Every year in October, artists from all over the globe take up this challenge to create drawings with one ink for each day of the month using an ink pen. Most people choose black, but you can use any color you like. This is a challenge that is lean on rules and high on creativity. This event is popularly known as INKTOBER!
Jake Parker, an illustrator based out of Utah is the creator of INKTOBER initiated in 2009 to improve his own inking skills by spending some quality creative time sketching/inking drawings and illustrations; and to develop positive drawing habits.
It has since then grown into a massive worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year creating beautiful paintings and doodles.
“#INKTOBER is about growing and improving and forming positive drawing habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.” “Anyone can do INKTOBER, just pick up an ink pen and start drawing,” Parker writes on his website.
An idea which started an as the endeavor to improve his own drawing skills has now grown into a worldwide movement over the years attracting thousands and thousands of participants building a community of artists globally.
The rules are pretty simple, make a drawing in ink on each of the 31 days in October and post it online with hashtags #inktober or #inktober2017.
Adding to this there is also an official prompt list to help artists think of something creative to draw
Note: The drawings can be done on a daily basis or you can go the half-marathon route and post every other day, Whatever is your decision, just be consistent with it says, Parker. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more consistent you are, the better you perform!
Here we are featuring 25 artworks based on INKTOBER theme and selected by the admin of THE UNCOMMON BOX. Congrats to all the artist.
The best and favorite inktobers would get a chance to be featured on Jake Parker‘s page with a shout out on their insta handle. Like every year, this year again they got a massive response with more than 3 million posts! People from all corners of the world participated and shared their INKTOBER stories.
From Instagram and Twitter to Facebook, Parker has encouraged artist in all genres to keep drawing and be consistent. The fact that it lasts only for 31 days makes it an interesting concept and a challenge every year.
We at TUB salute such uncommon creative initiatives and thank Jake Parker for this. That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.
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