Inktober Portrait Challenge

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🎨 What's Happening?

Every single day of October, we’ll hone in on a specific skill related to portrait drawing. If you joined us last year, you’ll find the format familiar but with a few fresh challenges to keep you on your toes. You’ll build your skills step by step as you ride the energy of a community of artists all committed to developing their craft.

✨ why is this Challenge special?

  • It is community-based
    You get access to a dedicated Discord server.
  • It is focused on skill acquisition
    You get prompts designed to help you learn.
  • We do daily drawing sessions (Mon—Fri)
    Stay motivated, ask questions, and meet other artists.

💬 Prompts

We will share daily drawing prompts about master studies, head construction, facial features, creative mark-making, notan value studies and more. Post your daily drawings on Discord where you can ask questions and support everyone else’s progress as well.

😅 "Do I need to draw every day?"

This challenge is meant to be fun. Anyone can participate at their individual level of commitment. It might be helpful to set a goal for yourself. For example, “post daily” or “post every other day”, or “post once a week”. Whatever you decide, just be consistent with it. Inktober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more consistent you are, the more you will benefit.

🙋‍♂️ Team

This challenge is hosted by Dorian Iten (@dorian.visuals), Chiara Moiraghi (@kiatucano), Hofan Chau (@wild.heart.root), and Karla Cecilia MC (@karlaceciliamc). Our intention is to foster a supportive community and have fun making art together.

🏠 Weekly Community calls

In 2022 we hosted weekly calls each Saturday for everyone that participated in the portrait challenge. You can watch the recordings below.