- 23 Oct 2017
- FWD Admin
The Pen Isn’t Just Mightier Than the Sword, It Can Paint A Million Pictures Too
Come October and our social media feeds have been filled with some seriously cool drawings and artwork. It’s not just the creative juices of artists that start flowing but also their multi-coloured inks onto paper, making us wish we were artsy and creative too.
Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. In 2009 artist Jake Parker created Inktober as a challenge to improve his artistic inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavour with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. "Anyone can do Inktober, just pick up a pen and start drawing." Jake says.
So what are you waiting for? Open those sketchbooks and dust off the pens! Inktober is here!
And while you're at it, here's a few of our favourite Kochikaar (in no particular order) who are inking their way into our Instagram feeds and our hearts this October
What we Love: His oh-so-beautifully intricate works and attention to detail have us waiting for his posts to appear on our Instagram feed.
What we love: We love Mia’s cute and quirky illustrations. Her style is simple yet so catchy.
What we love: The monochrome use of colour and his interpretation of the ideas not just in his illustrations but his catchy captions.
What we love: There is a bit of quirk that shines through in all of Taarika’s artwork
What we love: How Gokul has incorporated a cute little character called ‘Ahem’ into all of his Inktober drawings.
What we love: Ann’s work seems greatly inspired by her surroundings and lots of influences from flora and fauna.
Elizabeth Sara George
What we love: Elizabeth’s whimsical and eclectic drawings bring you a wee bit of happiness every day.
Vishnu M Nair
What we love: Vishnu’s surrealist depictions in most of his drawings and his impeccable flair with water colours.
What we love: Just a few well drawn lines on paper can go a long way and Navya’s minimalist style of drawing is proof of that.
Text Credit: Rochelle D’Souza