It’s Easy, But It’s Hard!

Why do Inktober? Life is busy, it would be so much easier just to skip it this year! 😬😅

But there’s a lot you can learn from doing an art challenge like Inktober, even if you don’t end up completing it.

Here’s 4 reasons why you should do Inktober, as a creative person:

  1. Develop a daily drawing habit. It takes just about a month to make a habit automatic. So if you can make it through Inktober, you’re more likely to stick with your daily drawing habit long after Inktober is done. And if you stick with your daily drawing habit, you are sure to get better at illustration!

  2. Push your creative limits. It’s hard enough to come up with an idea for just one drawing, let alone one everyday for 31 days straight, especially if you are just getting started in illustration. Inktober gives you the chance to flex those imagination muscles and figure out creative solutions.

  3. Get more exposure for your art. One of the cardinal rules of Inktober is to share your work with others. By posting new drawings for Inktober everyday, you are getting more eyeballs on your work, and potentially growing your following.

  4. Learn how to ship a project. It’s a lot easier to start a project than it is to finish it! By staying the course with the Inktober challenge, you learn how to work through the day-to-day struggles and take the steps needed to complete the challenge.

As it turns out, the founders of SVSLearn also did a podcast episode on this very topic during Inktober 2018! Hear about how Jake Parker started the Inktober challenge, and their thoughts on why you should do an art challenge.

 

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