Inktober 2021 – Week 1

I love drawing challenges as a way to commit myself to a regular creative practice. Inktober provides a daily drawing prompt every day for the month of October. Here are my first seven days.

This year I decided to combine my love of postcards with the Inktober challenge. The idea of finishing the drawing and then sending it out into the world, for someone to hopefully appreciate added a new dimension to me.

Day 1 – Crystal

Crystal | Inktober 2021 | Day 1
Crystal chandelier hand drawn on a postcard for day 1 of Inktober 2021. Theme: Crystal.

Day 2 – Suit

Suit. Inktober 2021.
A suit of cards with the Queen on top hand drawn on a postcard for day 2 of Inktober 2021. Theme: Suit.

Day 3 – Vessel

Vessel. Inktober Day 3.
Diagram of blood vessels. Artery, vein, capillaries, heart, venules, arterioles and blood cells all hand drawn on a postcard for day 3 of Inktober 2021. Theme: Vessel.

Day 4 – Knot

Knot. Inktober Day 4.
Gordian knot of rope hand drawn on a postcard for day 4 of Inktober 2021. Theme: Knot.

Day 5 – Raven

Raven. Inktober Day 5.
Silhouette of a raven on a wire hand drawn on a postcard for day 5 of Inktober 2021. Theme: Raven.

Day 6 – Spirit

Spirit. Inktober 2021 Day 6.
A hand guides a planchette over the word YES on an old style Ouija board. Hand drawn in stippling style on a postcard for day 6 of Inktober 2021. Theme: Spirit.

Day 7 – Fan

Fan. Inktober Day 7.
Woman holds a fan in front of her face and smiles as her hair is blown back. Hand drawn on a postcard for day 7 of Inktober 2021. Theme: Fan.


Inktober was started in 2009 by Jake Parker as a way to improve his own skills and practice.

Inktober website

Inktober 2019

I last participated in Inktober in 2019. I did a drawing on a Post It note every day.

Inktober – Week 1

Inktober – Week 2

Inktober – Week 3

Inktober – Week 4

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