The non-supervised spontaneous global art event
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. - from Jake Parker’s site.
So, Inktober is an global online art challenge where many artists, from famous ones to first-times (like me) take part from their location, on their own time and will. The event is not organised nor coordinated y anyone as such, but it just works like a massive global event!
Though there are themes for drawing and other stuffs, basic rules are simple
- Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
- Post it online
- Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktoberYEAR (e.g. #inktober2017)
Disclaimer: I’m no way an artist or designer or anything of that sort. I just love making simple drawings and cartoons sometimes.
I took the challenge in 2017 and posted my art on Instagram. I didn’t make exactly 31 drawings, but I made a lot and enjoyed the experience a lot. For me, it was more of sharing and learning from artists all over the world, and learning from them. I also tried to do various art styles rather than doing similar stuffs each day.
Here are some sample arts
Some of the #inktober entries with framed look, in random order.
More entries from my Inktober 2017, in different categories
Old style potraits and still life. And old sailor, Hindu goddess Kali Maa, a nude lady and classic water flask!
- And old sailor - with doodle beard
- Hindu goddess Kali Maa - a kick-ass worrior Hindu goddess. Potrait with slight carooting
- Lady - figure with marker
- Water flask - old school still life, reminds me of school days drawing class
Some experiment with different art forms
- Beach - line & dots, slightly inpired by Madhubani art styles
- Diwali night - Markers & white-liners
- A room - scribble style with ballpoint pen
Well, some animals.
And more detailed ones
That took more than a day.
- The beautiful small town of Padova, Italy
- A girl from a fictional world, where good and bad overlaps
Full color image, inspired by the Madhubani or Mithila art style from Bihar, India
Image of a strange world. Not a real Madhubani painting, but highly inspired I’d say. I hope people find the details interesting :)
In case anyone wonders, the basic tools used for all the drawings are
- Pencils - HB, 2B, 8B - from Camlin & Staedtler
- Sakura micron pens, Mitsubishi pigment pen
- Shinhan Touch dual markers - Cool gray 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, Black
- Uni-ball color ink pens
- Ball pens, color pencils, erasers, ruler etc.