Inktober 2020 | #1 and #2

Inktober logo from Mr Jake Parker

I read about this last year and was reminded of it again this year when I read about it on Bea’s blog @ HyperbolB. She is an amazing artist and it is always a pleasure to go through her works!

It’s basically a month-long event where you have to post something you drew in ink online. I decided to participate this year as I liked the idea behind it, not to mention the fact that this would be a great way to get a bit of art done every day. Here is a short video if you would like to learn more about it. Head over here to read the rules and other related articles!

Given below is the list of the prompts for this year’s Inktober. There are some pretty weird prompts and I’m keen to see others’ take on the prompts as well. As for me, I’ll probably draw cartoon images or seek inspiration from Pinterest as always.

Image Source: Inktober

I don’t think I could be consistent enough to post daily which is why I’ll be posting weekly updates. That brings us to the new posting schedule (for this month only). Everything will resume its usual monotony once it is November. For the new schedule, I’ll be posting my regular random stupid thoughts, poems or articles on Sundays, miscellaneous posts on Wednesdays as opposed to the previous Thursdays and Inktober weekly updates on every Friday. To sum it up, you can expect a post every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

I look forward to seeing how this will turn out!! I am more of a pencil person. So, drawing in pen or ink, for that matter, is a little out of my comfort zone and I feel like this would be a challenging and fun experience at the same time. Hopefully, by the end of this month, I’ll have 31 drawings that don’t look nightmarish.

Today is a Friday (according to the time zone here), so here are the first two Inktober drawings. The prompts for October 1 and October 2 (today) were Fish and Wisp respectively. Hope you like them!

So, I drew Dory from Finding nemo for the ‘fish’ prompt and although she isn’t perfect (her eyes turned out terrible! No, please don’t look again), I liked how she turned out. Let me know what you think!

For the ‘wisp’ prompt, I considered so many options and finally decided on this fox with a wispy tail (wisp-a thin, light, delicate, or fibrous piece or strand, such as a streak of smoke or a lock of hair). I found so many like this on Pinterest and used 2 images for reference while drawing this. I should have written Inktober somewhere but I kind of forgot to edit that in.

Thank you so much for bearing with me while I went through all that.

I hope you too, would participate in this event!! Apart from the drawing part, I think it is a great way to improve one’s creativity and get something artistic done everyday. I was a little anxious when everyone used the word ‘inking’ which in short, means going over a pencil sketch with ink.

Since I don’t have ink and don’t know how to do the traditional inking, I decided to use, just a plain, black fineliner (0.5 mm) for all my drawings. Inktober tools mention brush pens, copic multi-liners along with another set which did include a 0.5mm ink pen.

Thank you so very much for reading and I hope you have a great day today!

Related page:
Inktober 2020 (updated daily)

81 thoughts on “Inktober 2020 | #1 and #2

  1. Ooh I didn’t know you were going to do Inktober too, D!! That’s awesome! πŸ˜€ ❀ I’m going to join as well! My first post is just about to go live ❀ I looove your little drawings! Eyes are so hard to do, I have no idea why, haha. And you did such a great job with the fox’s wispy tail!

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  2. Love this and great job on you drawing Dory!!!! The video is imspiring. Love you keep your posts to a schdule too. Some get so many in a day it’s overwhelming. ❀️ Hooray for you! β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  3. I would love too but my exams are happening starting this week i will try to join in as soon as that is done ❀😊

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  4. Love this so much!! This is such a great idea. I can’t wait to see what else you come up with.πŸ˜† The Fox was GORGEOUS. Like girl seriously. I am so jealous!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I also liked the dory drawing you did very much and didn’t even notice the eyes until you pointed them out!πŸ˜‚ All in all, they both are wonderful pieces! Great job!!<333

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  5. That is some beautiful inking! Looking forward to seeing the rest as well ❀ and thank you for introducing me to this concept (:

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  6. Wow!! It’s great that you are doing this!! 😊
    Your first two drawings are impressive!! I love the fox!!❀🦊
    Great new schedule!! Excited to see all your other drawings!!πŸ€—πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
    Love, Amy

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  7. Me too!! Inktober is such a fun and creative idea! Kudos to the creator for coming up with it!
    I’m so glad you liked the fox!! Aw.. don’t beπŸ˜‚ I drew him/her from two images on Pinterest!
    Oops, I should’ve stayed quite thenπŸ€«πŸ˜‚
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment!!❀️

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  8. Thank you so much! It was! I really liked the idea behind Inktober!
    Thank you!πŸ˜‚πŸ’• It’s hard to post because of school, and scheduled posts are so helpful. I agree!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! Take care!❀️

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  9. πŸ˜‚ Now that you mentioned it, it does sound like something related to tattoos.
    It absolutely is!! Art is always art after allπŸ™ŒπŸ˜‚
    You can use Pinterest for inspiration and reference images like I do. Looking forward to seeing your drawings!!πŸ’•

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  10. Oh, exams always get in the middle of everything πŸ˜‚ Mine will get over by Oct 5, fortunately πŸ₯³
    Sure, do take your time!! Academics is priority 1πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
    I’ll be looking forward to seeing your art!!πŸ’•

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  11. I can’t get over how well you drew these, are you sure you’re not a professional ink user? I love how realistic Dory looks, and how creative the dancing fox was. Lovely post πŸ˜€

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  12. Love your artistic style! Great to see what other artists are doing for the challenge this year. Also you mentioned poetry, which I think is great bc I’m a writer and I’ve been searching for others doing literature based pieces! Best of luck in your creativity!!! πŸ™‚

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  13. Glad you do!! I agree. It’s interesting to see others’ take on the same prompts.
    I do post poems occasionally. That’s great! Looking forward to reading more of your works!
    You too! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment!


  14. Your inktober prompts are quite very good! I attempt inktober every year however it just doesn’t quite end well I don’t pass day 1 lol
    Great luck to your venture! πŸ™‚

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  15. That is the official prompt list that Inktober’s founder releases every year.
    That’s sad. You can always attempt this year and be consistent! Besides, there are so many people here who are doing it and I think part of the inspiration comes from our eagerness to share with and learn from others!
    Thank you!
    Wishing you the same!!😊

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