Getting started, the #inktober way
With Inktober starting tomorrow, I thought I’d post a short guide for everyone who is looking forward to join the challenge.
So what is Inktober?
Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Initially Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.
Who can do Inktoher?
ANYONE CAN DO INKTOBER, JUST PICK UP A PEN AND START DRAWING.
Rules and Prompts
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019 (Also add in other hahstag related to your country, theme or group)
Besides the official inktober prompt list, there are other lists which may spark your interest 🙂
Unofficial Hashtags but can be used:
#inktoberCAL (For all Cosplay Artistses Lounge) #inktoberMalaysia or any hashtags which you can reach out to more audience
As for me I will be adding #sakuraMY and #SakuraColorMalaysia as I will be using their pens for this year’s Inktober challenge! (Thank you Sakura Malaysia !)
Here are some ideas which you can try to make your Inktober fun:
Reminder for you all that Inktober is just a framework to get yourself to draw better and have some fun with your art. It’s not a contest to see who the best artist is. It’s a challenge to see how much you can improve your art in a month, and to be inspired or to help inspire other artists to do the same.
If at any point the challenge gets too overwhelming and you aren’t having fun, pause for a day or two. Catch your breath, and just pick up where you left off.
I hope these small tips can help you along the way. Like what Jake Parker said a few days back: “BE NICE, HAVE FUN!”
Cosplay Artistes Lounge Admin
Sakura Malasyia Official Ambassador