The final line work for my latest fairytale inspired piece “Naiad”. I have a few more like this I am very excited to do!
#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! ♥
#inktober2017 Week 3 Drawings:
Day 15: The Wild Swans
Day 16: Rapunzel
Day 17: Sleeping Beauty
Day 18: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Day 19: The Nightingale
Day 20: Puss in Boots
Day 21: Aladin and the Wonderful Lamp
Only a few more days left!
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.
This idea started out as a concept for a new web banner combining symbols from classic fairytales. As I work on it more it developed into its own story of a fairy thief and a magic glowing jewel.
I slowly worked on inking this image a bit at a time in a quiet moment or two as a way to relax amongst all of the events of the last few months.
I still need to make a new web banner but I enjoyed the journey this piece took.
This is a short folktale I wrote while thinking about my birthday later this month and the rituals of birthday cakes.
I drew and inked the comic by hand as practice to kick off #Inktober2016. I only added the text digitally in photoshop. I have a few stories underway that I hope I will have time to work on and share soon.