Have you heard about it before? Jake Parker created it in 2009, and the goal was nothing in particular – he just wanted to upgrade his inking technique and have fun.
Of course, nothing interesting or unique hasn’t missed its opportunity to go viral. And the same happened to Inktober.
Since then, thousands and millions of people follow this trend every year and test their inking skills from the first day of October.
The party lasts until the end of the month.
The Inktober Story Of An Aspiring Illustrator
Many artists from around the world traditionally join this challenge, and this was the case with Mike Koubou too.
He always had the intention to join the Inktober community and give it a try, but he didn’t find some spare time for it. Finally, he decided that this time was his only chance to enter and have fun with the drawings.
Nothing Seems Good Enough
Mike drew half of the month, but he was never satisfied with his results. The timeframe put additional pressure on him, and he felt anxious about anything he did.
The illustrator thought that he didn’t do anything special at all. However, one thing he knew for sure – he had a basic theme for the prompt list. And a theme always makes things better because it gives you a clear direction for your work.
A Theme Makes Things Flow Easier
His theme was Ladies. The relief came in an instant because, for him, it was easier to follow the specific Inktober prompt list.
Another tip he followed was the old but good – if you don’t know what to do, always analyze your competitors. Don’t copy, but look and interpret everything by following your style.
The interesting thing is, he started his Inktober journey with less than 3000 followers on Instagram. By the end of the month, he had gained nearly 13k followers thanks to his amazing Inktober drawings.
Here’s the gallery of his work. Enjoy these magnificent pieces of art, and don’t forget to check his Instagram account if you want to stay in touch with his work.