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Inktober 2019 Day 26 Dark

Inktober 2019 Day 26 Dark

Inktober 2019 Day 26 Dark

Sometimes you don’t want to know what’s in the darkness. It’s day 26 of Inktober and we’re playing in the dark today.

I never really messed with zombies/ghouls in major detail but tonight I did and it turned out so cool. I love the designs of my three zombies in the foreground here. The hand holding the lighter turned out well too. I spent quite a bit staring at my own hand clenched like it was holding something to get the right creases in the skin. Think I got it really good, including my hairy arm. lol. I didn’t want to cover this drawing in ink to make it look dark so I used a black layer with a clipping mask in photoshop to allow the drawing to slowly be “lit” up in the darkness, behind the black layer.

I included a non darkness version for anyone to color and add their own darkness if they want to. 2019 Inktober Day 26 Dark Coloring Page

See you tomorrow for Day 27, coat.

Inktober 2019 Day 24 Dizzy

Inktober 2019 Day 24 Dizzy

Inktober 2019 Day 24 Dizzy

It’s day 24 of inktober and we are getting dizzy with horror as the swinging pendulum blade comes ever closer to sealing our fate.

Feel free to color today’s torturous piece. 2019 Inktober Day 24 Dizzy Coloring Page

See you tomorrow for day 25, tasty.

Inktober 2019 Day 21 Treasure

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

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 16 Wild

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

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 13: Ash

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

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.

Inktober 2019 Day 8 Frail

Inktober 2019 Day 8 Frail

Inktober 2019 Day 8 Frail

Welcome to the 8th day of 31 days of Inktober. Tonight we have a frail subject on display. Or is it subjects?

I tried adding multiple levels to this drawing. One you think of frail in this picture I assume you instantly go to the flower. Much like the rose in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the rose is the most fragile thing and must be protected. But what is the second level of frail in this drawing you say?

Well it’s the monsters. If you look one side is not like the other. The right is more sinister and seems to be going through a transformation of tendrils and claws growing everywhere. While the left side has a more (if you can call it that) basic non sinister form. The three creatures center stage are in the process of being half transformed by this sinister evil infecting everything.

I don’t know if this technically comes off as frail, perhaps it’s more corruption then frail. But I wanted to try adding a second level to a drawing tonight. And hey, I still had a lot of fun. Did this one with the ink well again and had a lot better control.

See you tomorrow for Day 9, Swing.

Ringing in Inktober 2019 with something new

Ringing in Inktober 2019 with something new

Rings around a painful eye
Rings around a painful eye

I am ringing in Inktober 2019 by trying something new; Pen and ink. I wanted to take a shot at using an inkwell and different pen points and see if I could figure out how to draw with it.

My first pen and ink set

So first impressions of using an inkwell is I suck at it. I am no way a natural at using a pen and ink. I had to stare at the instruction manual for about 10 minutes before I could figure out how to fill the ink well in the pen. But eventually ink started appearing on the paper.

Putting ink on the paper

So first prompt for Inktober 2019 is Ring. So using all my originality I painfully tried to draw a circle with the pen. I eventually started getting the hang of it. I have a bad habit of pressing my pencil to hard to the paper and this ink pen forced me to learn to touch lightly. So if I learned anything out of this, it was to draw lighter with a pen and perhaps pencil.

Learning to draw short lines

Eventually I learned that unlike a felt tip pen you have to do short lines with the types of pen tips I had. I am sure I was using the completely wrong tip and giving any pro pen and ink user a heart attack for misusing the pen. But I’m just trying this for fun. So I began making short lines and hatching. I decided to make my ring into an eye with rings around it. Cause that’s about how my eyes were starting to feel.

Rings around the eyes

I had scratched my cornea last year the day before my birthday, and hearing the pen tip scratch across the paper made me think of it and the horrible annoying pain that came with it for a week. So the results of my first pen and ink drawing was a painful eye with rings of stress and agony around it. I am going to keep playing with the pen and ink. Had a lot of fun playing with this and am going to check out some tutorials on drawing with pen and ink.

See you tomorrow for Inktober 2019 day 2 Mindless. (I’m thinking some Lovecraft will give me an idea for this one.)

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