What We’ll All Be Drawing in October – Inktober and Drawlloween 2017 Prompts

Originally posted at Sharonda.net on September 12th, 2017.
Updated 14 September, 2017, to fix a link to nowhere!
Updated 19 September 2017 to change two links from internal URLs to Sharonda.ink URLs.
Updated 6 October, 2017 to add a link to the Table O’ Prompts.
Added to SMWoodfin.WordPress.com on October 31st, 2017, with more URL Changes.

It’s getting to be that time of year again! If I lived in a place that had an autumn, autumn would be coming!

As things stand, I’m gearing up for “autumn” in southern California by pondering inks and pens, hoping I have enough paper, buying silly Halloween things at Target, and loosely planning my drawing schedule. (For those of you not in the know, “loosely planning” loosely translates to “procrastinating, but doing so thoughtfully”.)

Luckily, the fine folks at both The Inktober Initiative and Drawlloween are helping with that last bit by getting their respective prompt lists published nice and early.

Yay, plancrastination!

See below:

For an extra hint of procrastinate-y goodness, I’ve compiled the two calendars above into one handy-dandy table that you and I can both bend to our own purposes:

Date Inktober Drawlloween Combo/Alternative
OCT 01 Swift Return From The Dead
OCT 02 Divided Summon Day
OCT 03 Poison Tombsday
OCT 04 Underwater Pumpkin Wicked This Way Comes
OCT 05 Long Full Moon Follies
OCT 06 Sword Folklore Friday
OCT 07 Shy Cobweb Crawlers
OCT 08 Crooked Deep Sea Denizens
OCT 09 Screech Fanged Fiends
OCT 10 Gigantic Martian Mayhem
OCT 11 Run Swamp Citizens
OCT 12 Shattered Ah! Reel Monsters
OCT 13 Teeming Friday the 13th
OCT 14 Fierce Owl Be Back
OCT 15 Mysterious Cornfield Capers
OCT 16 Fat Carnival Carnage
OCT 17 Graceful Toadsday
OCT 18 Filthy Crypt Creeps
OCT 19 Cloud Nightmare Nomads
OCT 20 Deep Dr Jekyl & Mr Friday
OCT 21 Furious Cadaverous Cowboys
OCT 22 Trail Ghast Christmas
OCT 23 Juicy Sewer Settlers
OCT 24 Blind Aw, Hex
OCT 25 Ship Do As I Say, Not As I Voodoo
OCT 26 Squeak I Know A Sarcophoguy
OCT 27 Climb Franken Friday
OCT 28 Fall Ghouls Rush In
OCT 29 United Sunday Bloody Sunday
OCT 30 Found Cauldron Crones

I plan to use this table for combining prompts from the two great October draw-offs, and for linking to whatever drawings (or maybe even short bits of creative writing) I actually complete for each Inktober and/or Drawlloween day.

Feel free to do the same, if you’re so inclined.

No matter which calendar you choose to use this year, October is still a long, humid way off.

In the meantime, you can see a few of my pieces from Inktober 2015 (along with a set of Halloween-themed Mac OS icons I made eight or so years ago) on my portfolio page at Sharonda.ink, or check out my crudely drawn Halloween Survival Tips one-panel comics from 2007.

If you’re still inclined to come back after looking at those, please, please do! This post will be appropriately updated, whether what’s appropriate is annoyingly frequent, disappointingly rare, or incredulously just right.