$90 Dollars…For THIS?! Testing The PRICEY Inktober Subscription Box…

$90 Dollars…For THIS?! Testing The PRICEY Inktober Subscription Box…


* Hello everybody! It’s Inktober, everyone’s favorite 31-day challenge! Where you either succeed and have a great collection of 31 drawings, or if you’re like me, you give up like four days in, wonder what’s wrong with you, start questioning your priorities and break out into an existential crisis! But this year, Inktober is a little extra special because Jake Parker, the creator of Inktober, he teamed up with the month-to-month subscription box Artsnacks, and together they combined their powers and created the $90 Inktober box. When you purchase this box, you have no idea what’s inside. Like, they give you a big list of what might be inside but you have no idea. And again, for people in the back, it’s 90 dollars. I went ahead, I bit the bullet and I spent the 90 dollars so you don’t have to. Now I’m sure some of you guys are wondering, am I gonna be doing Inktober this year? And, yes and no. I’m gonna be doing a few Inktobers so if you want to follow my Instagram, you can check them out. I already have one uploaded. And if you’re new here and you would like to join the Raevolution, hit that subscribe button! We have a lot of fun here! And with that being said, y’all guys know I do not like long intros, *loud* even though this was a long intro, so yeah without further ado, let’s jump into the $90 Inktober box. First I want to say, look how large it is! This package is so big that I’m having to use a second angle just so you can see how big it is. And by the way, this is not sponsored at all. I paid that $80 out of my own pocket for this, baby. Oh, shoo -! I realize now that it’s kind of hard to see cause it’s like my white desk with my white box, but it’s really pretty! But wow, I love this little sticker they have here. Okay, here we go, $88 Inktober box. So the first thing is the- Oh, this is like the, Jake Parker, like, welcoming card. How cool is that? So this welcome card just tells you like, the rules and what the purpose of Inktober is; I think it’s really really sweet to be honest. And here’s what it says: “Hi! *Sped up chipmunk voices* Have a great Inktober. Love, Jake Parker.” And that’s what the point of Inktober is, is to challenge you go out of your comfort zone, push yourself to your limits, commit to something for 30 days and like, refresh yourself creatively. So I’m into that. Yeah! Now the next thing is the – ohhh! Ohhhhh! Look at this! This is the calendar of all the prompts. That is really really cool. Now, I’ve heard from a lot of people that these prompts are probably the hardest out of all… *Makes annoyed noise* These prompts are probably the hardest year yet, but I think that’s kind of good because it adds a little excitement, you know. So the first thing that I pulled out was 20 sheet – what?! 20? There’s only 20 sheets! Don’t mess up cause you only have 20 sheets to go. So what this is is premium cotton paper and this is some very thick paper so that’s really good, especially if you’re gonna be like heavily, heavily inking. *Whistles* Oh, cool! We get like a little Inktober sticker. That’s so freakin’ sick. I love this so much. You know, this can’t be called Artsnack unless we have *faraway voice* a snack. I love free food! Well technically not free, but you know what I mean. Okay. Now this part, I don’t know, I don’t know what this is. Apparently it comes with a lot of colors so that’s really nice. Because usually when you think of Inktober, you don’t think of color. So I’m not too sure exactly what this is so kind of excited to see. It says it’s a pen set, but I don’t know how to work with it. *Gasps* Oooh! Ooh, this is so pretty! Oh, these are beautiful! Wow, these are so beautiful. So here’s the bottom layer… Beautiful vibrant colors. Absolutely incredible. And here is the top colors. Again, just absolutely beautiful colors. Why don’t we check out what’s inside these babies? This is what I think of when I think of Inktober. And then on this side we have a bullet nib. So that’s really really nice. Apparently messy, too. *laughs* *Music* They’re very vibrant, they’re very like BAM, in your face, you know, which I think is so refreshing cause when you think of Inktober you think of black, you think of white, you think of just plain, and honestly this adds a very interesting element. So the next two things, oh these okay, so these are definitely what I think of when I think of Inktober. We have a pure black ink, like a black black India ink, which, this is like some of the darkest ink that you can find. We also get, eh, oh, I’ve never used one of these before! This is a fountain pen! Spoiler alert: It’s not a fountain pen. It’s a dip pen, very different, but I didn’t know so the whole video I’m gonna call it the wrong thing. To be honest, I don’t even know how fountain pens load. Like, how do they work? (Rap): Magnets? How do they work? We also have a – oh, Copic! We got a Copic drawing pen. Oh! What is this? Look at it, it’s kind of like a automatic fountain pen. That is so crazy, I had no idea these existed. Whoa! I’m kind of embarrassed to say but I truly know nothing about fountain pens. So I, I don’t know how to hold it. Yes! I know that’s so bad to say. Ohh! This is beautiful, oh my god. Wow you can get super – oh, wow! You can get so thin with this pen. Look how thin that is. Oh my god! Yep, this is what I think of. When I think of Inktober this is what I think, like a nice thick black ink. Now, even more embarrassing, I have no idea how to make a fountain pen. Like, do I just dip it? I don’t know how to put the thing in. I’m gonna need help. Zach? (Zach): How are you supposed to hold the ink inside? (Rae): I think you just dip it then. (Zach): You just dip it then? It’s not a fountain pen. (Rae): Then what is it? (Zach): It’s the color of a dip pen, I guess. (Rae): Yeah, that’s really cool. (Rae): Okay, well thank you Zach. (Zach): It’s not far off from a quill. (Rae): Oh, can you wave bye to them? (Zach): Bye bye. (Rae laughing uncontrollably) (Rae): That was good. Thank you. I’m – okay. So let me rephrase that. Not only have I never used a fountain pen, but I’ve never used a dip pen either. Oh, wow – ohh! Ohhh! This is amazing. That noise is so satisfying. Honestly, I kind of feel like Thomas Jefferson right now, like, writing the Declaration of Independence. This is some really good ink, it’s VERY very dark. It’s kind of hard to use though, I will tell you that. The way it dispenses ink is just out of this world! This is so incredible. Wow. And lastly, We have a limited edition square sketchbook. That’s very very handy. I was gonna say, we need more paper because 20 pages just ain’t gonna cut it. Okay, so before we open this, I have a feeling, just like a slight feeling that when I take off this little piece of paper, this thing right here, that it’s gonna say Inktober. Like I really really hope it does. *Gasps* Oh, it says it! It says it! Oh *beep* yeah. *beep* yeah. *beep* yeah. Dude, bro, oh! Look at that. That is so freakin dope, like the matte black with like, the white “Inktober,” that is freakin dope. Umm… I’m gonna be honest here, the paper is a little bit thinner than what I would prefer. I mean, especially if you’re gonna be dealing with, you know, India ink. This is so dope that I’m gonna like Instagram it right now on… Stories. That is dope. And the last thing that we got to like, end this whole entire Inktober thing are the famous Gelly Roll pens. Now these are the classic white ink pens that you see literally everywhere. Oh, apparently it has three different levels: fine medium and bold. Okay, coolio! I’ve never seen that before. So yeah, that’s really cool. So basically I think the white pens are absolutely ESSENTIAL if you’re gonna be doing any kind of black and white ink work. Because these are basically how you erase ink, is like you go over it with a white pen, you know what I’m saying? I think very very smart of Jake Parker to have these inserted. So yeah, here’s everything for one last overview and let’s get into the, uh, drawing portion. Okay, so for the drawing portion I know, I know this kind of might be a reach but Ash Williams, aka Bruce Campbell from the Evil Dead series. Number 13: Ash! *Mechanical noises* Groovy. *Music* So, final thoughts on this $90 box: the products are dope, everything is so appropriate for Inktober, the little details included are very nice, but honestly for $90, this is just too much. I mean, especially when you consider like, the Jazzy art box which had literally everything that you could need at around the same price, it’s just too much. And then there’s the factor where you don’t know what’s inside so you don’t know what you’re investing in. Now if you’re really into Inktober and inking, trying new products out, you love the surprise and you have $90 hanging around, yeah, I mean this is, this is cool, it’s fun, I like it. But I feel like other than that, I feel like it’s just way out of price range. And if I had to give this my official Rae Dizzle rating, I would give it a B. Anyway, let me know down below if you agree with me. Again, if you would like to see my Inktober, follow my Instagram. Thank you so much again for watching. Hope you guys have a spooky and fun Inktober and with that being said, I will see you next video. Bye! *End music*

100 Comments

  • SuperRaeDizzle says:

    Hey. I’ve gotten some concerns, questions, even some shade for this video and I of course want to always be open and honest. Let me clear some stuff up:

    1) did you copy Chloe?
    She’s the one who gave me this idea.
    Last night I texted her and asked if I could reflect her title and thumbnail and she said “ABSOLUTELY”. She watched the video and liked it! We’re best friends in real life and talk about ideas in private. In fact her brother is gonna do the CC for this video. I filmed this way before her video went live. But yeah, I linked her video and I love her a lot and she approves of this! Plus us having similar topics helps each other grow because they get suggested. She’s the best

    2) you handled the dip pen badly.

    That’s understandable to see. I’ve never used one before, here in America we aren’t required to use one, and this was my first time ever using it…. and I was excited as heck hahah
    I didn’t know what was in the box, so it’s live footage of my reaction. I’ll look more into them in the future! I’ve already learned a lot from the comments feedback.

    And that’s it! Hope this cleared some stuff up. Thanks for reading!

  • Melissa Simon says:

    I know I'm late but THE RAEVOLUTION attacks now!! Thanks of what you do superraredizzle

  • Bina Turtle says:

    Ah the fountain pen – my second grade nightmare has returned.
    My left hand was always covered in blue ink. So glad times have changed!

  • Shadow Girl says:

    Haha Shaggie xD

  • GirReporting4Duty says:

    I highly disagree that this is beginner friendly and feel it goes against the spirit of Inktober. Inktober is suppose to be accessible and freeing, placing a $90 barrier to entry on "doing it right" especially to people with no experience with that medium is going to shut a lot of people out. Beginners, should just do a bit of research, go to an art shop and buy some decent ink paper and some ink liners or even a fountain pen (back to school time=£5 metal shell fountain pens) and go at it from there. Having a $90 box of supplies that you're going to "ruin with your beginner mistakes" is sort of setting up those to fail and driving away beginners from partaking.
    So I agree it's a nice box that's too expenses for what it is, but it's definitely aimed at those with experience in the medium or with art in general and not to those just starting out.

  • SIRAH says:

    There should be a inktober calendar but that shit would be expensive

  • Althea Nikki says:

    4:09 those look exactly like tombow brush pens

  • Crystal Kitty says:

    Do people in America not use fountain pens at school? We werent allowed to use nornal ball point pens. Stupid Americans

  • Shannon’s Journey says:

    Have you ever considered or done a bullet journal series I would love to watch it!! 🙂

  • Blaise Jeziorowski -gaming & vlogs says:

    The whole episode she holds the dip pen upside down

  • Kapil Dhatingan says:

    Rae are you a lefty

  • Fluffy Fox - Chan says:

    Rae this whole video with every single product:
    ‘ThIs ReAlLy ReMiNdS mE oF iNkToBeR’
    😂

  • XxC̴a̴n̴d̴i̴c̴e̴ ̴ W̴i̴l̴l̴i̴a̴m̴s̴xX says:

    This is "ink-redible"

  • Roberta Hubert says:

    Please do the Inktober challenge and give us a tour of your work.

  • Roberta Hubert says:

    OMG I am loving those pens.. I want those!

  • BKart says:

    So many puns could have been used. 😭

    InkREdIbLe

  • Itz Clo Clo says:

    You need to paint/Draw Ariana Grande or Cardi B

  • Elijah Barongan says:

    Raeeeeee it's the dip pen that makes this 💯💯 priceyyy. Afaik those things can average 100$ for a good brand one, and it's not even the boujee-est.

  • shalini rana says:

    You kinda look like safiya naygard

  • Ashatane Amarok says:

    I was really haooy (happy obviously) with the normal art snack box of this month. But the Inktober box… wow I wish I wasn’t too late to order it. I live in Switzerland so the retail price of each supplie is much more expensive. And I am so fond of dip pen <3 Have a nice Inktober month 😀

  • Michael Cruz says:

    Draws single black line
    "Wooooooooah this is beautiful oh my god"

  • alina says:

    I really love Jake Parker.

  • lale says:

    Your art sucks

  • Isaac b says:

    we had to write with fountain pens at my school and if we didnt we got in trouble lmao

  • German Shepard Is Love says:

    I'd pay like $70 no more lol now JAZZA gets my $90 😍

  • Rust Rose says:

    I never watched someone mess up with an ink pin so bad XD ,I loved it , it’s just like all my mess ups useing one

  • chrissyart says:

    I just saw this day after it was posted :/

  • Laiba Munir says:

    Well there is one thing in you that you are an artist

  • Jose Coronado says:

    When i first watched this video i was in school cuz we had free time and my classmates were all around me watching the video with me until we convinced our teacher to play it on the tv we loved it ps. Halirous

  • The dweeb In the back says:

    Nobody:
    Absolutely nobody:
    Rae:
    Nobody:
    Absolutely nobody:
    Rae:when I think of inktober

  • white kitty says:

    Donut shop

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  • Mackenzie Rae Preston says:

    Yess those tombow brush pens are perfect for calligraphy

  • sleepy a says:

    As an European I'm triggered. Like- no. A pen be it fountain or dip or whatever, is not supposed to make that sound. I… That hurt me so much. It was the first time you used it but maybe you could have looked it up?

  • Take a shot Elliott says:

    Her use of the dip/fountain pen gives me anxiety

  • Awaria Zycie says:

    I'm lowkey surprised that there's no micron pens?? Either way, the calligraphy pens are amazing !

  • Malaika Shereen says:

    Yeah ..here i got an examtober 😒

  • Denise says:

    I used one of those ink dip pens when I was in fourth grade on a field trip it’s hard really hard 🙁

  • Scoop says:

    anyone else screaming about the fact she didn't clean the dip pen nib?

  • Inspiring Alien Creations says:

    It's
    inKredible

  • Merle the Scarbrain says:

    Rae: “An automatic “fountain pen” omg!”
    Me, a German: “… Cool, what’s the fuzz?”
    I’m just kidding, I love that she’s loving it 😂

  • that_one edgy**kid says:

    I've drawn you rae I @ed both of your accounts on Instagram and sent it to your "trash account" As u call it in your bio

  • Easy Marie says:

    I was in so much pain when she held the fountain pen upside down.
    We had to use these in school all the time!

  • Galactic Kitty says:

    You get a 25 dollar ink Tutorial thing on the card
    I just watched Choles review
    So I thought it would be helpful 😅

  • Bee R. says:

    ACK! Speedball Superblack india ink is tooooo thick for dip pens! I recommend Pelikan ink for that. Tip for the inking nib, though: run it through a flame first to get rid of the oil used from the manufacterer in storage. You’ll get MUCH more ink in the little well.

  • TaylorFoxTail says:

    I found out a name for us. Raebels (rebels)

  • H.E. says:

    Based on amazon prices, all the items in the box add up to about $80 USD (that doesn't include Jake Parker's class, or the extra cost of a custom plumchester sketchbook, or packaging for the box). So it's not necessarily over priced, however I wouldn't necessarily call it the best option if you're looking to do inktober on a budget.

  • screamforicecream3 says:

    That is all so neat!

  • Ro Munox says:

    Uhh watching Rae using both the fountain and dip pen every side, except the correct side😑

  • Mya Gomez says:

    My friend is super boring
    Ask her: Do you want to go to the movie theaters? Her answer: No
    Ask her: Do you want to go to station 300? Her answer: No
    THEN WHERE THE FREAK DO U WANNA GO??

  • Lavenderrabbits says:

    (Before video starts)

    spits of root beer 90 DOLLARS she better have supplies that has me set for 3 whole inktobers.

    (After video)
    That dip pen and copic drawing pen tho 👀💖 with that inktober sketchbook

  • K May says:

    the DUDE! BROOO!…. is when I knew I loved you

  • Ani Juarez says:

    Did u really. Did u go there? Did I just see who I think I saw? Wat?!?! 😂😂😂 HOW OLD ARE YOU???? 😂😂😂❤️

  • Riz K says:

    Automatic fountain pen🤣

  • Kait Eventing says:

    we need more paper

    Turtles: i-

  • TheLoriFiles says:

    Im doing Inktober for the first time. I honestly dont know how i am going to go,.. but so far, so good.
    I wouldnt pay 90 bucks for that box, and im pretty sure , because im in australia, it would of been a lot more than 90 bucks. I am using art materials I already have…

  • destiny barnes says:

    Every times she opens something in a video, she gets the ink or paint on her hands 😂

  • destiny barnes says:

    I literally just bought that shirt at Walmart too lol

  • ina Lile says:

    I have those markers……… sry u have been put into this misery

  • Arts ZBA says:

    Awesome

  • Babe Ruthless says:

    Bruce Campbell was a total babe !

  • Artislife 03 says:

    im sadly a day behind due too a migrane but ive been watching your vids all day to keep me going and youve made my day amazing!

  • G_layke 1 says:

    There she goes with the pen porn 😂

  • Ashlen Herring says:

    Omg someone help her learn how to hold it

  • ŁøvėłÿŁÿłå says:

    i am doing this is my art class at school and im in 4th grade

  • kakashi gaming says:

    Have watched your all videos now there's nothing to watch

  • harveyisnotarobot says:

    Not to flex or anything but guess who gave up halfway through the first day 💁‍♀️

  • Roxanne says:

    Really now though? Inktober is traditionally daily. At the very least, send 31 sheets. It's just paper. 😒

  • Lilly T :D says:

    sorry but i cringed so hard watching her handle the dip pen….

  • Roxanne says:

    Ink-credible. Kekekekekekekekekek

  • Mashmallow Spinkle says:

    It’s the 6th day of Inktober! And I haven’t even started! 😰

  • Rihanna Bates says:

    i was gonna say… RAE WHY ARE YOU SWATCHING WITH ONLY BLACK…then i remembered im color blind. RRRRRIIIIIPPPPPP MEEEEEE

  • Torence Eckhart says:

    I like

  • Celest L. says:

    Inkcredible

  • Luis Lopez says:

    Aye an evil dead i just finished the trilogy and the show

  • Jan Nicole Nieves says:

    8:13 "This is so INKredible"

  • silja lin says:

    Oh god the whole dip pen thing hurts me. XD never push the line upward when you use a dip pen. You need to drag the line. Also never dip the pen as deep into the ink as you did in the beginning. Make sure to thoroughly clean the nip after use. I recommend you use soap and a sponge for cleaning.
    I don't use dip pens myself since it's not really my thing but I did just graduate from four years at art school and we were forced to use dip pens the first and second year and oh man dis you get beaten into you what you can and cannot do with a dip pen.

  • arinette uwu says:

    8:14
    This is soo INKcredible
    hahaha… ok bye

  • Franklin Lewis says:

    Not one:
    Not two:
    Not any single person:

    My eyes: jake porker

  • Svenja K says:

    One question from a German potato, don't you guys learn how to write with a fountain pen in school? Here in Germany we learn it in primary school and many people write primarily with them. 🙈

  • Anjol Jenae Rose says:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32978303969.html?spm=a2g0o.home.15002.2.650c2c25JKuvOH&gps-id=pcJustForYou&scm=1007.13562.109986.0&scm_id=1007.13562.109986.0&scm-url=1007.13562.109986.0&pvid=63719226-50b9-430c-bf50-018ef40de86e

  • Crim Valdis says:

    Geez that's like 60% of my monthly salary. I do art with cheap materials and I think it kinda works hahaha.

  • Lewd Donut says:

    I honestly think it was a okai price for it sketchbooks like those in the stores i go to are around $30 up to even $50, the ink is around $9.99, the cotton paper is around $23, cheapest and good dip pens are around $7 and a pack of 3 jelly rolls are around $10
    Honestly i buy them from websites that sell it for a better price and i always check the reviews and find the good quality for a good price and saves me around 10 to 20 dollars

  • Michelle Howrad says:

    I'm crying at the dip pen section yo, not only is it expensive but misuse will literally change and ruin your nips. Its hurts my calligrapher soul!! 😭😭😭😭😭💔💔💔

  • Alnix 101 Forever says:

    I started the INKTOBER challenge thing, and….
    I THINK I WANT TO GIVE UP ALREADY!!

  • Laureen Methorst says:

    Hey people I have a question… I'm an 'artist' and I missed inktober.. are there other month where you draw everyday like in inktober?

  • sugar0coated says:

    I think you're right. The supplies look nice enough, but I don't even think they're that well-curated. I can imagine that Copic pen probably took a huge amount of the budget, and they could have added a set of coloured inks for the same cost (although the shipping weight would have been higher I guess). If the paper in the square sketchbook is as thin as you say, then it's not even fit for purpose when you're talking about a wet media like ink :/

    Very cash-grabby from the looks of things. For the same money, you could grab a high-quality rainbow set of drawing inks, a couple of dip pens, brushes and some decent paper (of your choice) to work on. You wouldn't get the sticker or the Inktober branding, but you could then illustrate that logo yourself if you wanted.

  • Jimin's Nonexistent Jams says:

    No-one:
    Rae: THAT'S FREAKING DOOOOOOPPPEEEEE

  • Malak Mohamed says:

    8:14 she missed the chance to say this is inKredible

  • Stephanie Mitchell says:

    If I see one more comment like:
    "No one"
    "Literally no one"
    "Not a single soul"

    Ugh, I swear to god…

    It's not cute, kids.
    The repetitious monotony is tedious. You're tedious.
    You're unoriginal, and boring af.
    Say something fresh and interesting, or do the world a favor and ssshhshshshsSHhh.
    That is all.

  • Childish Artz says:

    I was meant to do inktober this year but my sketch book was filled right before October and now I have nothing to draw on

  • Galaxy Gamer Girl says:

    i wish i had that box xd

  • `Rena ` says:

    I haven't even finished goretober 1 XD

  • Mayeda Khan says:

    In my country we have to do our work in school note book with a fountain pen

  • Jehan Blues says:

    SuperRaeDrizzle can you make a vid about calligraphapy?

  • Mattmations says:

    Rae: sticker
    Me: TAPE

  • Junko Luminals says:

    I'm using a writting pen for this inktober
    I don't even know if you aren't allowed to use a regular pen for this challenge but… Is anyone here using just a regular writting pen for this?? I need to know so i don't feel like a weirdo. 😂

  • clou_ love says:

    I QUIT LITERALLY 4 DAYS IN-

  • Zach Harrison says:

    Rae uses a small clip of Shaggy 2 dope from ICP
    Me: busts out face paint Juggalo artists for the wiiiiiiin!

  • HoodlumScraggy 1 says:

    This is why you should have low expectations

  • Your Daily Dose Of Random says:

    3:27 were you just whistling peppa pig 🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂

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