Inktober Week One

Inktober was started by Jake Parker back in, I don’t remember the year, but the point is he created it to promote regular drawing habits among aspiring illustrators. I count myself in that category.

The idea is that if you can draw something everyday for a month you’ll be able to maintain a certain level of art production after that. It happens every October and all you have to do to participate is post a drawing on social media with the hashtag #inktober. I like to post my work on Instagram under the handle @hellopinello.

Here’s my contribution to the first week. The first two are portraits of myself and my fiancée. The rest follow a Halloween theme cuz Halloween’s my favorite.

Bucky: a cute enamel pin

bucky pin final design

Original design by Shaun Pinello vector drawing by Made by Cooper

If you’re following me on Instagram (@hellopinello) you may have noticed that I’ve been working on a comic called Sweater Kid. One of the characters in the series is a charming, cape-wearing dog who’s missing a chunk out of his ear.

Last month I ran a Kickstarter campaign to make a hard enamel pin based on this lil guy. (who’s based on my actual dog, also named Bucky) The Design above is the vector file that will be used to produce the actual pin. I’m working with a company called Made by Cooper who took my original design and adapted it to be made on their machines.

This is my original drawing:

bucky pin final design copy

Unfortunately because of the pin’s size, only an inch wide, some of the details had to be sacrificed. Over all, with the limitations of the manufacturing process, I think they did a great job staying true to the original design.

The pin is currently in production and I will receive them in early August. You can pre-order your own right now in our shop. All orders receive a digital copy of a short Sweater Kid comic that features Bucky.