Artist Jake Parker is the creator of the annual challenge Inktober. It started off in 2009 as a personal challenge to improve his ink drawing techniques. It has now become a world wide movement for artists wanting to try out or improve their art skills with ink. Thousands of people from all over the world take part in this challenge every year.
What to do
Create a drawing every day in the month of October and post this online with #inktober.
You can download a list of prompts on the website for ideas.
For tips, tricks and inspiration go to www.inktober.com.
You can use any kind of pen, ball pen, fine liner, markers etc. Nothing fancy required. But if you want to splash out and try new materials there are plenty of awesome products out there. Check out our following suggestions.
LET’S RESIN Alcohol Ink Set – Vibrant Colors High Concentrated Alcohol-Based Ink, Great for Resin Petri Dish Making, Epoxy Resin Painting, Tumbler Cup Making, Alcohol Ink Art(Each 0.35oz, 18 Bottles
48 Colors Alcohol Brush Markers, Ohuhu Double Tipped (Brush & Chisel) Sketch Markers for Kids, Artist Art Markers, Adult Coloring and Illustration, Comes w/ 1 Colorless Alcohol Marker Blender
Dyvicl Metallic Markers Paint Marker Pens – Medium Point Metallic Markers for Rock Painting, Black Paper, Gift Card Making, Scrapbooking, Fabric, Metal, Ceramics, Wine Glass, Set of 10
Crayola Blending Marker Kit with Decorative Case, 14 Vibrant Colors & 2 Colorless Blending Markers, Model:58-6502
MISULOVE Hand Lettering Pens, Calligraphy Pens, Brush Markers Set, Soft and Hard Tip, Black Ink Refillable – 4 Size(6 Pack) for Beginners Writing, Art Drawings, Water Color Illustrations, Journaling
Jacquard Pinata Color – Alcohol Ink Metallic Colors Bundle – Silver – Copper – Pearl – Brass – Rich Gold – Blanco Blanco – Bundled with Moshify Blending Pen
MZ001 HmayartBlack Sumi Liquid Ink for Japanese Brush Calligraphy & Chinese Traditional Artworks 250ml (Black)
illo Sketchbook, Pocket, Small, Square, Sketch Book, Premium, 180 GSM Paper, (4.5×4.5) Hardcover Notebook, Lay Flat, Smooth Paper, Thick Paper, Elastic Enclosure and Ribbon Marker
Alcohol Ink Pad Art Paper (8.5 x 11 Inches, 25 Sheets)
NARA Paper for Alcohol Ink Painting (200 GSM, Medium Paper, 5″x6″)
NARA Black Paper for Alcohol Ink Painting (360 GSM, Black Paper, 12″x9″)
Leda Art Supply Perfect Premium A5 Sketch Book (Medium 8.25 x 5.7 inch) 160 Tear Resistant Pages for Professional Ink, Pen, Graphite and Colored Pencil Drawing