Inktober 2017: 5 local artists to follow on instagram + why you should join

Inktober is a drawing challenge that occurs in October. The aim is to do an ink drawing a day for 31 days. You can choose your own theme, or you can follow the prompt list. Once your drawing is complete post it using #Inktober and #Inktober2017. And while there are some impressive artists out there, anyone can participate.

I suck at drawing, but since taking up hand lettering a few months ago, I’m going to enjoy being an amateur and take part. You should too.

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Here are examples from extremely talented local artists, who you should definitely follow on the ‘gram.

@IainRennie chose a theme of monsters with day jobs, and this zombie janitor has to be my favourite.


@FathimasStudio does amazing hand lettering and drawings and also shares her creative process. 


@Karlschulschenkart created this on a Sunday while doodling.

Lazy Sunday doodles ✨✍?✨ #abstract #surrealart #illustration #dreamscape #sketchbookpages

A post shared by Karl Schulschenk (@karlschulschenkart) on

@KitBeast draws cool creatures and humans. 


Skyping my human and reminding myself that I love brush inking #brushinking #ink #cat #illustration

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And what would this list be without my favourite pen maker Sharpie.

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If you’re not sure what to draw, follow the 2017 prompt list

inktober 2017 prompt list

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