Inktober2020 Portrait Challenge

Regular price $ 30.00 USD

The Challenge: Create a drawing of the human face in ink every day for 31 days.

Love ink? Love drawing faces? Then you'll love the Inktober2020 Portrait Challenge in Sktchy Art School! The challenge is an official partnership with Inktober.

  • 31 days
  • 31 inspiring faces to draw
  • 31 video drawing lessons from three extraordinary portrait artists
  • BONUS: Inking 101 tutorial from Inktober founder Jake Parker

Every day of the challenge, you'll get an inspiring reference photo - hand-curated to match that day's Inktober2020 prompt - and a video drawing lesson from an extraordinary ink artist. Watch the lesson, draw the photo using ink and share your drawing with a global community of portrait artists in Sktchy Art School.

Meet Your Mentors

Vin Ganapathy

I'm an NYC-based artist and art teacher whose illustration work has appeared in The Guardian, WNYC and Wall Street Journal. I love mixing fine line work and sudden bursts of color. In my lessons, we'll keep our drawings light and loose and learn to enjoy the "unerasable-ness" of ink. – (SktchyInstagram)

Dylan Sara

I'm an Australia-born, German-based artist and art teacher, and drawing in ink has taught me so much about mark-making with intention and acceptance. In my lessons, I'll share these insights with you as we draw faces together and, as a bonus, I'll show you how I make organic ink from natural materials. – (SktchyInstagram)

Arto Isotalo

I’m a self-taught artist from Finland, and l love experimenting with ink. In my lessons, you’ll learn how to paint with ink, adding water to manipulate values and add an enjoyable element of unpredictability to the process. – (SktchyInstagram)

Jake Parker

Learn the basics of ink drawing from the Inktober founder himself! In his 35-minute Inking 101 tutorial, Jake will teach you techniques for shading, hatching and linework with a wide variety of pens (technical, Sharpie, felt-tip). He'll also demonstrate a face drawing and show you how to draw Wake from his comic book SkyHeart. This tutorial is in addition to the 31 daily video lessons from Vin, Dylan and Arto.

Lifetime Access - Anytime, Anywhere

With your purchase, you’ll get lifetime access to the class in Sktchy Art School, where you can communicate with the teachers, connect with fellow students from around the world and get constructive feedback on your class art via desktop and any iOS or Android mobile devices.

Ready to face the challenge? 

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What tools do I need?

All you need to participate is pen and paper. That said, your teachers will be using the following supplies in their lessons:

  • Various pens (needle-tip, fountain-tip, brush-tip, broad/calligraphy-tip; black and white)
  • Inks
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor brush
  • Stick (for carving a pen!)

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes! You keep lifetime access to ALL class content, including a recording of the live Q&As, so you can go at your own pace.

What skill level do I need for this class?

Beginner to intermediate.

Do I get lifetime access to the class?

Yes! Your purchase gets you lifetime access to ALL class content once it's released.

    What is your refund policy?

    All sales are final.

    Any Questions?

    Contact us. We'll reply asap.