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Inktober for October

The weather may not be 100% telling us its fall, but it just being October sure makes it feel like it. What better way to welcome fall than to participate in Inktober!

Inktober “is a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that focuses on improving skills and developing positive drawing habits. Everyday for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing and posts it online.” This challenge encourages us to set up a daily routine with our sketchbook and gives us downtime to process the day. It brings out our digital art community by allowing you to collect and relate to other artists from all over the world participating in the month long drawing challenge.

As described on their website…Here are the rules!

  1. Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want)

  2. Post it*

  3. Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2020

  4. Repeat

Note: You can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. Inktober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits so the more you’re consistent the better.

Follow the prompted list below for your daily inspiration!

New York Times says “the best way to form a new habit is to tie it to an existing habit.” So tomorrow morning when you sit down for your morning coffee, instead of grabbing your phone, grab your sketchbook. Looking for the pattern in your day and making subtle adjustments will allow new habits to flourish. Why not let that habit be drawing?

So many of us have taken this year to learn new things, skills, and brush up on some old hobbies we use to love. Inktober is giving us the opportunity to really engage with drawing and finish this crazy year with some true consistency and form a positive new habit.

If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your art with the hashtag, direct message us an image of what you create! You might even get a feature on The Art Studio instagram.

Click the link and let’s draw!

If you want to learn more about incorporating new habits into your life, check out this great New York Times article written by Tara Parker-Pope;

Have you done Inktober before? What was your favorite drawing from a previous year?

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