InkTober: Day 1 – Fast

I decided to participate in InkTober this year. 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.”

According to Jake, anyone can do InkTober, just pick up a pen and start drawing. I’ll be using the challenge to hopefully improve my drawing skills and as a daily mindfulness practice. I find that when I focus my attention on drawing something it distracts me from my pain. I’m so committed to this challenge, I started an Instagram account so I can have my posts counted as part of the InkTober community.

The rules for InkTober are simple

  1. Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
  2. Post it online
  3. Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2016
  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.

This is the official Prompt List for this year’s challenge



I spent all day trying to think of what I could possibly draw to represent the first prompt: FAST. Well, here’s my first drawing for the challenge. I can only hope that I get better as the month progresses…


InkTober - Day 1 - Fast


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