Inktober 2016 Week 2

Here’s this week’s Inktober round up. You can see last week’s here.

Day 8: “Rock” I decided not to take this one literally, and instead went for a rock star vibe.

Day 9: “Broken” I had Jewel’s “Hands” running through my head, so I forced myself to draw hands.

Day 10: “Jump” This time I had “If we jump we could fall in love” from The Summer Set’s “About a Girl” running through my head.

Day 11: “Transport” The thought of a snail riding on the back of a turtle always cracks me up.

Day 12: “Worried” Don’t try to tell me Kermit’s face isn’t the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of the word “worried”.

Day 13: “Scared” I originally thought to have someone hiding in a trunk, then I thought it would work even better if she had something in the frame to be afraid of.

Day 14: “Tree” Since I had drawn larger trees for a previous day, I decided to do a close-up today.

Almost halfway done, and I’ve still got fairly good momentum. If you want to see them each day when I’m done, you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram where I am posting every day, or Tumblr that is going to catch up in a couple of days.

Inktober 2016 Week 1

In honor of Inktober, I’ve decided to gather each week’s drawings into a round-up post every Friday. Here is what I’ve done week one:

Day 1: The cover. I couldn’t come up with a way to incorporate the “fast” prompt into my cover, so I just decided to skip it. Kind of hard to see the title, though.

Day 2: “Noisy”. I decided I wanted to draw the noise tumbling out of a trumpet. Why a trumpet? Because that is what the 4-year-old had taken to school that week as a share that makes noise.

Day 3: “Collect”. Pokémon! I scrolled through some pictures on Google until one caught my eye. So this trainer just collects Rowletts.

Day 4: “Hungry”. I caught a biscuit with a spiderweb. I really need to make myself some biscuits.

Day 5: “Sad”. As I was feeling halfway through the background.

Day 6: “Hidden”. Cutie forest animals playing hide and seek.

Day 7: “Lost”. More zigzag grass, this time with small things hiding in it.

That’s the end of this week. I feel like I’m starting to get a grip of using this brush pen. Hopefully it will get even easier as the month goes on. If you want to see these as I make them, you can follow me on Instagram or Twitter where I post them every afternoon/evening as I finish drawing.

Mightier Than the Sword – Illustration Friday

Prompt: Weapon 

Media: marker, Dip pen, India ink

Paper: smooth Bristol ATC

When I saw the prompt for this week, I was watching a documentary on Netflix about online bullying. So I immediately thought of using words or a pen. Then I realized it could really go either way, words as a weapon for good or bad.

Since I’m using my brush pen for Inktober, I decided to go with my dip pen for more of a challenge.