Today’s Inktober drawing was a challenge. The Drawlloween prompt was “Mechanical Monstrosity”. I have never drawn a cyborg before. I have that half-formed plan to draw myself as a bionic woman but I haven’t done so yet. I am not very capable when it comes to drawing machines, whether vehicles or other man-made items, not remotely, so I felt somewhat intimidated by the idea of drawing a cyborg. I almost steered clear and went off prompt but then my 9 year old told me I should draw a cyborg precisely because I have never tried before. He was right, of course. I am always encouraging them to be positive about challenging themselves and trying new things so I should apply the same ethos to myself. So this morning I sat down with my mug of tea and drew my very first cyborg. I hope I managed to fuse the organic and mechanical in a way that reads as “cyborg”.