It’s no surprise that Quango employees are creative people. In fact, some are bursting with so much inspiration that after work hours, they can’t turn the creativity off. Just one example is designer Steven Barker, who took part in a drawing challenge called “Inktober.”
The 31-day challenge tasks artists with completing a drawing a day for the entire month of October, posting each one online with the hashtag #Inktober. While the official site calls for ink drawings on paper, many artists—Steven included—choose to work with a tablet.
Steven says he started Inktober for fun and to stay on top of his practice. It helped that he decided to pull subjects from his favorite video games: Mario, Zelda, Metroid, and more. And he wasn’t the only one who enjoyed these beloved characters—halfway through the month, a follower ordered a print! In addition to the daily challenge, Steven was inspired to make some fan art for a video game reviewer across the globe. The reviewer noticed, reposted the work, and encouraged his followers to check Steven out. It was a busy month for this Quango designer.