The first week of October has officially come to an end, and here we are trying to see who's going to do the Inktober challenge with us?
Do you know what Inktober is?
It's an awesome challenge that lasts the whole month of October, 31 days straight and has a couple of flexible rules to follow.
It's important to be consistent. If you don't get to do it every day, choose a frequency to follow and do it ex. every other day, twice a week or even once a week.
Once you finish your sketch, post it on social media with hashtags #inktober #inktober2018 and #colourlovers tagging @colourlovers, so that we can check out your work and get it featured.
Author: Art Lasovsky
The most important benefit of Inktober is forming positive drawing habits. The more you commit to it, the more you'll achieve. If you commit to doing it on a daily basis, you won't only improve your technique but you will also reinforce the habit of drawing everyday and be prepared to continue drawing consistently even in November.
The best thing about Inktober is: you can draw whatever you want! There is a list of words for every day of the month, usually adjectives, that can serve you as an inspiration, but in the end you are free to choose your topic. You can choose your technique. You can start in traditional media and then finish your art piece off in Illustrator or Photoshop. You can also use watercolor, tempera or any other technique you want to combine with the ink.
Author: Jake Parker https://bit.ly/2zVLG4H
You can choose to do a handwriting piece or a logo sketch instead of a drawing.
And the last but not the least - the most important rule is: have fun!
The initiator, cartoonist and illustrator Jake Parker will explain the challenge, its rules and benefits:
If you are still not sure what you'll draw, check out this other video that Jake made about his Inktober history. Hopefully, looking at his numerous, wonderful past sketches you'll get the idea for your own topic.
If you've already grabbed your pencil and paper, great! We're proud of you! If you haven't, we won't let you make excuses. If you don't have any experience with inking, here are some videos to get you started.
Start simple. Start with simple shapes and forms. Use ink to give it dimension.
If you decide to draw trees, this will help:
This will teach you to create depth in your drawing:
Remember ColourLovers, there's no better time to start than now.
And show us what you came up with.
About the author:
Ana Maksimovic is the community manager and editor at Colorlovers. She is a part-time traveler and part-time web and graphic designer working with sustainable brands. She is passionate about photography and nature - a never-ending source of inspiration.
P.S. We thank all the artists for wonderful tutorials they made, and Unsplash for their never-ending, inspiration pool of photos.