jakeparker Inktober Day 1!

It's finally HERE! This year I'm going to devote the whole month to telling a single story: Lord Balderben and the Infinicorn of Destiny!

This is a story I've been wanting to dig deeper into ever since I started drawing Balderben at the beginning of summer.
At the end of the month I'll collect all the drawings and make a book which will be available in my shop both as a digital download and a print version.
I'm super excited to see so many people taking on the Inktober challenge! You can do it! See you tomorrow! #inktober #LordBalderben

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jakeparker I've got something special in store for Inktober artists! @SakuraofAmerica wants to celebrate the month of Inktober by doing a giveaway to artists throughout the month. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday a winner will be announced and will receive an 8 pack of Pigma drawing pens and a Strathmore drawing pad! Here's how you get in on this: - Draw something amazing, preferably with your Pigmas. - Hashtag your drawing with #pigmainktober - No purchase necessary to enter. - This promotion is open to residents of the United States and Canada except Quebec where prohibited (Sakura cannot ship outside of this territory). - You must be over 13 years of age to submit an entry.
Drawings hashtagged with #pigmainktober will also be posted on pigmamicron.com. Big thanks to @SakuraofAmerica for reaching out to the Inktober community and offering to make Inktober just a little more special. #inktober

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jakeparker Inktober is upon us! Less than a week away, and people ALL over the world are committing to the challenge! Go to www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober for more info. #inktober

Here's the Inktober rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). 2) Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin it on your wall.) 3) Hashtag it with #inktober

4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.

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jakeparker Inktober is a week away and I've been getting lots of questions about what tools I use and recommend for inking. So I made a list of the essentials.

Go to www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober for my thoughts and experience with each pen as well as links to buy them online. #inktober
1 - Pigma Micron

2 - Uni Pin Pen

3 - Pigma Brush Pen

4 - Kuretake Fudegokochi Brush Pen - Regular

5 - Pentel XFL2L Scientific Brush - Medium Size

6 - Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

7 - Kuretake No. 13 Fountain Brush Pen

8 - Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Water Colour Brush size 1

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jakeparker Art Drop!!! City: Chicago, IL
Hint: At the Art Institute of Chicago

I ended up at Midway airport so I decided to take the train into downtown and check out the museum. The impressionist collection is impressive. But I was most inspired by the orientalists. Those guys could paint!

  •   meistermash damn! Had I seen this earlier I'd have been all over this. 1w
  •   grim_pilgrim_customs You should do a drop in alabama;) 1w
  •   tyler_e.m You should do one in Maryland 1w
  •   drmarcelomeyer You should do one in Recife, Brazil!!😇 1w
  •   gustoprints I wanna do art drop! But they'll prob just be ignored :( 1w
  •   voltaical_art Omg the art institute of Chicago is my fave 1w
  •   mattbryanart @gustoprints do not let the thought they may be ignored, stop you. I felt something similar but I received a wonderful message about mine. Just do it as an act of kindness and see how it feels. 1w
  •   jakeparker @mattbryanart @mattbryanart is right. Plus you can start by letting your immediate friends and family know about it. A couple of my Provo drops were snatched by good friends who just wanted one of my drawings. 1w

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jakeparker During the Dino Wars of the late Cretaceous none were more feared than the warriors of the Broken Hearts Battalion.

Hey Chicago! I have an unexpected layover at O'Hare this afternoon. Should I art drop this guy to make up for skipping you this summer?

  •   jytdan Hi That is awesome and a cool art style too. ART oN 1w
  •   magicfingersmilo Where at? Please. I would love to try to get that! I'm from a close suburb of Chicago. 1w
  •   jakeparker @magicfingersmilo I'm on the orange line to downtown somewhere. That's all I can give you. 1w
  •   skippinginfinity I can be downtown in an 50 minutes once you post the drop hint. 1w
  •   donaldsshadow Very cool 1w
  •   thefitz3000 Have you ever seen DinoRiders? I feel like you would but never know. It's something I always thought would be up your ally, in regards to interests or inspiration. 1w
  •   rkingart Great stuff! :D 1w

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jakeparker Art Drop!!! City: Minneapolis, MN
Hint: It's at the airport, terminal 2 (southwest). I left it pretty close to the front doors in a place no one really bothers: the pay phones.

I had a great weekend here in Minnesota visiting the Notre Dame Academy, signing books, and accepting the Star of the North award. Thanks for the beautiful weather!

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jakeparker The Sunstar: an interplanetary cybercorn transport ship. 2w

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jakeparker Wing Walker. 2w

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jakeparker Goblin headed berserker mech. 2w

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jakeparker Art for my cover to issue 2 of Skull Chaser! You can get the download of issue 1 in my shop. Go to agent44.bigcartel.com #skullchaser 2w

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jakeparker Forged by the blacksmiths of Vulcanor Prime the BladeMechs were incredibly adept at taking down JetKnights, though no match for a piloted Cybercorn. 2w

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jakeparker InkTober starts in 15 days. Who’s in? Rules and resources here: http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober #Inktober 2w

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jakeparker Witch design from my in-class demo for my "Drawing Heroes and Sidekicks" class. This suggestion came from the students. They just threw out random attributes; Wizard, Female, Heavy, Young, and what we ended up with was a cool yet pretty nontraditional take on a witch.

You can get a download of the class here: http://svslearn.com 3w

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jakeparker The North Star was a solar frigate built by the Royal Space Force to protect economic interests on Jupiter. 3w

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jakeparker Captain Hildebrandt of the Royal Lunar Forces in the First Moon War.
Just a random character design for my "Drawing Heroes and Sidekicks" class for SVS. Go to svslearn.com to download the class.

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jakeparker Cybercorn from yesterday's artdrop.

Status on both artdrops: CLAIMED

BIG thanks to everyone who took part in artdrop day! It was amazing, and my phone was buzzing the whole day. Couldn't keep track of all the activity. I hope everyone had a good time. Let's do it again next September!!!

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jakeparker Art Drop Number 2 of 2!

Hint: toys toys TOYS!

That's another cybercorn drawing up there. Kind of hard to tell.

  •   squidly_ink Hope someone scoops mine up I also did a "unicorn" @jakeparker 4w
  •   joesutphin Wish I would have planned ahead. Was not able to make it happen. In the spirit, I may just go ahead and do it soon anyway 4w
  •   lefthookvillain It was a fun day, dropping art at places. I only found out this morning though, so I did mostly sketches, and used what I had which were cheap washable markers. It was fun though. 4w
  •   jemillio @miss.tiffani.jenelle see 4w
  •   lshsmith54 Who's the weird little dude under the rocking horse? Is that my grandson? 4w
  •   rjgomm Dang it! That's blickenstaffs! I live so close, if only I was paying attention -_- 3w
  •   rjgomm Lol, @tatermun is under the horse :-D 3w
  •   robotatertot It's Smeigel, @rjgomm . 3w

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jakeparker Art Drop Number 1 of 2!

Hint: it's in the back of my favorite art store in Provo

  •   luke.osborn Idaho 4w
  •   bjamut Russ and I missed it by 5 minutes. We were at the store right after it was picked up. Congrats on a super successful day of free art around the world!!! I love it! 4w
  •   jakeparker @bjamut aw man! If I had more time today I would've stopped by. You guys in the office tomorrow? 4w
  •   bjamut @jakeparker Yes! Come by and see us. We'd love it! :) 4w
  •   kenyonkennard Done! Just dropped mine in Provo too! 4w
  •   mishyfishywhoo You should hide some at comic con this weekend yes? 4w
  •   paulschoeni Just dropped mine off here in Santa Clarita, CA right before midnight. Ha ha 4w
  •   jemillio @miss.tiffani.jenelle random places 4w

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jakeparker It's here! ART DROP DAY IS TODAY!

Go check the hashtag #artdropday to find some art near you. OR if you're artistically inclined draw something and leave it for somebody today!

I'll be doing TWO in Provo. One north and one south. Stay tuned for the hint.
  •   dan_white_draws_and_sings Drop off in NYC 4w
  •   thejanimaldraws I did 12, one mom found 6. Her daughter called it a treasure hunt. I loved hearing that! @jakeparker (tips imaginary top hat) thx for sharing this movement. Can't wait for the next one! 4w
  •   l1vebythesun Dropping two on SD !!! Such an awesome idea!! 4w
  •   bchongw Mira @arte_espacio el próximo año participemos del art drop day! 4w
  •   kandyjar My family had a blast helping me drop 5 around North OC & bordering LA County cities. Thanks 4w
  •   sarahjanestudios Ack... I totally forgot! 4w
  •   evi3robert Aww I missed it too. Darn. Whens the next one 2w
  •   israa215 What is this artdrop? : o 5d

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