In 2018 I participated in the inktober challenge; one ink drawing a day the entire month October!

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What is inktober?

Inktober is a month long art challenge created by artist @jakeparker that is focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits.

How does it work?

It's very simple;

  • Make a drawing in ink.
  • Post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone. :)
  • Use the hashtag #inktober & #inktober2018.
  • Repeat this everyday for the whole month October!

For more information, tips and the prompt list (if you do not know what to draw), go to the official website of inktober!

Day 1

I always wanted to draw whales! These are drawn with a pigma micron pen 01.

Day 2

The second day; an oaklet, inspired by @sprout_let_it_grow. Drawn with a micron-pen 005.

Day 3

6 basic ink techniques (ltr); hatching, cross hatching, contour, cross contour, stippling & doodles.

Day 4

On the 4th of October it is World Animal Day, and so I drew my own cat: Pixel.

Day 5

A magpie.

Day 6

On day 6 I drew a goldfish in different styles and techniques.

Day 7

A fern.

Day 8

Day 8 of inktober; an oak leaf. I sometimes find it difficult to draw in a different style, so my goal for this month is to create drawings that are a little different than the work I did before; maybe there will be some color this month, who knows?

Day 9

A minimal line drawing of an orchid.

Day 10

It’s already been 10 days of #inktober & I drew a roe.

Dyg 11

Tried some watercolor!

Day 12

Botanical drawings of the rowan, Queen Anne's lace & Lunaria annua (annual honesty).

Day 13

Another bird in color; meet mr. Finch!

Day 14

Sometimes simple is best; seeded eucalyptus.

Day 15

A cute little hedgehog!

Day 16

The protea comes originally from South Africa and is called "suikerbossie" (sugarbush). This flower represents change and hope.

Day 17

I drew a number of famous paintings in my own style; the Mona Lisa by Da Vinci, self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh, the Scream by Edvard Munch, the Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn & the Starry Night by Van Gogh.

"Take the best ideas from those who have come before you, but don’t imitate the masters line-by-line, transform your art into something new." -- Eric Kim, about the quote of Pablo Picasso ("Good artists copy, great artists steal.").

Day 18

Sweet chestnut study.

Day 19

From caterpillar to butterfly.

Day 20

A pilea peperomioides cutting, also called pancake plant!

Day 21

It's pumpkin time!

Day 22

A minimal wreath.

Day 23

A sweet pea, stands for farewell, thanks for the beautiful time and adieu.

Day 24

A swallow in ink & watercolor, which one is your favorite?

Day 25

Day 25 of inktober was all about drawing this little cuties for birth announcements!

Day 26

Yesterday I drew some things for birth announcements & today I decided to make more.

Day 27

Sometimes i can draw for hours, make really detailed drawings, but lately I think simple is better. Or as Picasso said "Art is the elimination of the unnecessary".

Day 28

A turtle!

Day 29

Dinosaurs 🦕

Day 30

Lavender.

Day 31

The final day! A wren and robin in color.

I had so much fun drawing all these different kind of things and also to experiment with color for once! Next year I'll participate again in the inktober challenge, will you join me?

Love, Anouk