Inktober 2017

Inktober 2017

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

  1. Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
  2. Post it online
  3. Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktoberYEAR (e.g. #inktober2017)
  4. Repeat

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.

ship toon girl
In case you were wondering how some of the pics would look on your wall!

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
old-man kali-maa nude flask
Old style potraits and still life

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
beach diwali room
Different art styles

Well, some animals.

tortoise lizard
Tortoise and a lizard!

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
padova angel
The city of Padova, the girl!

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 :)

A strange world!

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.
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