About Me

Hello! Im Catherine, Illustrator, Designer & Animal Lover Here at Katnipp Illustrations! 

I Love pastel colours, coffee (The stronger the better) Cakes & Making Cute stuff for you guys!

 

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'Inktober' - Calling all Creatives - You don't want to miss this awesome Trend.

September 25, 2016

Ever wondered how you could dramatically 'improve' your style/creativity in a short space of time...Inktober could be just the thing your looking for! 

 

October is just around the corner, it brings with it another 'Inktober' - a time where the creative peoples of the interwebz, get together to post daily drawings/art, using the fabulous Mr Jake Parkers Drawing Prompts. 

 

Each Day brings a new Prompt, making you, the artist/maker/crafter, to create something based on that prompt, which not only challenges you, but allows your creative mind to develop and come up with all sorts of weird and wonderful solutions. 

 

For anyone who follows me on Instagram/Twitter you will have seen I started the #yayeveryday2016 monthly drawing prompts, hosted by @tobyilikecats, a month ago, and all I can say is; its improved my style, pretty dramatically...

 

 

 

Born was #katnippkomics and while its still constantly improving, its safe to say I wouldn't of found this cute little mascot if it wasn't for these drawing prompts, and man was it fun! 

Jake Parker created this online trend back in 2009 you can find his work here: MrJackParker
 . He originally made this drawing Prompt to enhance his own style with ink, which soon developed into a internet frenzy, and I urge all creative types, whether you are a crafter, student, tattoo artist, or just enjoy putting paper, give this a try!

 

Now don't go rushing out for the latest, most expensive, japanese-all-the-rage-ink and Brushes All you Need is a single Pen, it could even be a biro & some paper and bobs your uncle! 


The Rules (As According to Jake Parkers site which you can find HERE) 

 

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it online

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2016

4) Repeat

 

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.

 

 

So there you have it: Inktober - Join me and many other creatives to do this wonderful monthly Challenge!

 

Tag me in your Images/pages! I would love to see what everyone comes up with! 

 

Happy Inking Guys!
 

Love 

Catherine

xoxoxo

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