My Inktober Journey Thus Far

Hello Citizens of The Blogosphere,

This year I decided to participate in Inktober, a popular internet challenge for artists. Basically, the challenge is to create and share one ink drawing every day in October. (Inktober was created by artist, Jake Parker. Read more about Inktober on Jake’s website.)

As of this writing, I am at day 18 of Inktober, which puts me a little more than half way through. I love how inspiring it is to create every day, even if it’s just for an hour during my lunch break at my day job. Also, I’m finding that I really like using dip pens and ink… which is news to me, because I haven’t really used dip pens to draw before.

Below is a recap of my journey, featuring all my Inktober drawings thus far.

October 1: Tangled Garden. (Fine liners and ink on mixed media paper)

Tangled Garden

October 2: Mina. (Various ballpoint pens on mixed media paper.)


October 3: Portrait of Things. (Micron pens on thin paper.)


October 4: Alien From Outer Space. (Fineliners and brush pens on thin paper.)


October 5: Nessa. (Dip pen/calligraphy ink with watercolor background on mixed media paper.)


October 6: Qi. (Dip pen/calligraphy ink on toned paper.)


October 7: Maria. (Dip pen/calligraphy ink on toned paper.)


October 8: Seep. (Dip pen/calligraphy ink on toned paper.)

Seep. (Dip pen/calligraphy ink on toned paper.) @annotatedaudrey

October 9: The Happy Jack-o’-lantern (Fine liners and white gel pen on toned paper.)

The Happy Jack-o'-lantern @annotatedaudrey

October 10: Paula. (Fine liners, dip pen/calligraphy ink on mixed media paper.)

Paula @annotatedaudrey

October 11: Flower Hair (Dip pen/calligraphy ink on mixed media paper.)

Flower hair @annotatedaudrey

October 12: Jaime.  (Dip pen/calligraphy ink on gold acrylic background on mixed media paper.)

Jaime @annotatedaudrey

October 13: Of The Forest.

(Dip pen/calligraphy ink on gold acrylic background on mixed media paper.)

Of The Forest @annotatedaudrey

October 14: Natasha. (Dip pen/calligraphy ink on mixed media paper.)

Natasha @annotatedaudrey

October 15: Masked Mermaid.

(Dip pen/calligraphy ink on silver acrylic background on mixed media paper.)

Masked Mermaid @annotatedaudrey

October 16: Ed the Skeleton.  (Fine liners on mixed media paper.)

Ed The Skeleton @annotatedaudrey

October 17: Mermaid Hair (Dip pen/calligraphy ink on mixed media paper.)

mermaid hair @annotatedaudrey

October 17 Bonus: Honeymoon  (Dip pen/calligraphy ink and marker on mixed media paper.)


October 18: A Witch Among Us.  (Dip pen/calligraphy ink on mixed media paper.)


If you want to see the full drawings in all of their glory, you can check them out by visiting my Inktober Art Gallery on my Facebook page. If you want to see how the rest of my Inktober drawings turn out, follow me on Instagram (@annotatedaudrey) where I post my drawings daily.

As always, thank you for taking the time to read this post!sign off


Copyright Notice:

All images contained in this post are copyrighted by the artist. All rights reserved. Please do not use these images without permission. I encourage you to share these images, but if you do please give me credit as I work hard to create my art.

Thank You!

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And now… that’s all she wrote. (Literally.)

22 thoughts on “My Inktober Journey Thus Far

  1. I have experimented with ink before in a couple different classes. I was not so keen on Chinese ink and a brush but I did work with Indian ink and liked it a bit better. What kind of ink/method do you use? It’s very beautiful, your pictures, especially the pictures you detail with flowers etc.


    1. Hello and Thanks so much for your kind words, I’m not a huge fan of calligraphy brushes either… but when I tried my calligraphy ink (Higgins brand) with a dip pen… I really liked it! As for the dip pen… its just a Speedball brand dip pen… here’s a link to a comparable one on Amazon… . -Audrey

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  2. These are brilliant. I’m also participating with Inktober – on instagram, but all I’m able to create are basic stick figures. Well done! and keeping going – you’re over the half way mark.


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