Sleep and travel finally caught up with me and I missed two days of Inktober themes. Instead of trying to rush them out a few days late, I declared bankruptcy and continued on with the current day’s theme, “Tree”.
This was drawn in the back of a rental car on the way up to West Lafayette from Indianapolis for Purdue University homecoming weekend. Because of the bumpy ride, I opted for brush pens to help absorb the jitters.
Stayed up until 2:00 am catching up on Day 10 and 11. Thought this would be a quick drawing but actually took much longer than I expected. Had to really cut back on the detail work that a real Space 1999 Eagle would require. Really loved that show as a kid — great special effects for a TV show of that era. I think this turned out way too “blocky”, but can’t complain considering it was rushed and I was running on a serious lack of sleep.
Bunny and Boy return again for day 9. This time I did use a few references of a Red Flyer tricycle to get this right.
I used this drawing as a challenge to work on character posing and proportions. I used a skeletal construction approach and I compressed the normal human proportions to get a more cartoon-like child figure. I really struggled with Boy’s face, but it kind of came together just at the point where I almost gave up on it.
My stuffed bunny makes a reappearance. This time he is the protagonist.
I started with the idea of drawing an Athenian soldier lost in a maze, like Theseus and The Minotaur, but as I researched image references I fell out of love with the idea and Bunny popped in to mind. He worked so well for Inktober Day 5, “Sad”, to help evoke emotion I thought he would work for this day’s theme too.
Pretty happy with the results considering it came straight from my mind without drawing from a direct reference. The only visual reference came from some light research on drawing shafts of light (not much to find out there).
This one came out just as I had imagined it. I did find a few references for the store front, but ones that matched my original minds eye. Even the figures turned out okay — I’m still learning how to draw people and poses.
The mother figure was drawn from reference of a photo I took in France of my wife silhouetted in front of a merry-go-round. I imagined the bunny from the very start.
This is my first try mixing Copic markers and colored pencil. It worked pretty well for adding weathering to the scene. This is also my first try with a warm grey Copic marker which helped add an organic feel to the wood and concrete.