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31 Days 31 Drawings—Are You Ready For The InkTober Initiative?

by . October 7th, 2015

October is not just another month for artists and designers all around the world. October means it’s time for the InkTober Initiative.

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Not this initiative

It all started in 2009. Jake Parker started the Inktober Initiative to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. Six years after that, it has now grown to an internet-wide phenomenon, spawning hashtags from social media sites as well as its own subreddit.

“That first year, maybe 10 people did it with me,” said Jake Parker in an interview. “In 2013, I introduced the hashtag #inktober, and that helped it go viral. Over 46,000 posts on Instagram alone that year.”

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Artists and graphic designers around the world commit to the same set of rules that Jake Parker set for InkTober: Pick up a pen and start drawing every day for 31 days.

“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.”

Check out some InkTober 2015 posts below:

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By Niño Batitis

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By Patrick Ellasos

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By phoebe-nyan

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By jigokuen

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By Gian Bautista

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By J. A. W. Cooper

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By Koyamori

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By forzamentis

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By Jeremy Spears

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By Haziq Kamaradin

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By Julie Bjørnskov

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By Sofie Kampmark

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By Rukiye Derdiyok

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By Robert Orozco

For more InkTober posts, check out these hashtag quick links:

Pinterest | Tumblr | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kevin is a reader first, a writer second, and a gamer somewhere in between. When not rooting for Tyrion Lannister for the Iron Throne, he's probably writing some morbid short story. He enjoys some surreal art, clever advertising campaigns, and a warm cup of coffee while reading Murakami.

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