October is Inktober — That time of year when artists take on a drawing challenge that is alternately stressful and fun. The rules are simple: Draw something in ink every day for the whole month of October. Post it on social media under #Inktober. Or post it on your refrigerator. Or wherever. There are prompts for each day – words like “Poisonous” and “Tranquility” this year – in case you want an extra challenge. The goal, as the Inktober website states, is to “go make something beautiful.” As Inktober artists know very well, sometimes that happens, and sometimes you end up drawing the quickest thing you can after a long day, when you just want to go to bed. But that’s the fun of it!
Several Indigenous artists take on the challenge every year, so we decided to share a few samples of the drawings they have created thus far for Inktober 2018. The challenge, of course, continues through the end of October. If you want to see more, follow the artists on social media using the links we’ve helpfully provided above each drawing.