November 2nd, 2016

The Best Of My Inktober Guess the Sayings

by Alex Hallatt

2016 was the first year I managed to get myself organised for Inktober. I decided to illustrate sayings.

After putting a few of these up with the sayings, my friend Mick said it would be better if he could guess them. So I began to put them up without captions (answers below). NB. I’ve since coloured some of the ink drawings.

2016inktober-braindead 2016inktober-deadringer 2016inktober-fishoutofwater 2016inktober-jackofalltrades 2016inktober-moneyistherootofallevil 2016inktober-notmycupoftea 2016inktober-nutcase 2016inktober-wolfinsheepsclothing hallatt-an-elephant-never-forgets hallatt-bear-hug hallatt-crocodile-tears hallatt-tickled-pink


Though sometimes I felt like I should have been using the time for something else (like marketing FAB Club…), it was fun to do something different. A lot of the drawings are throwaway doodles, but some are worth keeping, so it was a useful exercise.

But I’m glad it’s November!


  • Brain dead
  • Dead ringer
  • Fish out of water
  • Jack of all trades
  • Money is the root of all evil
  • Not my cup of tea
  • Nutcase
  • Wolf in sheep’s clothing
  • An elephant never forgets
  • Bear hug
  • Crocodile tears
  • Tickled pink
  • All talk and no trousers
  • Worse things happen at sea




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