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Celebrate INKtober with a drawing a day

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News, by AprilMadden

Join in with Jake Parker’s worldwide drawing-a-day event throughout this month and improve your inking skills


Want to improve your drawing skills? That’s what INKtober is all about. Created by Utah-based illustrator Jake Parker in 2009 as a way for him to boost his inking prowess, the exercise has mushroomed into a worldwide event with thousands of artists participating. So what’s it all about? The rules are simple, as Jake Parker explains on his website:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it on your blog (or Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest or just pin it on your wall.)

3) Hashtag it with #inktober

4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.

Find out more on Jake Parker’s website and join in the challenge today!

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