Inktober 2016

For Inktober 2016, a self motivated initiative was taken to make illustrations on eggs regularly, throughout October. The goal was to hit one illustration a day, however, I fell short of 5 days. I chose “Food” as my theme and aimed at capturing a wide spread of dishes from different parts of the world.



Stark contrast intrigues me especially, black and white that has a charm of it’s own. I decided to go ahead with “Food” as my theme. Why the egg? Because I felt inclined towards taking the “Food” concept to another level by creating the artwork on food itself!


To begin with, I used a knife and broke a hole into the egg. A really tiny hole to be specific. After emptying the contents of the egg (mind you, I ate all the eggs too!), I washed the egg with soap and sanitiser (inside and out). After carefully drying it and getting rid of marks on the surface, I began inking on it with a permanent marker. Post this, I placed it on a deodorant spray cap and captured it with my camera.






People were amused to see the work. I would frequently be asked if i broke any eggs while getting through inktober. Of Course I did. I’m used to applying a lot of pressure when I work on paper. I had to drop that when it came to inking the eggs. My major learning? To work quickly and put out an artwork a day (I usually take my time but had to speed up on this one!)

This was a fun project. It was fun to let loose and not be finicky about the details. The aim was to be quick and consistent and I think I managed to do that. To view the entire project along with the timelapse of me inking, head over to https://www.behance.net/gallery/47072961/Inktober-2016-Eggtober.

Arjun Parikh

A graphic design student and freelancer based in India. Main interest – ILLUSTRATION. Favourite medium? INK.