Frocktober Is Over

And I almost made it. I mean, I did make 31 drawings and use all of the prompts from the list, but I just finished today. That means it took me 5 days longer than it should’ve, but I did stop to focus on the Snuggle Bug Sweater I was test knitting halfway through the month.

This time around, I used a mixed media spiral drawing pad. I have to say, I kind of regretted that choice toward the end because all of my skin tone markers are dried out. But I wanted to use what I had, and I had this notebook sitting around.

I definitely got sloppy with my proportions over time, and started rushing them to just be done, but I also ended up with quite a few that I was really happy with. I also really liked drawing in a bunch of different skin tones and hair styles. That was something that we really didn’t do in school and I hadn’t really been doing since I finished school either. But it definitely makes this collection of drawings a lot more fun.

I’m really glad I went with Amy Mebberson‘s list of prompts this year. Having the structure of focusing on outfits instead of just a bunch of random drawings definitely helped in coming up with something to draw every day.


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Inktober Week 4 – Final Roundup

It’s the last day of October, and the last day of Inktober. Unintentionally, I have left the week 4 roundup until today. But it works out. Here is the final week and a half of Inktober 2016, and my final thoughts on this year’s project. Here are week 1, week 2, and week 3.

Day 22- “little” Following yesterday’s turning something little into something big, I turned something big into something little. Tiny solar system, totally not to scale. Those dots were a pain.

Day 23 – “slow” Tim’s training was paying off. He managed to run the one meter sprint in just under 13 hours, setting a personal record.

Day 24- “one dozen” I originally wanted to do monkeys, like the song, but one monkey was difficult enough. So how about balloons instead.

Day 25- “tired” This little guy has had a long night. Good night, little owl.

Day 26- “box” It’s the internet. Every box needs a cat.

Day 27- “creepy” Ooh, creepy spider

Day 28- “burn” A forest campfire.

Day 29- “surprise” A jack-in-the-box ready to spring.

Day 30- “wreck” A wrecked block tower.

Day 31- “friend” A friendly helpful hand.

After 31 days of drawing with a brush pen, I have determined that I have too heavy of a hand to use a brush pen. I went through four of them over the course of the month because they kept shredding. But now I know. I prefer my regular pens anyway.

Inktober 2016 Week 3

There is only a little more than a week to go for this year’s Inktober. Fairly confident I’m going to make it to the end this year. Here’s a look at week 3, and you can go back and see week 1 and week 2.

Day 15: “Relax” – A cozy little reading nook

Day 16: “Wet” – It’s a sink. With water. Not much imagination needed there.

Day 17: “Battle” – Squirrel-saber fight! I don’t know, but Jedi squirrels just seemed hilarious.

Day 18: “Escape” – As the frogs watched and the fish didn’t care, Bob made his great escape from the forest. That is, until he hit the rogue tree branch and tumbled back to the ground at the opposite edge of the pond.

Day 19: “Flight” – Frank bribed the hamsters with the best pieces of his birdseed to make them help him take flight

Day 20: “Squeeze” – Since they are black and white, it can be any citrus fruit you want it to be.

Day 21: “Big” – Got this idea when the tiny giant attacked “baby dump truck and mommy airplane and daddy firetruck” while we were playing before bedtime.

Ten days left! If you want to see them each day when I’m done, you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr.