Inktober is a month-long challenge meant to encourage artists and creative-minded to draw something every day.
Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009. As he says on his website, it was originally a challenge to himself to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. That modest personal challenge has since grown into a worldwide creative contest, where your only opponent is yourself, your only goal is to create something, and your only prize is the improvement of your own skills… well, maybe not your only prize. More information can be found here.
This year, Airship Notebooks is giving away some cool art supplies to our followers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, United Kingdom and European! (See the Terms & Conditions for a list of applicable countries.)
In true Inktober tradition, we’re a few days behind. But that just shows you that you can start at any point during Inktober, not just at the beginning!
How Do You Enter Airship’s Inktober Contest?
The rules for entry are very simple and are meant to encourage you to create something in ink every day. Check out this video for contest rules (or just scroll down… all the info in provided in text, too):
- Draw, Write, or Create Something in Ink.
- Post it on Instagram or Twitter
- Tag the post with #AirshipInktober2016 &#Inktober2016
- Every Saturday starting on October 8, 2016 we will tally up the tags and randomly select one person to win. You get one entry for every day you post with the tag.
Posting on a Saturday will enter you in to win the following Saturday. For example, if you post on October 8, 2016, you will be entered to win on October 15, 2016.
Here again are the official Terms & Conditions.
That’s Great! But What Will I Win?
The prizes for each week will be announced each Saturday, starting October 8, 2016, along with the winner for that week.
But I Don’t Know What to Create!
Not sure what to draw, write or create? Well, Jake Parker already thought of that and provided some prompts:
You’re not limited to this list, though, you can make anything you want… it just needs to be in ink.
What Ink Should I Use?
You can draw, paint, write, or create with any ink, brush, or pen you want to use… though we will of course recommend our own Autoquill Fineliners, which come in a 3-pack, a 6-pack, and a 10-pack. You can find more info by following those links, or clicking here.