Inktober Classic

An art marathon for the entire month of October

Elena Vincenty, Editor-in-Chief

Calling all artists for this October challenge!

For the entire month of October, the Inktober challenge will be underway. What is Inktober exactly? Directly from’s FAQ,

” Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing and posts it online.”

Inktober is not a contest though, it is a challenge. The creator, Jake Parker, wanted to focus primarily on improving skills and developing positive drawing habits.

The first prompt of Inktober 2020 is to draw a fish. (Ilaria Georgi)

You may be thinking, “31 days of drawing? I don’t have that kind of time!”

No worries, you are not obligated to draw every day.

“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,” states. “Whatever 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.”

For the challenge, there are only four simple rules:

  1.  Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
  2. Post it (it can even just be on the fridge or showing it to friends and family).
  3. Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2020
  4. Repeat

You are not obligated to only draw in ink, you can use whatever method of art you please. You also do not have to follow each days prompt.  The main goal of Inktober is just to be able to get people drawing.

“The prompts are there to help spark your creativity. If you have another great idea, go for it!”

To the artists of Bishop Kenny, go out and get drawing!

Link to Inktober’s prompt list: