CULTURE & ARTS

Inktober Is Ending, But These Awesome Drawings Will Live On Forever

All hail the power of #ink.

The writing world has NaNoWriMoThe facial hair enthusiasts have Movember. And for the artsy crowd, there's Inktober

For the uninitiated, Inktober is that special time of year (read: the month of October) during which artists from all over the world (read: people across the Internet) unite to put pen to paper every single day for a full month.

Started by Jake Parker in 2009 as a way to challenge himself, the initiative motivates professional artists, amateur doodlers and everyone in between to push past that creative anxiety and just start making stuff. The rules for Inktober, as detailed by Parker, are as follows:

InkTober rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it on your blog (or Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin it on your wall.)
3) Hashtag it with #inktober
4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent, the better.

That's it! Now go make something beautiful.

As you can see by perusing the various hashtags, the resulting stuff is really, really cool. Now that October is finally over, we're rounding up some of our favorite examples of #Inktober. If you missed out this year, you have over 330 days to prepare yourself for next year's festivities. 

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