Who's doing Inktober 2020, and what are your plans?



  • @ajillustrates I am doing it. As I have it in mind now,I am going for the prompt list and I will probably draw/combine 3-4 prompts in a larger piece.
    My goal as I think about it is to have 8 to 10 smaller pieces by the end of the month, each containing 3 to 4 prompts.
    Also I m going for character design and props, with some background elements that will suit them ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh and I ll be going digital inks, because that is the main thing I do when I work,and I want to see some results there.

    I ll definately do some traditional inks through the month though.

    Cheers fellas!!



  • Hello,
    Can someone explain to me what is inktober . I know it has something to do with making ink illustrations, but is it only for svs ? Or is it something more general. And who makes the prompts list, also, how can I participate.
    Sorry for my lack of knowledge haha.



  • @Rachel-Horne Excited to see which prompts you tackle!



  • @Georgios-Christopoulos What program do you use for digital inking, and do you have a go-to digital brush?



  • @ghadeer-nimer Inktober was created by Jake Parker over a decade ago as a way to challenge himself to become a more skillful artist when working with ink. Since then it's grown into an annual, world-wide, social media art challenge where anyone can take part, create ink drawings (traditional and digital), and share them online during the month of October. Jake releases the prompt list, and you can find this year's here: https://inktober.com/rules



  • @ajillustrates photoshop and right now, standard round brush.opacity and softness is something that changes depending on the desired effect.But 90% of the time, its 100%opacity and solid hard.
    Always keen to try more brushes, but I ve felt that having less "weapons" always makes me concentrate best.

    Do you have a suggestion mate?



  • @Georgios-Christopoulos I too try to keep my PSD brushes limited, partly for consistency, and partly because so many of them just don't get me effects I like. I have a few Kyle Webster ink brushes I use, but nearly all the time I use his Classic Cartoonist brush. I find that it gives the closest look to my traditional brush pen work, so I can scan in the hand drawn stuff, then fix/add stuff in Photoshop.



  • @ajillustrates said in Who's doing Inktober 2020, and what are your plans?:

    Kyle Webster ink brushes

    can you point me in the direction of where I can find them?
    thanks!



  • @ajillustrates I had never considered doing one large piece. However I am not taking part this year. Thanks



  • @ajillustrates ooh okay! Thanks a lot ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    TI will definitely be participating. My goal is to make a minimum of 2 drawings per week.



  • @Lovsey That sounds so much fun. Can you send me your Instagram so I can follow you.





  • I'm in for 2020. I'm gonna try and do them all.

    At my SCBWI meeting yesterday someone mentioned last year they did calendar sized doodles.

    Small, square-sized illustrations triggered a similarity flash for squares on a dnd map, so my theme is gonna be Dungeons and Dragons map markers. I've been wanting to do some black and white maps, so this'll be a nice kick start ๐Ÿ™‚



  • @Braden-Hallett That's a great idea on how to use Inktober as the catalyst to create a project/product.



  • @Dima-Eichhorn โ˜บ Thanks for your interest but I donโ€™t have an artist instagram profile yet.. Iโ€™m still in the early exploration stage of defining my digital art style so I donโ€™t feel ready to curate a consistent feed yet, it is a long term goal at the moment. Iโ€™ll likely post on an Inktober thread on this forum though ๐Ÿ˜‰



  • It's so validating and inspiring to see most people making it their own in some way. I don't think I've ever done Inktober or any other Insta art challenge for that matter. This year I'm choosing three prompts from different October art challenges and combing them into one piece. So for example for one of the weeks I'll be taking a prompt from Mab's Drawlloween, #hexoween, and Inktober - Vampire bat + Yokai + Sleep - to create one illustration.



  • @ajillustrates Might I ask how you plan on getting a 100 new followers? I really am curious about the subject. I try to post regulary but it's a slow climb at this point on my social media game. Not sure if I should be implementing different tactics to increase the exposure/awarness of my art...

    I am defs doing Inktober this year! I've been looking forward to it the whole year haha
    I have'nt planned anything around it. I just figured I will jump in with a sketch each day. I will be following the prompt list (I'm not very good at generating my own prompts). I do want to make it into a little zen at the end of the month and maybe sell it if the sketches are good enough. We will see ^^

    You guys can keep an eye on my work on IG @Bezalel_Studio if you're interested ๐Ÿ™‚



  • I was planning on participating but was so turned off by the legal issues last year that inktober has simply left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I'm not looking for a discussion and Jake was well within his rights to trademark what he created I however found the entire thing distasteful.



  • I plan on participating in Mab Graves - Drawloween! (mostly because I like her prompts a lot) and she has a "reduced" list which I appreciate and feels more digestible. So I'll be doing one of the shorter lists - and my hopes is that I'll create a couple dimensional pieces for it!



  • Hi everyone! I'm preparing to take part in inktober this year for the first time.

    1. Are you going to do one large piece, or multiple/daily pieces?
    I'll be doing daily pieces.
    2. Will you be sticking to the prompt list?
    I'm combining the prompt list with a list of my own for Bugtober. I picked 31 bugs that I'd like to design characters of and associated each one to a prompt that made sense (even if only just vaguely lol)
    3. Will you be planning/sketching ahead of time, or will you be winging it daily?
    I've started sketching out the characters. Some of the sketches are a lot clearer than others at the moment, and I'm not sure if all my sketches will be done by the time that October comes around, so I'll probably wing it a little bit.
    4. What is the main thing you want to take away from the experience?
    My goal is firstly to build exposure on my socials, but I'm also excited to make a habit of drawing every day.

    I've had this idea for a couple years to do a boardgame set in a world like A Bug's Life. When the month is over I'm hoping to have 31 characters that I'll then colour and then develop the game around.


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