InkTober 2015: Days 1 – 3

InkTober Day 1: "Tentacles Redux"

InkTober Day 1: “Tentacles Redux”

InkTober is here again! This is year three for me to participate in the InkTober challenge, which is the concept of Jake Parker.

Day 1 was a revisiting of my tentacled eyeball. The inking was executed by using a Winsor & Newton Series 7 No. 2 brush. Really the Cadillac of watercolor brushes, and works so well for inking.

InkTober Day 2: "Minerva"

InkTober Day 2: “Minerva”

I decided to experiment in ink washes for Day 2: “Minerva.”

Minerva is the Goddess of Wisdom. In paintings and sculptures she is often portrayed with an owl. We could use some of Minerva’s wisdom right now.

Ink wash is interesting. It is like using watercolors, but a lot more permanent.

It was tempting to put some color in Minerva’s eyes, but I decided to keep this one all grey scale. I may eventually add some color to the image in Photoshop, just to see what it would look like.

InkTober Day 3: "I Am Groot"

InkTober Day 3: “I Am Groot”

For Day 3, I decided to draw Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. While I haven’t read the comic, I recently watched the movie. I kinda fell in love with Groot. Groot is a “man” of few words, but a lot of action. Can’t believe how much I cried when he sacrificed himself to save his friends.

Groot is rendered with a more extensive delving into ink washes. This time, along with the Speedball India ink wash, I added walnut ink for brown, and Dr. Ph. Martin’s inks for the green.

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