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These Incredibly Talented Artists Are Using Just Ink To Produce Amazing Artwork For #Inktober2018

With the start of October, came Inktober, the month where artists show their amazing skills but using ink only. It is done annually and lasts all month to encourage anyone to pick up drawing as a daily practice. This challenge was first started by an illustrator called Jake Parker in 2009, as a way to improve his own skills. When partaking in the challenge, you’d be given prompts with which you’d use as themes for your artwork.

We chanced by a couple for this first week of the challenge and picked our favourites.

Day 1: Poisonous

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INKTOBER DAY 1: POISONOUS by @jakeparker 〰 This year @adobedrawing is partnering with the @inktober account! First off, we are honored and grateful for such an amazing partner! And second, as an #AdobePartner they issued a challenge to #inktober creator @jakeparker: Draw 12 of the prompts in the #AdobeSketch app using digital Ink. Never one to back down from a drawing challenge, Jake said yes! We will be posting his digital ink drawings here along with all the other cool inktober art we are already seeing this year. 〰 ABOUT THIS DRAWING: Rendered digitally in Adobe Sketch on the Apple iPad Pro. 〰 Also, check out @AdobeDrawing (and our earlier post about #AdobeMAX) to learn about the #AdobeMAXcontest where there’s some great prizes for artists who participate. 〰 #Inktober #inktober2018 #digitalinking #linedrawing #illustration #poison #artistsoninstagram #inktoberday1 @AdobeDrawing #AdobeInsiders #AdobeMAXcontest

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Day 2: Tranquil

photo credit: @xaneasiamah (Twitter)

Day 3: Roasted

Day 4: Spell

Photo credit: @xaneasiamah (Twitter)

Day 5: Chicken 

Day 6: Drooling

If you think you can take part in this challenge, make sure you follow the rules:

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Here's the official rules for Inktober. Tag someone who is new to the challenge! 〰 The Inktober was created in 2009 by illustrator @jakeparker as a way to get better at inking. It's since grown into a worldwide art event every October. It's a month long celebration of drawing, creativity, and self-improvement. 〰 You can modify the challenge to suit your needs and abilities. If doing 31 drawings in a month isn't realistic for your schedule, set a goal for 15 drawings in the month and do one every other day. Or do one a week. Or just do one on the first day. 〰 People who push themselves just outside their comfort zone get the most out of the challenge. Figure out what that is for you, set a goal, and work your hardest to reach it. 〰 Use whatever inking tools you have available to you. Whether it's a bic pen, sharpie marker, or the latest Japanese brush pen, we've seen great art with all of those tools. 〰 Initially, the challenge of Inktober was focused on traditional inking. Although learning how to ink digitally is a skill separate from traditional inking it is no less valid. If you want to improve your digital inking skills then doing Inktober digitally is a great way to challenge yourself. 〰 The prompt list is provided to spark your imagination. Its fun to see how different artists interpret the same word. But you do not have to use the prompts. If something else is inspiring you, let that fuel your creativity for inktober! 〰 There's also inktober contests and giveaways put on by many art supply companies for people who participate in Inktober. Keep an eye out on our posts because we will be announcing those contests here. 〰 There's more more info about Inktober on out offical website: inktober.com 〰 Lastly, HAVE FUN! If Inktober is stressing you out, or making your life too hard, dial it back a bit do what you've got to do to make it fun. 〰 That's all. Now go make something beautiful! 〰 #inktober #inktober2018

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and use this prompt list to guide you!

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We’d be looking forward to seeing more beautiful drawings from you.

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