What was the best art from Inktober Challenge 2017?
October has come and gone, which sadly means the Inktober Challenge 2017 is over. On the bright side, we now have a huge collection of awesome drawings and designs to drool over until next Inktober.
From that huge collection, we at Bittbox have picked some of our personal faves from all over the world. So, get ready. We're exploring the best designs of the Inktober Challenge 2o17.
Boris and Daria Sokolovsky
This intricate image from Boris and Daria Sokolovsky (aka Theoretical Part) features a number of mythical creatures overlaid on an ordinary typewriter. Notice the incredible detail work used in each individual design.
Deniz Defne Acerol
This illustration by Deniz Acerol is both imaginative and striking with is bold imagery and intense color combinations.
Fernando Rivas Peña
With M.C. Escher levels of optical illusion, this traffic illustration is an amazing example of how detail work can strongly elevate a drawing.
You may remember Beatrice Blue from our write-up on inspiring Instagram accounts. This piece she did for Inktober has a great contrast between solid colors and complex designs.
Montañez embraced the spirit of the season with this creepy-cute Inktober Challenge 2017 illustration.
This design shows how less can often be more. We love the blue touches that really make this piece pop.
The use of shading in Xulia Vicente's piece makes its details and characters stand out. The canted angle also gives it a heightened sense of foreboding.
The canted angles continue with this simplistic yet beautiful shark illustration. The lines and shading work together to build a very specific environment.
Daria Golab's illustration features just three subjects, yet each is a bold contribution to this mysterious image. Her use of hatching creates a wonderful sense of depth.
This feathery sketch uses a beautiful combination of detail and shadow. Notice the impressive use of texture in both the person and the falcon.
In an equal parts eerie and clever illustration, Dimitrova has created a visually-catching image. We love how the light sails contrast with the dark interior of the whale.
This Inktober illustration from Sonia Lazo features a parade of skeleton friends. By pairing neutrals with a bright shade of red, the image comes to life in a festive way.
This piece from Mohamed Ali is visually beautiful with somber undertones. Notice the contrast between the rickety skyscrapers and the solid black background.
We can't get enough of this mythological illustration. We especially like the details of the hands and the various shapes Rivera uses for the swarms.
We had to do a deep-dive on this aquatic illustration from Michael Meyers. Meyers uses hatching in various directions to create a sense of chaos.
Valeria Diaz has illustrated a gorgeous, asymmetrical witch design. The cloak has the darkest shades in the piece, giving the stars plenty of contrast and shine.
Alba Ballesta González
This illustration from Alba Ballesta González has an otherworldly feel with its unique imagery and vintage shades of green. Notice the bright yellow star near the center.
A bewitching image, this illustration from Olga Svart features hands that are a cross between something human and something more sinister. We love the ombre fingertips and strong visual pattern.
Eda İyikalender went the animation route with her Inktober Challenge 2017 design. The minimalism of the above animation is part of its joy.
This illustration is perfect for Inktober with its chilling imagery and impressive style. The use of cross-hatching provides an incredible sense of shadow and detail.
Ahmed Nabil creates a colorful explosion with his Inktober illustration. We love the creative use of line, which makes the art look as if it's coming off the page.
This sleepy drawing uses inky shadows and spots of color to create a dreamy woodland. Notice how the mushroom's eyes immediately give the drawing a fantastical element.
Valérie Bastille's sweet illustration features soft curves and airy imagery, as well as a beautiful, light color scheme.
The varying imagery in this design provides a strong, metaphysical feel. Garcia uses perspective in a unique way to illustrate a spacey aura.
This design from Florian Leible is a soft depiction of sea life. The swirling lines and sketched style create a gentle aesthetic.
This rock n' roll drawing has strong imagery and a bold sense of color. We love the fluid movement from right to left.
With a storybook aesthetic, this drawing has a complex look and a Hobbitesque feel. The shading and surrounding details beautifully center the subject of this piece.
Using a simple palette of blues and neutrals, this design has a strong aesthetic and a subject that immediately draws us in.
This stunning design has a remarkably abstract feel. The careful precision of this piece gives it a strong, clean look.
Thanks for tuning in as we listed some of the best designs of the Inktober Challenge 2017. Did we miss anybody? Be sure to tell us in the comments!