Inktober 2020 days 16-20

Day 16: “Rocket”

A Russian 70s poster inspired piece showing a soaring space rocket, done with a grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and black ink Pentel Brushpen.

Day 17: “Storm”

I hesitated between drawing a tornado, lightning, a man running from a giant rushing wave, but I really wanted to draw a sailing ship rocked by waves. I used again a light grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and black ink Pentel Brushpen.

Day 18: “Trap”

I knew I would not draw a mouse trap, nor a hunter trap. I had in mind a scene from a western movie showing a canyon and men posted behind boulders as others were approaching, but it was going to be too detailed and probably ugly, and it would have resulted in spending too much time for too little satisfaction. I opted for a cowboy in ambush, wearing a face mask, aiming his rifle and hiding behind rocks. I used black 0.05 mm Graphik line maker from Derwent. There’s still enough ink in it, it turns out.

Day 19: “Dizzy”

My favourite ❤️ in the five-day series! Perhaps even my favourite among all of the drawings in the 2020 series thus far. This prompt was featured in last year’s Inktober. I had enjoyed drawing a man progressing on wooden boards along a vertical cliff while holding a metallic chain railing and looking down. I had resisted drawing the trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie, but this time I couldn’t! I chose a very dark photo so I could leave only a few blank spots on the paper for the highlights and plaster the rest with my black ink Pentel Brushpen, which incidentally ran out of ink right near the end!

Day 20: “Coral”

The prompt that has inspired me the least so far. Unsurprisingly, my drawing didn’t turn out to be very interesting, nor was it very interesting to execute: clownfish and coral, shades of grey. I used the Kuretake grey ink brush pen and a black India ink brush marker from Higgins that arrived in the October Sketchbox.