View Full Version : Inktober, Due December 2

09-24-2019, 08:30 PM
Swap Due Date: December 2
Sign Up/Withdraw Date: none
Number of Cards: 3:3 or 6:6
Number of Players: unlimited
Medium: HD/HP

It's almost October, which means Inktober! Inktober was created by Jake Parker as a way to encourage himself (and later others) to create a daily drawing habit. Participants draw things, post them somewhere, and hashtag them #inktober and #inktober2019.

The intention of Inktober is to create ink drawings, but we're going to be a little looser with medium here. Any hand drawn or hand painted medium is acceptable. Each of your cards should be inspired by one or more of the prompts on the official Inktober prompt list (below). You can get into the spirit of things and do 31 different drawings and then send 3 or 6 to swap, you can choose a few prompts to use, or you can combine prompts from different days in a single card (dizzy dragon? tasty treasure? Too much alliteration?). Most of all, have fun and draw lots of things!


- Cards must be standard ATC size (2.5” x 3.5”).
- All elements should be flat and firmly adhered to the backing (in this case, it only applies to cards that have a backing to make them sturdier).
- All cards must be original and unique.
- Backs of cards should have the prompt(s) you used, your real name and username, and can include any other information you like.
- Please send work you’re proud of and would be happy to see in your own returns.
- A host card is of course not required but would be treasured!

- PM me for my address when you’re ready to send. My address hasn't changed since I started trading here.
- Send each card in an individual plastic sleeve and secure cards in the envelope so they arrive safely. I usually tape mine to cardstock to protect them on their journey.
- U.S. - Please send a large address label and with whatever postage it cost you to send.
- International - Please send a large address label and a well-concealed $1 bill or global forever stamp. If for any reason you can’t do this, please let me know. I would rather cover your returns and have you play than have everyone miss out on your art!

Other Stuff
- Please communicate! I will leave neutral iTrader for any player who does not communicate and does not send in their cards.
- I swap effort for effort as possible.
- Don’t forget to leave iTrader for me and rep points for the artists whose cards you receive.

0) CreativeSquirrel
1) Kellan (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36686-Inktober-Due-December-2&p=2048703#post2048703) - received & returns landed
2) Strivaria - withdrawn
3) lazyshadows (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36686-Inktober-Due-December-2&p=2048747#post2048747) - received & returns landed
4) redlionspride (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36686-Inktober-Due-December-2&p=2048883#post2048883) - received
5) Marie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36686-Inktober-Due-December-2&p=2048904#post2048904) - received & returns landed
6) AmySi (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36686-Inktober-Due-December-2&p=2048791#post2048791) - received & returns landed
7) tamalece (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36686-Inktober-Due-December-2&p=2049229#post2049229) - received & returns landed
8) Willowh (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36686-Inktober-Due-December-2&p=2049438#post2049438) - received & returns landed
9) asharnanae (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36686-Inktober-Due-December-2&p=2049452#post2049452) - received & returns landed
10) Essy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36686-Inktober-Due-December-2&p=2049667#post2049667) - received & returns landed
11) sunkissed (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36686-Inktober-Due-December-2&p=2049862#post2049862) - received & returns landed
12) Glitter - withdrawn
13) MARRE - withdrawn
14) locatray - withdrawn
15) smyrrh (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36686-Inktober-Due-December-2&p=2055883#post2055883) - received
16) mcgillisj (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36686-Inktober-Due-December-2&p=2054660#post2054660) - received & returns landed

09-25-2019, 03:00 AM
Sign me up please

09-25-2019, 05:55 AM
Yay! Welcome, Kellan!

09-25-2019, 07:54 AM
Lurking with intent. Let me play with my pen a little first.... hmmm....

09-25-2019, 10:17 AM
I havent had a lot of luck lately signing up for swaps before having the cards ready, but considering I just set my sketchbook up for Inktober yesterday (and you have a generous deadline) I'd like to go ahead and jump in. Still trying to figure out what I'm going to do for this year's round - in the past I've used it generate ideas for NaNoWriMo - but the first prompt has me thinking Stargate. May wind up doing a whole love letters to my fandoms thing. :)

09-25-2019, 10:28 AM
Hope to see you join in, Marie! Welcome, Strivaria! I can’t wait to see what you make!

09-25-2019, 12:17 PM
Great idea! Isn't Inktober so much fun?I would love to join!

09-25-2019, 12:25 PM
Awesome! Hello lazyshadows! Believe it or not, I've never actually participated in Inktober. I've always wanted to, but I don't do well with long-term expectations. :( This way, I can do it all or do just three days, and I've still met my goal!

09-25-2019, 07:04 PM
I know you said you can combine the words. Can you combine one word more than once for example ring pattern or ornament pattern or snow pattern? Would that be OK or does it have to be two separate ones each time?

09-25-2019, 07:42 PM
Great idea! Hard to go for 31 days, but 3 sounds doable :)

I'd like to lurk, just 'til I can get a card done.

09-25-2019, 07:44 PM
Yes! You could even use the same single word on every card, as long as the cards were unique. Ring could be a wedding ring, Saturn’s rings, and the one Ring from LOTR. Whatever inspires you!

09-25-2019, 07:45 PM
Hi Amy! Welcome to the lurkers lounge. I hope you can join us. I agree that 31 is overwhelming. I’ve never even attempted it!

09-25-2019, 08:24 PM

09-25-2019, 08:27 PM
Welcome, Wolf_Moon! I hope you decide to join us!

09-26-2019, 04:58 PM
I do Inktober each year, so sign me up. I'll make sure I do some on cards for this swap!

09-26-2019, 06:02 PM
Awesome! Welcome, redlionspride! I’ll add you to the player list!

09-26-2019, 06:22 PM

09-26-2019, 06:27 PM

09-26-2019, 06:38 PM
Welcome to the lurkers lounge, ArbitraryStar and catladybj! Hope you can join us!

09-26-2019, 06:57 PM

Okay... I did enchanted, swing, pattern and bait. It took two days but I did it! ( not great with ink.. but I’m learning) Is this what we’re looking for? If so, sign me up.

09-26-2019, 07:05 PM
Wow, that was fast, Marie! Your cards look great. And yes, any HD/HP cards inspired by any of the prompt words will work, so yours all definitely fit. I’ll add you to the list and PM you my address in case you don’t have it.

09-26-2019, 07:18 PM
Thank you CS! I worked for a couple days before speaking in the thread... just in case. ;-)

09-27-2019, 04:54 PM
going to lurk a bit!

09-27-2019, 05:12 PM
Welcome to the lurkers lounge, hem18! I hope you can join us!

09-28-2019, 10:11 AM
If I’m on the right track, I’d love to join!

Used signo pen for detail grey & Jane Davenport quill for jet black
On 140# canson watercolor paper

09-28-2019, 11:21 AM
Amy that’s amazing!!!

09-28-2019, 12:43 PM
Amy, that looks great! As long as your cards are inspired by one of the prompts, they’ll all be perfect! I’ll add you to the list.

09-29-2019, 10:50 AM
Yep, I was inspired by day 4 "freeze" but then noticed day 11 is "snow" :)

09-29-2019, 05:26 PM
Hi, got room for one more?

09-29-2019, 06:04 PM

lets see if this works. Never really linked images before. BUT these are the sketches for what I am doing. the first two are something else. but the neck 6 are: snow dragon, overgrown, ornament, treasure ghost, bait and swing.

inking them in October!

09-29-2019, 06:39 PM
Hi tamalece! I’m adding you to the list right now! Welcome! Redlionspride, your sketches look great! Can’t wait to see them finished!

10-01-2019, 07:02 AM
Hi! Id love to join in... Inktober ❤️

10-01-2019, 07:59 AM
Yay! Welcome, Willowh! I'll add you to the player list.

10-01-2019, 07:59 AM
Can I sign up please :D

10-01-2019, 08:00 AM
Hello asharnanae! You can absolutely sign up! I'm adding you to the list right now.

10-01-2019, 01:51 PM
Marie, your cards have already arrived! Thank you for the hostie!

10-01-2019, 02:00 PM
You’re welcome! And thanks for letting me know. :) Ink is quite a challenge, and I really enjoyed the stretch.

10-01-2019, 03:03 PM
Happy Inktober! Today is the first official day of Inktober, so in honor of Day 1, I'm posting my drawing for "Ring."


10-01-2019, 08:03 PM
Love it!!!

10-02-2019, 04:42 PM
CreativeSquirrel, awesome! Love it! ;)
I have sketched out my cards, so I would like to sign up please :) Thank you!

10-02-2019, 05:04 PM
Thank you, Essy, and welcome!!!

10-03-2019, 11:52 PM
I would love to join!
I always try to do the doodle-a-day ones for each month, but can never follow through the whole month either, so this will be good for me too!

Are we not doing color? I noticed you said it was a loose interpretation, but everyone seems to be doing just ink...I want to follow the guidelines of the swap :)

10-04-2019, 05:43 AM
Welcome, sunkissed! I’ll add you to the list. I intend to paint mine after I have them all inked. I just really love color! :) Please use color if it makes you happy!

10-04-2019, 09:24 AM
Welcome, sunkissed! I’ll add you to the list. I intend to paint mine after I have them all inked. I just really love color! :) Please use color if it makes you happy!

I love color too! But I enjoy working in different guidelines to challenge myself too! (But since you said, I'm probably going to add color lol)

10-07-2019, 03:39 PM

10-07-2019, 05:01 PM
Welcome to the lurker's lounge, Thorn. Hope you can join us!!

10-07-2019, 06:08 PM
Welcome, sunkissed! I’ll add you to the list. I intend to paint mine after I have them all inked. I just really love color! :) Please use color if it makes you happy!

I didn’t realize that was an option! Aw man!

10-07-2019, 07:29 PM
Oh no! Marie, if you really want to do color, you're welcome to send another three, and I'll swap you out 6:6. :)

10-07-2019, 08:24 PM
Tamalece, your cards have arrived!

10-08-2019, 02:42 PM
Here are my cards : I decided to do prompt 1.ring, 12.dragon, 13.ash and 31.ripe these are all done in watercolour marker :D


10-08-2019, 04:13 PM
Great cards, asharnanae!

10-08-2019, 06:33 PM
Oh no! Marie, if you really want to do color, you're welcome to send another three, and I'll swap you out 6:6. :)

Great idea!!! Thank you!! :-)

10-09-2019, 05:08 AM

10-09-2019, 06:29 AM
Welcome to the lurkers lounge, IamWhatonearth! Hope you can join us!

10-09-2019, 08:52 AM
I know! they're beautiful. I find this group inspirational and enjoy viewing the art with my coffee in the mornings... I have no idea what I'm doing and so.... I lurk.

10-09-2019, 10:10 AM
Gorgeous work, ArtSpot! Welcome to the lurker's lounge for now. Let me know if you have any questions, and I hope you can join the swap!

10-12-2019, 10:42 AM
Had time to ink :) Treasure - dark - ornament


10-12-2019, 04:53 PM
Looks good, Amy!!

10-13-2019, 11:42 PM
Gorgeous Amy! Love the negative space inking to create a white image on the lighthouse... :)

10-14-2019, 05:33 AM
Gorgeous Amy! Love the negative space inking to create a white image on the lighthouse... :)

The lighthouse is different -- white ink on black paper.

10-15-2019, 04:48 PM
White ink????? What??? Mind blown........ boom! I had no idea ink was such a world unto itself!!! So glad I still have time to play some more in this swap!

10-15-2019, 05:55 PM
Glad you like it Marie! We used the gelly pen at a free Inktober demo at Blick - https://www.instagram.com/p/B3FFmd7HaAv/
They're only a dollar https://www.dickblick.com/items/20777-1010/

Oh and my cards are on the way.

10-15-2019, 06:29 PM
I'd like to lurk �� I'll work on the cards and see what I come up with, before committing ��

10-15-2019, 06:32 PM
Awesome, AmySi! I'll look out for them in the mail! Glitter, I hope you can join us, and enjoy your lurk in the meantime. :)

10-16-2019, 10:05 PM

Still playing around with this ink idea. My take on dragon. Would I add color now or leave it as is? I do think I’m getting closer to the concept of this swap...

Maybe not as fierce as I would like... Puff perhaps?

10-16-2019, 10:19 PM
Ok, I am going to dive in and say yes, please, I'd love to join =D

10-17-2019, 07:49 AM
Marie, your dragon looks great! You could do whatever you like as far as color. You could leave it as is, or saturate it with bright paints, or do something in-between. Have you seen Lois van Baarle's art? She's @loisvb on Instagram, and she does beautifully subtle things with a single color during Inktober.

Glitter, I'm adding you to the list right now! Welcome!

10-17-2019, 05:24 PM
Oh wow! @loisvb is great :)

10-17-2019, 06:22 PM
AmySi, I know, right?! She’s one of my favorite artists to follow on Insta.

10-17-2019, 06:59 PM
I don't have instagram.... darn and drats

10-17-2019, 07:57 PM
Marie, you can find her if you just Google image search her name and Inktober too, so you don’t need Insta to see her work. :)

10-18-2019, 11:26 AM
Please sign me up! Seems interesting & fun?:twitcy:

10-18-2019, 01:37 PM
Thanks CS! That’s what I’ll do. :)

10-18-2019, 02:19 PM
MARRAE, I'm adding you to the list right now.

Mail Call! Essy and AmySi, your lovely cards have arrived!

10-18-2019, 07:42 PM
Thank you CreativeSquirrel! So happy they arrived! :)

10-18-2019, 10:56 PM
This ink thing makes for quick precise moves... and no erasing makes for a few restarts... overall I like the challenge though. Not sure about this little lady yet, playing with only one color besides the black. What do you think?


10-19-2019, 09:15 AM
Marie, I like your color choice and the super close-up of her face! And ink can be challenging to work with! I feel like pencil and watercolor always lets you fudge things a little bit, but ink is permanent.

10-19-2019, 10:53 AM
Right?!? I feel outlining the lips .. as one would in pencil... may have been the wrong way to go though... I want to try again with using shading... I guess hatching (?) instead and see how that reads.

10-19-2019, 12:10 PM

10-19-2019, 12:55 PM
Welcome to the lurker's lounge, Monica! I hope you can join us!

10-20-2019, 12:30 AM
May I play, please?

10-20-2019, 07:40 AM
Of course! Welcome, locatray!

10-21-2019, 07:44 AM
Asharnanae, your cards have arrived! I love all the gold & silver details; it's something that doesn't really show up in photos very well, and they look wonderful!

10-23-2019, 12:48 PM
Still plenty of time to get in on this, yes? I've been out of the ATC game for a while (a decade maybe?), but decided I'd dip my toes in again with this swap, if you'll have me...

10-23-2019, 01:18 PM
Welcome, smyrrh! There is definitely plenty of time! I'll add you right to the player list.

10-23-2019, 03:21 PM
Getting the idea... a bit ... Not my most original idea... but it fits the prompt and the season.
Ancient: a mummy who is afraid of spiders.


10-23-2019, 04:36 PM
I felt the same, Marie! Amazing folks come up with 31 ideas :)

10-23-2019, 08:22 PM
Still cool, though, Marie! It is hard to come up with original ideas for all the prompts!

10-23-2019, 08:57 PM
Thanks CS... trying to think up another idea now...

10-24-2019, 01:01 AM
Lurking :)

10-24-2019, 05:43 AM
210638 I used the prompts 'ring', 'coat', 'overgrown', and 'pattern'

10-29-2019, 11:31 PM
Okay I think this is my last one... I used snow and build:

10-30-2019, 07:39 AM
Welcome to the lurker's lounge, mcgillisj. I hope you enjoy all the art being made and find time to join us. :) Kellan, can't wait to see those in person, and Marie, your last card is so cute!

10-31-2019, 03:19 PM
Unfortunately, I must drop from "Inktober" everyone. Enjoy and create something great everyday! MARRAE

10-31-2019, 10:39 PM
We’re sorry to lose you, MARRAE! Please continue to lurk and enjoy the art if you like! <3

11-01-2019, 02:20 PM
Played ‘race the mailman’ today and lost. *snap*
My remaining cards will go out tomorrow. :)

11-01-2019, 10:21 PM
Haha! There’s still plenty of time! Can’t wait to see them in person!

11-03-2019, 11:47 AM

Are these ok CreativeSq? If so, send me your addy;)

11-03-2019, 11:51 AM
They look great, lazyshadows! I'll pm you right now.

11-03-2019, 12:40 PM
Very NICE lazyshadows!!! I like your touches of color and intricate patterns!

11-12-2019, 12:24 AM
I need to gracefully bow out. I thought I had enough time to do these, but I have so much going on that I'm too far behind to complete everything. Very sorry! I hope to join next time!

11-12-2019, 01:36 PM
I'm sorry you won't be able to participate, Glitter! We'll miss your art!

I've received great cards from three of you the last few days: Redlionspride and Kellan, your cards have arrived, and Marie, your second set has also arrived!

11-13-2019, 12:27 AM
I'm going to have to drop out, I just lost my mom and will need to focus on that for the time being.

11-13-2019, 08:57 AM
I’m so sorry for your loss, Strivaria. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.

11-13-2019, 01:59 PM
Thanks for letting me know CS!

11-13-2019, 10:14 PM
Strivaria...so sorry for your loss. :(

I would like to join. My cards are done:


11-14-2019, 09:08 AM
Welcome to the swap, mcgillisj! Your cards look great!

11-14-2019, 11:12 AM
Love your cards mcgillisj... especially the perspectives you chose. Adds so much to the charm.

11-16-2019, 02:35 AM
My cards are done and ready to be mailed. I did 'wild' for all three and then 'coat' for the hostie :)

211156 211157
211158 211159

11-16-2019, 02:07 PM
Sunkissed, your cards look great! Thank you for making a host card! I'll pm you with my address right now.

11-19-2019, 03:29 PM
Willowh, your lovely cards have arrived!

11-22-2019, 01:53 PM
Sunkissed and mcgillisj, both of your cards have arrived, and they're all gorgeous! <3

11-26-2019, 09:21 AM
Will be in the mail today:
211341 211342 211343 211344

11-26-2019, 10:20 AM
Cool cards, smyrrh! Can’t wait to see them in person!

12-02-2019, 06:35 PM
Lazyshadows and smyrrh, your cards arrived in today's mail!

That's everyone who's playing! I'll be scanning, swapping, and sending your returns out at the end of this week. I'll let everyone know when returns have been shipped and when the swap gallery is posted.

12-04-2019, 10:44 AM
Can't wait for the returns!

12-17-2019, 10:56 AM
All, thank you for your patience. December has been crazy, with lots of travel, Christmas looming, and my wife and dog both sick. My wife had a nasty cold that the doctor says may actually be a combo of allergies, asthma, and a virus, and she still has a hacking cough that keeps us all up at night. Our vet told us that one of our dogs has something that could be an injury, an infection, or bone cancer in her toe...please keep her in your thoughts. <3

I did get a chance to swap everything out last night, and I thought you might like a sneak peek of what's on its way to you today. This was my living room coffee table last night:


12-19-2019, 12:37 AM
Oh wow, well wishes & healing thoughts to you all!

12-19-2019, 09:28 PM
My cards arrived today and they’re so pretty! Thank you for a great swap. Off to leave rep! :)

12-19-2019, 10:01 PM
Thank you, Willow! We are all keeping our fingers crossed that at her next vet appointment, all the medications the vet gave our dog worked and it was just a scare.

Marie, I'm so glad your cards have arrived! Thanks for letting me know!

12-19-2019, 10:13 PM
You’re welcome! That’s great news about your dog. :dog:

12-20-2019, 05:38 PM
My returns have arrived! Thank you to Asharnanae, sunkissed, and mcgillisj! A special thanks to CreativeSquirrel for hosting! ;)

12-21-2019, 03:28 PM
My cards arrived! What fabulous variety everyone :)

12-21-2019, 05:09 PM
Thank you everyone for your awesome work! Love my cards! Just left I trader & Rocks for everyone! Xx

12-26-2019, 10:52 AM
Wow! I received some truly amazing cards! Special thanks to our host!

12-27-2019, 02:30 AM
This swap really pulled me out of my comfort zone in a good way. :) I’m glad you challenged us. :)

01-03-2020, 12:56 AM
Received my cards. Thanks everyone!

01-03-2020, 01:41 AM
Got my lovely returns in the mail! (I was out of town for the holidays, so probably came earlier :))
Thank you everyone and the lovely host! What a fun swap!

01-03-2020, 08:19 AM
Thank you for letting me know! So glad you've received your cards!!

01-04-2020, 12:27 PM
hey peeps, sorry for the late thankyou's, I had been away for new years and just got back :D thank you to creativesquirrel for being a fab host! Thank you also to: mcgillisj, creativesquirel and Essy for the wonderful ink arts :D

01-05-2020, 10:50 AM
Got my lovely returns! Thank you! And happy new year!