Tomorrow is the first day of Inktober, a month long event where anyone with an artistic flair, and anyone without too, is invited to pick up a pen and try drawing something using the prompts that are set for this particular year. For every day of the month of October there’s a different prompt and how you choose to interpret it and what you end up drawing and doodling is completely up to you. 🙂
Inktober was started by artist Jake Parker and has grown into a massive community of people, all enjoying the fun of creating something on paper and then sharing it online with the rest of the community using the hashtags. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a pro at drawing or just starting out, there’s no rules for what you draw and how ‘good’ your picture looks. The whole point is just to get a pen and start using ink to draw something, whatever that may be. 🙂
Last year I took part in Inktober for the first time. Although the event has existed since 2009, I only found out about it last year and tried out a few of the prompts during the month. It’s not necessary to do all the prompts, but this year I’m more determined than ever to try to get more drawings done and get back into doodling and drawing which I used to do a lot of until my late teens. The last few years of my school life put an end to my artistic mojo thanks to some art teachers who heavily criticised my GCSE art work. But that’s why I want to get involved more, to get back to loving drawing like I used to, and not being afraid to share my work with others.
This year’s prompt list can be seen if you click here. The first prompt is Fish and I’m excited about what my doodling brain will come up with when I start. Whatever I draw I’m determined to have fun with it and I’ll be sharing my creations online on my Instagram channel (and maybe twitter too). I hope some of you might take the plunge and want to join me during Inktober too. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an expert drawer, the rules are simple and you can view everyone’s creations using the hashtags #Inktober and #Inktober2020.
At the end of the month I might share some of my best drawings here on this blog, but in the meantime here are a few of my attempts at Inktober last year, bear in mind that it had been a while since I’d last drawn anything and all I had was some square paper and a few ballpoint pens. This year I’ve got crisp white paper and a whole bunch of colourful inky pens to get drawing with! 😀
For more about Inktober including how to get involved, prompts and the Inktober52 challenge please visit: https://inktober.com/
Are you taking part in Inktober this year? Have you always enjoyed drawing or is it something you’re nervours to try? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂