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!
Drawlloween/Inktober day 21
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…)
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.
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!
A comics anthology on the theme of stars. 10 original full colour star-inspired stories by 10 Australian women.
Drawlloween/Inktober day 22
Coming to the end of Inktober, Drawlloween and Halloween itself, so I thought I would skip ahead a few days to the “Candy” prompt and have a bit of fun with it. I live in Australia however, so I’ve only ever called them “lollies” and the word “candy” just sounds so odd!
Drawlloween/Inktober day 18
I was going to do a plague doctors mask, but it changed last minute. Today’s prompt: “Mask”.
Drawlloween/Inktober day 17
I am concerned that one day I’ll go through all my old sketchbooks, forget that I took part in Drawlloween and think I was just going through a super dark period. That’ll be interesting, take note future Sam!
Today’s prompt: “Demon”
Drawlloween/Inktober day 16
I like puns, do you like puns? Who am I kidding, no one but the pun maker likes puns!
In case you couldn’t guess, today’s prompt was “Grave”.
Drawlloween/Inktober day 15
Okay, back to more delicate and detailed pieces again. Oh god, it feels so good to use my technical pens again. Today’s prompt was “Amulet”.
Drawlloween/Inktober day 14
The other rough one from yesterday. This was inspired by the prompt “bat”.
So much catching up to do though…
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).
Drawlloween/Inktober day 12
Today’s prompt for Drawlloween was “Moon”.
Been watching a whole bunch of horror movies this month too. Geeze the 80s were cheesy!
Drawlloween/Inktober day 11
Did you know ravens and crows are amongst the smartest creatures in the animal kingdom, ranking up there with chimps and dolphins? Did you also know that they have been found rolling down snowy hills purely because they think it’s fun?
Drawlloween/Inktober day 10
Another one down! Was stumped with what to draw for the “alien” prompt, but then felt foolish for missing probably the biggest “alien” movie around! (Sorry War of the Worlds fans).
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!
Drawlloween/Inktober day 9
So now I have a bunch of photo references of my hand saved to my phone because of this…
Today’s Drawlloween prompt: Zombie
Drawlloween/Inktober day 8
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?!
Drawlloween/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!
Drawlloween/Inktober day 6
Another day down! Today’s prompt from Drawlloween was “Werewolf”. A little more stripped back today, but don’t worry, tomorrow’s is much more detailed!
Drawlloween/Inktober day 5
Still catching up, better than falling even more behind though! Today’s prompt: Vampire. I’m an avid big Adventure Time lover, so it was only natural.
Drawlloween/Inktober day 4
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?
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”:
Drawlloween/Inktober day 2