The internet blessed me with revealing that there is a “discourse” about how there is a “correct way” to participating in Inktober, a popular drawing challenge that asks that you draw one thing a day for the month of October in ink.
Cartoonist and illustrator Jake Parker created the month to challenge himself and improve his inking skills as a cartoonist. People saw him, thought it was a great idea, and decided to try it themselves and the project exploded.
And that’s awesome!
He did it for himself, and people wanted to join in on the fun. Simply put, I think that means that people can participate however they want/however they can.
Madeleine Flores -another wonderful cartoonist- once suggested drawing in ink to me just as a way to gain confidence. Once you put a line down you can’t erase it. You can either work from it or just start over again. Good art is made by drawing over and over again, and this message refuses to get into my brain.