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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 14 Overgrown

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

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 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.

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.

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