Thursday, October 1, 2015


started by artist Jake Parker in 2009, 
is an annual month-long challenge to do one ink drawing a day for the month of October. 

Jake created InkTober as a challenge to improve his inking skills 
and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide 
endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. 

Anyone can do InkTober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.

Learn more about InkTober & artist Jake Parker at

I am not going to commit to every day but I am going to keep the sketchbook (small) and Pitt pens handy and doodle every now and then...and if I get anything that isn't cringe-worthy, I'll share!


Deborah Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda this sounds like s challenge for me. Thank you for sharing the link. Think I will get busy tonight with some pen and ink. Have a great day.

E.M. Corsa said...

Ah, Pitt pens, my favorite. Thanks for the info. I'll check it out. said...

Inttober sounds like fun. I just saw it on someone else's blog. I'm still sick and surrounded by boxes. But I may give it try.

I see you changed the header of your blog. I love that painting.

RH Carpenter said...

Just another challenge, if we want one (or can even think about it right now). Sorry you are sick, carol!!! I imagine those boxes can fit in the closets and then, if you haven't opened them in a year, just donate them to Goodwill or somewhere! ha ha I was thinking about you and the hurricane and told my Sweetie, "She's going to be saying, I'm getting the hell out of here and going back to NYC!!" Glad you weren't hit as badly as they were predicting but I imagine you'll have the rain and rain and rain...

Thanks, Debbie, try it if you have the time.

I do like the Pitt pens, Elizabeth, and don't use them enough - I don't draw enough, really and seem to separate the two media = I either draw just enough to paint or get into drawing and let the drawing be the finished work.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

sounds like something I would love to try to do, but damn uni getting in the way :p

Sadami said...

Dear Rhonda, Thank you. I'm very happy to find a person who has exactly the same opinion like me in your response to Inktober. Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

RH Carpenter said...

Jennifer Rose, you have enough on your plate right now!! Besides, we KNOW you can draw!!

Sadami, yes, if you choose to do the challenge, or if you don't, keep creating!! And keep smiling :)

I have done a couple of ink drawings - not sure they are much to look at as I always just begin with doodles and see what they turn into...and not the zentangle stuff, just doodles! ha ha

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you, but it always good to keep practicing :D (and i like being busy so always find stuff like this to try :) )

RH Carpenter said...

No one needs to go out and buy stuff for this event, but NorthLight is offering a special on a "drawing kit" - I bet we all have ink pens and paper and sketchbooks, but sometimes it's fun to get something just for a challenge. So far, I've done a few really bad sketches...I do a few when I'm in the mood and then skip a day...and then do more the next day...easy to do while sitting watching t.v.