InkTober

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Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Jake Parker created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavour with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Read all about the rules of InkTober and the materials to use at the website http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober

I took the InkTober challenge last year and joined in with INKed, a group of ink artists on Facebook where I have a folder of my ink drawings. We had a list of suggested topics which we could use if we wished. I used the daily prompts but also used the month to make ink portraits of the characters on Sprite’s Site blog http://spritessite.wordpress.com/

Image Jo Freitag

Image Jo Freitag

The topics suggested by the INKed group for this year
There are no themes for INKtober but if you are stuck and can’t think of anything to draw, please feel free to use these prompts to help you with ideas.

1.Zodiac
2.Birds
3.City
4.Hare/hair/hairy
5.Ship
6.Moon
7.Sea Creatures
8.Collection
9.Exaggerated perspective
10.Something from space
11.Balloons
12.Elephant
13.Shoes
14.Lions, Tigers and Bears
15.House
16.Pirate
17.Family Portrait
18.Movie/Book Title
19.Mythical Creatures
20.Happiness
21.Clocks
22.Fence
23.Cemetery
24.Weather
25.Butcher
26.Bugs
27.Green
28.Carriage
29.M
30.Camera
31.Halloween

INK includes pens (fountain, dip, rapidograph, technical, ball point, gel, felt tip, fibre tip, calligraphy) markers, quills, ink blocks, brush, wash, liquid inks, Inktense pencils, Inktense blocks, stamp pads.
But most importantly HAVE FUN!!

I intend to participate in InkTober again this year.

This post completes the September challenge to write 10 blog posts for each of my 3 blogs to make up the 30 posts for September for Lisa Rivero’s #30PostsHathSept challenge.
To read all about her challenge see http://www.lisarivero.com/30postshathsept/

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