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 Comments Add yours

  1. Lrose5 says:

    THOSE ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. HyperbolB says:

    These are so beautiful!!! Great job! πŸ‘πŸΌ

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  3. PatBunny says:

    I love your Dory! She looks fantastic!

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  4. Maggie says:

    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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  5. PoojaG says:

    This sounds so fun and love the images they’re amazing!

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  6. 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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  7. dr universe says:

    ooo-seems fun
    The drawings are GODLY!

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  8. Insider says:

    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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  9. rsrook says:

    I really like the fox! That’s such an interesting choice for that prompt too!

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  10. Marie G.I.G. says:

    Wow, Inktober sounds so interestingly-cool! And the fox is soo cool! You’re also really good at drawing 😁

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  11. MaeFlower says:

    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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  12. Insider says:

    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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  13. Ramya Vivek says:

    Loved the concept..You are drawing so wellπŸ™ŒπŸ€—

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  14. 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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  15. Dulcy Singh says:

    Both the pictures are mind blowing, I didn’t knew you draw so well πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€ looking forward for more drawings πŸ˜€

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  16. Thank you, Dulcy!!❀️There are more disasters behind the images you seeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  17. Thank you, Amy!!
    I’m so happy you liked the fox! Thank you!❀️

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  18. Me too!! Thank you so much!😊

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  19. Thank you so much!! My pleasure!! I’d love to see your take on them as well!❀️

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  20. 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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  21. It is!! Glad you think so! Thank you so much, Marie!!πŸ’•

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  22. Glad you do!! I tried drawing wisps of smoke first but it looked too plain, so I went with a wispy tailπŸ˜‚ I drew him/her from Pinterest. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment!!

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  23. 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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  24. It is turning out to be fun! Glad you liked them! Thank you!

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  25. It was a sudden decision πŸ˜‚ I read about it on Bea’s blog and felt interested.
    Thank you so much, Maggie!! My pen keeps leaking right at the eyes πŸ˜‚ I’m glad you think so!!❀️

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  26. Thank you so much!

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  27. Thank you, Bea!! Glad you liked them!

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  28. Aw.. thank you, Lrose!! I’m so happy you think so!

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  29. You are so welcome and I’m happy you are pursuing your passion while in school!!!❀️ πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  30. girrrrrl_of_two_worlds says:

    awwww, cute little squirrel!!

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  31. girrrrrl_of_two_worlds says:

    wait no it’s a fox sorry

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  32. Dulcy Singh says:

    πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ’•

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  33. Wow! Looks awesome! Glad you’re participating!

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  34. girrrrrl_of_two_worlds says:

    i don’t know why i called it a squirrel

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  35. I love your inkings (not sure what to call them πŸ˜‚)!
    I nominated you for the Outstanding Blogger Award! https://bloggingwithreese.wordpress.com/2020/10/02/small-joys-tag-and-the-ultimate-disney-tag/

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  36. Joana says:

    When I read the title I thought it’s about tattoos πŸ˜‚ I would like to participate but is drawing stick man still pretty? πŸ˜…

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  37. 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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  38. Maggie says:

    haha saaaame!
    You’re welcome! And oof, that’s the wrong time for it to falter. lol

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  39. πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚
    Well, I’m glad it atleast looks cute! Thank you!

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  40. girrrrrl_of_two_worlds says:

    eet ees a fawx may bad

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  41. Yes, thank you!! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

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  42. 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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  43. It is!Thank you so much!

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  44. Is your keyboard alright??πŸ˜‚

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  45. girrrrrl_of_two_worlds says:

    sorta xD!

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  46. Insider says:

    i swear πŸ˜‚ lucky you!! I will be looking forward to seeing yours too πŸ’•

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  47. Rishika Jain says:

    Those are such amazing drawings, D!

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  48. Thank you, Rishika!!

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  49. Thank you so much, Reese!!

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  50. Eleanor J. says:

    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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  51. Woww you draw so well!! :O Especially the fox, it looks really pretty!

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  52. The fox one is great!

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  53. Thank you, Millay!!

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  54. Thank you so much! Glad you liked it!

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  55. I’m absolutely sure I’m notπŸ˜‚πŸ™Œ Thank you so much, Eleanor!! Glad you liked her!

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  56. πŸ₯°πŸ€—❀

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  57. Joana says:

    I was actually in arts club back in grade school. Lost the talent πŸ˜… I went back to it a few years ago this was the outcome:

    https://giganticthoughtbubble.blog/2016/05/11/what-i-did-with-a-paper-and-a-pencil/

    And, now I don’t know how to do it again πŸ˜…

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  58. No harm in trying!!πŸ˜‰

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  59. The prompt list looks interesting. Based on your post, you might appreciate knowing that October is National Arts & Humanities Month.😊

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  60. It is! Wow, I didn’t know that. Thank you so much for the information!😊 That just makes October a wonderfully creative month! Take care!

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  61. Diamond says:

    Woah, D! These are incredible!

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  62. Thank you so much, Diamond!!

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  63. 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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  64. 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!

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  65. kohifish says:

    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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  66. Roshni says:

    I loved those!
    Btw, I nominated you for the Outstanding Blogger Award if you don’t mind.
    https://randomthoughtsroshni.wordpress.com/2020/10/05/awards/

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  67. Great Prompt List!

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  68. 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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  69. Thank you so much, Roshni!!

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  70. Yes, it is! Thank you!

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  71. you did a wonderful job with ink! i love the way you interpreted the second one too … it’s so unique! amazing job ❀ ❀ ❀
    power to the local dreamer ||-//

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  72. Thank you, Jul!!❀️ Wisp was a little interestingπŸ˜‚

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