Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 “as a challenge to improve my 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.”

Perfect for us pen-friends, yeah? The above sketch is Rohrer und Klingner’s Scabiosa in a Speedball dip-nib.

There are only four rules for Inktober:

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

Check out JP’s site for more information, including photos and details about his top 8 pens for Inktober!

Quick cameraphone shot of some of the inking tools I’ll be busting out this month:


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