This year, I participated in the Inktober ink drawing challenge.
Inktober was created by Jake Parker in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. Participation in Inktober is simple: Draw something in ink, post it online, and repeat the process each day during October. Over the years, Inktober has grown from one artist’s personal challenge into a worldwide annual event that is enjoyed by thousands of artists!
I followed Jake Parker’s 2017 Inktober prompt list and successfully completed an ink drawing for all thirty-one days of the month!
It was fun and challenging to figure out creative ways to express each prompt. Participating in this challenge matched up perfectly with my ongoing effort to draw something new each day.
If you’re seeking new ways to spark your creativity, Inktober’s single-word prompts could be just what you’re looking for. I’ve found this to be a fun addition to using image searches, reference photos, and live scenes/subjects as the basis for my daily drawings.
Visit the Inktober 2017 Drawings galley to see all 31 of my Inktober drawings.