SEPTEMBER CONTEST: Ink Fairy
Larisa Brudan last edited by Larisa Brudan
Hi! This is my first time submitting.
Ellie first saw an Ink Fairy when she was 4. No one believed her. For years she tried to prove it. She couldn't see them again but she would feel their presence when drawing. They were always behind her. She couldn't snap a photo until selfie cameras were invented. She closed her eyes and the Ink Fairy appeared.
frankiiij last edited by
@Gaelle-Grizzly im in love with this.
Kim Rosenlof last edited by Kim Rosenlof
Here is my entry. I loved seeing all the different ideas that everyone came up with! I especially loved to see how people used ink traditionally or digitally; there are so many great techniques!
Exhausted from a day of school, Emily sipped her bubble tea and was about to place her bags down when the elusive Ink Fairy was found doodling on her calendar. In total shock and surprise, as if instinctive, Emily tapped her phone to capture a glimpse of the ink fairy before it disappeared around the corner. The picture fit neatly in her great grandfather's compendium of fairies, An Ordinary Guide to the Extraordinary: Fae, Goblins and Dwarves Understood by Sir Donald Guptill. Emily imagined her great grandad smiling in the portrait hanging above the kitchen doorway. Their work was complete, but now Emily had to clean up the mess left behind. Ugh!
Artist note: highly inspired by both the work of Tony DiterLizzi in Spiderwick Chronicles and the ever creative mind of Brian Froud, I had a fun time imagining how they would design an Ink Fairy. I'm not sure I pushed the design enough but I like the wings being shaped like fountain pen nibs. I'm not very great at inking, I kind of just winged this, so any feedback would be appreciated!
mamadraw last edited by
@tripplejaz I love this and I love your references! Nice work
@mamadraw Thank you! I'm trying hard to merge my love for Ghibli and Spiderwick! They're so different but both so beautiful. I know there's a happy medium here somewhere. Thanks again for your kind words!
ruth last edited by
@rich-h This is great! Made me laugh I love your style too.
this is my entry for this month.
Very nice work everybody
Larisa Brudan last edited by
@Chris-Philpot My favorite!!! This is so funny and ingenious.
Coley last edited by
@tripplejaz just wow! It's beautiful ️
Gary Wilkinson last edited by Gary Wilkinson
Finally got there in the end. I'm scared of ink now and I want to go back to my digital tablet.....
@Gary-Wilkinson values and due to that readability is much better than in your digital first draft.
ajillustrates last edited by
It's been awesome seeing everyone's entries! Here's mine. I wanted to approach this illustration as an extension of my Inktober 52 series - just my brush pen and linework (with a little digital cleanup right at the end ;))
Melanie Daigle last edited by
Hi! Here is my entry for this month I wanted to try and make a few spot illustrations. Not perfect but it was fun! I inked them on watercolour paper and added the text in photoshop. Everyone's entries are sooo good! Good luck to you all!
Now back to Inktober prep
Chris Philpot last edited by
@Larisa-Brudan Thanks so much! Great work on your submission. Welcome!
Uh oh, today is the last day to submit! Tick tock!
Jessica Jolicoeur last edited by
This is my submission for the September contest.
I really like the prompt, it gave me some very fun ideas.
And I got to brush up on my ink work.
Thanks everyone for participating in SVSLearn! This is such a great community.
I love seeing all of your submissions.
Jfbray last edited by Jfbray
Everyone's submissions are looking great! Here is my submission for this month, it was a fun one!!
This was a challenge! My first time using ink washes. Learned a lot! This was done on arches watercolor paper, with Higgins ink and micron pens, with my text done in procreate. Love seeing everyone’s work!