You may have noticed a thrilling trend this month of artists stepping back from their computers and picking up a pen and paper to take part in (hashtag alert!) #inktober.
But what is Inktober? Illustrator Jake Parker (http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober) started Inktober in 2009 in order to develop his inking skills. He finished a new ink drawing every day in the month of October. Now, the challenge has caught on worldwide as thousands of artists have wielded their pens and joined the inky movement.
We pulled some of our favorite fan art inktober drawings so far.
The best part of the inkvasion is how many artists are reaching for their moleskines. This artist’s adorable notebook portrait of the Fab Four please pleases me.
The Legend of Korra returned last week, and what better way to celebrate than an adorable baby!Korra illustration. Before mastering airbending or waterbending, she tackled the ancient practice of polar bear dog-bending.
Even in ink portraits, Morticia Addams’ bone structure is something to be envied. Soft pens and softer light can’t sand down those cheekbones.
Hedwig lives! The boy wizard’s owl rises again, looking regal in those thick ink snowflakes.
KIM POSSIBLE FAN ART EVERYBODY! Where are Rufus and Ron??
What are you thinking about, Watson? We can’t read you as easily as Sherlock can...
The Adventure Time fandom is strong in the #inktober tag. In our favorite one, Marceline the Vampire Queen melts our faces off. Slay, girl, slay!
It’s not too late to join the #inktober movement. Put down that stylus and reach for a Faber Castell. Then, upload yours to Worship the Fan Art
Did I miss your #inktober fave? Tweet me about it @fanartbritta.