It’s that time of year again when October is just around the corner and it’s time to take a look at Inktober 2019 prompts! My Inktober posts from last year have remained popular throughout the year so I thought I would continue the tradition again this year. I’ve decided to go big for my own Inktober despite a busy October coming up, but have yet to decide on the exact prompt I’m going to follow yet. But hopefully, this will help others find prompts easier 🙂
This year I’ve moved everything to Pinterest to make the posts easier to manage and view. Last year I couldn’t categorise everything as well as I wanted due to limitations, and the ability to create sections on a Pinterest board means I can do that to my heart’s content (I’m a Library graduate remember 😉 ).
I’ll be using the same main categories as last year for blog posts; Magic & Fantasy, Horror & Supernatural, Nature, Fandom & RPG, and Miscellaneous with the new addition of History & Culture.
On the Pinterest Board, there will be many smaller categories and these will be collected in the Inktober posts.
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!
The Prompt posts will be going live over the next few days before the 1st of October. This page serves as an index with links to all the prompt lists:
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 reading the 2019 Inktober Prompts post! I found myself drawn to Inktober last year as someone who was having trouble returning to art. Not only was I attracted by the fascinating art and prompts, but what attracted me was the community and welcoming spirit. Inktober is not just for established artists or those who draw regularly; it’s for everyone.
Whether you’re picking up a pen for the first time or returning to it after many years, Inktober is never about what you can or can’t do. No one cares if you miss a day or if you don’t manage the whole month. As I was looking for prompts I saw so many people saying that they didn’t complete a full month and the fact that this didn’t deter them was wonderful to see. Inktober is magical that way, and it’s only right that it is set during the magical month of October.
Are you planning to take part in Inktober? Have you chosen a prompt or do you prefer to work to your own one? What prompts are you looking forward to seeing most?
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