Inktober 2017: Here’s all you need to know about the global art challenge
US-based illustrator Jake Parker started the Inktober drawing challenge in 2009, in which participating artists from all over the world have to draw a different ink drawing every day in October and post it online.art and culture Updated: Oct 06, 2017 17:30 IST
Talent may be the key ingredient, but nothing was ever accomplished without discipline. To this end, American illustrator Jake Parker started the Inktober drawing challenge in 2009. What began as an attempt to improve his “inking skills and develop positive drawing habits” has now developed into a worldwide event with hundreds of participants.
The drawing challenge is simple. Every day in the month of October, participating artists from anywhere in the world have to draw a different ink drawing and post it online with the hashtag Inktober.
Jake Parker, who has worked on several Hollywood projects such as Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Horton Hears a Who! also shares an official Inktober prompt list to help inspire those running out of ideas.
You can join in anytime during the month or if a daily challenge seems too much, there is also a half-marathon route where you can post a drawing every other day. Here’s looking at some stunning art – new and old – that has been created for this challenge:
If you aren’t already following @camkendell then you should be. He’s a prolific artist and illustrator and is doing an awesome #Inktober short story that will turn into a Kickstarter! Alright who do YOU admire and want to see in an #inktobershowcase? Please COMMENT below and tag them. Thanks for your Inktober love and support, happy inking! #inktober #inktober2017 - - #story #illustration #drawing #sketch #doodle #ghost #bat #pumpkin #monkey #skull #halloween #witch #draw #art #artist #penandink #marker #draweveryday
We’ve really been enjoying @schmoedraws Inktober work; full of emotion, thanks for sharing it with us! Which Inktober artists do YOU admire and want to recommend for an #inktobershowcase? Comment below and tag them. Happy Thursday, Keep on keeping on! #inktober #inktober2017 - - #drawing #sketch #doodle #brushpen #penandink #illustration #motherhood #mom #mother #baby #hospital #pikachu #pokemon #pokemongo #poison #artist #art
Inktober is off to a great start, with well over 300,000 posts in the last two days! You guys are incredible. Here's a few artists that have been inspiring us at #inktober headquarters: @tomwilltell @jeremy_bastian @denaesketch Check out their work and give them a like or a nice comment or even a follow. - There's some exciting giveaways happening this month, and we will give you the details on those tomorrow. - Hope you're having fun so far! The first week is always the best, second week gets hard so hang tight! #inktober2017