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INKTOBER 2022 Official Prompt Lists

Inktober 2022

InkTober 2022 is coming soon!
And it means that artists around the world will participate to this great and inspiring drawing challenge.  I have participated to InkTober Challenge for the past 6 years Usually I have followed the Official prompt lists combined with another of my favorite October challenges working on the two challenges in one, combining the prompts! Indeed very challenging to do it grows and test your skills. This year I am not sure I will participate I have several projects in mind! Maybe I will draw some of the prompts here and there!

Jake Parker the illustrator and creator of InkTober  released the new “Official Prompt List 2022” I am happy to post it here so that you have some time until October 1st to plan your challenge and get ready!

Here is the INKTOBER Story and Rrules:
Illustrator Jake Parker is the creator of this great challenge and initiative started in October 2009. Jake created InkTober as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Here are the Official Rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2022
4) Repeat

That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.
Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn about InkTober.  If you like to join these challenges don’t forget when you post your drawing online always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2022  #INKTOBER  post your ink drawing online on your Blog and/or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…add all the tags to any place you share your drawings online!

Some of my Favorite Supplies:
I use  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – Bee Paper for Watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Micron or COPIC pens Black, Brown, Dark Red inks #01, #005, White SAKURA Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Pocket Brush blak ink, ALVIN Mab Graves Draft/Matic Pencils , Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks.
(FYI This is not a sponsored post I have no affiliation with any of these brands. I purchase all my supplies and I am only sharing what I like and use)

Good luck to everyone joining InkTober 2022
There is plenty of time to prepare yourself! I honestly during the past 6 years I never planned or worked any sketch in advance it didn’t resonated with me because the goal of this challenge for me was to improvise and get creative and inspired day by day!  I only got my supplies ready in advance! But that’s just me! Do what is the best and resonates for you and most importantly have fun and create!
Please if you do participate share your plans or ideas I would love to read! If you’re a beginner or not and have any questions leave it in the comment section I would be happy to respond!

Have a great weekend!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – carolinarussoart.com

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INKTOBER 2020 – October Drawing Challenges Official Prompt Lists

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October Challenge

COMING SOON!
“INKTOBER 2020 
31 Days 31 Drawings”

Since 2009 in  October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

InkTober 2020
October is coming soon! And it means that artists around the world will participate to this great and inspiring drawing challenge.  This is my 5th year of InkTober, I will do all my best to create as much as possible and I hope to be able to complete the 31 days.  This year honestly I have no idea how I will approach the two challenges! Usually in the past few years I have followed the Official prompt lists and to make it more challenging and intriguing I combined the two challenges in one, combining the prompts! Not easy to do. Sometimes the two prompts aren’t a good match but that’s were creativity do the magic! Right now, I am navigating ideas  trying to make plans, not sure I want to combine the two challenges together. If not, I need to pick one, or not follow the official prompts and make my own list….lots to think for me! Your suggestions are welcome! ❤

Jake Parker the illustrator and creator of Inktober  released the new “Official Prompt List 2020” and I love to post it here so that you have some time until October 1st to plan and get ready!

Inktober 2020 Official Prompt List

My Inktober history:

2016  following the “Official Prompt List” I have created a “Fantasy Character Design”  which I love, her name is ©Ylia.  I have illustrated her adventures inspired by the daily prompts and developed her character and story throughout the month. If you follow me from the last 4 years, then you should remember my character Ylia,  the pic below shows one of my entry and you can see her. If you like to see more check all the other entries about her on my InkTober 2016  Gallery:

Day #12 – WORRIED – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

I had fun to create ©Ylia, she is a futuristic kind of “Superhero Warrior” with a nod to the past, she is a Messenger of “Love and Peace” and a creature of the universe that fight for the universal love. Most of my drawings were accompanied by quotes and Haiku poems that I wrote. Maybe one day I will publish an illustrated book of @Ylia Adventures! I would love that!  We will see what the future brings!

2017 I have Joined the two challenges InkTober and MabsDrawlloweenClub this one is a little more spoocky – Halloween theme prompts are created by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves!  My daily drawings were inspired by the combination of the two challenges daily prompt words creating my own hybrid challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this was my idea to enable me to join both challenges daily creating one drawing. And well it was pretty challenging, not easy but I wanted to make it harder to stimulate creativity in a different way and I made it! The outcome was a lovely collection of dark themed spooky drawings which I am very pleased!

My drawing “Frankenstein Bride” of this series become my first Die Cut Sticker

And if you like see more click the link of my  Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2017

Day #2 Goblin Divided – Supplies

2018 I have joined again the two challenges, I really love both and the community of artists around these two challenges. I didn’t want to miss them so I’ve participated with my hybrid mixing the prompts and my own hashtag is  #drawlloweentober  you can see my Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018

INKTOBER-MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018
Day 29 – Double, Mary Shelley ©CarolinaRusso

2019 Once again last year I have combined the prompts of the two challenges here you can see some of my drawings! To see all the drawings visit my Drawlloweentober 2019 Gallery

InKtober – Mabsdrawlloween club 2019

Settember 1st 2020  both challenges Official Prompt Lists were released on September 1st. Here there is also the MadsDrawlloweenClub2020 Prompt List  artist Mab Graves list is always inspired and dedicated to the Halloween theme.

Mabsdrawlloween 2020 Official Prompt List

My Favorite Supplies:
I use  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – Bee Paper for Watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Micron or COPIC pens Black, Brown, Dark Red inks #01, #005, White SAKURA Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Pocket Brush blak ink, ALVIN Mab Graves Draft/Matic Pencils , Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks.
(FYI This is not a sponsored post I purchase all my supplies and I am sharing what I like and use)

My Supplies!

Join us: these Challenges are open to anyone that love sketching with ink pens and if you’re member of the #worldwatercolorgroup you’re free to add a dash of watercolor. I hope that some of you will try this and join me and thousands of other artists around the world. You don’t have to be drawing every day if you don’t have time. You can drawing every other day, or every few days, or one entry a week! Doesn’t has to be a complicate drawing, it can be a small sketch, it will help you to develop a habit and refine your skills. Btw if you’re not crazy like me you don’t have to participate to both challenges just pick one! 😉 Good luck everyone hope to see you in October!

Here is the INKTOBER Story and Rrules:
Illustrator Jake Parker is the creator of this great challenge and initiative started in October 2009. Jake created InkTober as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Here are the Official Rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019
4) Repeat
That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.

I am very excited to join once again and participate to the challenges! I would be sharing my progress here on the Blog and daily on Instagram @carolinarussoart  Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn about Inktober.  If you like to join these challenges don’t forget when you post your drawing online always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2020  #INKTOBER  if you choose Mab Graves challenge add #mabsdrawlloweenclub2020 and if you add watercolor hashtag  #worldwatercolorgroup2020 post your ink drawing online on your Blog and/or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…add all the tags to any place you share your drawings online! Phew….I made it to the end of this long post! ❤

You can find some of my past Inktober drawings available as Open Edition Signed Prints in my ETSY Shop

#carolinarussoart 

I hope that artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me,
There is time to get organized and prepare yourself for for October! Please share your plans or ideas I would love to know!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Inktober 2018 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 31: Slice, Frankenstein

DOUBLE CHALLENGE

– Slice, Frankenstein –
Day #31 MabsDrawlloweenClub – Inktober 2018

The End! 

INKTOBER-MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018
Day 31 – Slice, Frankenstein
©CarolinaRusso

Day #31: Double Challenge #Drawlloweentober2018   

Prompts:
> #Inktober  Slice

> #MabsDrawlloweenClub  Frankenstein

Day #31 THE END! Today is last drawing for the double challenges. I am happy with my series and Collection and I am happy that for the third year I have been able to go strong until last day! So today I am celebrating for the great ending ❤ and I congratulate with all the other artists around the world that have participated and made it to the end, right now we have a wonderful series of 31 drawings! I also want to congratulate with everyone that participated for the first time and also with who didn’t make it to the end but enjoyed the process of creativity it’s ok! Today last day prompts are Slice and Frankenstein, as you can see my drawing is a surrealistic portrait of a sliced Frankenstein to celebrate his 200 Birthday! Here in USA today is Halloween so I wish you all a safe and great Halloween Day wherever you are and thank you so much for following me and my journey! Your support means everything! ❤

❤ All my 31 drawings in this October Series are now available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them in my SHOP!

❤ Details about my paintings:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ Details about these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. (read my previous post) Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. This Year I will Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween is a little more spoocky Halloween themed created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober2018”  yes this is my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time,  if you like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober2018

 

DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any question!

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

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#INKTOBER

Visit my DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Inktober 2018 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 30: Jolt, Bride

DOUBLE CHALLENGE

– Jolt, Bride –
Day #30 MabsDrawlloweenClub – Inktober 2018

 

INKTOBER-MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018
Day 30 – Jolt, Bride (Frankenstein)
©CarolinaRusso

Day #30: Double Challenge #Drawlloweentober2018   

Prompts:
> #Inktober  Jolt

> #MabsDrawlloweenClub  Bride (Frankenstein)

Day #30 Today prompts, for Inktober is Jolt and the other challenge prompt is dedicated to The Bride, still celebrating Frankenstein, mabsdrawlloweenclub challenge is more oriented to Halloween style and dark art drawings so The Bride is a prompt that is always included. Today I wanted to do something different and more ink pen drawing I have created a three position face of the Bride for the prompt “Jolt” and only added a touch of watercolor for a background shade, the faces are all black and white using only pens. I cannot believe tomorrow is last day! ❤

❤ All my drawings in this October Series are now available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them in my SHOP!

❤ Details about my paintings:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ Details about these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. (read my previous post) Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. This Year I will Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween is a little more spoocky Halloween themed created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober2018”  yes this is my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time,  if you like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober2018

 

DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any question!

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

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#INKTOBER

Visit my DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Inktober 2018 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 29: Double, Mary Shelley

DOUBLE CHALLENGE

– Double, Mary Shelley –
Day #29 MabsDrawlloweenClub – Inktober 2018

INKTOBER-MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018
Day 29 – Double, Mary Shelley ©CarolinaRusso

 

Day #29: Double Challenge #Drawlloweentober2018   

Prompts:
> #Inktober  Double

> #MabsDrawlloweenClub  Mary Shelley

Day #29 Today prompts are very interesting, because one of them is dedicated to Novelist Mary Shelley, best known for her Gothic novel “Frankenstein” here it is my portrait of her in my style.  I have created a double view of her since Inktober  prompt is double and of course Frankenstein is a must in this portrait because this year last October 3, 2018 celebrates its 200th birthday! So Happy Birthday Mr. Frankenstein!

❤ All my drawings in this October Series are now available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them in my SHOP!

❤ Details about my paintings:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ Details about these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. (read my previous post) Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. This Year I will Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween is a little more spoocky Halloween themed created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this is my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time,  if you like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

 

DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any question!

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

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#INKTOBER

Visit my DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Inktober 2018 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 28: Gift, Raven

DOUBLE CHALLENGE

– Gift Raven –
Day #28 MabsDrawlloweenClub – Inktober 2018

INKTOBER-MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018
Day 28 – Gift Raven ©CarolinaRusso

 

Day #28: Double Challenge #Drawlloweentober2018   

Prompts:
> #Inktober  Gift

> #MabsDrawlloweenClub  Raven

Day #28 Happy Sunday everyone I hope this last weekend of October is going well for you all! These are truly last few days of these Challenges I am happy with my series and I hope you too if you’ve participated, it is great to see in the end all the 31 drawings and the growth in skills and creativity! Today in the beginning I wasn’t too happy with my drawing, but in the end I guess it turned out ok!

❤ All my drawings in this October Series are now available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them in my SHOP!

❤ Details about my paintings:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ Details about these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. (read my previous post) Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. This Year I will Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween is a little more spoocky Halloween themed created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this is my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time,  if you like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

 

DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any question!

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

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#INKTOBER

Visit my DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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#INKTOBER, #INKTOBER2018, #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Challenge, Creativity, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Fantasy Art, Illustration, Ink, Ink Drawing, Mabsdrawlloweenclub, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors

Inktober 2018 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 27: Thunder Swamp Thing

DOUBLE CHALLENGE

– Thunder Swamp Thing –
Day #27 MabsDrawlloweenClub – Inktober 2018

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Day 27 – Thunder Swamp Thing ©CarolinaRusso

 

Day #27: Double Challenge #Drawlloweentober2018   

Prompts:
> #Inktober  Thunder

> #MabsDrawlloweenClub  Swamp Thing

Day #27 For today prompts Thunder and Swamp Thing I had to brainstorm a little, because how do you draw a thunder? Think about it! Is not easy and I had to do the combination with a Swamp creature, of course everything has lots to do with water. First of all, I decided for the stormy tones of grays and purple and I wanted drawing a nice figure and not a monster swamp thing. The girl in my drawing represents the swamp creature and she is the “Storm Queen” as she carries on her head a cloud with lighting and thunders! Sure I had fun drawing! Let me know your opinion!

❤ All my drawings in this October Series are now available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them in my SHOP!

❤ Details about my paintings:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ Details about these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. (read my previous post) Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. This Year I will Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween is a little more spoocky Halloween themed created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this is my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time,  if you like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

 

DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any question!

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

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#INKTOBER

Visit my DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com