Inktober 2020 | Original work

Since 2015, I have participated in Inktober, an insanely fun community “event” where artists create and post a drawing a day for the entire month of October. So far I’ve focused on portraits of musicians, telling different stories of their influences in my life. It is absolutely one of my favorite things to do, and I look forward to it every year. Check them all out on my IG and FB feeds!

This year my series focused on black artists that have influenced me. For the first time, I sold my Inktober drawings, and was able to donate all the proceeds to the DAWA fund. The DAWA fund was founded by Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone of Riders Against the Storm, and is “a safety net for people of color who are experiencing short term life crisis.  More specifically, people of color who are: musicians, artists, social workers, teachers, healing practitioners, and service industry workers.”

Nina Simone by Jason Stout
Ranking Roger by Jason Stout
Shamir by Jason Stout