Featured Student Inktober Edition 2020



    • How often are you planning to participate (daily, weekly, etc)?

    I am posting a new character illustration, along with a process video (IGTV), daily on my social media platforms.

    • What are you using to guide your drawings (such as an overarching theme and/or the prompts list)? Give details.

    I am following a prompt list created by @odnatamyara and @soniastegemann over on Instagram called Monster Mania. Every day’s prompt is a new monster to draw!

    • When are you planning to make time to do your ink drawings?

    In previous years I have failed doing all 31 days of inktober! This year I vowed it would be different! I started sketching and planning in early September. I even went so far as to concept out all 31 days and scrap them to start over. Instead of the complex ideas I originally had, I decided to create simple and appealing characters to expand my portfolio. In late September I started inking to have some photography and video footage edited for October 1st. I find I work well in batches, it’s easier to schedule in a few FULL painting/inking days rather than have my creative energy scattered and possibly miss a day because, well, life in 2020. Now I just have a few more pieces to finish and videos to edit and I will finally have accomplished my life’s mission of finishing inktober, mouhahah!

    • Are you planning to use these drawings once your done other then just posting to social media?

    I am planning to have all my originals (ink on watercolour paper) up for sale on my new website/shop (launching end of October...I hope...cough cough) Prints eventually. And I would love to make a little zine with my 31 characters. Even if I only make a copy for myself! I’ve grown quite fond of the little ghouls 😁

    Thanks so much for takin the time to read all my jibberjabber! 😊

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  • Hi @AustinShurtliff !
    -How often are you planning to participate (daily, weekly, etc)?
    ~Every day!
    -What are you using to guide your drawings (such as an overarching theme and/or the prompts list)? Give details.
    ~I’m going right off the prompt list. Sometimes it’s just the first thing to come to mind, almost like improv. “The word is Chef, Spongebob is a chef, I’ll do a Spongebob”. I’m also trying to keep it varied. If I do full color one day, maybe I’ll do black and white the next. Or if one is a character, the other might be a scene.
    -When are you planning to make time to do your ink drawings?
    ~I’m furloughed so I have all the time in the world. But each drawing varies between 2-8 hours.
    -Are you planning to use these drawings once your done other then just posting to social media?
    ~I would like to turn some in to pins maybe? Ultimately this was just a great opportunity to build my portfolio and test some new things.
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  • How often are you planning to participate (daily, weekly, etc)?

    About once a week.

    What are you using to guide your drawings (such as an overarching theme and/or the prompts list)? Give details.

    I follow the prompt list. Unless somethings different happens while experimenting

    When are you planning to make time to do your ink drawings?

    One the weekends

    Are you planning to use these drawings once your done other then just posting to social media?

    Im thinking about turning the drawings into products such as blankets, textile pattterns...etc.

    This drawing was done after experimenting with brush and ink from HabbenInk workshop course.

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  • This is very exciting! Here are my submissions and answers. Note that these illustrations are all traditionally made.

    Participation:
    Daily! I enjoy difficult tasks and the aspect of staying in it to make 31 pieces of art is a driving force for me. I am, however, planning drawings ahead of time.

    Guide:
    A lot of my recent work has been coming from the monthly challenges here. I want to take this time to pull in some inspirations from my own life and really make images that I'm happy with and want to make. I'm not necessarily aiming for a deep story in these images, but I would like there to be something interesting to pull viewers in, and having good design is key. I will pull from the prompts if I find one inspiring or if something I have planned happens to line up. Outside of the narrative elements, the main thing guiding my inktober is wanting to bring something unexpected to inking. There is something to be said for traditional line focused inking, but that is not an enjoyable process for me. I want my work this month to challenge what people think of for inktober.

    Time:
    I'm fitting little pockets of work in when I can. I enjoy waking up early, so I'll get some prep or ink time in before my day job starts. I'll also work on inktober a bit after work, as well as on the weekends.

    Uses:
    Social media is my main use for these, I want to focus on growing that more. In addition though, I want some of these to be added to my potfolio. It's exciting to see that my inktober work so far fits right in with my digital work. Lastly, if any pieces garner a lot of attention I want to set them up for prints and private sales of originals (if there is interest.)

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  • SVS Team

    @Oriana-Fernandez yes! Any artwork you create for Inktober Can be submitted.



  • @AustinShurtliff First of all, thanks for the opportunity and for the upvotes on some of my previous posts!

    I do have a few questions, though:

    1. Can I enter even though I'm not an official SVS student? (I'm just on the forums)

    2. Are we allowed to submit fanart?

    3. May we submit work that's more historical/historically based or realistic in tone/nature?

    Thanks in advance!


  • SVS OG

    @Melanie-Daigle very cute!



  • **@AustinShurtliff said in Featured Student Inktober Edition 2020:

    Planning Questions:

    How often are you planning to participate (daily, weekly, etc)?
    I'm planning on at least 31 posts. I'd like to get one out everyday, but I'm not going to stress about it if I end up posting a couple on one day if I need to catch up.

    What are you using to guide your drawings (such as an overarching theme and/or the prompts list)? Give details.
    I'm using the Inktober prompts list, trying to just capture the idea in a simple image.

    When are you planning to make time to do your ink drawings?
    5am, before life gets too busy. I'll sketch up rough ideas during the little moments of the day, but I like having a good chunk of quiet focus time to work on the finished picture. Working at 5am gives me an hour before the day starts.

    Are you planning to use these drawings once you're done other than just posting to social media?
    I don't have any definite plans. I admire people that make good use of their art pieces in several different ways, but for now I'm just focused on learning and improving my skills.

    Rodent (relaxing in a warm cup of tea):
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    Fancy:
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  • SVS Team

    @Jonathan-Malski great questions! You are welcome to participate even if you are not a subscriber right now. This monthly contest is open to everyone on the forum. You are free to post fan art, but due to copyright laws those images might not be able to be posted in the student gallery on the homepage or in the Q&A blog post. Historic and realistic art is all welcome.


  • SVS Team

    @Kyle-Tobey these look great!



  • @Nyrryl-Cadiz Thank you! ❤



  • @AustinShurtliff said in Featured Student Inktober Edition 2020:

    How often are you planning to participate (daily, weekly, etc)?
    Daily. I will be setting aside a fair amount of time every day in October.

    What are you using to guide your drawings (such as an overarching theme and/or the prompts list)? Give details.
    I decided to do a project this year after seeing all of the cool books and posters others have made during inktober. I was inspired to make a short comic that is based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland but with a dark twist (which I think really fits my art style). I planned my layout and penciled all of my pages in September to prep because I knew inking a full comic page everyday was going to be very time consuming by itself.

    When are you planning to make time to do your ink drawings?
    I have enough time to work on them in the mornings this year. In the past I would rush home from work and try to get them done before bed so I am really enjoying being able to spend a few hours on them every morning. I am using traditional ink so there is a bit of time I have to set aside for set up and clean up also.

    Are you planning to use these drawings once your done other then just posting to social media?
    I am hoping to compile all 31 pages into a short comic that I can have printed at some point. I might also see if I can add the story to a digital comic platform eventually. This has been a really big intimidating project but I am really happy with the results so far.

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  • @AustinShurtliff Okay, thank you!



  • Questions:

    1. I'm planning on participating daily; it's my first year, so I want to complete the challenge.

    2. I'm aiming to utilize the official Inktober prompts to guide my creativity, but I want to create concepts that connect back in a unique way. For example, my post for Day Eight; I imagined that most artists were going to base it off of what one might find in a human or animal's mouth—you know, a dentist's definition of "Teeth." An idea came into my mind revolving around the teeth of gears/cogs, so I drew a robot inspecting its inner mechanisms.

    3. Whenever I can find the time! Sometimes I'll conceptualize and draw first thing in the morning, other times, it'll do so in the afternoon. As long as I get my homework done, I'll be sure to draw.

    4. At the moment, no. Initially, I wished to use Inktober as an opportunity to build up my social media following (mainly on Instagram). It's worked, but not as much as I hoped (and that's because I'm posting at inopportune times). So I shifted my focus to just improving my traditional inking skills. Perhaps someday I'll sell prints of some of my pieces, but I'll take it one day at a time.


    Artworks:

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    How often are you planning to participate (daily, weekly, etc)?

    About every 3-5 days as I finish an illustration.

    What are you using to guide your drawings (such as an overarching theme and/or the prompts list)? Give details.

    I'm attempting a condensed version of the official prompt list this year. Instead of a drawing a day for each prompt, I'll combine consecutive prompt words and create a single image for the group. This will give me a little more time to brainstorm and finish each image, but push me to come up with a creative way to interpret the prompt words. I can combine as many words as I'd like, but they must be consecutive.

    When are you planning to make time to do your ink drawings?

    I'm a bit of a night owl, so usually work late at night (sometimes into early morning). But if I'm lucky, I can also work on them for an hour or two in the late afternoon.

    Are you planning to use these drawings once your done other then just posting to social media?

    These are primarily for social media and to practice making images with a faster turn-around. But I'd also like to add my favorite ones to my illustration portfolio either as they are or after adding full color.



  • I'm making a drawing everyday. After watching the SVS classes about Inktober I got the idea to work on just one character, a little girl in different situations. I thought each prompt could be a good way to work on my character development so I'm working digitally with a limited colour palette so that my focus remains on the girl. At the moment I'm managing to stay a day or two ahead of each prompt coming out. I'll be creating a section on my website especially for the Inktober prompts and might make some little cards too.

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  • Hello @AustinShurtliff ,and thanks for this oportunity!
    I ll be sharing 2 of my artworks from the first 11 days, that I think are the stronger ones.
    I also created a topic that has all my inktober 2020 journey and I update it daily!!
    check it out here : https://forum.svslearn.com/topic/10220/sharing-inktober-all-month-say-your-opinions/27
    Lets get to Q&A:

    • How often are you planning to participate (daily, weekly, etc)?
      *I plan on inking a piece daily.

    • What are you using to guide your drawings (such as an overarching theme and/or the prompts list)? Give details.
      *I am following Jakes prompt list, while making individual pieces, all taking place in a world with elves.Basically I am exprimenting with various stuff, such as backgrounds, perspeective, action poses, storytelling within one panel, and comic making ( with word balloons)

    • When are you planning to make time to do your ink drawings?
      *I sketch next days prompt as a warm up,and then I procced with inking current days piece.
      (example, at 11/10, I sketch the 12/10 piece, and i ink the 11/10 prompt)I begin at 6 30 am and try to end stictly around 9, cause I work for client work and then my regular job at noon (taekwondo coach)!

    • Are you planning to use these drawings once your done other then just posting to social media?
      *Colouring Book collection and the top 5 will be made as full fledged illustrations.

    Day 8 :TEETH and
    Day 11:DISGUSTING

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  • Hi this is my first time doing Inktober. I plan on drawing everyday. I’m looking to build better habits and explore ink. I haven’t really thought of the different skills required to become skilled at inking images. I picked up a Pentel brush pen, some ink, and a 2/0 round brush last spring, but haven’t used them much. This month I’m using them along with some microns. I’ve been really using the prompts to guide me though this challenge. I don’t have an overarching theme for my drawings I’m trying to get by day by day. I try to draw during my lunch and after dinner. Instead of watching tv I’ve been drawing and inking. At the end of the month, I hope to find some drawings that would make a good jumping off point for a few paintings. I tried to make the pictures the correct size. My pc isn’t working at the moment so I’ve tried to edit the file size on my phone. IMG_0350.jpg 24C7FAAB-1120-4364-8DC7-6AC2BDD11802.jpeg



  • How often are you planning to participate (daily, weekly, etc)?

    • Every day

    What are you using to guide your drawings (such as an overarching theme and/or the prompts list)? Give details.

    • Instead of doing individual pieces for each prompt, this year I'm doing one large piece with interacting characters. I've chosen the Battle of Hogwarts, the finale for the Harry Potter series. However, I am allowing the prompt list to at times direct which order I produce the drawing (for example, I drew Hagrid on Day 3 (bulky), but waited unti Day 11 (disgusting) to draw the monster spider attacking him.

    When are you planning to make time to do your ink drawings?

    • I'm blocking out 8:30 - 10:30 every night to plan out in pencil and then ink the character to be posted the next day. Basically, when the kids go to bed, the brush pen comes out.

    Are you planning to use these drawings once your done other then just posting to social media?

    • Yes. I've chosen to produce this piece on watercolor paper, so that I can then turn it around and paint it for Slowvember. The goal for that painting is to use it as a middle grade proof concept/portfolio piece, as well as offer it as prints at fan art events.

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  • @AustinShurtliff said in Featured Student Inktober Edition 2020:

    How often are you planning to participate (daily, weekly, etc)? This is my first Inktober and I am drawing daily. I retired this year so technically I have more time though it is amazing how my empty days fill up so quickly. I make Inktober a priority each day and so far it is working!

    What are you using to guide your drawings (such as an overarching theme and/or the prompts list)? Give details. I'm using the prompt list and seeing what pops into my head. One of my goals is to get more confidence at coming up with ideas, so I didn't want to limit myself to a theme. I actually surprised at how the ideas are coming and it seems I'm getting to know what my process might be (I've never actually had a 'process'!) My other goal is to get improve my drawing and inking. The SVS courses have sure made a difference.

    When are you planning to make time to do your ink drawings? I usually try to do my drawings in the morning. I look at the next word as soon as I've finished a picture to give myself some extra time to think about it, and maybe find some reference photos but the drawing is done on the day of the prompt. I often wake up thinking about Inktober!

    Are you planning to use these drawings once your done other then just posting to social media? I wasn't planning to use the drawings for anything other than social media, but I might actually use one of them for a greeting card and some of the characters that have popped out are so cute I might just keep going with their stories.

    I've been working traditionally. So far I've been using a pental brush pen, a micron pen, a muji pen and/or brush with india ink. I need lots of practice with these!!

    Thanks so much!

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