InkTober 2015: Days 4-7

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Days 4 through 7 of InkTober are complete. The Micromanager runs amok in my brain and prevents me from getting anything creative accomplished. I have had to work for his ilk in the real world, but fortunately not for many … Continue reading

InkTober 2015: Days 1 – 3

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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 … Continue reading

INKTober Day 27: Monster

I don’t think this monster needs any introduction. This is drawn a promotional still of Boris Karloff as the Creature in the 1935 movie “Bride of Frankenstein.”

INKTober Day 27: Monster

INKTober Day 27: Monster

The background was unintentional… the pen left a big blob of ink at the back of his head. I tried to use a coffee filter that I use for wiping the pen to blot up excess ink and it smeared. So I improvised, dipping a folded bit of coffee filter in the ink then ‘smearing’ it outward. I’m actually happy with how it turned out.

And the inking… I think I had a breakthrough tonight.

INKTober Day 22: Acherontia Atropos

Otherwise known as Death’s Head Hawkmoth. I learned tonight that there are three species of Death’s Head Hawkmoth… the Acherontia Atropos, which I based this drawing on, Acherontia Styx and Acherontia Lachesis. Fascinating!

INKTober Day 22: Acherontia Atropos (Death's Head Hawkmoth)

INKTober Day 22: Acherontia Atropos (Death’s Head Hawkmoth)