Inktober 2023

This Inktober, I decided to create a story out of the prompts instead of doing them individually. I'm also working on these digitally trying to replicate traditional watercolor and pen & wash techniques. Check this page to see how the story unfolds!

Inktober is a daily art challenge during October where artists worldwide participate by sketching and sharing their interpretations of a specific set of prompts. Inktober was created by Jake Parker in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

There are now various prompt lists that are available in addition to the Inktober prompts. If you can't find one that appeals to you, go ahead and create your own!

This Inktober, I decided to create a story out of the prompts instead of sketching them individually. This added an additional layer to the challenge since I had to craft a story without changing the order of the prompts and not all prompts seemed like they would fit into a cohesive storyline (spoiler alert: they did!).

The other challenge I added for myself is to work on these digitally in a picture book style. This meant that I would have to sketch not just the prompt but the rest of the elements of the story along with it. While this took more time than my traditional pen and ink sketches, I did enjoy the process and learnt a lot! Hope you enjoy the story as much as I did putting it together!