Ah, October. The month brings the arrival of a cooler, crisper climate to many parts of the world and Halloween, a.k.a. pretty much the best holiday. But that’s not all! October is also Inktober. Chances are you’ve seen the hashtag around social media, or maybe you remember my post about Inktober from last year. Started by Jake Parker in 2009, the annual event challenges artists to draw something with traditional media every day of the month. It’s a fun way to practice your craft and do it with hundreds of other artists.
As usual, I’ve been keeping tabs on Inktober posts. The event means I get to see the artistic side of friends and drool over their work. Case in point: Eric Kwun. He’s been posting Star Wars-inspired art for the challenge. I’m into his style and the fact that he’s not sticking only to characters from the films. Plus, bonus: Eric’s posting videos of his sketches in progress at Instagram. Look:
Kwun participates in Inktober because he loves any event that promotes art–especially for the younglings. He said, “Inktober is a great month long event where artists of all skill levels can participate together with no fear of judgment or criticism and just celebrate the art of putting ink on paper and creating some beautiful.”
Look at his Bib Fortuna:
Head to the gallery to see a few more Inktober pieces featuring Star Wars and Final Fantasy.
Have you been participating in Inktober? If so, head to Twitter and share your art with us at @Nerdist. We want to see your illustrations. And if you’ve been thinking about trying Inktober, it’s not too late. You still have two weeks to stretch your skills and stack up some art. It doesn’t have to be about fan art either; you can totally use the exercise to develop original characters and stories. And for non-artists, follow the #Inktober hashtag on places like Twitter and Instagram to fill your eyes with beautiful creations.