Fearless Friday, Inktober


Happy October!




I am joining the Inktober art challenge this month




Inktober is an annual October international art challenge

Artists create a daily drawing or painting using only ink




Jake Parker created this challenge 10 years ago

The purpose is to inspire artists to draw everyday…

This improves skills and develops positive drawing habits





You can use the list of daily prompts

Or create/draw whatever you want!

Big, small, detailed, abstract, this challenge is for anyone!





I treated myself to the October Sketchbox,

not that I needed any art supplies, 😳 I am an art supply addict…

But I knew a box of new goodies would amp up my excitement!




The box contained 2 kinds of ink, a #4 flat shader brush, and 8 pens of various types and nib sizes.  One of the pens, Kuretake Zig Cambio* is actually Indigo blue, so I added some other blue pens in various sizes and shades to the supplies I want to use this month

I want to experiment drawing with shades and tones of blue as well as black

*this is a First Look pen, debuting for Sketchbox customers before it is available in stores!




I used my new organizer and filled it with new and old pens, and added this mini sketch book from a previous sketchbox





I am going to be traveling a lot this month,  all my supplies easily fit in this 11″ x 4″ box, so I will have everything I need wherever I am and it will be easy to grab and go





I jotted down the list of prompts and will do each day’s drawing in this mini book

I am planning to keep most of the sketches small and only spend 15 minutes per day





Ring was day #1

I drew a picture of a handmade ring I saw on Instagram






Day 2, “Mindless” is a Zentangle





Zentangles are such a fun way to draw and doodle





You start with a line and develop it into a pattern





Keep adding shapes, “mindlessly” creating patterns and whimsy





Until your page or rectangle is filled





Anyone can doodle, and Inktober is all about experimenting and practicing





Choosing my supplies, keeping them together

and placing a time limit on the daily challenge

Makes me feel confident I can keep up with this





I hope you’ll join the fun!

I will be posting daily on Instagram if you want to follow along!




You can even break the rules if you want and add a little color!

Have fun and Be Fearless!




I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

17 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Inktober”
  1. I always enjoy your Fearless Friday’s Jenna. Reading your post reminded me that I used to doodle, but never do that now. Maybe it was way before “devices” when we actually picked up pen and paper. Happy Friday and Safe travels this month!

  2. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Jenna, I love your doodles!! Fantastic that you are doing the Inktober challenge! 🎨👍 Good idea to keep the drawings small. I like that you also are trying some new art supplies. 💗 They always make it more fun!! Cheers! 😍

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh Jenna, you could never meet a challenge you could not keep up with your talent. Adding to your art supplies I’m sure is always a treat and inspiration to further your production of painting and drawings. Love the doodles and tutorial on how they are achieved. I adore the pop of red on the rooster! Have a great weekend……..hugs.

  4. pattyanneart says:

    I love your sketching and am always inspired by your beautiful work. The sketch box looks like fun, I need to look into getting one. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Jenna! 💚😊

    • You should sign up for one sometime, it’s fun not knowing what you’re going to get, and seeing and trying things you might not have tried. I’ve ordered from Art Snacks too. Let me know if you get one!

  5. Your leaves are really the best. They have such a wonderful feel to them. And love the chicken too! Happy Inktober!

  6. Cyndi Raines says:

    I really like your leaves too and the chicken looks great with the pop of red. The downy chest feathers look so real! You do this so well! 😉

  7. Pattie says:

    I love your art. You always make it look so easy. I am an art supply addict too, but I am more into rubber stamping, bookmaking, and paper art. I am interested in zentangle, but mine never look this good.

  8. Mary says:

    Sketchbox sounds like it was made for you Jenna! What a fun way to challenge yourself. ♥

  9. Laura Kate says:

    You are wise to create a time limit. I decided to draw for the Inktober challenge this year. I find myself spending 2-3 hours per day making the drawings and a few more hours per day looking at other people’s drawings.

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