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Inktober

My tools for Inktober

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Only a few more days and Inktober starts once again. Today I’m going to share the tools and materials I’ll be using for this year’s Inktober with you. You’ve never heard of Inktober before? No worries.

What is Inktober all about and where did it come from?

Inktober was started by artist Jake Parker back in 2009 as a way to improve his inking skills. By now it has become a global phenomenon and lots of artists join in every year to create an ink drawing a day throughout October. There’s an official prompt list every year, in case you don’t know what to draw for each day. Other artists are making up their own lists or combine Inktober with other drawing challenges like Drawlloween or Drawtober.

Choosing you pens, ink and paper for Inktober can be daunting because there are just so many different choices you can make. Here’s what I’m going to use for this year’s challenge. It’s mostly materials I’ve already got available anyway. I just bought one additional bottle of ink. The list is far from complete, but I hope it’ll help you narrow down your choices a bit.

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