Graphic Designer Takes a Digital Spin on “Inktober”

Every October, artists and designers worldwide take on the “Inktober” drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing each day for the entire month. Jake Parker, an illustrator and teacher from Utah, created Inktober in 2009 as a personal challenge to hone his illustration skills, and almost 10 years later, it has grown into an internet sensation. (See the official Inktober Instagram.)

Since the goal of Inktober is to develop positive drawing habits and create content, some designers have interpreted the Inktober challenge differently, like graphic designer, Lisa Engler. Her digital take on the challenge, which she calls “Vectober,” is a set of October-themed greeting card designs, containing a variety of puns!

Check out her project here!

Amsterdam-Based Illustrators Create Whimsical Handmade Murals

“Wallnuts,” a mural collective from the Netherlands, takes doodling to a new level through mural art. The two-member team, made up of Amsterdam natives Lienke Raben and Esther de Korte, have brought new life into offices, work spaces, and shopping centers through their imaginative, playful illustration style. Both women specialize in custom lettering, as well as in handmade and digital drawing, and have been featured in various online blogs and magazines.

Apart from walls, the mural-making duo has also dabbled in painting on atypical “canvases,” such as furniture, skateboards, and even a foosball table! Their hand-painted collages are sure to catch your eye, and you may even find yourself mesmerized by the sea of illustrations!

Check out their work here!