@carlianne @K-Flagg Thank you both for your input! I appreciate it!
Here is the clean line version. Coloring is always a daunting step for me. Hopefully I can get some colors that work together to keep the Halloween feel.
I decided to go with D, and I just launched into it. I'm hoping folks can tell me if things are pulling focus and interest. I"m worried there's too much texture in the tree, perhaps, and I need to do something a bit more substantial to the path he's standing on...
@aprilshin I decided to change the boy's facial expression a bit, and have him looking upward with a "sorta" grin... I think that was stronger than the "I'm lonely" vibe I think I was going for... Does that make things a bit clearer? Or at least less complicated?
Inktober 2021 day 19 - loop:
Brigid was a tagger; a branch of Celtic Druidry. They were the wise people, judges, healers knowledge holders and holy people all rolled into one. In Celtic law, Druids had to learn everything by rote, having to memorize all of their vast knowledge and be able to recite it word for word. Written knowledge was banned in the Druidic faith, as it risked secrets falling into unwise hands . Druid law would not allow their insight into the seen and unseen world to fall to greedy people like the Romans.
Brigid’s sect was a little different, as a ‘tagger,’ her specialty was carving the sacred runes of their faith onto enormous stones. They were signs of power, and only other Druids could decipher them. She used her stag staff to incise the infinity loop rune deep into the sarsen stone. Winston, her owl familiar, hooted at her twice to warn her of nearby Roman patrol. They had been wiping out the Druids, one by one, to weaken the Celtic people.
She had best be on her way. Brigid had other stones to tag. The people needed to know that they were not alone, that the Druids were not all gone. They would persevere, they were eternal . . . Infinite.
@Kim-Rosenlof @Melissa-Bailey-0 @demotlj @carlianne @Jacy13 @Tristan-Lapetz Thank you so much for the feedback, everyone! I totally see what you mean, tho I must admit, 'ominous' is actually what I was going for. lolz
However, I gave it some thought and I've decided not to use either. I just feel that both are not up to snuff. I know I can come up with something better but I think I've just had it with this piece for now. I don't wanna work on it anymore. I just want it to be done.
I hope y'all don't hate me for wasting your time.
@carlianne Thank you so much for the note on my name. That's definitely something I'd never even think of. Here it is below. This is probably my last edit on this piece unless I deceide otherwise. lolzzz
Again Thank you so much, everyone!!!!
I started my inktober this year without a plan. On the 6ths day the prompt was “Spirit” so I drew a sweet spirit and a flower meet and I decided to go on with their story.
Each day I’m trying a little different techniques.
I would love to hearing what you think about it.
To be continued…
@LauraA Well, there's washed ink... so technically it fits for Inktober IMO. No problems with me. Love the pigeons.
Prompts are suggestions at best - not strict guidelines. It's creating stuff what counts.
@aprilshin What wonderful guidance, thank you so much! I will absolutely sketch up some ideas to see how I could've added more story. This one has to get sent out soon but I'll certainly keep your advice in mind moving forward and looking backwards. Thank again, this is fantastic input.
@Georgios-Christopoulos Thanks! I really liked liked how he turned out but I will not be holding my breath for top 16 let alone a finalist spot lol. To many great entries as usual (yours included). Edward and Ron are awesome. I missed seeing your art.
Meet Liam and Lancelot that will join me this inktober! I am not going to be able to join the September contest this time but I will still be doing inktober. It will be my first time trying out the challenge and I hope I can complete it. Great fun seeing everyones inktober charcters for the contest!