Inktober 2021: Chaos Overboard

If you are into art and illustration, you might know this event; Inktober. It’s an event that you ink every day throughout October. I join the event every year and this year is not an exception.

Just in case you don’t know what it is, Inktober is…

Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 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.

Inktober usually releases the official prompt list to follow along. There are many variants of the challenge every year but I usually follow the official one.

This year, I had an idea and decided to do a small portion of a big picture every day for 31 days so, I’d have a much drawn-in, very chaotic piece done with a relatively small amount of effort at the end of the month (I ended up liking the idea so maybe I’ll do this every year, who knows).

As I tackled the Inktober, I’ve decided on one simple rule.

No drafting, no erasing, no planning.

Everything has to be done in one shot and on the fly. I thought it was fairly hard but just the right amount.

So here we go. This is how the piece kept growing throughout this October.

And behold, this is the completed piece. I call it… “Chaos Overboard“!

All the drawings were done with a dip pen and ink (by Deleter). It says “starter kit” but I really like it and have been using it for a long time. Recommend 🙂


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