A year ago, back in October, I did a couple of ink drawings for Inktober 2015! (If you're interested, you can find both posts by clicking here!) Unfortunately, last year, I couldn't do that many because 1) I was too slow and 2) I was super stressed and busy with school that year (and *cough* spending way too much of my free time on Tumblr fangirling about KFP3's release *cough*). But for this year, Inktober 2016, I decided to change: I set myself a goal, completing one for every day, and drew a mix of all sorts of different ideas (not just fanart which I did for most of the drawings last year and yes that wasn't very interesting xD). I feel like I improved so much from the first day throughout until the last!
Inktober is an international art challenge that arrives every October set up by Jake Parker in 2009. I think it's by far my favourite art challenge because not only does it motivate artists and avoid procrastination, it's also great encouragement for artists to use ink pens more often and learn new techniques. During the other months of the year I've noticed digital art, Prismacolor/blending pencils and copics/promarkers have taken over, especially... Which is perfectly fine of course (I use those tools most myself) but it's awesome that there exists a month dedicated to inking as well! It's also been interesting seeing that most of the artists I follow (that is, a lot!) all participated this year too! :D
Not to mention, this year was a wonderfully motivating year because I got to participate with Megan via Megans Mega Blog! It was really intriguing posting my Inktober drawings whilst also looking at what Megan up to throughout the month! Her ideas were truly inspiring and I really liked how she drew Halloween-themed pictures, beautiful designs she had created and also combining Inktober with her school project! Please do take a look at/comment on her Inktober post by clicking here! <3
Off we go! :D