Getting Ready for Inktober

Are you ready for Inktober?

Usually when Inktober pops up I find myself in the middle of October when my cartoonist friends are posting breathtaking work and I just don’t feel like even participating because I was so late to the game.

A few days ago I noticed a good friend of mine, Alison (from Dumfries, Scotland) who was spending time in London and doing some warm up sketches for Inktober.

Jake Parker is the artist who started the Inktober movement (2009!) and if you wish to learn more about him, click here.

Here is a list of the prompts he created, ready to go for 2019:

Courtesy of Jake Parker:

Below are some of my favorite drawing tools.

Photo Credit: Natalie Kim

As I’m looking at this photo I’ve posted above, EVERY SINGLE item in this photo is Japanese. I’m a huge fan of brush pens and find that the brush pens from Kinokuniya are the best.

(FYI: The pencil and mechanical pencil both have 3H lead. That type of lead makes it easier to erase things.)

I’m not planning in getting new materials specifically for this year’s October, but I will participate fully


Let me know if you’ll be participating!



Author: Natalie Kim

Hey, thanks for stopping by. I'm Natalie Kim, an actress (Blacklist, Madam Secretary, Law & Order) and comedian living in New York City.

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