Inktober 2020: Tips for success in the art challenge

(Image credit: Daria Golab)

Inktober is almost here. This year marks the 11th year of the art challenge, which asks participants to create an ink drawing every day for the month of October. It's a challenge that is increasingly popular in the art world, with many enjoying the process and some reaping many rewards from taking part. 

As the name suggests, the drawings should be in ink, see our pen and ink drawing tips if you need a little help. And if your pencil case is looking depleted, check out our guide to the best pens for artists.

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Ruth Hamilton

Ruth spent a couple of years as Deputy Editor of Creative Bloq, and has also either worked on or written for almost all of the site's former and current print titles, from Computer Arts to ImagineFX. She now spends her days reviewing mattresses and hiking boots as the Outdoors and Wellness editor at, but continues to write about design on a freelance basis in her spare time.