Inktober 2016: Catchup

As Inktober 2017 starts this year, I realized how behind I am on updating this site. Instead of tediously adding one post per remaining Inktober submission from last year, here is the final round up of the entire challenge.

I’ll post again soon to share what I’m working on for Inktober 2017 as well as what I worked on over the past year.

Inktober 2016

Inktober Day 19, “Flight”

Inktober Day 19, "Flight" Oct 19, 2016

Inktober Day 19, “Flight”
Oct 19, 2016

Second drawing of the night — feels good to be caught up. Tried using more color for this one and immediately regretted the decision. Stuck with it and things turned out alright. Satisfied with Boy’s pose, sitting cross-legged. Definitely the most challenging pose I’ve tried so far. Had serious doubts I could pull it off. Good lesson on pushing through to finish artwork.

Inktober Day 11, “Transport”

Inktober Day 11, "Transport"

Inktober Day 11, “Transport”
Oct 11, 2016

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.

Inktober Day 9, “Broken”

Inktober Day 9, "Broken"

Inktober Day 9, “Broken”
Oct 9, 2016

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.

Toy Store

Inktober Day 5, "Sad"

Inktober Day 5, “Sad”
Oct 5, 2016

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.