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!
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 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.
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!
How much of horror art is surrealist? Quite a bit. When I try to make a surreal piece of art, I will take some aspect of reality and make it into a metaphor, or take a fairly realistic subject then change an aspect of it in order to make some kind of a statement.
Here are my attempts:
I had the idea of combining two graceful shapes, and at the same time making a statement of people becoming display pieces. At least she seems fairly happy the way she is.
The next one is about how I think people often become with their smartphones and tablets. Perhaps it’s a vision of human evolution?
The last picture is of GUITAR FINGERS. The hand of a well trained guitarist can look pretty surreal as it is.
Did he get it from a Wizard, I wonder, or did he make it himself?
Here he is in color!
The banner needed updating, so I did that today, as well as creating a color version.
Here’s the black and white version, in the original ink:
And here’s the color version!
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