Inktober 2017 prompt list

Inktober 2017

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!

Inktober 2017 prompt list

I followed Jake Parker’s 2017 Inktober prompt list and successfully completed an ink drawing for all thirty-one days of the month!

Drawing of a shattering light bulb
Inktober 2017, Day 12, Shattered

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.

Drawing of a filthy pig
Inktober 2017, Day 18, Filthy

Inktober also helped nudge me back into drawing comics by stirring up my creativity. I used the final five Inktober prompts as the inspiration for a new five-panel comic.

Comic about a bear, a tree, and a honey pot.

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.

Drawing of a mouse and an oil can
Inktober 2017, Day 26, Squeak

Visit the Inktober 2017 Drawings galley to see all 31 of my Inktober drawings.

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