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November Artwork

November Artwork

Some artwork I’ve been doing since Inktober. No real common theme or anything. Just artwork I did usually with Sharpie Markers or Micron Pens.

November 5, 2020: Steam Locomotive chugging through a forest in the middle of fall.
November 6, 2020: A new rendition of a drawing I’ve done in the past. Two leaves fighting as they fall.
November 10, 2020: An H.P. Lovecraft inspired marker drawing showing cultists summoning a dark one while a bystander looks in terror.
November 12, 2020: A old man of the sea wondering through a dark and spooky forest.
November 13, 2020: Some fan art of a Chozo statue on Tallon IV from the video game Metroid Prime. My wife got me one of those white gel pens and I wanted an excuse to use it. So I tried it out to add some detail to solid shaded areas.
November 17, 2020: A Beaver in front of his kingdom. I’m not really sure what inspired me to make this one but I had fun trying to use different Sharpie markers and Tom Bow Markers to add detail this piece. I really wish Sharpie could figure out how to make another tone of brown.
November 19, 2020: A Railroad in the Underworld. I decided I wanted to punish myself cause I can’t think of any other reason why I thought drawing hundreds of tiny bones lining the tracks. But when I originally posted it on Instagram people seemed to like it. So goes to show that work you hate gets all the likes while projects you put your heart and soul in sometime don’t even get noticed.
November 23, 2020: Headcrab from the video game Half-Life. I was in a gaming mood after playing the Half-Life remake Black Mesa. I thought I’d try my light table and trace a printed image of a head crab and reference draw the details. But this one didn’t get much attention at all when I posted it on social media so I guess I’ll stick to my free hand drawings of creatures I just make up as I draw.
November 29, 2020: A Deer Lord Concept drawing. Decided to go with my gut and make creatures up as I draw them. So this is a deer lord from the front with crazy antlers full of mystical ornaments.
November 29, 2020: A deer lord concept from the side with designs on it’s hood.

Inktober 2019 Day 4: Freeze

Inktober 2019 Day 4: Freeze

Inktober 2019 Day 4 Freeze

Greetings monsters and ghouls. We’ve come to day 4 of Inktober, today’s topic is Freeze.

I’m sure many of us have a favorite horror story/movie involving freezing in the cold. I have a few favorites, The Thing, The Shining, Mountains of Madness. Probably a bunch of others I am forgetting. But I decided to skip the monster in the snow story; and thought what causes it to become cold on the earth? Darkness, lack of sunlight, tilting of the earth’s axis leading to longer and colder nights.

What if the moon eclipsed the sun and never moved from the spot over an area of planet earth. Let alone a very populated area. Would it lead to massive coldness and endless snow? Probably some scientific variables that would say no, but we’re doing it in my universe, reality be damn!

A lone survivor trying to make their way across the frozen landscape collapses to their hands in defeat. The landscape is endless snow with no sign of life around them. The moon eclipsing the sun over head as if mocking the person’s efforts to survive. That is my idea of Freeze for this inktober.

Freeze before color addedFreeze after color added

The drawing was made using a combination of media. A photo pencil sketch outlined in Faber-Castell pens and then colored with TomBow markers. A white prismacolor Pastel was used to add a glow around the moon. Showing the sun struggling with all its might to get its rays around it to no avail.

See you tomorrow for Day 5, Build.

Inktober Day 3: Bait (You’re the bait)

Inktober Day 3: Bait (You’re the bait)

Inktober 2019 Day 3 Bait

We’ve come to day 3 of Inktober, Bait.

Nothing could be more frightening than being the bait to lure in a scary monster in the dark. Especially when you can’t even see it till it’s about to eat you.

Didn’t take progress shots on this one. Got carried away with the creativity and forgot to take them. Ope.

I did a pencil sketch of this drawing on some marker paper using a 2B pencil. I then took my grey scale set of TomBow markers and colored in the mouth, teeth and tongue. Then I used a Faber-Castell Fine point pen and added the detail work to make the bait pop out and the detail of the teeth. For a special effect I used a white charcoal pencil to sketch in some saliva. Turned out pretty cool I think.

See you tomorrow for Day 4, Freeze.

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