Happy October, everyone! Or shall I say, Inktober? For all you inkophiles and notebookphiles out there, you know what this means. Since 2009, artists worldwide have used this month to challenge themselves to do one ink drawing a day for 31 days. Inktober was created by Jake Parker to develop a better drawing practice and improve his skills. To add an element of accountability (which is especially good for those who need a little extra push to stay consistent), anyone participating must share their drawings or post them online. Calligraphy, typography, lettering, and even creative writing is allowed. Markers and watercolors are allowed as well, but the point is to see what you can make with very simple, straightforward tools—so paper and black ink are ideal.
Here are the simple rules, taken from the Inktober website, which also offers daily prompts if you don’t know where to start:
- Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
- Post it.
- Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019
And now for the giveaway!
We’re giving away three Rhodiarama softcover notebooks (in anise, yellow, and raspberry) to three lucky Instagram users. All you have to do to enter is:
- live in the US.
- follow @rhodiapads on IG and like our giveaway post.
- repost one of the @rhodiapads giveaway pics to your feed. It should be your desired notebook color (post will include 3 pics, each with a different notebook color). Make sure to tag us!
*The giveaway will be open from 9am this Thursday, Oct. 3 to 9am on Monday, Oct. 7. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Once notified, winners have 48 hours to respond with their details to claim the prize. After 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.