Archive | October, 2019

Inktober 2019 Days 26-31

31 Oct

Day 26: “Dark

Dark is back! In this piece a man wanders at the end of a wooden pier, toward a source of light among the darkness and the fog, where a flock of birds seem to gravitate. I used and blended my grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and black ink Pentel Brushpen, and black 0.05 mm Uni Pin pen.

Day 27: “Coat”

Japanese inspired piece, it had been a little while :) I draw an elegant woman wearing a delicate coat adorned with flowers, her hair made traditionally like geishas. I used a grey ink brush pen from Kuretake for the background and shading, and a 0.05 mm black Uni Pin pen.

Day 28: “Ride”

Going not too far from Japan, this is a Vietnamese scene where a dreamy-looking young woman is (bareback) riding a buffalo. I used the grey ink brush pen from Kuretake, green ink brush pen by Sketchbox and indigo ink Cambio brush pen by Kuretake. The outline was done with a 0.05 mm black Uni Pin pen. I really like how it came out.

Day 29: “Injured”

And we’re back in medieval Japan with two sword fighters in action, one transpercing the other. I started with my black Pentel Brushpen for broad strokes to give movement, and then for finer detail, and added grey ink using a brush pen from Kuretake. It took me merely a few minutes.

Day 30: “Catch”

Other than the kid’s face, I am very happy with this piece. Little boy jumping, mitt in hand, and legs spread wide apart. I used a grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and black ink Pentel Brushpen. The outline was done using a 0.05 mm black Uni Pin pen.

Day 31: “Ripe”

After “Tasty”, the second abstract prompt of the month is “Ripe”. Someone over at Inktober 2019 headquarters really was hungry! As with “Tasty”, my piece for “Ripe” was rather uninteresting: peaches. The minimal drawing focused (badly) on shading using dots and some hatching. I used a black 0.05 mm Uni Pin pen.

Inktober 2019 Days 21-25

25 Oct

Day 21: “Treasure”

Another piece I absolutely loved doing! Underwater scene showing a pirate diving and reaching out toward a wooden box full of gold on the ocean bed, a sunken ship in the background, the hull of his rowing boat underneath the surface, and light beams. I used a grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and black ink Pentel Brushpen, and a Slim Frixion pen in red for his belt.

Day 22: “Ghost”

Another of my favourite piece! I drew a sullen woman in front of a mirror and the ghost of her husband appears behind her in her reflection, standing right behind her, his hands on her shoulders, looking at her lovingly. I used a grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and outlined with a 0.05 mm black Uni Pin pen.

Day 23: “Ancient

Not super inspired… but could not resist drawing Antinous as Osiris. In doing so, I learned about him and kept in mind that when he drowned in the Nile at the age of 20, he was raised to the status of God by emperor Hadrian, who was his lover. I used a grey ink brush pen from Kuretake, black ink Pentel Brushpen to fill the background, and a 0.05 mm black Uni pin pen for the outline.

Day 24: “Dizzy”

So far, I have been really happy with this series and I loved doing this piece too. It’s a man progressing along a cliff, on narrow wooden planks and holding a chain. I used a grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and black ink Pentel Brushpen, both of which I blended in places, and outlined using a black 0.05 mm Uni Pin pen.

Day 25: “Tasty”

I very much dislike the abstract prompts! What a horrendous piece: a meal of dim sum, gyoza, soup and tea. I used a sepia line maker.

Inktober 2019 Days 16-20

20 Oct

Day 16: “Wild”

It was high time I drew a baby panda! I used a green ink brush pen from Sketchbox, grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and black ink Pentel Brushpen.

Day 17: “Ornament

Inspiration took ages to come for this prompt. I settled on a bonnet ornament shaped like a Native American’s head. I used a grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and black ink Pentel Brushpen.

Day 18: “Misfit”

A strange creature that doesn’t fit in the savanna, with the body of a lion and the head oh an elephant. I used a grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and black ink Pentel Brushpen.

Day 19: “Sling”

A piece inspired by how our generation behaves like it’s tossing our planet. I filled the space with black ink and then outlined the hands, sling and Earth with a white jellyroll pen.

Day 20: “Tread”

I absolutely loved doing this piece! The prompt made me think of a treadmill but I didn’t want to draw that —not political enough. Instead I started to envision humans walking endlessly and numbingly. The idea of them following each other but their attention riveted on their smartphones came, and the one of using cogs followed. I didn’t know what to picture for what the cogs powered though, so left it to everyone’s imagination. I used a grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and black ink Pentel Brushpen, and a Posca white pen for the stars.

Inktober 2019 Days 11-15

15 Oct

Day 11: “Snow”

I experimented for the first time with negative space. I liked it! I used a black 0.05 mm Uni Pin pen.

Day 12: “Dragon”

What can I say? I do take every opportunity to draw dragons! Especially the Chinese and Japanese kind from woodblock prints. Other than the grey ink that bled into the paper without blending with the previous layer, and the strange green hue where the grey ink of my Kuretake brush pen and the black ink of my Pentel Brushpen met, I really like how it turned out.

Day 13: “Ash’

I really enjoyed doing this one! I chose to depict a scene from Pompei in AD 79 after volcano ash trapped the bodies of people trying to escape their horrific death. I used a grey ink brush pen and a water brush in places to get blended lighter tones, then outlined using a black 0.05 mm Uni Pin pen.

Day 14: “Overgrown

Black 0.05 mm Uni Pin pen and Slim frixion pen in red for this messy attempt at rendering how the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco would look like a bit after the apocalypse.

Day 15: “Legend

“The way of the warrior is the brave acceptance of death.” — Miyamoto Musashi, The Earth Book, 1644. I draw the detail of a samurai, showing two swords. Musashi was famous for the way of the two swords. I used a grey ink brush pen from Kuretake, a black ink Pentel Brushpen.

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