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Inktober is a month-long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on improving skills and developing positive drawing habits. Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing or artwork and posts it online.
I hope you have lots of fun with this list, the prompts are entirely open to interpretation! All mediums are welcome and feel free to do as little or as many of the days as you like.
Feel free to tag me @lokilovesart
How to use this page?
There are 31 prompts varying from Threatened to Critically Endangered Australian species, many of them in Victoria. For each prompt I have added a photo, click the photo to get the Wiki link (where possible), there's also links to conservation organisations or reference links below the photo, to help you learn more about the species and maybe find a cause special to you to support.
I tried to make it easy to find references and info for you, click the buttons to download the reference sheets in PDF or Excel format.
This year I wanted to combine 2 of my favorite things! Nature conservation is very close to my heart and the more I learn about our amazing Australian biodiversity the more I want to preserve and protect it. In collaborating with Remember The Wild this year I have learnt so much more about threatened species and I love the work they do.
Remember The Wild is Australia's first and foremost nature connection charity. Our goal is to be leaders in the improvement of human-nature relationships and contribute to understanding these relationships through our research. We exist to help facilitate opportunities for people to connect with nature and increase the number of 'nature moments' community members experience through producing high-quality creative content. Remember The Wild seeks to bring experiences of the natural world back into our lives, for the benefit of both the environment and ourselves. Dedicated to improving public access to nature, we reconnect communities with the local environment and help people remember why the wild matters.
As an artist, Inktober is a magical time for me as I first discovered it in 2019 and I enjoyed the challenge and community aspect of it so much I take part every year no matter what else is going on. I use this time to try new techniques/styles and to learn more about myself as an artist.
I hope you'll join in. Love Vanda x
Here is the full prompt list, you'll find links to learn about the species with photos below. You can also download it in PDF format. The website and Excel sheet will be kept up to date with any new organisations or reference links I find or are sent to me.
In the spirit of Inktober, the prompts are entirely open to interpretation! All mediums are welcome and feel free to do as little or as many of the days as you like. Please use the hashtags when posting your work so that Remember The Wild and Loki Loves, (thats me!) can find your submission and share our faves on our socials. I can't wait to see what you create.
2. Silver Gum (Eucalyptus crenulata)
10. Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus)
12. Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale penicillata)
14. Marsupial mole (Notoryctidae)
18. South-eastern Long-eared Bat (Nyctophilus corbeni)
20. Eltham Copper Butterfly (Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida)
22. Eastern She-oak Skink (Cyclodomorphus michaeli)
30. Burrunan Dolphin (Tursiops australis)
1. Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
Prompt number one has to be the Koala, a real cutie to draw and with an abundance of reference photos to choose from I thought it would be a good starting point. Enjoy!
The Koala is facing threats such as habitat loss and fragmentation, climate change, drought, disease and in very recent memory devastating bushfires.
3. Southern Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae australis)
5. Spot-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus maculatus)
7. Empire Gudgeon (Hypseleotris compressa)
9. Booroolong Tree Frog (Litoria booroolongensis)
13. Austrailian Sea-lion (Neophoca cinerea)
21. Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo - South-eastern (Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne)
23. Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus)
25. Small Alpine Xenica Butterfly (Oreixenica latialis theddora)
27. Matted flax-lily (Dianella-amoena)
31. Grassland Earless Dragon (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla)
Illustration of the Victorian Grassland Earless Dragon
He may the littlest dragon but he's also very rare. We finish with a species with the last confirmed sighting in the Geelong area, Victoria, in July 1969.
Congratulations on making to the last day, whether you joined in with many prompts or just a couple, you are amazing! I hope you enjoyed creating and learning about these wonderful species. Thank you so much for joining me in bringing awareness to these beautiful native species that make our world a fascinating and colourful place to exist xox
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