My name is Vanessa, and I’m a self-taught illustrator from the US (and China, and Germany, and, well, all over the place really!). I currently live in Lithuania with my husband and a plant called Spikey (which isn’t actually spikey at all…don’t ask).

I’m hopping mad about bunnies, so when I heard about Inktober, an awesome art challenge where thousands of people around the world spend the month of October making a new ink drawing every day, I already knew exactly what I wanted to draw for it! But shortly before the challenge began, I learned during a late-night trip to the hospital that I had a serious repetitive strain injury in my drawing hand. I'd literally painted myself into a plaster cast!

Still, unable to sit on the sidelines while Inktober continued without me, I cautiously embarked upon the challenge regardless. It wasn't easy, and it probably wasn't smart. I even had to take a break in the middle to rest my hand, but I finally got there in the end! I hope you like the results of my first Inktober, and if you'd like to see more of my work, then feel free to follow me @hoppingmadproductions on Instagram and Facebook!

More info: Instagram | Facebook

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Day 4 - Underwater

Day 4 - Underwater

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Roy Wadia 1 year ago

Aquabunny. The latest Bond movie.

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Day 13 - Teeming

Day 13 - Teeming

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Roy Wadia 1 year ago

My Name is Red.

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Day 17 - Graceful

Day 17 - Graceful

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Stella Valentino 1 year ago

Love the colors. Bunny surely looks graceful! Can master the yoga tree Pose

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Day 19 - Cloud

Day 19 - Cloud

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Bunny is on cloud nine

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Day 11 - Run

Day 11 - Run

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

run forest run

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Day 15 - Mysterious

Day 15 - Mysterious

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alwright 1 year ago

ooh i like this one

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Day 16 - Fat

Day 16 - Fat

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Stella Valentino 1 year ago

I love this one. Panda is so cute. He deserves to be chuuuuuby!

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Day 12 - Shattered (Inspired By The Works Of Friederikeablang)

Day 12 - Shattered (Inspired By The Works Of Friederikeablang)

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Stella Valentino 1 year ago

I should look at this every night before I sleep - feeling the same like Bunny and Panda. They have a friend here in Beijing feeling the same. So relaxed to look at this post! Great job VANESSA.

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Day 6 - Sword

Day 6 - Sword

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

CarrotSteal, BunnyKill!

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Day 9 - Screech

Day 9 - Screech

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alwright 1 year ago

i love owls!

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Day 20 - Deep

Day 20 - Deep

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Papa Bunny and Mama Bunny fish in the wishing well

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Day 1 - Swift

Day 1 - Swift

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Swift and Shift

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Day 21 - Furious

Day 21 - Furious

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Stella Valentino 1 year ago

Bunny will have no problem driving in Beijing. He has the Fast and Furryous skills. Great job!

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Day 24 - Blind

Day 24 - Blind

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Hit it hard for the carrots to come down fast

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Day 25 - Ship

Day 25 - Ship

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Captain Bunny ahoy

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Day 3 - Poison

Day 3 - Poison

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Bunny: Always safe to drink carrot juice

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Day 2 - Divided

Day 2 - Divided

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Still couldn't agree on what to choose, carrot or bamboo?

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Day 14 - Fierce

Day 14 - Fierce

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Veronique Provost-Appleby 1 year ago

Story time.

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Day 26 - Squeak (Inspired By The Animation Ernest Et Celestine)

Day 26 - Squeak (Inspired By The Animation Ernest Et Celestine)

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Squeak squeak, take a read

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Day 27 - Climb

Day 27 - Climb

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Stella Valentino 1 year ago

So cute. Who cares about calories and the hard climb?!?!

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Day 22 - Trail

Day 22 - Trail

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Good of Bunny to leave us trail to follow.

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Day 29 - United (My Interpretation Of My Favorite Winnie The Pooh Scene)

Day 29 - United (My Interpretation Of My Favorite Winnie The Pooh Scene)

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Stella Valentino 1 year ago

So cute - what great idea!

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Day 31 - Mask (Being Chinese, Panda Put On His Trusty Air Mask...not Realizing That This Wasn’t What We Meant When We Told Him Not To Forget His Halloween Mask!)

Day 31 - Mask (Being Chinese, Panda Put On His Trusty Air Mask...not Realizing That This Wasn’t What We Meant When We Told Him Not To Forget His Halloween Mask!)

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Stella Valentino 1 year ago

Panda is all geared up to come to Beijing. He is clever!!!

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Day 7 - Shy

Day 7 - Shy

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Stella Valentino 1 year ago

Those shy eyes- want to give Panda a panda hug!

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Day 8 - Crooked

Day 8 - Crooked

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Wolf, the crook Bunny's carrots he took!

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Day 5 - Long (Inspired By Wallace & Gromit's The Wrong Trousers)

Day 5 - Long (Inspired By Wallace & Gromit's The Wrong Trousers)

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Long to see better

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Day 18 - Filthy

Day 18 - Filthy

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Messy bun bun bunny bun

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Day 23 - Juicy (Inspired By Beetlejuice)

Day 23 - Juicy (Inspired By Beetlejuice)

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

The lesson here is: Drink carrot juice, not beetlejuice

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Day 28 - Fall

Day 28 - Fall

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Bunny does not want to be the fall guy!

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Day 30 - Found

Day 30 - Found

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Would love to be panda's keeper!

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Day 10 - Gigantic

Day 10 - Gigantic

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Apple has yet to come up with a gigantic iPhone for Mr. Jumbo's selfies

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Hitting Pause - Time To Rest My Hand!

Hitting Pause - Time To Rest My Hand!

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Stella Valentino 1 year ago

Yeah take care of that hand. We want to keep seeing your Masterpieces!

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Ready To Restart

Ready To Restart

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Linda Ching 1 year ago

Looking forward to it with all my heart