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

Last year I took the InkTober challenge 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 https://spritessite.wordpress.com/

This is the picture of the Sprite’s Site community which resulted from Inktober 2014

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Image Jo Freitag

The topics suggested by the INKed group for this year, which I decided I would use, were:
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

Day 17 Theme was Family Portrait.

This is the picture of the Sprite’s Site community which resulted

Image Jo Freitag

Image Jo Freitag

Other pictures inked this year which will be useful for illustrating Sprite’s Site blog are

Day 13 Shoes

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Image Jo Freitag

Day 15 House

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Image Jo Freitag

Sprite was quite offended to see that I had used a picture from 1 June 2015  of her to illustrate Exaggerated perspective on Day 9

Image Jo Freitag

Image Jo Freitag

But the Twitter Birds were pleased to see Twitter Bird pictures on Days 18 22 and 30

This is the composite picture made up from all the pictures for each day of INKtober this year.

Image Jo Freitag

Image Jo Freitag

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