Inktober 2016 Challenge Begins | Inktober Supplies

Inktober 2016 begins! Inktober is an art challenge running every October. The rules are simple: make a drawing in ink, post it online and hashtag with #inktober and #inktober2016 and repeat.

Inktober 2016 begins today! Inktober is an art challenge running every October. The rules are simple: make a drawing in ink, post it online and hashtag with #inktober and #inktober2016 and repeat. You can make it a daily challenge or do it every other day or once a week etc. For more instructions and ideas for your ink drawings, visit the official Inktober webpage.

I'm doing Inktober for the first time this year (this time last year I didn't even know it existed) and I've been looking forward to it since the summer. I'm not planning to do daily ink drawings, because I also want to make videos of the process and turn the drawings into coloring pages and art prints, and there just would not be enough time to do all of that over again every day. So far I have seven ideas somewhat sketched out so my goal is to make seven A4 sized ink drawings during October.


Too see all my Inktober drawings, follow me on YouTube, Instagram or Twitter. I'll also gather up the drawings at the end of October in one blog post.




Inktober 2016 begins! Inktober is an art challenge running every October. The rules are simple: make a drawing in ink, post it online and hashtag with #inktober and #inktober2016 and repeat.

Inktober Day 1


My first four Inktober drawings will be Halloween related. I made a couple of vampire watercolor paintings a few years back and I'll be making ink versions of them. My first Inktober drawing is La Calavera Catrina or a sugar skull girl, the icon of the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos. Day of the Dead is similar to All Saints' Day: family and friends gather together to remember their dead loved ones and visit their graves. One way to honor the deceased during Day of the Dead is through sugar skulls and other gifts. José Guadalupe Posada's original La Calavera Catrina was a satire of indigenous upper class Mexican people who imitated European style, made their skin look lighter and denied their own cultural heritage.


Inktober 2016 begins! Inktober is an art challenge running every October. The rules are simple: make a drawing in ink, post it online and hashtag with #inktober and #inktober2016 and repeat.

Inktober Supplies

You can use any kind of inking supplies you want to and make a pencil under-drawing and color the drawing, if you want to. I usually ink my coloring pages with pens and markers, but this time I'm using inks, a dip pen and nibs. I also want to try inking with a paint brush. The permanent black ink I use is Black Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Artists' Ink* (this is an Amazon affiliate link) and the white ink for details over black areas is White Winsor & Newton Ink*. I have two different sized nibs for my dip pen. What I like about using a dip pen and nibs is that you can alternate the thickness of the line pressing the nib harder of softer on the paper.


Inktober 2016 begins! Inktober is an art challenge running every October. The rules are simple: make a drawing in ink, post it online and hashtag with #inktober and #inktober2016 and repeat.
Inktober 2016 begins! Inktober is an art challenge running every October. The rules are simple: make a drawing in ink, post it online and hashtag with #inktober and #inktober2016 and repeat.
Inktober 2016 begins! Inktober is an art challenge running every October. The rules are simple: make a drawing in ink, post it online and hashtag with #inktober and #inktober2016 and repeat.

Coloring Pages and Art Prints


I'll turn most of my Inktober drawings into coloring pages and art prints. I actually made two different version of La Catrina, because I wanted the prints to have some solid black areas but coloring pages are better off as just line art. The Catrina sugar skull coloring page is now available in my Etsy shop and the prints in my Redbubble store.


Sugar skull coloring page. Inktober 2016 begins! Inktober is an art challenge running every October. The rules are simple: make a drawing in ink, post it online and hashtag with #inktober and #inktober2016 and repeat.
Sugar skull art prints on Redbubble. Inktober 2016 begins! Inktober is an art challenge running every October. The rules are simple: make a drawing in ink, post it online and hashtag with #inktober and #inktober2016 and repeat.


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