October is just around the corner, which can mean only one thing: INKTOBER!!
In only two days, the fun (aka madness) will begin. The idea of coming up with 31 unique drawings in 31 days and then inking them, can be daunting. There is a list of prompts, which can be helpful... or not. These are not all straightforward and can present a challenge -- but that's half the fun!
I have found that it is best to have a plan going in. That can mean as little as studying the list and brainstorming ideas to as much as having all of your drawings ready to go and merely inking them throughout the month. You can choose a theme or not. The options for Inktober are really wide open. The only parameters are to produce one inked drawing per day, post it on social media, and hashtag your post. Pretty simple.
The last couple of years, I have not participated. This year, I feel the need to show support for the creator, Jake Parker. He has always been generous with time and information given to the art/illustration community. This should be the best time of year for him with Inktober and the launch of his new book, but that hasn't worked out as planned. My hope is that participation will be at record numbers and that he feels the love and support of his community.
It would be great if you would join the fun! I have included the prompt list to get you started. :)