With 31 one-word prompts in 2009, artist Jake Parker launched
InkTober to improve his drawing skills. The goal? To create and share one drawing each day for the month of October. Today, artists around the globe participate, and we’re delighted to highlight five WordPressers who share their amazing art with the world.
about Jake Parker and the list of 31 InkTober drawing prompts.
A little bit of ink: the story of Jumbo and Scott
Sherry Meidell’s wonderful take on InkTober tells the story of Jumbo, a baby elephant who befriends London zookeeper Matthew Scott after being torn from his mother in Sudan. A little bit of ink began on October 1st and ran through the month, with a new illustrative installment each day.
Illustration by Sherry Meidell — InkTober day 24.
White, blue, and whimsical: when pigs fly
Blaustift is German for “blue pencil.”
The blogger behind
offers a fanciful, fun interpretation of Blaustift Flight, day 19’s prompt. Check out their portfolio and feast your eyes on a second (and third!) helping of art.
Illustration by Blaustift — InkTober day 19.
A fresh drawing a day: InkTober every day, all year
Hugo Costa started sharing his work after suggesting his art students complete a new drawing every day. Over 1,700 posts later, he’s still going strong.
Watercolor by Hugo Costa.
Day 13: scary political satire
, artist Kanaka The Messy Bun Series responds to the day 13 prompt, Scared, with some political satire. For more of Kanaka’s work, see their posts tagged inktober2016.
Illustration by Kanaka — InkTober day 13.
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A selfie — in pen and ink
Artist Gui Lazarito doesn’t need a camera to produce a
beautiful self-portrait. “It’s the best piece I’ve made with pen and ink,” she says. Visit to see all her work. GOOEYINK
Illustration by Gui Lazarito.
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