October has started and with it the popular art challenge Inktober has begun too! Let’s see what this is about and what I drew the first week 🙂

Inktober is a famous art challenge among the artists from all over the world where they challenge themselves to draw every day for one month long.

Each day has a theme that will inspire the artwork and once you finished it you post your art online with the relative hashtags. The ink drawing could be in any form, digital or traditional, and I chose the first one in order to expand my tools . The official goal of the challenge is to “improve skill and develop positive drawing habits” so this year I decided to give it a try for the first time!

Inktober 2021 – all the prompts

First week | 7 artworks

Here’s my first seven ink drawings for the first seven days (ps. I managed to make them in time! yay!) : my favorites so far are “spirit” and “suit”.
Most of the artworks showcase female character but one: for the “raven” I drew a man and I used a special watercolor brush to make the feathers effect on the bird, combined with the shale brush.
I’m not satisfied of how “fan” turned out to be in the end because I find her position stiff and she didn’t came out how I imagined.
If you like you could take some time to look at the hands of “crystal” and “spirit”, I’m very proud 😉 I noticed every time I draw hands I get quicker and the result gets better and better!

I made a tutorial of the 4th artwork “knot” here in my blog for you. I explain in 4 steps my process to create the portrait. Give it a look and let me know if you try to recreate it!

Are you taking part in this challenge? I’d love to hear your thoughts below in the comments section. What do you think about the prompts for this year?
As you know this is the first time I participate, it isn’t easy to make it work every single day but what pushes me further is the fact that you don’t have to draw a masterpiece every time. This thought gives me in the right mood to keep going even tho I spend hours on one single drawing.

Keep it up! You’ll see progression if you make art constantly.

Happy Drawing!