Well, my computer died. So looks like I’ll be taking an unplanned break while I wait for my new computer to arrive. Rat farts…
Inktober is an online art project where you get a drawing prompt every day all October long.
This year the only thing I wanted to work on was crosshatching. Didn’t do it all the time, but threw it in there as often as I could/remembered to.
You can definitely tell which drawings I did at home and which I did at work on my lunch break. And which days I was totally out of creative energy. Definitely different levels of effort…
Ants and birds were oddly a reoccurring theme too. Not sure why.
Ahh I love this rad Life drawing by Emmanuel Filteau! It’s so cool seeing Life drawn completely in someone else’s style; always seems so oddly familiar and new at the same time.
So what happened to all the colours? Why only the one colour?
Listen, I don’t like colouring and I’m pretty terrible at it. Having an eye for colour is like having an ear for music: either you have it or you don’t, and I don’t.
I’ve never really been satisfied with my colouring and I was failing trying to achieve a certain look. Everything new I was trying just wasn’t working out and was taking way too long, so it’s time to wring my brain out and start fresh!
Here’s a drawing I did for my friend Dane! It’s an homage to the Wolverine #1 cover by John Buscema (being that Dane’s favourite comic character is Wolverine.)
I printed a black and white picture of the original cover, lightboxed the overall characters, and then did my own character designs and embellishments.
And look: Dane framed it! I guess he liked it.