Inktober Challenge

Every year many artists participate in a challenge started by Jake Parker back in 2009. Since that time it has become widely popular, but I have not yet participated in it.  I decided to do it this year, but with a twist of my own.  More than just doing an ink drawing each day, I also wanted to experiment with different kinds of inks.  Alcohol ink, distress ink, copic marker, india ink….. there are so many inks!

I am not sure how well I will keep up with the daily prompts… but I will try to hit at least part of them!  At the very least, I commit to pulling out my sketchbook each day for some kind of inky play!

Here are the official Inktober prompts if you want to join the fun:

and the rules….


Inktober rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it online

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2017

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. What ever 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.

I will try to keep you posted each week of my “inktivities” starting with yesterday!

Oct 1 – swift

Oct 2 – divided

I would also like to invite you to Think Ink with me on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9am to noon at Tessera Fine Art gallery.  We will look at a lot of inks, but some of the highlights involve alcohol ink on different surfaces…

and stencils…

and fire…

and negative spaces…

…and more fun surprises!  Hope you can come!

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  1. […] you may remember, I decided to participate in the Inktober challenge for the first time this year.  Nine days in and I am having a blast.  Some of the sketches are […]

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