Inktober

Inktober 2019 Day 21 Treasure

Inktober 2019 Day 21 Treasure

Yar, there be treasure in these here waters, guarded by a horrible sea beast. It can only mean one thing. Tis the 21st day of 31 days of ye Inktober. (and that’s all the crappy pirate talk you get)

I enjoyed putting this one together. Kind of needed a reset for my week after the bad ending I had last week. But it lead to some new inspiration. I plan on still offering these drawings as coloring pages to download free. But will later put together a full page high resolution pdf book to buy, print and color of all these drawings and perhaps some more.

I love illustrating and pursued that route when  I was in college. But it can be rather difficult to get your name out there. So maybe some self made coloring books can allow me to spread my art and let you find a use for those colored pencils.

Here be ye free coloring page of today’s sketch.

2019 Inktober Day 21 Treasure Coloring Page

See you tomorrow for day 22, ghost.

Inktober 2019 Day 19 Sling

2019 Inktober Day 19 Sling

Today we’re putting our arm in a sling and slinging some lead against evil. Welcome to day 19 of 31 days of Inktober, and today’s prompt is sling.

Definitely in my top 5 horror movies is Evil Dead. So couldn’t resist using this prompt to pay tribute to it. I haven’t mastered making a stylized Bruce Campbell but I think I have the attire and boomstick right.

Did this one with the trusty ink well again.

Will see you tomorrow for day 20 of Inktober, tread.

Want to color today’s sketch. Click the link below for a PDF download. 2019 Inktober Day 19 Sling Coloring Page

Inktober 2019 Day 18 Misfit

Inktober 2019 Day 18 Misfit

Day 18 of inktober has arrived and it is the biggest misfit of all.

Misfit can be a confusing word to use on someone. It can be used in a good or bad way. The first thing that comes to anyones mind of course is the misfit song from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer tv special. It taught us that being a misfit is sometimes what makes a difference in an otherwise plain world. We love misfits yet we present them in both good and bad ways. It can make someone quite confused. I know I’ve been.

I would try to be the same as everyone else but in the end it didn’t lead me to what I was desiring in life. I especially felt this at the end of college. I felt everyone that broke the rules and did things out of the norm were getting all the rewards while us that followed the rules often got last place.

This inktober has helped me embrace my misfit awkwardness and has led me to vastly improving my drawing skill. Whether it gets noticed on social media or not doesn’t matter to me, because I’m doing this for myself and my own self esteem. Embrace being a misfit because you walk among other beings who are also misfits and pretend not to be.

See you tomorrow for day 19, Sling.

Inktober 2019 Day 17 Ornament

2019 Inktober Day 17 Ornament

Even the darkest beings like to decorate their personal possessions. Welcome to the 17th day of 31 days of Inktober, Ornament.

Today the grim reaper pays us a visit showing off his new ornament he’s attached to his scythe.

I feel I out did myself with this one. My wife even said she would of not known this was drawn by me if she walked by it. So I guess I’m really improving my work. Still not a realism expert or perspective expert but I can do side poses pretty well now.

Did this one again with the trusty inkwell after drawing out the initial drawing in pencil.

See you tomorrow for Day 18, Misfit.

Inktober 2019 Day 16 Wild

Inktober 2019 Day 16 Wild

Don’t stare too long, you might end up with a stone cold stare. Welcome to day 16 of 31 days of inktober. We’re in the bottom half of it folks and I woke up with wild hair.

Had to deal with some anxiety today so making this sketch was very therapeutic for me. But I won’t go into details further than that today.

See you tomorrow for day 17, ornament.

Inktober 2019 Day 15: Legend

Inktober 2019 Day 15 Legend

Welcome to Sleepy Hollow ladies and gents. Hold onto your head cause you just might lose it. Because today we honor the Legend of Sleepy Hollow on this 15th day of Inktober.

This one was fun to draw and I took extra time today to try and get it as detailed as possible. Took my sweet time on the pencil sketch and even longer on the inking with the inkwell thingy majig. This is probably the most time I’ve ever spent staring at the position a horse’s foreleg goes when rising up from its back legs. I erased and redrew that left foreleg like ten times before I felt it was in an appropriate position. Never mind that the anatomy is probably way off still. But realism is not my forte and I think it’s the best horse I’ve ever done so far. The headless Horseman didn’t turn out so bad either. Adding coat tails and capes really saves you from figuring out leg placement at the top of a saddle. lol.

See you tomorrow for the start of the second half of Inktober day 16, Wild.

Inktober 2019 Day 14 Overgrown

Inktober 2019 Day 14 Overgrown

Release the Kraken! No seriously release the kraken it’s clearly outgrown its tank in this 14th day of inktober.

Today’s prompt is Overgrown and I didn’t want to do plants. So I did a fishtank with a kraken that looks like a plant. lol

Did today’s prompt with some speedball ink using my handy drawing nib….quill pen thingy I’m just going to stick with calling it an inkwell pen.

See you for tomorrows prompt, Legend.

Inktober 2019 Day 13: Ash

Inktober 2019 Day 13 Ash

We’ve reached unlucky 13 and it’s a dozy of an unlucky number for the subject in today’s drawing. I love H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. It gave true horror of alien invasion and total annihilation.

Our subject is being hit by a mechanized beings heat ray and being burnt into ash as they try to surrender to the invading machine.

I had a lot of fun making this one. I did the base drawing with an HB pencil and did the outline again using a ink well pen. But this time I used some felt tip chiseled pens to add the burnt bones and singing skin lines. Then added some bright ray color using tombow markers. I decided to gray scale the everything else except the heat ray and fires set off by it. Then to throw in some extra ash I added some charcoal and smudged it to all around the poor subject being vaporized into ash.

See you tomorrow for day 14, Overgrown.

 

Inktober 2019 Day 12, Dragon

Inktober 2019 Day 12 Dragon

We come to day 12 of 31 days of Inktober. And it’s one of my new favorites. Dragons can be quite scary and I feel I did a good job with shading and detailing this one to make you extra terrified. 

I again used the inkwell to outline and detail the dragon after drawing it out with an HB pencil. I am loving this old style of drawing in ink more and more everyday. But ink can be a lot more pricey than your standard pens so I still used markers to fill in the mouth and area around the dragon. Then to add some singe to the drawing I used  a charcoal pencil to add shadows and detail to the wrinkles and teeth of the dragon. Turned out really great.

See you tomorrow for day 13, ash. Seems appropriate that this comes after Dragon.