Demonday! Inktober Catch Up Day 10!

Demonday

Demonday

I felt like I did a lot of drawings during Inktober, but I still have around 7 days of drawings still to go! Also, how is it only a month till Christmas?!

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He’s a Dummy, Doll! Inktober Catch Up Day 9!

He's a dummy, doll!

Regardless of party, capitalism always comes out the winner

The weeks just get crazier I swear! After all the things that have happened this year, I really do wonder what 2017 can throw at me that would still make me feel surprised.

What lies in the Mist? Inktober Catch Up Day 7!

What Lies in the Mist

What Lies in the Mist?

Love deer, such majestic animals.

And because this is my little corner of the internet, I just need to use this space to vent for a second. Had a great weekend with friends, but told a pretty low level lie to my family to avoid getting into a situation with them. I covered my tracks carefully and without any outside influence, they will never know what I said wasn’t the complete truth. HOWEVER, I just had a major realisation that there is one extremely loose string I didn’t think about tying up, and it will most probably get me busted. So now, I’m going to have to deal with two situations because I made a bad call. Fan-fucking-tastic. Have I learnt anything from this? Yeah, be honest; it’s a lot less effort.

So how was your weekend?

Ghosts-a-Go-Go! Inktober Day 28!

Ghosts-a-go-go

Ghosts-a-go-go

And on that note, I’ve run out of days in October. But why let the fun end there?! Like last year, over the next few weeks I’ll be catching up on the prompts that I missed drawing Drawlloween,  so the ghosts and ghouls aren’t going away just yet!

And for all of you who also took part in Inktober, whether you made it through 31 days or just 3, congratulations! Every bit of drawing helps to improve, so I hope you’ve all learnt a little and had a lot of fun.

Superposition Sunday! Inktober Day 23!

Superposition

Superposition Sunday

Portal is such a great game; if you’ve got some free time and want to try an new spin on puzzle solving, I definitely recommend it.

Also, I’ve been watching BoJack Horseman, another think I definitely recommend checking out. Never has an alcoholic horse actor made me laugh or pulled on my heart strings so much.

A face any mad scientist could love! Inktober Day 4!

Little Frankenstein's Monster

Little Frankenstein’s Monster

Looks like a manageable trend is follow main prompt every second day and quick doodles on the days between! Today is a little Frankenstein’s monster. In the novel, he really was just misunderstood, then cinema portrayed him as something evil; such a travesty!

(Also cracked out something other than just black and white for the first time in quite a while. Introducing gray; a revolutionary new addition!)

Drawlloween 2016! (Definitely not a bad Idea)

Return from the Dead

Return from the Dead

And just like last year, Inktober is right in the busiest part of semester again! And just like last year, I told myself that I would hold off partaking until later in the month (once I’d finished all of my assessment), but look where we are now.

Today’s prompt was “Return from the Dead”. If you want to play along, I will be going off this great set of prompts by Brian Soria which you can find >>here<< 

As with last year, I will be doing my best to keep up to date, however I have a portfolio worth 100% of my grade due at the end of the week, so I will do my very best.

 

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

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.