Here are the last six drawings I did for InkTober. I’m rather proud of a couple of them, less proud of others, but good or bad, here they all are. One was my monthly contribution to the company newsletter, but it’s done in October so it counts!
We’re in the homestretch for Inktober, Drawloween, or your October art challenge of choice! I’m continuing to try and push myself a bit, playing with different styles and media. It’s fun yet sometimes frustrating. I don’t entirely like all the pieces I did this week but I’m sharing them anyway because that’s the point!
Here we are at the end of InkTober, Week 3. I am still thinking about a webcomic so I have some prep art for that. I’m working out the characters, logo, title, that sort of thing. If I do the comic I’ll be sure and post links here! This week I did a mix of big and small stuff, some fairly easy, other stuff that I tried to make a statement with.
This week I did more with analogue art, that is, actual pens. Nothing fancy, though I pulled out an old calligraphy marker of mine and had some fun with that. I’m eagerly anticipating a new Pentel brush pen, which I found out about when I looked up the actual origin of InkTober. It’s pretty interesting really. Next week if I like the pen I’ll link to it.
I am still not really doing anything particularly serious, though I’m thinking about doing a webcomic about the antics of my insane kittens. I’ve been getting out of the habit of doing art so I’m trying to recapture the fun and playful spirit of it.
Anyway, here goes!
It’s time for InkTober again! I’ve been slacking a bit in my art so I’m trying to do one piece per day. Some of these are basically one step up from a color sketch but I hope they are interesting to look at.
Happy InkTober! May all your dreams of pumpkin spice and spooky, fun thrills come true.
I had fun this year, and I think I learned a lot. I tried to do things that I hadn’t done quite as much and that helped me. There was a truly terrible attempt at a seascape that I didn’t even bother finishing or posting, but otherwise I was pleased.
This week I did quite a few drawings, and more of them will be here in a day or two. I also started oil painting and completed a couple of tiny test canvases. One was four inches by six, the other four by eight. I included a picture of the two of them together so you can get an idea of how small they are. Soon I’ll be moving up to a much larger canvas (probably 18 by 24 or so) but these were a fun way to get my feet wet and find out what it was like to work with the materials.
So far I love it, by the way. The way the paint smells and feels, the brushes, the long working time, it’s all great. I’m happy to have the opportunity to do this at long last. It was one very big item on my bucket list. If anyone has interest, I’ll write an article about the best way to find halfway decent painting supplies without paying a huge amount of money.
I learned a lot about what not to do with a palette knife here!
Here, to be random, is a picture of Nezumi sleeping with her paw over her eyes. “Moms, turn the light off, wouldja?”
This week I did even more cards for coworkers – Boss’s Day plus a couple of birthdays. So that cut into my InkTober arting just a bit. However, I also finished a painting that had been sitting for oh, ten years or so, and did some digital stuff. I’m still fascinated by clouds and never cease to be amazed by them. Who cares about the latest entertainment news when I have Omigawd CLOUDS! That one is a perfect orangy pink and I could totally do that with a liner brush and just a little blending… it looks like brushstrokes across the sky as it is…
On to the art.
It’s been a busy week – I’ve done a drawing a day as well as some Boss’s Day cards for my dear Supervisor, Team Lead and Manager. I truly like these people so the rest of the team is joining me in signing them. In addition, I’ve been doing more sky color sketches. I’m including the best of them here.
The A-10, the dolphin, and Batman are done with a combination of watercolors, colored pencils and watercolors.
As you may know, InkTober is an annual event where visual artists of all types commit to making art every day. Some are strict about it, saying you should use ink specifically, others are a little looser about the standards.
I got a bunch of my coworkers into this and we have a fairly nice InkTober gallery wall started. If you are joining me, feel free to leave a link in my comments, I’d love to see what you do!
This year I’m not doing a post every day, but rather with each post I’ll be putting all the art I’ve done up until that point. So far I have five drawings and a quick digital paint sketch.
Just click to see them at a larger size. I hope you enjoy, and more importantly, I hope you join me!