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)

INKTober Day 20: Tentacles

My husband requested I draw something with tentacles for one of my INKTober drawings.

INKTober Day 20: Tentacles.

INKTober Day 20: Tentacles.

I have been working with the Tachikawa comic pens since Day 10, and I LOVE them!! I used a couple different Maru nibs for this drawing, one a bit stiffer than the other that creates really fine lines. They work well with Speedball ink.

Ironically I tried the Speedball nibs a while back, and was not impressed with the way they work.

But working with the nibs and ink takes me back to my art classes with Mr. Wong in high school. Had a generic pen nib, and he later gave me a croquill pen, which is similar to the Maru, but larger.

Someday I’ll do another pointillism drawing. All those dots…

INKtober Day 13: Monday The Slug

For my Day 13 submission of INKtober, I present to you Monday the Slug.

INKtober Day 14: Monday The Slug.

INKtober Day 14: Monday The Slug.

Monday doesn’t like the day of the week he es named for any more than we do. Saying you have “a case of the Mondays” when he is around will hurt his feelings.

Monday could use a hug.

INKtober Day 11: “Güb”

Güb is a moster I crocheted that my husband took over. He suggested to me that I make a “Finked” version of Güb for my Day 11 submission for INKtober.

INKtober Day 11: Güb

INKtober Day 11: Güb

Yeah, my Day 11 submission is a little late, but hey, it’s my birthday! I was out at the Swanx Fall Fiasco, then to Benicia where I met up with more of my family for dinner. Since October 12 is my actual birthday, I’m going to have something fun for my Day 12 submission!

INKtoberDay 9: Monstrous Artist’s Block

Ever have one of those days where everything is an exercise in frustration? Yeah, it’s been like that.

The frustration translated itself into a monstrous dose of artist’s block, so I translated it into a monster for my INKtober Day 9 submission.

INKtober Day 9: Monstrous Artist's Block

INKtober Day 9: Monstrous Artist’s Block

INKtober Day 8: MY Flying Eye

My submission for INKtober Day 8 is a design I’ve been playing with for a while… my interpretation of the Flying Eye symbol.

Though he didn’t create the symbol, legendary artist and pinstriper Kenneth Howard, aka Von Dutch, made the Flying Eye “his” with the graphic he created.

This is my version of the Flying Eye. The wings and feathers are made out of pinstripers’ paint brushes.

INKtober Day 8: MY Flying Eye.

INKtober Day 8: MY Flying Eye.

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