Day 11: “Disgusting”
Third abstract prompt. I resented it a little bit: the entire year has been disgusting –Give us a break! I chose to reproduce part of a Moebius character and arrange a bit the tentacles. Done with a black 0.05 mm Graphik line maker from Derwent.
Day 12: “Slippery”
I wanted to avoid at all cost drawing the common “slippery when wet” sign that is found in public restrooms, and the banana peels, but really liked how some of the artists I follow have executed their version of those. I went for a group of penguins sliding. I love penguins, they’re real super cute. And cute was the right kind of break after “disgusting”. Done with my black 0.05 mm Graphik line maker from Derwent, which has just started to show signs of wear.
Day 13: “Dune”
I loved doing this one! Major Fatal, one of Moebius’ iconic characters, once more, albeit a chunky version (that I didn’t intend, but since I draw directly with ink, such things happen), standing in the desert in front of a gigantic translucent levitating gem, and observing the wormlike figure with a beanie on her head within. I drew a dune in the background. I noticed a day or two after that I got the shadows exactly wrong. Done with my black 0.05mm Graphik line maker from Derwent.
Day 14: “Armor”
I loved loved loved doing this one! I initially wanted to draw an armadillo. But they were cuter in my mental representation. So I immediately went to my other favourite theme: Japanese, and drew a samourai in armor, using the black 0.05 mm Graphik line maker from Derwent, and wearing it out further. I spent 45 minutes drawing contours, refining them, adding layers of black.
Day 15: “Outpost”
I wasn’t very much inspired by the prompt until I remembered from my visit to the Great Wall of China in 2016 that it features outposts at almost every section! I tried a minimal approach, leaving out the surrounding mountains, much of the vegetation and even the structural details, and like how it came out. Done with my black 0.05 mm Graphik line maker from Derwent.