KISS Tribute

I grew up a KISS fan in the 1970s. I was one of those kids that drew their faces all the time… I even created my own KISS “sculptures” in bakers clay and painted them. Funny thing is my mom kept those, and I have them. Sadly they’re the victims of moisture and time, but I will have to see what I can do to clean them up and photograph them as a throwback type of thing.

But for now, this…

KISS skulls

KISS skulls

I have had this concept kicking around in the back of my skull for a while. It was after doing the Sugar Skull during INKTober that I decided to do the KISS skulls in a similar way. Lots of fun with inking, watercolor, and re-acquainting myself with watercolor pencils. FUN!!

INKTober Day 31: Praying Mantis

And for the final day of the INKTober Challenge, a Praying Mantis! We spent Halloween eve with some friends, and watched the 1957 movie “Deadly Mantis.” B movie to the extreme!

But the real praying mantis has some incredible detail in the way it was made.

INKTober Day 31: Praying Mantis

INKTober Day 31: Praying Mantis

Getting a better grasp on how to use the sepia ink. Gives ink drawings a new dimension.

That’s it for the INKTober challenge, but I’m going to continue with learning about drawing with ink.