SEPTEMBER CONTEST: Design a character for Inktober!
Well, that's a wrap for the Albert prompts! This month we are kicking off a new series of prompts
Since Inktober is just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to start prepping for the 31-day challenge with an ink-inspired prompt.
So the challenge is to design a character for Inktober! The idea is to design a main character that would star in your Inktober drawings.
Every entry must have 5 drawings on ONE page:
•1 neutral pose front, 3/4 view
•1 neutral post back, 3/4 view
•1 walking or running pose
•1 sitting pose (ground or chair)
•1 close up of face
Also, be sure to include some “traits” about your character. Such as name? Age? Favorite pastimes? Show us how these traits drive their character design.
And since it’s Inktober, here’s a few extra requirements just to get in the spirit of things:
•Must be ink, or look like ink.
•Must be black and white.
Be sure to upload your entry on the Critique Arena website to officially enter the contest, but post here too so we can all see and comment on your awesome work! As always, please keep this thread for final images only
Good luck everyone!!
Can you have a 1 color highlight, but mostly black and white? This is a fantastic prompt. Thanks guys. My favorite time of year...first time hope I don't have a lot of work so I can fully participate!
Frogpunzel last edited by
@LisaF Are gray's included with black and white? Sorry if that's a silly question.
chrisaakins last edited by
@Frogpunzel in the past as long as it looked like something you could do with ink it was fine.
Miriam last edited by
@Frogpunzel Yes, "black & white" generally means the same thing as "grayscale". So stark white to absolute black & anything in between, but no hues.
Hi! I have a couple of questions:
Judging from the new template, does it favor a square format? I see that some entries for last month are rectangular, but I missed the last judging so I don't know if this has been discussed or not.
Also, for background info, do we write it on the sheet? Like a sentence or two, phrases? I'm asking because this seems like a departure from previous character design Critique Arenas. Obviously we don't write an entire book, but we do give some written idea of who the character is, right?
Argh, I am such a pencil person! I'm guessing black pencil isn't the idea?
Can you add one flat color with ink?
KevinTreaccar last edited by
One of the three characters I’ll be using for Inktober. Yesterday, it sounded like their won’t be a Critique Arena for September, but I was far enough along with this that I decided to finish and enter this anyway just in case.
Good luck, everyone! And good luck to those jumping in on Inktober!
@KGatto oops sorry just saw no color. I'll make it gray.
chrisaakins last edited by
Here ya go. I’m thinking this little mouse can be the uniting element of the alphabet primer I am planning on doing.
donnamakesart last edited by
Here are my characters for Inktober! Not sure if I’ll be able to do all 30 days but wanted to participate at least in this contest haha.
K.Flagg last edited by
Here is my entry for this month. I wish all of the monthly prompts were inktober themed. I can literally ink all day. I usually do traditional inks but I discovered the Kyle's Inkbox Classic Cartoonist Brush in Photoshop and I loooooooove it!
This is my September SVSlearn character contest design for Clarice & Spot.
Hope you like it.
ksfabian last edited by
Here’s my submission for the contest.
jdeebella last edited by
Here is my character for this round. I love Sophie Josephine, which I was inspired to create her from the cartoon I was used to watch inmy adolescences, the rose of Versailles. Fun fact: I recently found my style (I’ve got a pause from sketching and drawing from January to August, I was about to think I wasn’t capable enough to pursue this career). When I took the pencil again I’ve got this tricky new style under my fingers. it was like a revelation. I like to think that the pause was needed to absorbs what I’ve learned on the past years.
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@K-Flagg This is incredible! And the Classic Cartoonist brush is my go to for digital as well. It's pretty much perfect for how I work, and it looks like it's hitting the sweet spot for you as well!
K.Flagg last edited by
@ajillustrates thank you so much. Yeah it's my go to now.
Annaaronson last edited by
In the last critique arena they mentioned the format would be changing.. is that for this month as well? Just curious what it will look like
AustinShurtliff SVS Team last edited by
@LauraA I have know some comic artists to do their line work in pencil and then use a program like Photoshop to darken the value enough that it looks like it might have been inked. Just an idea if you still want to use pencil.