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Inktober 2020 prompts and rules revealed: Fish, wisp drawings and more

Iram Sharifah Khan October 1, 2020
inktober 2020 prompts

Inktober 2020 prompts and rules are officially out and people have been aching to find out what they are. How to draw fish, wisp and more. Halloween isn’t the only identifying hallmark of the month of October. It’s officially 1 October 2020 so, move over Jack-O-lanterns, Inktober is upon us!

What is Inktober?

For those of you who may not know, the yearly month-long drawing challenge was started by Jake Parker in 2009, to improve his own drawings and help other artists to develop theirs.

Since the beginning, Inktober has grown a huge following and has even inspired fans to start a new movement for the month of September – Sketchtember, with the Instagram and Twitter tag #Sketchtember.

What are the Inktober 2020 prompts?

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Each year on 1 October a list of prompts is released by the official Inktober website for those participating in the challenge to use as inspirations. The words are chosen mostly at random, but they are meant to evoke feeling in the artists attempting to draw them.

Every day this month, thousands of people around the word will submit their own ink-drawn interpretations of these prompts using the tag #Inktober on social media.

Fans have wasted no time getting started on today’s Inktober prompt – fish.

Checkout this cool piece on Instagram:

Fans also post on Twitter and facebook!

Inktober 2020 day 1: Fish

If you’re thinking of joining the challenge, here are some more drawings for today’s prompt to get you inspired.

Inktober rules

The first rule of Inktober is: You do not talk about Inktober. Just kidding!

The rules are simple, Straight from the official website, here they are:

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 #inktober2020

4) Repeat

To see more of Inktobers own work you can check out their Instagram account too!

Here is a list of other timed artistic challenges you might find interesting.

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Iram is a London-based freelance journalist with a BA in Journalism and Media from Birkbeck University. She studied several modules, including Journalism in British Life, Interview skills and Feature Writing, Introduction to Journalism Practice and Manga and Anime. Iram went from university to work with GRV Media at The Focus Writers’ Academy and enjoys learning Japanese, taking singing lessons, playing video games and watching Korean dramas in her spare time.