Brighter Side Studio Inks Along – Inktober 2018
Find what you love to do and you won’t work a day in your life. For the month of October we chose to participate in Inktober, a daily theme-prompted month of inking. The rules are lax: you can follow the prompts they provide, skip days…do whatever you want really…just do your best to keep at it.
You can look at our first attempt; we focused on inking and photo processing.
Here are a few of our tips, but know we weren’t perfect and did play catch up quite often.
- Use the prompts. The prompts are there to give you a quick starting point. If you don’t like the official prompt list, make up your own or search for one. There are a lot of unofficial prompt lists out there that have different themes or use one from previous years.
- Do a pencil under-drawing. Drawing with ink can be intimidating. It is much harder to hide mistakes.
- Decide on your basic tools and have them with you. Don’t spend your time thinking of all of the tools you can use. For us, we stuck with the basics: pencil, Pentel Hi-Polymer eraser, Sharpie fine tip, and a few Sakura Pigma Microns at different sizes.
- Check out the hashtags. If you need help thinking of ideas, you can see what others are posting on Instagram. Searching for tags like #inktober or #inktober2018 will get you started.
- Plan ahead. If you have time, think about the next day’s prompt. This is a good exercise for any artist. The more you put yourself in a creative mindset throughout the day, the easier it is to pick up a pen a start drawing.
- Don’t overthink it and have fun. Inktober is about giving yourself a creative push. If you miss a day, don’t worry. Make it up the next day. You don’t have to spend hours on these drawings.
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