I’ve had this idea for a while to make a card game based on iconic Texas thangs. The word for day 2 of Inktober is Suit, and I wasn’t interested in drawing a suit of armour or fashion, so I decided this was a good opportunity to explore the card idea.

My format inspiration is from these Tarot suit cards. But the overall game play would be inspired by Yu-Gi-Oh or Old Maid or UNO . . . something like that.

They’re not finished yet, but here’s what I’ve got so far.

And there you have it. I was struggling to fit the long horns on the Texas Longhorn so it’s blank for now. I’m thinking of trying out an old worn out wood background for these, possibly just under the barbed wire border, and then leave the space behind the image white.

Inktober 2021 Goals

I’m giving myself some freedom for this Inktober. I’ll just post the artwork as is, whether they’re finished or not. I’m also not restricting myself to using JUST ink. I’ll do as much as I can with ink, and then finish it up with whatever medium will work best for the look I’m going for.

I’m very pleased with how these are turning out. I love Texas and I love the barbed wire border and I’m excited to see what I can come up with.

This challenge really helps me get inspired to create artwork.

So, who else is doing Inktober? More importantly, who else loves Texas?! If you do or you’re proud to be a Texan just let me know in the comments what your favorite thing about Texas is.

One more thing: Jess Karp is such a good artist and she’s made her own Jesstober Challenge, so go check that out for a lil’ inspiration.