Talent may be the key ingredient, but nothing was ever accomplished without discipline. To this end, American illustrator Jake Parker started the Inktober drawing challenge in 2009. What began as an attempt to improve his “inking skills and develop positive drawing habits” has now developed into a worldwide event with hundreds of participants.
The drawing challenge is simple. Every day in the month of October, participating artists from anywhere in the world have to draw a different ink drawing and post it online with the hashtag Inktober.
Jake Parker, who has worked on several Hollywood projects such as Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Horton Hears a Who! also shares an official Inktober prompt list to help inspire those running out of ideas.
You can join in anytime during the month or if a daily challenge seems too much, there is also a half-marathon route where you can post a drawing every other day. Here’s looking at some stunning art – new and old – that has been created for this challenge: