So it’s a mad scramble to get all of my month’s ink work up before the end of Inktober! I hadn’t had time to get them scanned and posted before now. We’ll start with the oldest first.
Original Character. Sakura Micron pen and black Prismacolor marker over watercolor wash.
Remember the fairly lousy pinup attempt on the watercolor wash? Same character, done on a different part of the wash. The pose is taken from one in Lee Garbett’s “Draw Comic Book Action.” There’s a few things I’d fix; I haven’t perfected hands holding guns yet, let alone guns. But I like it. She looks like an 80′s anime character, which I didn’t intend on, but it’s good.
Inktober. Sakura Micron Pen, based on A.A. Milne’s “Us Two.”
Sakura Micron again. It’s rough, but that’s what I wanted. I too often try to do fully rendered work and it just takes me forever or I lose interest. I wanted this to be quick and dirty. It’s inspired by A.A. Milne’s “Us Two.” Particularly the version read by Helena Bonham Carter and Tom Hiddleston.
Original. Sakura Micron, dip pen with black acrylic ink and cheap watercolors.
Remember this guy from the beginning of the month? I got his tattoo added on and got the background done. The progress isn’t officially part of my Inktober offerings, because the new stuff was done in watercolor (cheap ones, btw. I use a set that cost $5), but I did go over it in places with a dip pen and acrylic ink.
Which leads us to:
Dragon, done with a dip pen and acrylic ink.
The pencil work was done a week or so ago, right around the time I did the Christoper Robin and Winne the Pooh piece. I inked it tonight, in between trick-or-treaters. He kinda looks like Hakuryuu from “Saiyuki,” but that’s okay. A different pose would show some anatomical differences (mine has front legs) but I think Hakuryuu is adorable, so there.
The important part is that this is my second *real* attempt at using a dip pen. I’m using a cheap one with the acrylic ink it came with, because I want a feel for it before I invest in India ink and better nibs. I don’t know that I love it for my hatching because I’m so detailed and heavy with it, but I do love the outlining it does. Haven’t tried it with a brush yet. And the first attempt? You’ll have to wait to see that. I’m using it for a class project, but let’s say it did what I wanted it to.