As some of you may know I have an obsession with instagram! I check my account daily and surf the photos on there of other artists and friends. I had noticed that many of the artists I follow were posting ink drawings with a related hashtag, Inktober. I became curious…What does Inktober mean?

I found out Inktober began in 2009 with Jake Parker. Jake Parker is a cartoonist, animator and illustrator from Utah. As a way to improve his drawing skill, he decided to do an ink drawing everyday through the month of October. Others took notice and soon it became a worldwide practice for artists to share.

Inktober 2016 #6

This year, I joined in and took part in the challenge. I discovered it half way through the month so I only have thirteen sketches for 2016. I will have to wait until next year to attempt the entire month. This challenge was a lot of fun. Besides the fact of practicing my skills, it was also a nice way to mix it up a bit. I was able to draw a lot of things that I have always wanted to and never did. In doing so, I am coming up with more questions on how to achieve better results. This is the next step in becoming a better artist! Also, I studied about many animals I normally wouldn’t have.

Thanks for reading this week and I hope you enjoyed the sketches!

Until next time,

“The train is nothing; the will is everything.”

3 responses to “Inktober Challenge”

  1. Inktober 2017 #1  – Free Spirit Meg Avatar

    […] excited to finally begin this year’s “Inktober” challenge of drawing a sketch-a-day in ink. For my first sketch, I decided to do a clown […]


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