Guess What Today Is. . .

 

Can you guess???

That’s right, my friends, it’s. . .

INKTOBER!!!!! YEEEEEE!!!!!

It’s officially October now, and all us artists out there know that October is really Inktober! Here’s the official prompt list, along with a few I’m considering combining with it. All rights to you respective prompt owners, @inktober, @lilaeleaf, and @furrylittlepeach!

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I’m so excited for this month-long challenge — this year, I actually have Micron pens for inking instead of Sharpies, and also a much better grasp of working in black-and-white (though I do plan to try to color some). Should be posting meh arts weekly *gulp*, or at least biweekly. And I’m considering actually following a theme this time around. . . something that will knock me out of my thinking-only-of-Star-Wars mold (though, of course, who said that was a bad thing???) and force me to be more creative!

For me, Inktober is something that helps with my art skills — drawing every day for a month?? Are you kidding? That does wonders for your art. . . as long as you don’t rush through it, that is. But it also gives me a reason to not procrastinate. I’m not sure about you guys, but I’m a terrible procrastinator. I mean really, look! I waited till the first day of Oct/Inktober to post my HEY I’M DOING INKTOBER TOO post! But it’s helpful for getting into a habit of doing something every single day. Y’know, it takes 28 days of doing the same thing once a day to form a good habit. And this is 28 plus 3 more! So if you’re like me and have trouble procrastinationing until the last minute before the deadline, I highly recommend you find a pen and sketchbook and draw along with us!

Here’s a slideshow of my art from last year’s prompt. . . looks very not-like-my-current-style by now!!!

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Are you guys participating? Yes? Yay!!! I have a friend in this madness! What are your materials? You got any special ideas flowing because of those prompts? Are you using any other prompts instead of/alongside the Inktober one? Any other prompts you’d like to recommend? Shout out below!

Now, I have to go start my first day of Inktober!!! ‘Till we meet again, Kitten out!

10 comments

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  3. Audrey · October 3, 2018

    I’m attempting to draw something based on the prompts each day, (minus the showing anyone else part, so I’m not really sure if it counts as participating in Inktober.) My first one turned out ok-ish, but my second day… let’s just say I should stick to drawing from references for now. 😆

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    • TheFeltedKitten · October 3, 2018

      That’s Inktober!! (lol, even showing your siblings counts, I guess!) Hey, that’s what it’s for! Branching out and trying new things — I’m sure it looks epic :3 Best of luck this month!!

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  4. christineeyre · October 1, 2018

    Yay!! This sounds like so much fun, and I look forward to seeing what you draw each day! Micron pens sound cooler than Sharpies, and new art supplies are so much fun! (I’m actually still deciding if I want to do Inktober—how’s THAT for procrastinating?!? 😄).

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    • TheFeltedKitten · October 1, 2018

      Microns are like the boss of inking pens. . . well, compared to Sharpies XD (*waves hand* . . . you want to do Inktober. . . ;D My Jedi mind tricking doesn’t work well though. Oh well. *laughs* Have you done Inktober before?)

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      • christineeyre · October 1, 2018

        Cool!! Yeah, Sharpies are…not that great for drawing (at least the kind I’m thinking of)—and you probably don’t want to make yourself high on the fumes! 😄😄. (*repeats in mystical voice*…I want to do Inktober…haha, maybe I’ll shoot for 15 days instead of the whole 30! No, I haven’t before; it sounds like a fun challenge!!)

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      • TheFeltedKitten · October 1, 2018

        Hehe, yes, last year I used the so-called “fine point” ones for my Inktober stuff, and since I really didn’t know how to work with ink it didn’t go well with small details 😛 (Huh, somehow I never thought about 15 days. . . duhhh. . . that’d be a lot easier!! It is. . . it’s my favorite part of fall!! I wholly recommend doing it, I think you’d really like it!)

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      • christineeyre · October 2, 2018

        Okay, so I decided to do Inktober (at least 15 days), and I already did one drawing AND I LOVE IT!!! Best use of the Jedi Mind Trick ever!! 🙂 🙂 This is going to be fun–and I can’t wait to see your drawings!!

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      • TheFeltedKitten · October 2, 2018

        Yay!!! I’m so glad you like it!!! Hehe, well then, thank you Jedi! XD

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