Are you ready for Inktober 2018? Here’s what you need to know…

Inktober is every pen artist’s favourite month of the year! Do you want the lowdown on the ultimate drawing challenge of 2018? We’ve got the rules and ideas for the tools you’ll need to use.

Inktober 2018

So what is Inktober? Well, it was started in 2009 by the artist Jake Parker. The aim is simple; fill the 31 days of October with 31 ink drawings!

The rules

Pay very close attention, Inktober does have rules BUT luckily there aren’t many of them. Here’s what the official website says.

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2018
4) Repeat

Your Inktober options

Jake Parker and the organisers of Inktober appreciate that people lead busy lives and might not manage to draw every day.

So you can take the half-marathon route and post a drawing every other day or the 5k option where you post one drawing per week.

The organisers say: “Whatever you decide, just be consistent with it. Inktober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.”

Inktober prompts

If you are looking for some ideas of what to draw check out this handy list of drawing prompts below.

What equipment do you need for Inktober?

For every drawing challenge you need to make sure you are equipped with the right tools.

First things first, you’ll need a sketchbook that you feel comfortable drawing in every day. And if you are planning on doing underdrawings, a pencil, sharpener, and eraser will come in handy.

When it comes to pens we recommend our uni PIN range. These fine liners are excellent for precision drawing and are popular with both artists and amateurs.

Here, on the Inktober website you’ll find some ‘inking’ courses which will help you out if you are looking to work on your drawing technique

Finally, just remember . . .

“Anyone can do Inktober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.” –  Inktober website 

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