22 Oct 2013

Inktober 2013 – Day 20

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Inktober 2013 – Day 20

Is this symbolic of how every talk show host feels when the zoo guest comes with dangerous man-eating animals or something deeper? I’ll let you choose. Took some cues from the hunter in Jumanji and took some subtle hints from Leno. Always learning this Inktober. What did I learn on this drawing? That I need […]

22 Oct 2013

Inktober 2013 – Day 19

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Inktober 2013 – Day 19

Day 19 of Inktober, I’m really feeling the marathon track! Life is crazy and attempting an Inktober marathon in the middle of everything is a little… well… crazy! Anyway, it’s pumpkin carving time again! This Inktober represents planning sketches for this year’s jack-o-lantern. One of these sketches will be turned into a pumpkin sculpture to […]

20 Oct 2013

Inktober 2013 – Day 18

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Inktober 2013 – Day 18

Thought it would be funny to draw an opossum playing dead the laziest way possible. I might be getting a little too t-shirt punny, but I don’t care, it makes my kids smile. Taking a welcome departure from my Kuretake and slammed this one out with a harder tipped brush pen. Ink used:¬†Tombow Fudenosuke Brush […]

19 Oct 2013

Inktober 2013 – Day 17

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Inktober 2013 – Day 17

Last day of Dino Zoo! I had to end it with the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, who got past his seemingly impenetrable enclosure. My kids thought my cave man looked a lot like the Lorax (Hah!). Loved doing this one. Everything was fun from Rex to the cave man to even the twists of the chewed […]

19 Oct 2013

Inktober 2013 – Day 16

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Inktober 2013 – Day 16

This guy was pretty impressive in the exhibit at our zoo. I stood in front of him as he opened his mouth thinking what it would be like to actually have this dinosaur in front of me in real life. Kind of frightening thought, but I took it another direction and get him a dentist. […]

19 Oct 2013

Inktober 2013 – Day 15

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Inktober 2013 – Day 15

I used to work at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo when I was in college designing touch screens and working in the Graphics department. A few times on my way in to work I would see some of the keepers walking around in the giraffe and ostrich area holding a plunger above their heads. When […]

19 Oct 2013

Inktober 2013 – Day 14

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Inktober 2013 – Day 14

We move on to the petting zoo where a happy looking Brontosaurus is entertaining a little cave kid. I wanted to do something a little more simple to try to break away from SO many lines in the last two drawings. Fun idea so far, but it is a little grueling having to reference photos […]

19 Oct 2013

Inktober 2013 – Day 13

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Inktober 2013 – Day 13

What zoo is complete without vending machines to feed the more docile inhabitants? Had a lot of fun with the rough skin on this guy. Tried to use a lot of texture to portray shading and shadows. I am definitely over working these dinos. Hopefully, I can get the hang of them by the end […]

19 Oct 2013

Inktober 2013 – Day 12

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Inktober 2013 – Day 12

This is the first in a series of 6 Dino Zoo ink drawings inspired by the Dinos Alive exhibit at our local zoo. I thought it would be fun to portray a prehistoric zoo with dinosaurs on display for the local cave people. I want to do this entire series with my brush pen so […]

19 Oct 2013

Inktober 2013 – Day 11

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Inktober 2013 – Day 11

Not sure where this idea came from, but thought it would be funny if a shuttle capsule was landing on a world inhabited by candy corn aliens. Took a lot of shading with a small which gave it a different style than some of my other drawings. That’s part of the fun of Inktober is […]