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Raging Spaniard
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(09-29-2017, 10:16 PM)
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Hello, welcome to everyone's favorite seasonal art related hashtag, #inktober! We are back for our fourth year in a row! This year is highlighted by no drama whatsoever within the art community regarding this challenge! Nope!

Originally Posted by Thread Archive

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Inktober is an art challenge were you are encouraged to make one ink (traditional or digital) based piece a day during the month of October. It was started by Jake Parker, here is what he has to share this year, per the official site:

Originally Posted by Jake Parker

Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

I created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my 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.

Inktober rules:

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

2) Post it online

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2017

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.

That's it! Now go make something beautiful.

Originally Posted by Shameless Self Promoting

Since I made the thread Im going to be a total dick and sneak in my Twitter and Tumblr pages where you'll be able to find my entries (as well as this thread, obviously)

How to inktober, a video guide

Purchase your official inktober shirt here

If you are running low on ideas, here is an official prompt list you can use to help



GAF has always responded well to this challenge. My personal opinion is to not take it too seriously when it comes to the rules, just use them as a guideline and have fun! You will improve the most by creating something, doesnt matter if its analog or digital. You may find a little bit of extra fun by stepping out of your comfort zone, but dont let any rules discourage you from participating!

F.A.Q

Originally Posted by Mailbox

So digital art is acceptable as well?
Don't really have the proper inking tools for analog.

Absolutely! In this day and age there are a million ways to create art! Jake is a traditional analog artist, but many digital only artists participate in inktober and have a great time doing so.

I'm really behind on this, should I quit?

Hell no! Even if you only make one drawing, thats way better than zero drawings. We all have lives and cant always afford the time. Keep your own pace, theres no pressure here.

What tools should I use?

Pretty much anything ink based, even a ball point pen can give you some amazing results, however here is a handy list that might help you. For covering BIG areas with black I personally use a brush pen (this is my favorite and a bargain at that price) or even leave it blank and fill it in Photoshop (not too much to learn from filling darks, its a personal preference)

Some highlights from the 2016 thread:

Originally Posted by olympia

oh you thought i fell off, huh???

Originally Posted by my name is ed

Recreated one of my favorite panels ever

Originally Posted by Skwerl

Here are some of mine:
Day 3: collect

Day 6: Hidden: Uncovered lost prototype fighter

Day 8 Rock:

Day 9 Broken:

Originally Posted by DM_Uselink

A more modern mythological creature for day 6! I feel like most of you will recognize this one.

Originally Posted by Arex

For day 18, a bit wonky I feel XD

Finally, for your reference here are other relevant Art GAF threads:

Arts and Farts
NeoGAF Drawing-a-Day Thread
Art Self Study (fundamentals)

Thats all! Good luck and HAVE FUN!
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Sigh fine
Platy
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(09-29-2017, 10:39 PM)
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Saddly this has became the only month in the year where I properly draw. So let's make it count.

My idea is ....to do a comic. No script just a basic overview. The exacts will be choose at the spot based on how much time I have to draw the piece each day.

I will regret this later
Raging Spaniard
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(09-29-2017, 10:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Platy

Saddly this has became the only month in the year where I properly draw. So let's make it count.

My idea is ....to do a comic. No script just a basic overview. The exacts will be choose at the spot based on how much time I have to draw the piece each day.

I will regret this later

If you lay it out in advance and then do a panel a day, I think you could make it work!
Jintor
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(09-29-2017, 10:50 PM)
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i'm gonna do what i usually do which is take a striking photo from one of my feeds and redraw it my style
Negaduck
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(09-29-2017, 11:01 PM)
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Might do the cast of mvci. A character a day!
Platy
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(09-29-2017, 11:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Raging Spaniard

If you lay it out in advance and then do a panel a day, I think you could make it work!

My idea is to do like all panels square because i am awesome like the watchmen guys my main keeper of inktobers is my instagram account so square panels works best.

So not actually using the limitations of a paper. just a grid like of squares.
Doc Holliday
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(09-29-2017, 11:15 PM)
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I'll be doing it this year! Have fun everyone.

Analog all way this time for me.
TrAcEr_x90
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(09-29-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Is 3D allowed? Digital right?
ExMachina
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(09-29-2017, 11:21 PM)
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In! ...Hopefully. :P Looking forward to seeing the beautiful work from ArtGAF again this year.
Raging Spaniard
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(09-29-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by TrAcEr_x90

Is 3D allowed? Digital right?

Actually Liz Edwards does some dope shit in that regard :P
YesNOnoNOYes
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(09-29-2017, 11:40 PM)
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was waiting for this thread \o/

lets gooooo \o/
hey_monkey
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(09-30-2017, 12:55 AM)
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I will sign up for pencil-practice-tober as someone is who learning to draw and make my goal four(!) pieces I don't mind sharing with the internet. That is a lofty goal.
Mobius 1
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(09-30-2017, 01:19 AM)
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I'm in this time. I bought a new Illo sketchbook just for this, and I've enough wash brushes and ink for a lifetime here.
Futureman
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(09-30-2017, 02:00 AM)
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I love drawing as a hobby but always take way too long on each piece. Maybe I'll participate here and focus on doing more quicker/doodle type cartoons...

Either way subscribing to see what GAF draws!
RobotHaus
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(09-30-2017, 02:14 AM)
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I'm in it. I really want to finish this year! Someone kick my ass if I don't.
Jhoan
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(09-30-2017, 02:40 AM)
I've already been doing Inktober stuff year round with watercolors and ink. Bought a Pentel Pocket brush pen a few weeks ago and it's a damn good product for its price. No wonder pro comic book artists swear by it: it's cheap to replace the ink cartridges. Also been experimenting with crow quill pens, fine tipped brush, and speedball ink.

I always fall off the pace by the second week because I don't have much time to draw during NY Comic Con and other events I have going on in October. Plus I'm private in that I forget to take pics and post them daily. I think setting reminders to draw every day on my phone is key because the only time I draw is during my subway commutes/in public places.

Also, I hate to be a negative Nancy but here's a counter point arguing against Inktober: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P7tIluyQaZw

TL;DR version: Silver argues that one should be drawing every day rather than 31 days of the year; some people are afraid of using ink.

To be fair, one of the best things I've ever seen that came out of Inktober was an Indie comic that I came across at an Indie comic creator con here in NY called Inktoby that spawned from it but became its own project. Any way, will subscribe even though you pros intimidate and do some crazy good work with Copics.
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(09-30-2017, 05:17 AM)
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ya'll drawing vipers on the 1st?
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I bought a fine liner to motivate myself to do it.

Realistically it's going to end up being scribbles of sketches rather than any proper pieces like the glorious stuff in OP. I hope that "counts" lol
Xun
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(09-30-2017, 10:47 AM)
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I'm going to give it a go this year.

Let's hope I can stick to it.
BotoxAgent
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(09-30-2017, 06:10 PM)
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I going to give it a try. I'm so busy with work that I haven't had much time to practice lately, but working with inks is still a huge weakness of mine so I need to motivate myself to get better
my name is ed
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(09-30-2017, 06:29 PM)
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Im in mofos!

Also, I made it to the OP highlights *wipes tear*
Raging Spaniard
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(09-30-2017, 08:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by my name is ed

Im in mofos!

Also, I made it to the OP highlights *wipes tear*

Of course, you made amazing work!
YesNOnoNOYes
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(10-01-2017, 12:19 AM)
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its 1 Oct here, downunder!

theme was supplied by OceanicAir
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(10-01-2017, 12:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by YesNOnoNOYes

its 1 Oct here, downunder!

theme was supplied by OceanicAir

Holy smokes, yn that's awesome work! Crazy how quick you did too. Feels kinda cool that you were able to use my theme for it! :D

And to the rest of the people in the OP and that are participating this month you have amazing work and can't wait to see what you come up with!
Soma
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(10-01-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Just bought a new set of microns so I'm gonna try to keep up with it as much as I can this year!

I'm super rusty so it's nice to have an excuse to get back into the game.
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Originally Posted by YesNOnoNOYes

its 1 Oct here, downunder!

theme was supplied by OceanicAir

nice work!
NipplesAndToes23
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(10-01-2017, 02:35 AM)
A bitch would, but the camera on my phone sucks.
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day 1

need to work on speed, spent about an hour on this, probably a bit longer
ExMachina
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(10-01-2017, 03:12 AM)
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Day 1!

Gonna do a year-in-review of games I beat in 2017... so here's Batman, since I played through the NES Batman game in January. Use your imagination to insert the purple tint. :P

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Originally Posted by ExMachina

Day 1!

Gonna do a year-in-review of games I beat in 2017...

Oh hey that's actually a super cool idea. Might steal that since I already unwittingly started
StoneFox
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(10-01-2017, 03:33 AM)
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I suck at art but I might do this because it sounds fun. Can't wait to see everyone else's.
AdanVC
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(10-01-2017, 04:50 AM)
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Niiice! So cool to see GAF into the hype of Inktober. Can't believe I missed the threads of past years! D: some amazing drawings in there! Will join the fun and will try to do the whole month.
exhume
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(10-01-2017, 10:13 AM)
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Hey GAF, I wanna join in!
I quit drawing for about 10 years, and am just getting back into it in the last couple of months. I suck, but I'm hoping at the end of October there might be a bit of improvement :)

This took about 20 minutes, using wildly inappropriate materials for the paper:

sarcastor
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(10-01-2017, 10:31 AM)
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If anyone needs any inspiration, there are tons of great artists on Instagram. One of my new favorite is Kim Jung Gius

He draws freehand with a pen and its's fucking amazing. There are some videos of him just drawing with a pen and doesn't make any mistakes. Ridiculous!

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I fucked up not having my sketchbook and pen with me. Gotta get first one done before work.

Time to look at instragram and start. James Jean, Esao Andrews, Shintaro Kago. Caitlin Hackett, Audra Auclair. Goddamn it's good to be able to view great art in a couple taps.

GL;HF
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(10-01-2017, 12:16 PM)
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Primarily digital here, so it turns out my markers are running out without me noticing, and had to keep changing colors.

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(10-01-2017, 12:24 PM)
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Just doing weekly with a mate for fun, keeping it simple.

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Veedot
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My first Inktober!! im going to just upload my weeks worth on fridays
Platy
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(10-01-2017, 07:19 PM)
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Lets start small
mu cephei
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(10-01-2017, 08:54 PM)
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Day 01. Crossover from the portrait thread. My first attempt at using markers. urgh.

InfiniteNine
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(10-01-2017, 08:57 PM)
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Starting off simple since I never use my pens. Very Messy atm. lol

NipplesAndToes23
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Originally Posted by exhume

Hey GAF, I wanna join in!
I quit drawing for about 10 years, and am just getting back into it in the last couple of months. I suck, but I'm hoping at the end of October there might be a bit of improvement :)


This took about 20 minutes, using wildly inappropriate materials for the paper:

How you going to say you suck, when you put some shit out like this in only 20 minutes? GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!
LegendX48
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(10-01-2017, 09:14 PM)
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Yay, inktober 2017 thread!

There's something about Inktober that makes my drawing skills drop like a sack of rocks :|

edit: I just now realized I made a huge mistake. The right arm should be going backward, not forward >.>
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(10-01-2017, 09:41 PM)
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any good image uploading sites? i have no idea how imgur works anymore, haha.
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Originally Posted by show me your skeleton

any good image uploading sites? i have no idea how imgur works anymore, haha.

Try abload.de
Shig
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(10-01-2017, 10:00 PM)
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Inktober 01 - Swift
DEVIL BAT GHOST

Gonna try to do the prompts this year, but I'll still try and make everything somewhat Halloween-y themed, as well.

Originally Posted by Jaloux Saboteur

I really like the style of this!
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(10-01-2017, 10:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by so1337

Try abload.de

thanks!

Amalthea
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(10-01-2017, 10:08 PM)
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Uh... huh.

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