2019 Horror and Supernatural Inktober Prompts

October is the month of spookiness and Halloween so it is fitting to start the prompts off with Horror and Supernatural. The prompts have been divided into several sub-categories and you’ll find an explanation of each sub-category before the Pinterest board.

To view the prompts please visit the Pinterest board and follow the link to the original prompt creator. Always remember to link back to them as credit.

What is Inktober?

Inktober is an art prompt that was originally created in 2009 by Jake Parker who wanted a challenge to develop his inking skills. It has grown from there to become a worldwide event with thousands of artists of all skill levels taking part. The prompt consists of 31 words that act as a prompt, an idea for an ink drawing for each day. As explained in the FAQ section of the Inktober website participants are welcome to use whatever medium they want and interpret the prompts in their own way. That includes working with calligraphy and lettering if that is your field of interest. In general, the rules are pretty much lax about everything; if you want to do one a day or several in one day then that’s fine too! The whole point is to get together, challenge yourself and most of all have some fun doing it!

Creatures & Monsters

Everything that is sentient and goes bump in the dark! From classic horror monsters to anthropomorphic animals and more. 

Gothic Horror & Occult

Step into a world inspired by Victorian horror and occultism with these prompts.

Spooky Fun

Based on the more commercialised side of Halloween that we know and love, these prompts are all about spooky fun and embracing the spirit of Halloween.


Forget cauldrons and warts; Witches and Witchsonas is where it’s at and these prompts will help you bring out your creative witchy side this Inktober!

Goretober, Blood & NSFW

The darker side of horror; prompts for Goretober, blood and NSFW topics. Trigger Warnings for abuse, violence & mental health apply.

Suggest a Prompt

If you have an Inktober 2019 prompt please let me know by leaving me your link in a comment so I can add it to my list.

Please note: As with last year I will be doing my best to only include prompts in which the creators have clearly stated they are happy for people to share and take part in.

If I accidentally include a personal one or you wish for your prompt to be removed from this list please let me know and I’ll be happy to oblige.

Over to You

Thank you for viewing the 2019 Horror and Supernatural Inktober Prompts! I hope you enjoyed browsing these prompts as much as I did. I’m always fascinated with the creativity that goes into the prompts just as much as the art they inspire.

Did any of these prompts inspire you to pick up a pen? Or if you’re not an artist yourself have you found one to follow?

From creatures of nightmare and goretober to the spooky fun embodying the spirit of Halloween, here are all the Horror and supernatural Inktober 2019 prompts.

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