12 Oct 2015

Inktober 2015 – Day 11

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Inktober 2015 – Day 11

I have a silver lab who I periodically find in quirky poses that warrant an artistic rendition. This was a fun instance where she was watching television in my basement. I used a larger brush pen with a pretty broad range of stroke widths. It is a bit more challenging, but lays down a very […]

11 Oct 2015

Inktober 2015 – Day 10

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Inktober 2015 – Day 10

My daughter picked up her orca pool float the other day and held it above her head in a triumphant pose. I thought it would make a great drawing and made her hold it while I got my phone to snap a pic. This turned out better than I thought! Also, this pen is one […]

10 Oct 2015

Inktober 2015 – Day 9

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Inktober 2015 – Day 9

I thought I’d round out my Mario mini series with a villain, Bowser Jr. I found this pose online and really wanted to do my inky treatment on it. I tried to streamline my process and got this little guy down well under an hour! It was great drawing this while hanging out at a […]

9 Oct 2015

Inktober 2015 – Day 8

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Inktober 2015 – Day 8

I decided to keep it simple and keep it to one pen per drawing for a while. This drawing continues the Mario mini series with Luigi caught in impending doom! I thought it would be nice to get back to some cheesy, t-shirt style drawings instead of traditional fan art. This pen was easy to […]

8 Oct 2015

Inktober 2015 – Day 7

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Inktober 2015 – Day 7

My kids have been playing a lot of Mario Maker these days so I think it might be time for a Mario mini series. Today, I thought I’d draw Mario reeling from a bad mushroom. I had some success with my double-sided brush pen, but got a little over-zealous with the swirling psychedelic shroom haze. […]

7 Oct 2015

Inktober 2015 – Day 6

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Inktober 2015 – Day 6

It was fun and challenging to tackle some big Pokemon the last two drawings, but I thought I’d take a different approach with this version of Tyrunt. This is a Pokemon, but really more an excuse to draw a dinosaur. I decided to put more of my spin on this rendition and also tell a […]

6 Oct 2015

Inktober 2015 – Day 5

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Inktober 2015 – Day 5

Today’s Inktober drawing is the second monster in my Pokemon series, Mega Tyranitar! I love how this guy is proportioned. I decided to delve into some version of cross-hatching for the shading of this guy and think the results are kind of cool, but pretty tedious. It’s always a challenge of mine to nail the […]

5 Oct 2015

Inktober 2015 – Day 4

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Inktober 2015 – Day 4

This post starts my mini series dedicated to some fun Pokemon that came out this year. Our family has become Pokemon obsessed and it is fun to put my inked spin on some cool character designs. This character is Hoopa and I wanted to use some subtle “shading” to indicate particles and provide some softness […]

4 Oct 2015

Inktober 2015 – Day 3

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Inktober 2015 – Day 3

A busy day has left me a little uninspired, but Inktober is still young and I have to at least get some ink on paper. This was drawn from a screen grab from a random scene┬áthat I was saving from a while back. I liked the collection of creepy druid dudes and thought it at […]

3 Oct 2015

Inktober 2015 – Day 2

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Inktober 2015 – Day 2

Walking around Vala’s Pumpkin Patch this year, I saw this guy hanging around outside one of the sweet shops. I thought it would be a shame to not have a skeleton pirate in the collection. The statue was standing straight, but I’m trying to get more action and interest into my drawings this year, and […]