The InkTober Initiative

31 Days 31 Drawings

Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

I created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

Anyone can do InkTober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.

The Official 2016 Inktober Prompt List:

Inktober rules:

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

2) Post it online

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2016

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.

That's it! Now go make something beautiful.

Want to dive into digital inks, too? Autodesk SketchBook has teamed up with Inktober! 
Enjoy a 15 day trial of all the Pro tools – even if you’ve used a trial in the past. 
Download SketchBook here, and don’t forget to grab the free weekly brush sets.
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Inktober has partnered with to offer a limited edition Inktober Collection featuring expertly curated full-size premium products, mailed to your door, ready to use for the Inktober challenge. Check out their past collections to see how great these boxes are.

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Check out what artists all over the world are doing for Inktober!




Every year I post a list of the best pens to use for Inktober. These are pens I've used and trust to get the job done. I'll be posting the 2016 pen list in September.



 Learn How To Ink

I created a class for on how to ink. This class is over 2 hours of inking instruction. Filled with exercises, techniques and tips, both beginners and intermediate drawers will learn how to improve their inking game and level up.

Includes a PDF of high resolution scans of my drawings to practice inking over. Check it out:


Below is an archive of all my InkTober drawings since it's inception.