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It’s Inktober!

Inktober has snuck up on me once again — here’s your annual chance to watch me fail quickly and in realtime! I think I made it three days last year.

I don’t take directions well.

The prompt for Day 1 is “poisonous”. It’s a cinch I can’t use the official prompt list if I want to stick to a chicken theme throughout, though. For example, the prompt for Day 12 is “whale”.

I await your preposterous suggestions.


Comment from BJM
Time: October 1, 2018, 9:33 pm

Whoa! That’s kinda scary!

Maybe Jonah has a chicken under his arm….?

Comment from AliceH
Time: October 1, 2018, 9:38 pm

I think you could get around the whale challenge. It’s the roasted, chop, and slice prompts that would have me worried.

Comment from AliceH
Time: October 1, 2018, 9:41 pm

Btw, love how you’ve made the left and top outline merge into the back of the chicken, and imply the right and bottom outline are just “out of frame”.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: October 1, 2018, 9:49 pm

Actually, “whale” is probably the easiest of those to turn into a chicken drawing. Surely you understand by now that chickens will eat anything that won’t eat them? Or die trying. Are ya tellin’ me that ya canna work that into a chicken whale drawing now???

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 1, 2018, 10:20 pm

There’s a book…
The Chicken, the Whale, and the Shark. By Mariam Seedat, By Frances Ulrich. 3-5. Caramel Tree Readers Starter Level. JUVENILE FICTION. 32 Pages, 7 x 9.5.

Comment from Brother Cavil
Time: October 1, 2018, 10:21 pm

Am I the only one with a mental picture of a chicken harpooning a baluga?

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: October 1, 2018, 10:47 pm

My mental picture is of a chicken standing atop the forehead of a blue whale, pecking away enthusiastically…

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: October 1, 2018, 10:49 pm

I would draw a piece of furniture with a whale carved into it and a chicken standing on top.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 1, 2018, 11:04 pm

I like this drawing very much. When Dianne Feinstein gets her call for the dead pool, I would very much like to have a copy.

Comment from gullible pratt
Time: October 1, 2018, 11:19 pm

Whale Oil Beef Hooked

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 1, 2018, 11:22 pm

Space Chicken on a starship heading to Tau Ceti in the constellation Cetus (the Whale)?

OK, the chicken part is purely fantastic, but Tau Ceti is the closest solitary G Class star to us and is less than 4 parsecs distant. Once we get a relativistic space drive conjured up, it would be a likely destination for CHICKS IN SPAAAAAAACE!

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 2, 2018, 1:16 am

whale and cock…just sayin’


Comment from thefritz
Time: October 2, 2018, 1:26 am

oh…missing the chicken…

Comment from Pupster
Time: October 2, 2018, 10:36 am

Chicken of the sea, scratching at the sea bed with a diving helmet on, unaware of the impending killer whale strike.

Or chicken of the Sea World, sitting in the Killer Whale show arena with a box of popcorn.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: October 2, 2018, 11:21 am

In the sea, once upon a time, o best beloved,
there was a whale.
And he ate

I love the picture, very much old illustrated reader style!
(and far better than Mr. Kipling’s drawings usually were)
The cheekin eyes and beak.

Reminds me of something from Henny Penny or The Little Red hen.

For the younger crowd, those were stories about chickens that didn’t have social media accounts or know anything about texting.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: October 2, 2018, 11:29 am

I like Pupster’s idea – Chicken of the sea related.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: October 2, 2018, 1:15 pm

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: October 1, 2018, 10:47 pm

My mental picture is of a chicken standing atop the forehead of a blue whale, pecking away enthusiastically…Comment from Mark Matis
Time: October 1, 2018, 10:47 pm

A chicken who strangely resembles Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab, hacking away at the side of the whale, one chicken leg tangled in harpoon line, as the whale prepares to dive for the final time. “From hell’s heart I spit my last chicken breath at thee –!”

Comment from technochitlin
Time: October 2, 2018, 1:35 pm

There is more than one meaning of ‘whale’. Just sayin’…

Comment from Jon
Time: October 2, 2018, 4:26 pm

Whale with a chicken tattoo? I don’t even know if that would read well on whaleskin…

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 2, 2018, 4:54 pm

How about one of those playground rides—you know the kind. A car, or boat. A spaceship—mounted on a stiff spring. The child sits on the seat and rocks it back and forth. Only you will draw a cheerful whale, with a happy smile and a flipped up tail. And a contented chicken on the whale seat. Could also be a home play set, the kind families with kiddos put in the back yard/garden. With a whale swing, and one chicken sitting on the whale. Another chicken on the ladder. One on the chinning bar.

Comment from Timothy J. mcCrokle
Time: October 7, 2018, 1:50 am

Whalers often carried Chickens for Both meat and eggs. Imagine it swashbuckling Chooks!

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