The last Inktober prompt and illustration for 2019. “Ripe” was a tough one to come up with a decent idea for. I didn’t want to go with bananas again. Eventually, I returned to one of my biggest artistic inspirations, especially when it comes to inking and comic-style work: Bill Watterson. I thought it was a fitting way to close out the challenge with yet another homage to some classic Calvin and Hobbes, in this case the recurring strips in which Calvin complains mercilessly about his mom’s cooking.
So there you have it, five days late, but I completed Inktober 2019. I had a lot of fun, and I think my skills have improved, both my physical drawing and inking skills, but also my creative thinking (if I do say so myself). Taken as a whole, I’m pretty happy with what I produced.