Inking science

The people that know me in real life, also know that I have many –way too many– hobbies.

This is a big problem because I often get very excited about a new idea, plan every detail, start the project, only to dreadfully remain stranded half way when a new idea from a different hobby of mine comes around. And the cycle repeats.

One of those hobbies is drawing. When for the first time, I stuck to something from start to end, it was thanks to a drawing challenge: Inktober. During Inktober, artists make a drawing in ink every day in October and share it with the world.

For those of you who could not be giving a fork about my drawings, bear with me. I do have some science to talk about too. For this year Inktober, I decided that every day I will be inking the drawing of a real scientist I admire.

In the coming days, you can expect some hopefully-decent drawings in ink of scientists and why I picked them. Not enough of a challenge you say?

Look at this:

Inktober 2018 prompt list

This is the official Inktober prompt list. Every drawing can take inspiration from the word assigned to that day. I decided to pick the scientists based on this prompt list. Now you also know something else about me: I must hate myself to some degree. You try associating “drooling” to a scientist and not have a headache by the end of the day!

See ya tomorrow, for the first word of this crazy challenge: “Poisonous”.


You can check my drawings from Inktober 2017 on my Instagram (need some scrolling down to October 2017), buy some merch on Redbubble and some original prints on Etsy (50% discount with coupon WORDPRESS18 during October).

Be warned: there is no science involved but only rad sci-fi birds and badass steampunk cats. Yes, I am doing some shameless promotion. But I am really proud of this work! Let me have this win.