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.

I Don’t Wish on Wishing Wells…

I’ve been a fan of Nat and Alex Wolff’s music since the Naked Brothers Band days. One of my favorite songs of theirs of recent years is “Disappointed” from the Black Sheep album from a few years ago. It inspired me to create a little illustration with some of the lyrics. And while I was creating that illustration, I actually filmed it:

Unfortunately, I was still figuring out how to film and had the tripod on my large drawing board between me and the paper which lead to the camera getting knocked about a bit while I was working. I didn’t know yet about flipping the footage over. I’ve since figured some of that out.

I had planned to do a tutorial on how I do the birthday shirts, but I have lost my voice this week to my allergies. So that will be next month’s video. I can only barely talk if I speak in my “Batman” voice. Good thing we have been reading a lot of super hero books lately. It doesn’t work quite as well on the regular stories.

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.