It’s officially October, which means summer is for sure over, but ut also means it’s time for everybody’s favorite drawing challenge – Inktober. For those who are unfamiliar, Inktober is a daily drawing challenge that takes place during the month of October wherein artists are encouraged to do one ink drawing per day and to post the results on social media. It was founded by social media maven, artist, educator, and all-around good guy, Jake Parker. You can read more about it here.

As in past years, this year we will be participating as a group. This means that we’ll be posting and sharing each other’s work but that we’ll also be having a contest! That’s right, every drawing that you make and post to either Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #nscintokber will get you an entry to win one of two $25 gift cards for Blick Art Materials.

If you aren’t sure what to draw or if you need some inspiration, feel free to pull something from our official 2017 prompt list:

We’re looking forward to seeing your creations.