Monday, October 20, 2014

INKtober 2014, Day 18!

Day 18: Tangled Thoughts

5x7 pen and ink on Stonehenge paper

Quick piece done to catch up. I'm back on track now and will do my best to update each night!

INKtober 2014, Day 17!

Day 17: Omen, Good or Ill

5x7 brush and ink on Stonehenge paper

Straight ink painting featuring Char Coal the raven. With more practice, I could use this look for 'official' Brainsick artwork.

INKtober 2014, Day 16!

Day 16: Hell Sat Upon A Hill

6x8 brush and ink on Strathmore Mixed Media paper

Public announcement: I NEED TO DRAW MORE BACKGROUNDS.

There are a wide variety of environments and locations in Brainsick. I rarely draw them, which is a habit I must break. This drawing was based off a thumbnail I drew for my Senior Studio II class:

May 23, 2011
Aban-Buil, the facility Paranoid grew up in, was constructed atop a butte; formerly a state park and avoided by Silver Heights residents on long-held superstitions. I'm really happy with these concepts and I need to develop them more. Draw backgrounds, Jillian. They're important.

Not an exciting piece, but it allowed me to jump out of my I-don't-draw-backgrounds funk.

INKtober 2014, Day 15!

Day 15: Canine Lily & Feline Paranoid

(cropped) 9x12 pen and ink on bristol paper

Bah, another unfinished piece. I wanted to give Canine Lily and Feline Paranoid a background. At this point, that's not going to happen. But it was a fun excuse to species-swap my protagonists! Allyson suggested it a while back and I couldn't resist the prompt. Canine Lily would be a Pharaoh hound / Ibizan hound and Feline Paranoid would be a Ragdoll mix.

Col-Erase sketch.
Canine Lily inked with a Hiro 60 1/2 nib.
Feline Paranoid inked with a Hiro 45 nib.
Sketchbook page from July 2013.

INKtober 2014, Day 14!

Day 14: Great Stag

6x8 brush and ink on Strathmore Mixed Media paper

I finally changed the Stag's proportions to be more realistic (as opposed to dog-deer). This helps differentiate it from Decay, who has an extremely stylized deer body.

The Great Stag is a confrontational but benign hallucination of Paranoid's.



Sketchbook page to figure out the pose.

INKtober 2014, Day 13!

Day 13: Pudgy Moraunx Pup

7x11 brush pen on Pentalic Paper for Pens


Not very happy with my inks here, but the Moraunx pup is still cute. Inked with a Staedtler Mars Graphic 3000 duo brush pen. I like my sketch better:

Sketched in Derwent Inktense.

Transferred from a sketchbook drawing:

Sketchbook page from February 2013.

INktober 2014, Day 12!

Day 12: Sentry of Death's Grip

5x7 acrylic ink on Stonehenge paper

I defaulted to drawing the Black Mass after not knowing what to draw.





INktober 2014, Day 11!

Day 11: Kritchpaw Fights

5x7 pen and ink on Stonehenge paper

Kritchpaw is fun to draw no matter the situation. I want to sculpt a maquette of her someday.

Col-Erase sketch.

Tiny sketch made to test Kritchpaw's pose.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

INKtober 2014, Day 10!

Day 10: Mercy and Indignation

9x12 pen and ink on Bee Stipple Paper

My second INKtober has been fraught with indecision and hesitancy. Between my day job and the conviction my skills haven't improved, I've had some difficulty drawing. Writing a list of possibilities was more fun than their execution.

But I keep telling myself that I must not be afraid of failure. Failure is conducive to success.

This drawing isn't necessarily a failure, though lots of things could be improved (namely adding the couch Finch and Anne are supposed to be sitting on). I'm going to leave it be and march on; an instance of liking the sketch(es) more than the inks.

Tracing paper draft from April.

Older work:


Sketchbook page from October 2012.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

INKtober 2014, Day 9!

Day 9: Am I a good person?

6x8 pen and ink on Strathmore Mixed Media paper

Rant is the one person Finch trusts without question. They have a close father-son relationship.

Inked with a Hiro 45 nib. It scratches less than the Hunt 513EF, and allows for thick and thin lines.



Sketchbook page from April.
Finch's feet are more in proportion here, though his neck is wonky.

Older work:


Sketchbook page from June 2012.

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