Your Chance to Shine!

Inktober is a month long challenge created by Artist Jake Parker, in 2009, that allows people to share their ink drawing/writing abilities and focus on improving their skills.

In itself, Inktober is not a contest with other people, it is a challenge to yourself to see if you can improve your techniques by sharing your drawings and enjoying those created by other. Along the way we will all, hopefully pick up some great hints & techniques.

Its not just drawing either, you can post your Calligraphy efforts online too, why not have a go at Calligraphy yourself, take a look at the great starter lesson video on our Calligraphy destination page. In fact, why not follow one of the many programmes listed on our Calligraphy Classes page and show us your progress as part of the Inktober event? You could be the winner!

If you have any questions, why not check out Inktober’s FAQ page?

Improve the most and win a prize

The Inktober campaign does not expect you to be the best, they want everyone to take part and want the reward to be improving as much as you can. To this end we are offering a great prize not for the best drawing, but for the most improved artist. We aren’t allowed to say what the prize is yet, but stay tuned to see on 1st October. You won’t be disappointed, we promise.

To participate all you need to do is add the #pentopaperbrighton tag to your uploaded submission and like our page. We will then review all your work and select the person we feel has made the steadiest progress in the month, so regular posts are vital to help us. We will also be providing a number of runner up prizes in the form of shop or online vouchers.

We can’t imagine a better way to start or continue your journey into the world of art, drawing and writing! We are so excited about this event we intend to get involved ourselves too!

We even get little gems left in our shop like the one to the left, drawn very simply with one of our fine pens, we do love the talent ordinary people can show when they think no one is looking.

So you see, it doesn’t have to be the Sistine Chapel, you just need to start simple and show your progress.

Take a look at the main INKTOBER website and find out for yourself.

We aren’t just talking Brighton!

While we are so lucky to live in bastion of artistic talent, in Brighton, we love to work with local communities across the country. So for the month of October we will be providing online specials so that you can try this fantastic initiative yourselves!

All you need to do is register on our Monomania Rewards programme and we will provide you with some great prices so you can give it a go without it costing the earth.

By registering, you not only make savings for Inktober, but you also open a world of opportunities to save more and more money on our gorgeous range of products.