Inktober Day 7: Fancy
I can say with full confidence that adding that marker was A MISTAKE. If it had been a better marker, maybe a little lighter, too, I think it would be okay, but this one was terrible. Will not make this mistake again.
This one was a little rushed…I had a lot of schoolwork today and did this really quick before dinner! I also got really tired of coloring in all that black my little micron. Getting new materials soon…?
I used a white gel pen to add some highlights on the fur. Definitely doing more of that in the future.
Inktober Day 3: Bulky
I had fun with this one. Just piling more stuff on this poor guy. His face ended up looking a lot more miserable than I intended, though. I meant it to be comical but it seems more cruel. Whoops.
Inktober Day 2: Wisp
Whew! Two Inktober drawings in one day. I’m not really sure what I was going for with this one. The first thing I thought of was Brave, so I guess that was an inspiration.
I’m going to be honest, I don’t really like this one, but it was a good practice. The only good pen I have is a micron, and I was NOT going to color this whole thing in with that, so I just used a regular sharpie for a lot of it. And I hope that using watercolor isn’t breaking the rules—I thought it was close enough to an ink wash. Yeah, I think I need to get some more supplies if I want to get through this month.
Inktober Day 1: Fish
First day of Inktober and I’m already behind…but here we go! I’ve never done Inktober before, but I’ve been meaning to do it for a while now and now I’m finally giving it a shot.
The theme of day one was fish, so I drew a betta. I’m not sure how I feel about this piece. I like the fins and tail, but the scales and shading are honestly kind of sloppy. But I’ve hardly worked with pen before, and not in a long time either. By the end of this I’m sure I’ll be much better.
Yesterday, one of my friends had the idea for a collaboration drawing—one where we each drew half of the face. I thought this sounded like a great thing to try out, so we both started a drawing and then switched sketchbooks. The one in the picture is the piece that she started, with her half on the right and mine on the left.
Since our styles differ so much, there were a couple of issues that occurred, but most were minor. I tried to match up features at the correct heights as best I could, but because of our stylistic differences, that resulted in the anatomy of my side looking a little bit…off.
Regardless, I think this was a really beneficial practice for me! I rarely draw close-up portraits of people, and I line and color my pieces even less often than that. By doing this, I got to explore drawing faces in closer detail, and I think I improved the way I draw facial features and hair quite a bit! I’ve also decided I should try using different mediums more often, rather than limiting myself to pencil. I think the lining and color turned out really nice in this drawing, and I’d like to experiment more with them.
Makayla still has my sketchbook, but I’ll make sure to post the other drawing once I get it back tomorrow.