October is a big month for artists - it's the month of art challenges! In recent years we've seen the rise of Inktober, Peachtober, Drawtober, and more. These month-long drawing challenges generally follow a theme and encourage artists to create pieces inspired by certain key words. Some have key words for every day of the month, whilst others are weekly or bi-weekly. Either way, it's an excellent opportunity to get into a regular drawing habit, spruce up your art skills, and become a part of an online creative community.
I've always enjoyed following along and have taken part in various challenges myself (but I always gave up after week two!) This year was even more special though, because I noticed some of our customers using their Odd Orange sketchbooks whilst completing their challenges. After seeing so much fantastic work, I simply had to share some of it with you.
So here are six of our customers that absolutely bossed it during October...
Ocean Hughes - Peachtober
Holbein Acryla Gouache, Prismacolor pencils, and Caran d'Ache Neocolor II crayons in our Lavender, Cream & Rust Clothbound Sketchbook.
Jessica Smith - Peachtober
Holbein Acryla Gouache, Tombow Dual Brush Pens, and Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils in our Chartreuse, Fuchsia & Jade Green Clothbound Sketchbook.
Snow's Journal - Calmtober
Turner Acryla Gouache and Caran d'Ache watercolour pencils in our Lavender, Rust & Cream Clothbound Sketchbook.
Karen Cook - Eugenie October Challenge, Peachtober & Facetober
Tombow Dual Brush Pens and coloured pencils in our Chartreuse, Fuchsia & Jade Green Paperback Sketchbook.
Studio Barn Owl - Invertober
Watercolour and ink in our Emerald Green Clothbound Sketchbook.
Joëlle Gobeil - Calmtober & Softober
Watercolour and coloured pencils in our Dutch Orange Clothbound Sketchbook.
How inspiring are these?! I'm always so impressed by artists that take on October art challenges - even if they don't complete the full 31 days, just attempting it is a feat in itself! Let me know your favourite illustrations in the comments below and if you took part in an art challenge this month.
Thanks for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day full of joy, inspiration, and colour.
Did you enjoy this blog post? See what else our customers have been making in their Odd Orange sketchbooks: