Miscellaneous alternative Inktober Prompts for October 2020

Every year there are prompts that don’t quite fit into another category, as well as prompts that are completely random without an overall theme. The purpose of the Miscellaneous alternative Inktober prompts category is to collect all of them and shine a light on their uniqueness.

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 an prompt?

An prompt is quite literally a list of words/phrases that offer a challenge or a guide for their work. Some prompts follow a theme while others are completely random. Some prompts will have additional instructions, such as Inktober, which was originally intended as an ink only challenge before growing into something much larger (see below). There are art challenges throughout the year and some other well-known examples are; Mermay (Mermaids challenge in May), Huevember (Colour challenge in November) and Drawcember (Drawing challenge in December).

What is Inktober?

Inktober is an 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 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!

Character Design & World Building

Get your creative juices flowing with these prompts aimed at helping you design new characters and worlds. From fashion and to build your own adventures, every prompt is about designing or building something new. Click here to view the board.

Health &

A collection of prompts related to the physical body, mental and studying the physical form. Click here to view the board.

Completely Random

Prompts made up of random words to give you a truly individual experience. Click here to view the board.


Prompts that are so unique they don’t fit in anywhere else. Click here to view the board.

Suggest a Prompt

If you have a Miscellaneous alternative Inktober Prompt for October 2020 please let me know by leaving me your link in a comment so I can add it to my list.

Please note: As always 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. You can leave me a comment here, use this contact form or find me on social media as justgeekingby (see the sidebar for links).

Over to You

Thank you for viewing the 2020 Miscellaneous alternative Inktober Prompts! I hope you enjoyed browsing these prompts as much as I did. I’m always fascinated with the that goes into the prompts just as much as the they inspire.

Did any of these prompts inspire you to get creative? Or if you’re not an artist yourself have you found one to follow?

Miscellaneous alternative Inktober Prompts for October 2020: Miscellaneous alternative Inktober Prompts for October 2020 include prompts that are made up of completely random words & those that don't fit elsewhere.

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