Other than double yellow lines (which I now realise would have been a much less challenging choice of drawing) the first thing that springs to mind is a double neck guitar. Jimmy Page, Don Felder and even Spinal Tap’s Derick Smalls made these guitars famous. Why have one noise making machine when you can have two… that go up to 11? 

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Claire Best - Gemini

When I think of DOUBLE I think of TWINS so have chosen the twin sign, Gemini. The most versatile and vibrant horoscope sign, Gemini energy helps us communicate, collaborate and fly our freak flags at full mast (apparently).  

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Alex - Double Or Nothing

Mark Zuckerberg once said, 'the biggest risk... is not taking any risk’ and I would agree with him. It can be difficult choosing the risker option in life but if we don’t, we can miss out on some wonderful opportunities and great adventures. So, sometimes opting for double or nothing can pay off… 

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