There is always a time in drawing when you get to a spot that you can’t simply work your way through. This was mine. I draw several sketches of bears and huskies and sleds in preparation. I tried several ideas out. The first was to have the bear pulling the dog in the sled.
Then I finally settled on this one, not because the composition was great or the rendering, but because I had exhausted myself or the moment and had to step away. The nature of Inktober is to draw 1 drawing a day with ink, not make a masterpiece. It’s a challenge to learn inking. Many things get in the way – kids, work, and my own level of fatigue or ability to concentrate. Maybe I’ll return to this drawing at some point and make a great illustration out of it. But for now, it’s time to move forward.