Every year, thousands of people around the world and in India take up the Inktober art challenge that was started by American artist Jake Parker almost 15 years ago. While it started out with ink, it has gone on to take different forms and more recently the digital route. Mumbai art enthusiasts trace their journey through art, technique and mediums
Aakash Deka has created artworks for this Inktober challenge based on 'Dream' (left) and 'Spiders' (right) using digital art this year. Photo Courtesy: Aakash Deka
- Inktober was started by American artist Jake Parker in 2009 to improve his inking skills
- The uniqueness about Inktober is that every year there are new prompts for the challenge
- Over the years, people have evolved from using ink to watercolours and digital art
Lavanya Venkateswaran religiously started following Inktober in 2018 after she learned about the art challenge from her friends, and came across the artworks of several artists who she was following on social media at the time. Ever since then, the Mumbaikar has not only seen herself evolve as an artist but also challenge herself in the process.