Inktober is a worldwide event that artists have always participated in since 2009. Artists use it as a challenge to improve their inking skills and develop positive drawing habits.

So for all of October the challenge is to make a drawing in response to a prompt word. The list of prompts is published in advance.

It is a great way of exploring new ideas and moving your practice forward.

I have been wanting to try to combine drawing with my cyanotypes for a while but have never made the time to experiment so I am treating this challenge as my ideal opportunity. Some things work, some don’t but that’s fine – it’s how things develop and new ideas and concepts emerge.

Check it out on instagram, here’s a link to inktober2021 where you can see some amazing drawings and illustrations in all sorts of styles.

Here’s a link to my instagram page if you want to follow my progress

And maybe I’ve inspired you to have a go yourself?

Here’s a list of this years prompts and some of my drawings so far: