Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Share your Inktober ink drawings on Facebook and Instagram and include the hashtags #ascinktober #inktober #inktober2020.
*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.
* This info is taken from inktober.com
Inktober is a month-long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits. Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing and posts it online. Remember to use the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2020 if you want your art to be seen by everyone.
Inktober is just a framework to get yourself to draw better, flex a little, and/or have some fun with your art. Inktober is a challenge NOT a contest to see who the best artist is. It’s a challenge to see how much you can improve your art in a month, and to be inspired or to help inspire other artists to do the same.
For artists looking to get even more out of Inktober, the Inktober Awards is an official contest hosted by DeviantArt in partnership with Inktober, featuring high-value prizes for artists of all skill levels. You can learn more and take part here: LINK
Inktober is every October. Post your first Inktober drawing on October 1st and your last on October 31st.
You do not need to send your drawings to us. Simply post photos of your artwork onto your own social media account and tag it with #inktober and #inktober2020. Others will be able to see it and you can follow those tags to see the work of everyone else.
If you don’t have a social media account you can still participate and share your drawings with friends and family in person. You can post them on your fridge, or get permission to post them on your school’s bulletin board.
There is no official location or convention for Inktober. Wherever you live and create is where Inktober is.
Yes. Initially, the challenge of Inktober was focused on traditional inking. Although learning how to ink digitally is a skill separate from traditional inking it is no less valid. If you want to improve your digital inking skills then doing Inktober digitally is a great way to challenge yourself. Just be cool to those who want to use traditional inks. And traditional inkers, be cool to those who are trying to improve with their digital inking.
Yes. If calligraphy, typography, lettering, etc is how you create your art, then by all means do that every day for Inktober. We’ve even heard of writers taking on the Inktober challenge and crafting a poem or short story every day that follow the prompts.
While it’s suggested to use real ink, keep things black and white, and use the official prompt list, the spirit of the challenge is very open to people being creative in what tools they use, how they use them, and what they create.
No. Whatever your creative process is, use it. If you want to sketch in a pencil and then ink on top that’s fine! If you want to sketch in crayon and then scan it into the computer and do your finished inking digitally, go for it! As long as you are creating a new ink drawing every day, it counts.
No. The prompts are there to help spark your creativity. If you have another great idea, go for it!
Nope. You do not have to follow the order of the prompt list. If switching the order of the prompts helps tell the story you want to tell feel free to change the order.
But the cool thing about following the prompt list in order is seeing what everybody creates on the same day using the same prompt and how much variety and creativity there is inside of a single word.
You can draw whatever you’d like for your Inktober challenge. Just remember to follow copyright laws, and respect the original creator’s wishes.