Inktober drawing promotes creativity


October marks the commencement of fall- sweaters, rain, dead trees and Halloween. But for artists around the globe, it marks Inktober, a challenge where artists draw with ink all throughout October. Artists of all ages and all styles unite from the challenge. They provide positive feedback to others, test their own styles and techniques and often find improvement from previous years.

There are three official rules:

  1. Make a drawing in ink
  2. Post it online
  3. Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober 2018
  4. Repeat

An official prompt with a certain theme is posted each day; however, artists are free to make their own prompts and draw whatever they choose throughout October. The goal of Inktober, as stated in Inktober Official, is to “grow and improve, and form positive habits.”


Inktober challenges everyone to get creative and draw every day, and it is never too late to start! Use your favorite pen, grab a piece of paper, join the community and ink today!

Here’s some student work that has been completed this October:

Trevor Masangcay (9), poses with his first drawing of Inktober- a poisonous snake, following the first theme of the month. (Courtesy of Trevor Masangcay/ Ethic Photo)


Drawings courtesy of Citrus Valley senior Anthony Palomino who shared a few of his favorite creations from this month. (Anthony Palomino/ Ethic Photo)

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