IDK who needs to hear this, but I know I needed to, so I'm going to say it for you guys. So.

Dear art friends:

INKTOBER IS NOT A COMPETITION. The only person you need to be competing with this month is YOURSELF. The entire idea of inktober is to get used to a medium you're not familiar with, or to get better at inking.

You are ALLOWED to have days where your entries look like a kindergartner drew those entries - even if it's for a few consecutive days.

IF INK IS NOT YOUR PREFERRED MEDIUM, do NOT stress yourself that your entries every day do not look like modern day da Vinci pieces!

This is a CHALLENGE to explore new things, new techniques, and new ideas. CHALLENGE YOURSELF, do NOT compare yourself to others who might just be more used to ink than you are!