Tuesday, October 25, 2016

INKtober 2016, Day 24!

INKtober 2016, Day 24: It's Gonna Be Fine
4x6 Prismacolor markers on Strathmore 400 Series marker paper

I know there are a lot of self-affirmation types of art out there right now. Sometimes I desperately need to hear that Everything Will Be Okay; sometimes I can't shake off my self-doubt no matter how many happy things I see. But this little hummingbird is a reminder that I can't give up.

INKtober 2016, Day 23!

INKtober 2016, Day 23: Derp Frog
4x6 Prismacolor and Copic markers with Sharpie on Strathmore 400 Series marker paper

A quick one-off I made in between sessions on my Brainsick poster. Sums my my feelings about recent... stuff.

INKtober 2016, Day 22!

...so says the demon puppy.

BaBEE Sitter babysits bees!

Blep-O-Tron is fast and likes to blep.
Day 22 meant another drawing shindig with friends! I made these three silly drawings while visiting and eating too much bad (delicious) food. I like letting my goofiness reign supreme sometimes.

INKtober 2016, Day 21!

INKtober 2016, Day 21: Brainsick Poster
14x17 technical pen with acrylic ink and white gel pen on smooth bristol paper

2012 concept for a Brainsick poster.

Pencil draft on 14x17 smooth bristol paper. 
This paper is OLD; I bought it from Walker's Office Supplies during high school! Working on this stuff reminds me of why I prefer to use watercolor paper for my tech pen illustrations: the ink appears more vibrant and holds detail more easily than on bristol paper.

Big Head and Rant above; Finch and Human Paranoid below.

First section to be inked: Hallucinavian Finch, Finch, and Human Paranoid.
I used up my first Palomino Blackwing!

Big Head is Finch's biggest fan, so I had to draw them together.
I rediscovered my Magic Rub Peel-Off eraser stick! 
Big Head is a Singapura mix; used lots of reference to draw his face at this angle!
My ancient laptop is still useful!
The Snake God is based off of pythons and boas.
Big Head is done! I used a Pilot G-Tec-C for his fur.
Progress on the Snake so far!
I added Twitch on a whim. As the secondary antagonist, he's kinda important.

Adding the Snake's scales.
Using previous Inktober work as reference!

Full-view progress shot.

Rant comes to life!

Fieran's design is finalized (mostly) at long last!

Chestan: "Why do you keep sniffing my ear, Depravity?"
Aaah, much better.

What's missing? ...ah, yes. Chestan's acne. Sorry, kid.

Depravity coming to life in four stages!

Fixed Anne's pose using a mirror.
Char Coal gets an update.
Auto-photobomb progress shot.

Decay fully inked.
Anne fully inked. I still think she looks a little too nice...

I brushed in much of Char's feathers with acrylic ink.

Tech pens are wonderful, but they can scratch paper - especially old bristol sheets!

Protecting the rest of the illustration with another sheet of bristol.
I stood up to ink Celeste's wings.


This is the largest illustration I've ever completed during an INKtober run - and my largest technical pen piece to date! Many characters are missing, so there's always an opportunity for me to revisit this poster concept. Challenge accepted - in the future. :D