Welcome to the first in a series of posts featuring prompts for Inktober! If you’re not familiar with Inktober I’ll be going into more detail in just a moment but basically it is an art prompt that takes place every October using only ink. There is a set prompt list created by the original Inktober founder, however, it has become such a wonderful community project now that there are so many new prompts popping up each year. Every year Inktober is responsible for the creation of so much fantastic art and connecting people with new artists. It is also so inspiration for many people and with so many fantastic prompts to choose from there is something for everyone! So I wanted to share them all before October comes around so people can take part or start following hashtags to see the wonderful art that emerges from these prompts.
Disclaimer: I have done my best to only include prompts in which the creators have clearly stated they are happy for people to share and take part in. If I have accidentally included a personal one or you wish for your prompt to be removed from this list please let me know and I’ll be happy to oblige.
Inktober is an art prompt that was originally created in 2009 by Jake Parker who wanted a challenge to develop his inking skills. It has grown from there to become a worldwide event with thousands of artists of all skill levels taking part. The prompt consists of 31 words that act as a prompt, an idea for an ink drawing for each day. As explained in the FAQ section of the Inktober website participants are welcome to use whatever medium they want and interpret the prompts in their own way. That includes working with calligraphy and lettering if that is your field of interest. In general the rules are pretty much lax about everything; if you want to do one a day or several in one day then that’s fine too! The whole point is to get together, challenge yourself and most of all have some fun doing it 🙂
Below is the official Inktober 2018 prompt list:
— Inktober (@inktober) September 1, 2018
Magic & Fantasy Prompts
There are so many prompts I have had to split them into categories and then into weekly posts. For the first set of prompts I have gathered everything related to magic and fantasy together for you. Here you will find spells, magic, fairytales, knights, elves and much more. Darker magical themes will be included in next weeks horror and supernatural theme. ((Banner photo by Cederic X on Unsplash))
Have one to add to the list? Let me know in the comments 🙂 Please keep in mind that only 2018 Inktober prompts will be listed.
Finally made my #Inktober2018 prompt for this year called stars&spells!!! Anyone doing inktober this year?? Going to be buying some fun supplies to get me pumped! I'm excited to really push myself this year since I felt like last year I half assed! pic.twitter.com/KrMyksS9FA
— Art of AMA (@absolute_ama) September 3, 2018
Are you ready to start thinking about #inktober2018 ?? Well @petrichroma and I have a hot fresh prompt list for you! Join us in October for #inktoberqueens !! We also have a discord chat setup to boot. It’s gonna be fun times. 😉 #inktober #inktoberp… https://t.co/kgl7SnH62N pic.twitter.com/2o21n6ewv7
— Amy (@Tsukiyono) September 2, 2018
I've created a prompts list for this #Inktober 🌙 I was tired of doing the same every year so this time here's something different! U can draw the potion itself or sb carrying it!🌿🔮 feel free to share it😘 #Inktober2018 #nikatober pic.twitter.com/bzDrCheQdm
— V.Nika 🌺 (@Nikapin) September 8, 2018
Decided to make my own #Inktober2018 List since I didn't really like the new one this year. It'll be tagged under #Kingzvire since most of the titles are under those that I did in 'Quest for the Jewel of Life' during my thesis this past May. Should be fun 🙂 pic.twitter.com/GGSqpekmkq
— Niki "Kitsune" Johnson 🦊 – Commissions OPEN! (@DragonFoxStar) September 4, 2018
heres my own #Inktober2018 list called #knightober ! basically a list to create and design knights based on these themes/aesthetics! feel free to use and make some hot knights for october ⚔️⚔️ pic.twitter.com/mGSrQRqom4
— Han 🦁👑 @ busy (@barasboo) September 9, 2018
— Indy 👻🔪 (@Trefle_IX) September 8, 2018
✨C e l e s t i a l & L o v e l y✨
I created a Inktober list with @MissAmethysa using magical words for inspiration!
— Kristin Patoni (@KristinPArt) September 2, 2018
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Because it is closer than expected, for @inktober I’m going to go with the Inktober Elves prompt by @ranefea. There are so many Inktober prompts every year but, I like the variety in this one. Hopefully this challenge helps and, as an added bonus layer, I’m going to alternate between male and female because I don’t usually draw male figures and could use the challenge for that. #inktober #inktoberelves #inktober2018
I made a thing! #furry #furryart #inktober #inktober2018
"Can I replace X/skip Y/etc."
Yes, I just made a list of ideas so I don't have to spend time trying to think one up on the day itself. Also, maybe pre-sketch some before October starts.
Good luck everyone! pic.twitter.com/7xwOdlvY7A
— Thaily Brimstone (@Thaily) September 5, 2018
— Nina, the Axe Wife 🇦🇺✈️🇺🇲✈️🇦🇺✈️🇵🇭 (@Neenernina) September 5, 2018
Bald ist Inktober! Zeit für eine drachige prompt list. Zusammen mit @Cora_Mia hab ich mir da was ausgedacht 🐲 Ich werde auch versuchen, dieses Jahr viel zu schaffen!
Wer möchte, kann diese Liste gern nutzen ❤️#inktober #DragonInktober #dragons #art pic.twitter.com/L81x7FO7WS
— Fyre-Derp the Derping Dragon (@FyreDrrragon) September 4, 2018
Inktober is coming up and I made an environment prompt list for this year! I want to try and push myself with something different and not do characters for this inktober.
— Lonelytofu (@_lonelytofu_) September 2, 2018
Over to You
Have you ever taken part in Inktober? Or any other art prompt? I’m planning in taking part for the first time this year and I’ll be posting more about that at the end of the month!
Did any of these prompts catch your eye?
If you’re not an artist will you be following any of the hashtags to see what art is created?
Let me know in the comments!
Have a prompt to add to the list? Let me know in the comments 🙂 Please keep in mind that only 2018 Inktober prompts will be listed.