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What To Draw When You Don’t Know What To Draw: Keeping Up With Inktober 2019

What To Draw When You Don’t Know What To Draw: Keeping Up With Inktober 2019

October is coming up in a couple weeks. Artists, you know what that means it’s time to start planning for Inktober. Have your blackliner pens ready and let’s draw.

Alright guys. You don’t need to panic. Coming up with what to draw is usually the hardest part of the process. I’m here to let you know what to do when you don’t know what to draw even if you do have a prompt.


Inspiration can come from anywhere.

  • When you’re outside taking a walk, try to look at things you normally wouldn’t.

  • Look at other artist’s work for references or generating ideas

  • Look at your surroundings in a different way. Maybe upside down or sideways.

  • Take a different route – Draw something out of your comfort zone. You may grow to like it.

Steps to take when you can’t think of what to draw:

  • Take a step back and breath

  • Clear your head space

  • Have only the prompt word in your mind

  • Write down the first thing that pops into your head

  • Attempt to draw that image

  • Your pen will guide you from there.

One thing that is important to remember is your drawing doesn’t have to look realist. Your drawing is what you make of it. If the prompt says “hero,” there’s no limit to what you can draw. There could be drawings of superheros, the hero in Greek Mythology, a hero image on a website, just a cape/symbol, or whoever you think is your hero. Draw what you want to draw.


Let’s keep up with Inktober 2019 together we got each others backs in this. Omnitopia is participating in this year’s Inktober. We can’t wait to see what everyone has created this year. Remember if you get stuck on what to draw just follow the steps and you’ll get there.




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