#inktober2017 Week 4 Wrap Up:
And another #inktober comes to an end. Although rough and a few times very rushed I managed to illustrate one fairytale everyday for a month! Like every year its is a mixture of relief, pride and saddness that its finished.
Day 22: Peter Pan
Day 23: The Blacksmith and the Devil
Day 24: Alice in Wonderland
Day 25: The Goose Girl
Day 26: East of the Sun West of the Moon
Day 27: Pinnochio
Day 28: The Elves and the Shoemaker
Day 29: Bluebeard
Day 30: The Tinderbox
Day 31: The Singing Bone
Thank you all for following along and for all your support! ♥
Drawings from Week 2 of #inktober2017. I’m trying not to spend too long on these drawing. Including re-reading the story/summary, research, rough sketch and finished ink I am spending less then 2 hrs on each.
Day 8: The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Day 9: The Frog Prince
Day 10: The Little Mermaid
Day 11: The Emperor’s New Clothes
Day 12: The Princess and the Pea
Day 13: Little Red Riding Hood
Day 14: Thumbelina
I decided to keep going with the PITT pens. Even the smallest one doesn’t have a very fine point so I can’t spend too long adding in tiny details.
#Inktober2017 Week 1
This year I’ve chosen ‘Fairytales’ as my theme. Some I know very well and some I am enjoying learning more about as I do them.
Day 1: Beauty and the Beast
Day 2: Cinderella
Day 3: The Ugly Duckling
Day 4: Rumpelstiltskin
Day 5: The Snow Queen
Day 6: Hansel and Gretel
Day 7: Snow White
For theses drawings I’ve been experimenting with some PITT pens I received as a gift and a cheap Japanese calligraphy brush pen. I have been enjoying the PITT brush pen and the calligraphy brush but I can’t get the fine line quality I want from the felt tips. I’m torn between sticking with them for consistency or going back to by trusty micro pens.
I just realised that I forgot to post my favourite drawing from the last Dr Sketchy’s session! I was really happy with this one, I can’t believe I left it out! Thank you again Killjoy the Show for an amazing night.
I am looking forward to the next session. I’m starting to miss my more regular classes. It will be great to have a night of fun art again soon.
At the last Dr Sketchy’s life drawing session we had the pleasure of having 3 amazing performers from Killjoy the Show as our models. Not only that but they had their band live on stage with them to perform! Their song with accompanying acrobatics/dance was incredible.
I’m still enjoying my watercolor pencil sketch experiments for the longer poses but I am keeping with my trusty black colored pencil for all the quick drawings. Sadly I wasn’t fast enough to capture much of the dazzling piñata-like beauty hanging from her aerial silks.
I am very proud of these counter designs for the Twisted Game, especially the Art Nouveau style elemental tokens and the fire blast! The top down terrain tokens where something completely unlike anything else I have had to illustrate and were a really fun challenge.
A few of the counters are blanks for numbers, character states, etc… to be added once the rules had been finalised. I have seen the final counters printed and die-cut with the completed game and I think they turned out pretty cool.
I really enjoyed getting to design some steampunk art nouveau style ornaments for the Twisted Game Rule book. I took inspiration from the games very impressive tabletop terrain designs mixed with real life bits and pieces. The idea was not only to decorate the pages of the rulebook but to give some more depth to the world of Twisted.
To design these I collected references and made composite layouts digitally. From them I would make sketches before doing the final illustrations traditionally in ink.
This is the last “Character” illustration I did for the Twisted rulebook. The ability was “Loyal” describing how and when a loyal character can assist in combat.
“he would brook no assault on his master…”
My idea was that this old hunter would rely on his clockwork falcon to scout and retrieve for him. Having only one hand his crossbow arm has many chambers of darts eliminating the need to frequently reload.
Next I will share my drawings for page ornaments that also were included in the rulebook. Like all of these characters, the drawings for them were done traditionally.