9 Tips for Taking on the Inktober Challenge!
Here are some quick tips on how to take on the inktober challenge. I am really excited for you because I do all my work in ink and I hope that you fall in love with ink art through this challenge. PS. You can do the challenge with whatever materials you’d like, doesnt have to be ink if that isnt something you want to do but I highly recommend trying it because it could boost your drawing confidence by a lot!.
Plan your drawings in pencil
Ink drawing can be very intimidating when you first start and drawing guidelines to help plan your image can greatly decrease this stress. Start by drawing in light lines using pencil and develop up the image, erase as much as you need to and dont feel any pressure to get it right from the beginning. All professional artists erase.
You can even use a lightbox or table to keep your pencil drawings and inking on two separate pieces of paper, this way you can retry as many times as you want. If you don't own a light table you also have the option of scanning in the rough sketch and printing it out very light so you can ink overtop.
2. Get Comfortable with your Tools
Experiment and have fun with different tools but try to pick a few tools that you want to get used to. Getting into the routine of working with the same tools will help make the process of falling in love with inking a lot easier.
There is always a learning curve to any new skill, think back to when you first learned how to drive or the first day at a new school/class, don't worry if it feels scary right now because it will feel natural after a few weeks of practice.