SVS does Inktober 2018

  • SVS OG

    Seems like a bunch of us are taking on the Inktober challenge this year in various forms so creating a new thread for us to post sketches, finished pieces, encouragement etc. For the prompt list, rules etc visit
    Good luck!

  • SVS OG

    Starting to panic a bit as I am thumbnailing ideas for each prompt but so far am only at #8 star ๐Ÿ˜ฌ. still hoping to at least get 7 sketches done before October 1st. ๐Ÿคž๐ŸผTold yโ€™all Iโ€™m slow ๐Ÿ˜1_1537911952672_60F9F71C-1AC0-4F20-ADC9-CE01806D829A.jpeg 0_1537911952671_AE63F7DD-5FD5-40DD-B3C9-EB1A5B8BBEB5.jpeg

  • Moderator

    You guys are making me nervous! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜œ I've been doing a dummy challenge for September so I'm not physically prepping anything for Inktober. I'm just going to go for it. I have been brainstorming though. So I know my subject (Kinโ€ขder People) and format (Letter size cardstock, quartered). I'm glad you started this thread. I like to share, but now I will only share the ones I love to my instagram so I don't muddy it up. The rest, I will torture you all with. BwaHaHa! ๐Ÿ˜‚ =)x

  • Excellent! Thanks for starting this thread. I'm excited to get started and see what everyone throws down!

  • I got a moleskine notebook all ready with each day labeled with the prompt. Woke up at 3:00 am yesterday thinking what I am going to do. I think I am going to theme mine with hands and faces.
    I also made a project out of it and assigned it to my students. Mwahahaha! Now I have to do it.

  • If you are posting your Inktober progress on Instagram, be sure to tag SVSLearn! We are gonna repost our favorites ๐Ÿ˜

  • @missmushy This is awesome! I started a couple of weeks ago but then my whole life went crazy. So I seriously got ONE thumbnail done. Argh. I have this really cool project I have wanted to do since LAST Inktober. But I'm taking a live class here, and also I'm now putting stuff into a local shop and have art shows coming up. Ugh. Those are good things but I'm worried my cool Inktober thing may end up waiting ANOTHER year. We shall see....

  • SVS OG

    @eli oh wow! sounds like a lot of great things on the go for you! congrats! completely understandable if inktober isn't doable. I took on 2 in person classes this fall and there is homework which for some reason I underestimated (of course). i am not sure if my Inktober attempts will be very impressive ๐Ÿค thinking some days it may just be a drawing of my morning cup of coffee but we shall see ๐Ÿ˜

  • Thanks for creating this post! I missed the last one as I was away a lot, but this year I'm really determined. Looking at the first half of the prompts got me fixed on the idea to do something around the topic of environmental issues. I've started sketching out the ideas, and uf, for some prompts I'll really have to do a serious thinking of how to fit them in the topic. Let's see what pops out in the end. I'm very curious to see what others do.

  • @missmushy Ha, I did coffee last year! But I was drawing so it was a success. Honestly, some of my drawings were horrible and some were ok, but I was really glad I did it. I feel like it definitely changed me for the better. It sounds like you've got a pretty full plate with taking on two in-person classes. Wow! That's awesome

  • I think I am sticking to simple animals (yes animals are not simple I realise, I mean no luxurious story plot and characters flowing from one to the other.) I have a small cute booklet, so I can keep it manageable. I want the everyday habit, nothing to overwhelming like I had planned prior to the "Fall" September prompt. And I have been drawing animals from my head with a few references as needed so I will continue that way.

  • Pro

    I'm doing designy, ink inspired black and white nursery prints! Haven't started prepping either haha... I was bombarded with work the last 2 weeks, but I'm finally finishing that tonight so I'll have a 3 day weekend to brainstorm, thumbnail and sketch ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck everyone!!

  • I have been working on my pencil sketches today. It was hard to restrain myself and not go ahead and start. I felt like that would be cheating. Soooooo I made end pages instead! I am pretty proud of it and my self control! 0_1538159133889_IMG_20180928_141700_665.jpg

  • Thanks for creating this thread! I'll be posting character designs soon I hope. I want mine to be a story and I plan on dedicating 2 hrs a day to it

  • Oh man oh man oh man! Inktober is almost here and I'm not ready!!!
    Could I maybe get some character design critique?0_1538362486350_Lucina Character Sheet.png
    She's Lucina or Luz, I'm not sure yet. She'll be the heroine of my inktober project. She'll need to navigate a dreamscape after being poisoned in her sleep. She's supposed to be 7 or 8 yrs old. (This is digital but most of my inktober will be traditional)

    Also I learned I can't draw toes XD

    Hope everyone else's preparations are going well! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • Inktober has hit in Australia. Here is my first one. "Poisoned"

    This is my first ever ink drawing for Inktober. It was definitely a challenge, but I really enjoyed exploring what I can do in a limited timeframe and with little to no experience using ink.

    Like Jake says "better finished than perfect". While I can see there is definitely room for improvement, I am happy to have finished it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • @concept oh awesome! Just wondering how long did it take? I'm hoping to limit myself to 2 hrs a day because I'm slow

  • Hmm. I did some preliminary sketches a couple of weeks ago to figure out what I wanted to do. But this piece took about 2-3 hours, mainly because I had to wait for the ink to dry.

    I don't think I could sustain that amount of time each day. I'm tweaking some of my other ideas for future days so I can get them completed quicker.

  • Pro SVS OG

    Iโ€™m NOT planning to do the whole inktober, but Iโ€™m in Sardegna at the moment, and in one of those rare time-bubbles where I can do outdoor sketching. And since my favorite sketching media (especially for nature) is ballpoint and marker, I thought Iโ€™ll post along with the serious inktober folks for as long as it lasts ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cork trees around Tempio Pausania. They hug the stones with their roots and are stripped of cork at this time of year, which makes them look very peculiar and eerie...


  • SVS OG

    So awesome and so excited to be taking part in my 3rd inktober and looking forward to seeing everyones art. This year I'm drawing with a 0.1 staedtler Marsmatic fineliner. What am I drawing? Illustrations from a story I have written called 'If I were King King'.

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