Tyler Dantuma
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Ready your pens.

Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. The point is to be consistent with it. Inktober is about growing, improving, and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent, the better.

Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 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.

 
 
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Pushing the envelope.

Each year, Jake provides a list of daily prompts that artists use to inspire their drawings. I expand upon that each year with additional direction for my daily pieces.

 
 
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Inktober 2017

This year, I decided to base my first 22 days off of picking a random card out of a major arcana tarot collection, and used those cards as combined inspiration with the official prompts.

 
 
 
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Inktober 2016

This year, I decided to focus on a few particular subjects which I wanted to improve; creatures, environments, and weapons. I used the official prompts as inspiration and direction for my daily subject. For the remaining days, I picked one of those three based on a dice roll.