Inktober 2020? Is that still happening?

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I was so ready for Inktober this year but there seems to be so much drama around it I guess it’s not going to have the same impact this year.

I haven’t found an official prompt list and I’m not sure that I’d want to use it if I did.

I’m still planning on doing Inktober this year – it’s such a good opportunity to hold yourself accountable to do art more regularly – but I need another prompt.

So here’s my question. What should I do?

Rather than come up with a new word for each day, I want to practice drawing one thing every day. I’ve just finished the Beardie Christmas cards (post to follow soon, really excited for them to arrive!) so I want a change from dogs.

I also considered Minnie Small’s houses and doing something similar, but work is pretty intense at the moment so I’m not sure I could do something so detailed.

Very open to any suggestions! Would also love to hear what everyone else is planning to do.

4 thoughts on “Inktober 2020? Is that still happening?

  1. I’m ignoring the drama. It seems to mostly be about the merchandising/book which I’m not interested in anyway. I look forward to seeing what everyone does all year. I think using your own prompts is totally cool. A lot of people do it, and some people even make their own themed prompts.

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    1. Agreed. Inktober is when I’m most active on WordPress and Instagram and I’m sure that’s true for other people too. Ignoring the drama sounds like a good idea to me.

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  2. In my opinion, any wrong doing does not negate the benefits of the creative challenge. I am planning an ABC with fruit. Repeating a subject can be very interesting. I read once “don’t carpet your rut”, meaning change one’s habits, the idea being to see how many different ways one could do the same subject. I did five apples in different mediums, seven times. Don’t know about 31 times with ink, but it must be possible, even just changing up composition, background….

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    1. Yes I think you’re right. Inktober is a lot of fun and such a community has been built around it.

      Your idea sounds great, I’ll definitely follow along!

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