My good friend Monica Marier is taking part in Inktober, and as I want to expand my own creative practice, I thought I’d take part as well! It’ll be nice to see if I can cultivate a new drawing habit. Here is the original text from Jake Parker;
31 Days 31 Drawings
Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. I created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.
Anyone can do InkTober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin it on your wall.)
3) Hashtag it with #inktober
Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever 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.
That’s it! Now go make something beautiful. — reblogged from http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober
There are different types of pens to use and whatnot but I’m doing this for the fact I need to get back into drawing anyway, so to hell with special rules!
Here’s my first one, although I’ll only post a few days’ worth from now on. This wasn’t strictly a drawing as I dropped ink onto a page and blew it around with a straw, but never mind!