Inktober is approaching!

Tomorrow is 1st of October – and therefore the first day of Inktober! If you haven’t heard of it yet, I’ll explain what it is: Essentially it is a drawing challenge created in 2009 by Jake Parker – click here for his introduction to Inktober.

This year is the seventh year of Inktober and again many people from all over the world are going to participate.


The rules are very simple:

  1. Every day during the month of October you create an ink drawing. You may do a pencil sketch first and you may also colour your drawing – or keep it black&white by using (cross-)hatching, stippling, etc.
  2. You then post it on your blog, on Instagram, whereever you want it.
  3. You mark it with the hashtag #inktober.
  4. Repeat next day.

That’s it! It was only today that I heard about the challenge for the first time and I really like it! You create a good habit of drawing regularly (which is necessary if I want to keep blogging here 😀 ) and you are bound to learn a lot.

Well… I’ll accept the challenge and post as regularly as I possibly can, let’s see how far I’ll get! I also might be posting WIPs (works in progress). And I might batch post the drawings since I might not have time each day to draw AND write a post. Of course, contributions to the Diva Challenge or my posts about the One Zentangle a Day challenge do count in, too. Another thing I hope for is that the challenge will help me to make space in my paper drawer. Right now it is actually bursting from all the sketch blocks and watercolour paper I own… and I want to buy new paper all the time! So let’s make way for some new paper by using it regularly for a change.

Here are a few links to whet your appetite, too:

Inktober on Facebook

Inktober on Twitter

Inktober on Instagram

Inktober on Tumblr

And a few very nice articles on Inktober 2014 by The Telegraph and Paste Magazine.

Are you an Inktober participant, too? Leave me a comment and I’ll pay you a visit during October. Or two. 🙂

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