Coming Soon: October Drawing Challenge


We're gearing up to celebrate a month-long drawing challenge for 31 days of October. Jake Parker started Inktober as a means to get people into the habit of drawing in ink to improve drawing skills and break that creative block so many of us have as we stare down at a blank sheet of paper.


Koh-I-Noor USA is joining in the fun this month by offering our own prompt list, giveaways, and product highlights to help you on your drawing journey. We're featuring ten artists on our drawing team this year to help keep you motivated, inspired, and connected to a community of artists taking up the challenge right alongside you.


What is the October Drawing Challenge and How to Do It

The goal is to create one ink drawing a day for the 31 days of October. You can choose to work off a prompt list, create serial work, or come up with your own plan. Anyone can participate! Choose to do the full challenge of 31 drawings in 31 days, the half challenge of 1 drawing every other day for 31 days, or the part-time challenge of 1 drawing a week. Drawing ink is the media of choice for the month, but you can also add in markers, paint, mixed media, or whatever you choose. The point of the program is to challenge yourself to draw more this month; do whatever it takes to get you there!


We're kicking off the month with a drawing prompt list to get your creative juices flowing. You may choose to use our list and these prompts in any order, or you may choose to do your own thing. We'll be inspiring you on your drawing journey with blog posts from our Koh-I-Noor October drawing team, and host giveaways during the month. Post your work on social media and use the hashtags #kohinoorInkChallenge and #kohinoorusa to share your work with us on Facebook (/KohINoorUSA), and Instagram (@kohinoorusa)!


We look forward to seeing your work, hearing about your experience, and encourage you to draw every day in the month of October. Keep an eye out for our next post introducing our 2020 October Drawing Team!

Lana Boyle

Creative Director at Chartpak, parent company of Koh-I-Noor USA