Beauty leaves you spellbound

 

Not so wicked Witch

Inktober/Drawlloween day 27

 

Okay, so I know inktober was now two months ago (it definitely doesn’t feel that far gone!) but I still have a few more prompts based on Halloween that I’ve been wanting to finish.

Tonight’s is based on the prompt “Witch”.

Also, after the debacle that was installing windows 10, I have finally fixed all of my tech woes. My old computer is now a brick, but I have just finished assembling my gaming rig and it is shiny and running beautifully. I’d forgotten how good it feels to be able to look at a screen and still have good posture!

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Sketch Weekly #25: Size Doesn’t Matter (Inktober Catch-up)

8bit Zombie

Drawlloween/Inktober day 21

8bit Zombie Original

Drawlloween/Inktober day 21

Technically not ink for this week’s sketch, however it did start off as an inked sketch. Today’s left over Drawlloween prompt was “8bit Zombie” so I thought I’d take a crack at converting a sketch into pixel art.

It’s a lot harder than I initially thought, so my already high appreciation of the art form definitely increased!

(Also, is anyone else struggling with the new WordPress user interface as much as I am? I had no issues with the last one and I feel like they’ve tried to over simplify its features in this update…)

Sketch Weekly #24: Something to lose your head over (Inktober Catch-up)

Skull

Drawlloween/Inktober day 20

Update on the windows 10 situation, my computer has now turned into an impressive paper weight. Fun times.

Today’s prompt (as I continue through my left over Inktober days) is “Skull”. Playing around with a looser art style today,I’m pretty happy with how it came together, so I might mess around with it a bit more.

Sketch Weekly #23: We’re gonna need a bigger month! (Inktober Catch-up)

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Drawlloween/Inktober day 19

Even though Inktober and Drawlloween have come and gone, I liked the prompts so much I have figured I’ll use them for my “sketch weekly”s until I get through them all! This week’s prompt was “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.

In other news, I upgraded to windows 10 and now my Seagate 2TB hard drive will no longer talk to my PC, not very happy… Luckily enough I back all my stuff up to the cloud, but still.

In other other news, a group of independent comic creators I’m a big fan of are in the last leg of a KickStarter campaign for a “Star” based comics anthology called Starrytellers. I definitely recommend having a peep at what they have been working on, and helping them reach their goal if you like what you see (I’ve already placed down for two copies, so I’m really hoping it all goes through!).

Just click here to go see their Kickstarter page!

Starrytellers

A comics anthology on the theme of stars. 10 original full colour star-inspired stories by 10 Australian women.

Mad work is always rough: Inktober Day 13!

Frankenstein

Drawlloween/Inktober day 13

A departure from my normally clean sketches for the next two nights. I had to sit around and wait for a while the other day, so I thought I’d fill in my time with a bit of drawing. Guess what I forgot to put in my bag before I left to go out though: my moleskine and microns. After rummaging through my bag, all I could find was a permanent marker and some scrap paper.

So with my limited tools, this is was what I came up with for the “Frankenstein” prompt, (bearing in mind Frankenstein was actually the scientist, and not the creature).

Fun as a barrel full of… Eyeballs? Inktober Day 9!

Had to take a break from drawing for a day to finish to off one a portfolio for engineering, but back to it today! Today’s prompt was “Eyeball”.

And if you are viewing this from the site page (and not the wordpress “reader”) you may have noticed the new, nifty little “store” menu button. I’ve set up a Society6 page which currently has all of my inktober prints available, however, I’ll hopefully be going back through my catalogue of old sketches and adding a few others soon as well.

So gave have a stickybeak; I’ll still be waiting here for you when you come back!

Eyeball

Drawlloween/Inktober day 9

Did you lock the door? Are you certain? Inktober Day 7!

A week in, can you believe it?! Today’s prompt was “Haunted House”

Not sure how I really feel about this one. I think it’s one of those things that look better from a distance, rather than up close. Then again, I may have just been staring at it for too long and have become acutely critical of my own work! Who knows?!

Haunted House

Drawlloween/Inktober day 6

The King of the Pumpkin Patch! Inktober Day 6

Okay, back to some heavier inking again! Today’s prompt was: Pumpkin.

Nightmare Before Christmas has to be one of my favourite movies period, animated or not, so Jack Skellington was an obvious choice. Heck, I even wrote a senior english assignment on the opening scene of the film.

Also, if you are interested in getting your spooky skeleton fingers on a physical print of any of my Inktober art, I’ve set up a Society6 store filled with higher res versions of all of them in varying sizes!

>>Check it out here<<, I’ve been told if you go through this link before Oct 11th you’ll get free worldwide shipping!

Pumpkin

Drawlloween/Inktober day 6

Goblin up all my time! (Yay puns) Inktober Day 3

Goblin

Drawlloween/Inktober day 3

The catch up game is going to have to be pretty strong; uni has been sucking up most of my time these last few days. Submitted my portfolio for engineering today though. 205 pages and 30,000 words later, yuck.

Day 3 prompt for Drawlloween was Goblin. How is everyone else going with Inktober?

Devil is in the detail, Inktober Day 2!

I told myself, “Sam, you have too much study to do, you can’t take part in Inktober”

And then I did it anyway, I aint part of no system! (+5 rebellious points)

If this is your first time hearing of Inktober, you’re not alone! I had never heard of the event until this year, but I’m so glad I finally did discover it.

Inktober is an annual event held in October. Running since 2009, the main purpose of this month long challenge is to encourage artists to improve their inking skills. Take part daily, every second day or even once a week; it doesn’t matter, every bit of practice helps.

As it is the month of Halloween (even though I’m from Australia and don’t celebrate it – please don’t kill me) I’m following along with the Drawlloween prompts. Feel free to play along with this list if you get stuck for any ideas, I’d definitely love to see all the different interpretations.

You can find the full list >>here<<

As it is the 2nd here, the theme was “Devil”:

Devil

Drawlloween/Inktober day 2

Don’t miss new mini comic for start of Inktober!

Just scraping in for the first day on Inktober (at least by Australian time)! Here is my latest minicomic; have a read and let me know what you think.

Recurring Nightmare

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I’ll be doing my best to keep up with Inktober, but it’s the end of semester, so I have a shittonne of assessment I need to get through over the next 2 weeks. Really looking forward to seeing what other people produce for it though, as (if you hadn’t already guessed), ink is my favourite medium.