CALLING ALL ARTISTS: INKTOBER FAQ AND DISCUSSION (pre-Inktober thread)
So I hear you were interested in Inktober but had a few questions. I'll be answering some FAQs here! Feel free to discuss anyone's drawings here as well!
INKTOBER HAS BEEN POSTED. CLICK HERE TO SEE IT.
What is Inktober?Inktober is an event in the month of October among artists all around the world where artists make one ink drawing per day. Created by Jake Parker, Inktober is a way for artists to draw every day and to improve their skills, especially their inking skills.
Here's a video of Jake Parker explaining Inktober!
How do you participate?Using the prompt lists, create an inked drawing based off of your interpretation of the word. Each number corresponds with the day in October (e.g. Oct 1st is prompt #1 so your first prompt would be swift). Then just upload it as a comment.
Please only make one comment of your drawings and edit it daily by using spoilers to label each day and prompt list used (if you need help making it, check
here. That way people can easily scroll through and see drawings without the mess!
I really want to see the thread become a gallery of art so please do try to follow those guidelines. I will pm you if the format is weird lol. I will post an example of how your comment should look like.
Will there be prizes?This year I prepared prizes thank goodness. Each week excluding the last week, I will give 1k cubits to whoever participated on that day. That means the more days you participate the bigger your chances are for getting free cubits! At 6:30 AM (CUBIC TIME) on the day after the chosen date, I will let you know who will recieve the prize and hand out the cubits to those people on Sunday each week. The final prize (final week) will remain unknown on what it is and how the one lucky person will receive it until November 1st.
Was Inktober your own event?Please, I wish I was amazing enough to make it my own event. Sadly, it is not my event, but Jake Parker's! He created this challenge back in 2009 to improve his inking skills and it grew quickly among artists, becoming a worldwide event. I just made Inktober an event on CC to get our lovely artists to join in too!
Do I have to do Inktober daily?Of course you don't! If you want to do it less frequently try doing something like twice per week or maybe you wanna just draw every week. Maybe you wanna go hardcore and draw 3 pieces per day! It's all up to you, and you are free to upload it as you like. Try to keep it consistent so you can form good drawing habits.
Can I do digital art? What about using just pencil?Inktober is exactly what it sounds like. It's original creation was to practice inking specifically but many people use Inktober to practice inking and traditional art instead of going digital. You are free to use the prompts for digital art though!
Same goes for pencil. Use pencil for the rough drafts and sketches, use ink for the final product!