I heard about Inktober for the first time this year and was intrigued. I know I’m a little late to the party and I’m not following the rules exactly but I plan on doing at least a few more of these. Maybe next year I’ll do the whole month.
This image was made from a pencil sketch and inked mostly with markers and a Bic style pen. If you would like to see a bigger version you can right click the image and open it in a new tab. There is some actual India ink on it and I really wanted to try my hand at using a brush but I need to practice that skill set a bit more. I’m just more comfortable using my markers for now. Although, I must say I truly admire those who are skilled with the brush.
That’s it for now, have fun drawing everyone!
Here she is.. Finally, the set is complete. This piece means a lot to me for several reasons and I’m currently feeling that special kind of joy you feel when you get something out of your head and bring it to life.
This was created with pencil and markers for the line art and the rest was all done in Photoshop. This is a smaller web version but when I get the prints made this piece is actually 11×17 at 400 dpi. I’ve stared at my computer screen for many hours putting this together so for my next piece I might give my eyes a break and paint something on canvas. That sounds kind of fun. I haven’t done that in a while.
Oh yeah, I just thought it would be neat to show the original sketch of this as well so…
Have fun out there! LaTeRz
Yesterday I got another chance to update and draw on the menu boards over at Aversboro Coffee. Last time I was there I drew a Twinkie boxing a Cupcake. This time they wanted something different so they asked for the Mona Lisa drinking coffee. It’s always a challenge working with these chalk pens and limited colors but still it was fun and they seemed to like it. Hopefully I’ll be back sometime in the future to draw something else.
I was recently lent 90-something issues of Invincible from my friend who lives across the street from me. It was all in hardcover or trade format so it was just awesome to read through that much story all at once. Also, since the material was so awesome it still didn’t seem like enough so I jumped on this ol’ internet machine and looked around to see what was new with the series. Turned out they had hit 100 issues and were having an Art contest to celebrate the 100th issue of the series. I immediately thought of Invincible and Dinosaurus fighting. Since one of the rules was that it had to have the word Invincible on it I decided I didn’t want to just copy and paste the logo and decided to bust it up a bit. I don’t know I just think it looks cool.
I’ve read the rules and since this contest is for merchandise and stuff I don’t think it would be wise to share the final image on my blog, but I did scan the pencils and inks. So, I figure I could share those parts of the process. This was a lot of fun, I hope I can get to a comic store sometime soon so I can read issue 100.
If you would like to see the final colored version you can check it out–> HERE.
This was the penciled version. I used pencils and a piece of paper. (Erasers too.)
Good times, LaTeRz.