Take the Inktober challenge

Have you heard of Inktober? I have come across it every October for the past few years, advertised on the internet and in magazines etc.. But until now I have never taken part. I’m about to change that.

So, what is Inktober?

Here’s what the founder says on his Inktober website (which by the way is really helpful and contains ideas on how to draw and use ink, along with prompts and ideas to keep you motivated during the drawing challenge). Here’s what he says;

Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

And you and I can join in! All you need to do is the following:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it. Post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone. 🙂

3) If you are posting online, then Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2021

4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. Whatever you decide, just be consistent with it. Inktober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.

That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.

My pen and ink sketches. I use a Noodlers Ahab flex fountain pen which is a joy to use. I use a black non-permanent Quink ink with this pen and that allows me to create amazing grey washes when wetted with a water brush.

So, how about it? Are you ready for the challenge? I am.
It starts on October 1. That’s tomorrow.

If you like you can use my Facebook page Painting Posts to post your inky artwork.
I’ll show mine there.

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