Here are yesterday’s and today’s upload for InkTober 2017. They are pretty much filler drawings since I’m not following a prompt list. I didn’t want to include too many drawings of scenes or characters designs because of time. I will say that after drawing out the Octopus tattoo, I want one on my arm now!
I created a playlist on my YouTube channel specifically for Inktober 2017, so if you want to just watch them in a row (highly recommended!) then head over to my YouTube channel and check it out!
Day 3 Octopus Tattoo
Day 4 Treasure Chest
I have a voice over in this video explaining who Searsa is. I am really excited about introducing the story line more.
I also didn’t use white ink like I wanted. It didn’t work as well as I thought yesterday so I am a little hesitant to try it again. But I will have to force myself soon enough because I really like the way the black and white inks look on the parchment paper.
So take a look and let me know what you think.
I’ve been waiting to introduce my characters to you guys for so long! I’m so excited to have you all meet them and be part of their story! I will upload the videos here also and give a little back story to them when I do. Some of my videos won’t have voice-overs and that’s for two reasons. Time and purpose. Editing takes a long time with just video and music but adding in voice makes it harder because of mistakes and background noise, etc. And not all of my drawings this month will have a significant background story. I did sketch half of this months drawings in advance, and some of the drawings are just elements that are relevant to the main characters and don’t need any explanation.
So I hope you’ll follow my posts on a here, Instagram, twitter, and YouTube to see all the inkings! And if you’re participating in InkTober, good luck and let me know how you’re doing!
One of this months ink drawings will be a digital download for my patrons on Patreon ‘Wallpaper’ reward tier. If you would like to support and get a reward, just head to my Patreon page!
Its getting to be that time of year again for artists around the world to partake in a fun month long drawing challenge called ‘InkTober’. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, it was started by Jake Parker as a way to improve his inking skills every day for a month. Since then, its taken off and spread all over the world connecting artists together and showcasing some very amazing work.
Last year was my first time ever hearing of it. It was last minute when I decided to participate and I didn’t make it through the month. I followed the prompts that were provided from InkTober.com but I found myself at a loss. Instead of using it as a way to improve my inking or just to commit to the challenge, I felt inadequate and out of my league. So I gave up when I shouldn’t have.
A year has past now and I have more confidence in my skills to successfully complete the challenge. I don’t know what my inking will look like but I know that I can take my time and do what needs to be done and keep pushing to move forward.
I plan on posting a video every day of InkTober, which is another challenge in itself but hey we’re all a little crazy from time to time! I encourage you to take part in something like this, it doesn’t have to be an art challenge, just find something to improve on. Challenge yourself for 30 days. See what your results are in the end. I bet you won’t regret it!
Here is the 2017 InkTober art supply haul I made!!
So in my latest video I explain how I wanted to approach drawing out this concept. But I didnt really go into how I came up with this idea.
When I first thought of it I was watching my daughter play with her Wonder Woman doll she got for her birthday. I thought to myself that this was the same little girl that loved Frozen and now equally loves Moana. Here she sits, playing with a super hero doll pretending to battle some pretend villain and completely oblivious to the fact that I have just been sitting and watching her.
After a while I asked what she was doing, so she went into detail about what her mind had conjured up about Wonder Woman and all her little adventures. I then asked her if she still liked Disney movies and she said “Oh yes.” She paused for a moment and turned to me, “What if Wonder Women was a Disney princess?!” The thought took her away to some unknown land and I went with her.
I started thinking about super heroes as Disney princesses and how cool that would look. I imagined Storm from X-men right along side of Elsa creating storms of lightning and ice and the imagery in my head was nothing short of amazing. I went further down into the rabbit whole and started imaging Disney girls as super heroes and thus another YouTube video was created. So take a look and let me know what you think, who is your favorite and who you would like to see next.
So I decided it would be a great idea to record today’s YouTube video this morning. I am fully aware of my equipment’s age and lag, not to mention the new slower speed of WIFI I now have in my thanks for being in the middle of farm lands. Even with all of that plus set up time for the camera and art supplies needed for the video, I still thought to myself, ‘what the heck’. Well, that’s just what I got. Heck.
Not only did it take me forever to get the makeshift tripod to stabilize, I also had a time with the paints. Once I got through that, I took my literal 10 year old digital camera off the charger and began recording. It took me roughly 2 hours to complete the painting, I sketched it out the night before to save me time, and I took a look at my camera. I noticed the battery was already dying so I saved the file and put it on the charger for 30 minutes.
I went back to take a look at the camera and use it one more time to film the end result painting and right before eyes are the words ‘corrupted file error’. What in the world am I supposed to do with that. And I even put the memory card into my computer and nothing showed up. Nothing. I was told to reformat my card, meaning that everything on it needs to be deleted.
Oh I know what you are thinking, my husband probably saved the day with a cup of coffee for me and what you are about to see i another ‘Cup of Coffee for today‘ comic. But that didn’t happen either. He was busy being super dad outside with the kids after making their lunch.
I am not going to lie, I felt terrible. Utterly disappointed. I couldn’t believe it was happening and I really just wanted to cry. The picture came out nicely, which I posted below, but I have been working my butt off to keep up with a YouTube posting and it just wasn’t the time for it. Of course, when is there a really good time for everything to simply fall into the toilet?
So now I am working on my kickstarter campaign a little bit faster to help me with a project I have and to get some extra money for better equipment. I will post all of the details for it when its nice and polished! In the mean time, enjoy today’s beautiful painting that had a botched video recording!
Maybe I should just go and color in my own coloring book!
The night before I had not slept well at all. Constantly struggling to get comfortable with my 8 month pregnant belly and my 4 year old kept finding her way in my bed. So when I finally woke up that morning it was, of course, before everyone else woke up. I decided to get up and make breakfast for the family.
I walked downstairs and was greeted by two large dogs who were still getting the sleep from their bones. I let them outside to use the bathroom, gave them fresh water and food, and washed my hands. I looked in the fridge to see what I could make quickly and enough of so I didn’t have to spend my first 2 hours of my day cooking for ever growing hungry children. I decided the 3 dozen eggs I had would suffice for cheesy scrabbled eggs.
I grabbed the non stick pan, butter, cheese and eggs and got to cooking. Once the butter began to melt I started cracking the eggs. I got about three eggs in when I realized that the 4th and 5th eggs were in the trash and the shells were in the pan. Normal and more aware people would scoop out the shells and continue on with cooking. Not me. I stared at the pan for an unnecessary amount of time before turning the stove off and moving the pan off the burner.
Wishing my husband were awake to brew the coffee, I walked to the coffee pot and made it myself (poor poor me). I poured myself a nice hot cup of caramel flavored coffee and finished it before addressing the problem in the pan.
For your own piece of mind, I did get all the shells out of the pan and proceeded to make a successful breakfast before someone came downstairs.
For this comic I decided to make a video of me coloring the comic page
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