Inktober 2020 has arrived! Grab my Little Coffee Fox prompt list to help you make the most of this event, and check out all the supplies I’m using.
October is here! For millions of artists, that also means that Inktober has arrived. Many artists are gearing up to create art, share online, and connect with all other creative souls out there making incredible illustrations, drawings, and paintings.
I have known I wanted to participate this year, but I’ve been stuck on the details. What materials should I use? What color palette should I pick? Which prompt list is right for me? There are a ton of decisions to make in order to get the most out of this challenge.
What is Inktober?
Inktober is an online art event created by artist Jake Parker several years ago to take place in October. Originally, Parker started Inktober as a personal challenge to help him practice using inks in his art. He created a prompt list for himself and shared it, where other artists joined in.
Before long, it became a global phenomenon of artists taking the month of October to push their limits, grow their skills, and share in a thriving online community.
The Little Coffee Fox Prompt List
There are tons of prompt lists for Inktober floating around every year, including the official one produced by Jake Parker. But this year, I decided to create my own list. I wanted something that spoke to me and my own internal creative inspiration.
If you’re interested in following along with my prompt list (or even just doing a few of your favorites from the list), make sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #littlecoffeefoxtober20 so I can see your art. I’ll be sharing your work on my Instagram stories throughout the month, so make sure to follow me to see my daily updates!
My Inktober Supplies List
Instead of sticking with inks, I’m going to be using watercolors as my main medium for this year. I wanted something familiar and comfortable since the act of painting every day is already a challenge for me.
- Canson Mixed Media Sprial Bound Sketchbook
- Sennelier Watercolors
- Grumbacher Paintbrushes
- Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
- Sakura Micron Drawing Pens
- Handmade Ceramic Palette
- Heat Tool
Inktober is already a challenge, but I’m trying to not make it harder than it has to be. I want to make sure I don’t get too wrapped up in making something “good”. Instead, I am sketching freely and being loose.
This is a big done not perfect scenario, and I’m sure I’ll need to remind myself several times throughout the challenge. And no matter what, I need to remember that falling behind is totally normal.
If you’re giving Inkotber a try this year, just remember to enjoy yourself! Try to do what you can, push your limits a bit, and don’t be afraid to make bad art. You can grow your skills exponentially this month if you allow yourself to make mistakes and go in unexpected directions.
Have fun and happy creating!