This challenge is hosted by Jake Parker from www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober/
Every October Jake challenges artists all over the world to create one ink drawing a day for the entire month. Jake originally created Inktober back in 2009 to improve his inking skills and develop a positive drawing habit and the challenge snowballed from there.
Anyone can take part in the challenge regardless of their artistic ability. You don’t have to use fancy pens, inks and brushes, unless of course you want to. A simple fineline pen (or even a biro) will do!
Jake provides a word prompt for every day of the month, but it’s only there if you want to use it. You are also free to do your own thing. You can spend as little as five minutes creating a doodle to hours creating something elaborate if you want.
This challenge is incredibly popular, with thousands of artists taking part every year. You will see some amazing work produced, but the important thing is to just give it a go, do your best and have fun. The sense of community is great, especially on Instagram.
- Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want)
- Post it online
- Link back to @inktober and use the hashtags #inktober and #inktober (followed by year)
The tag you should use on social media is
@inktober #inktober #inktober(year)
And if and you found this challenge through us, don’t forget to link and tag us in your post (details shown below) We might even feature your work on our blog!
As a reminder, please tag us on social media
- Twitter: @KickCreatives
- Facebook: @kickinthecreatives
- Instagram: @kickinthecreatives
- Pinterest: @kickinthecreatives
And you should also add the following hashtag
Share in our Facebook Group
You can also share your journal pages on our Facebook Group. We would love to see you there!
Tips to make things a little more manageable
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. Whatever you decide, just be consistent. INKtober is about growing, improving and forming positive habits, so the more consistent you are the better.
- If you only have a small amount of time, create something simple so you can commit to it. Alternatively, you could work on a more detailed piece and post your progress every day.
- Keep a pen and notebook at the ready, so you don’t forget and there are no excuses.
- If the official prompts don’t appeal to you, create some of your own or pick a theme for the month.
You can find out more about the challenge in the following place
Other October Challenges
We are challenging you to create something ‘creepy’ every day throughout October. You can create anything you like, from a pumpkin carving, to a drawing, a painting, a poem, a creepy story, a scary photo, or a spooky sculpture…
We are challenging you to write and share a poem every day throughout April! You can write a poem about any topic you like, but we’ll provide optional prompts if you need them.
“Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day. For ‘Quick Kick October’ we are challenging you to pick just ONE subject and sketch it every single day throughout the month.
KickTime is our monthly challenge designed for those creatives who would prefer to sink their teeth into one big project over the whole month, rather than to take part in lots of smaller ones. It’s designed to inspire any kind of creative project a story, a poem, a piece of art, a piece of music, the list is endless!
‘Sculptober’ was founded in 2014 by, Dragons and Beasties, Tumble Creatures and Little Fat Dragons. Every October, sculptors take on the challenge of creating something each day based on a daily theme. To join in the fun, you can request to join their Facebook Group.