Tess's Inktober Comic

  • @cory-shaw Thanks for your help- really really good points. I think I've set it up in a way where I don't need words to convey the story and thinking it over, I don't think I need any more details to be revealed through text. It was hard for me to know if my images were clear enough or not, so I added the descriptions as a precaution. I think I'll skip the extra words from now on.

    @Jon-Anderson Aw, maybe next year you can make it work. I think there's value in doing it both ways- planned out vs more spontaneous. Hopefully you'll get something out of it this year. Are you posting your Inktober online? Can I see it somewhere? I'm not on twitter yet, but I'll post the rest here.

    @evilrobot Thanks! I'm not confident enough yet to know if my images are able to convey the message I want, so it's encouraging to hear that you can follow the story. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Oh Wow! You are telling a whole story with the different prompts. That is very impressive! Well done.

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    @tessw Thanks for posting yours here so we can enjoy them. As for mine, I've only posted on Facebook and twitter thus far. I just recently joined twitter and have been holding out on Instagram though I probably should take the plunge as I see that a lot of artist are using the platform.

  • This is impressive! Really nice work, Tess! This is what I hope I can do with Inktober someday--create a continuous narrative. Looking forward to seeing more.

  • Wonderful work Tessa I think the pictures are strong enough to tell the story-it is very clear what is happening and so well thought out.I look forward to seeing the rest of the story.I left Inktober too late and will never catch up,but I feel I have learned something and I am really just messing about and experimenting with ink so it is enjoyable.

  • @jon-anderson hit Instagram and auto post to Facebook an twitter. Save time using a hashtag manager app too....or just make a file and copy and paste each time. Think broader than just #inktober.

    As for tess.....your work is awesome. I’ll track you down on instagram.

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    @andyg I just started an Instagram account and I'm looking forward to getting my feet wet. Thanks for the advice!

  • Hey Tess, Just saw your latest post on instagram and you have stopped the storyline. I was enjoying following along the story. Were you finding it too much to illustrate and write the story? Really enjoying your illustrations...great work on this challenge!

  • @elaine-b Thanks Elaine. It wasn't too hard, the descriptions were easy to write- I'm just trying to tell the story in the best way possible. I wasn't sure if the writing was getting too cheesy or excessive. Here's the description I would have put for the last one-

    . . .the Gigantic Night-Grinner had awoken for it's yearly feeding frenzy. The village who had been tasked to pay it tribute had been destroyed months before by The Three. And now- what. . . or who would satisfy it's smiling hunger?


    I probably would have just left the "Run" illustration without a description anyway.


    I'm torn about the description. I think for some days it works, and for other's I think it's better left without a description. The next panel might need a description, because I'm not sure if it will be clear what's happening- because it's an action scene that has to happen in one image. I'll have to think on it more.

  • @tessw I love the concept/artwork. I can't wait to see what happens next! Well done!

  • Here's another batch.





  • OMG i absolute love this!!

  • This is so ambitious! I love the idea of the sword shattering into shrapnel fairies. You have a great imagination. I look forward to seeing the rest!

  • I really like them!

  • Thanks everyone for your kind words. 🙂




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    Fun stuff Tess! It must be quite challenging and yet enjoyable to do these!

  • Moar Inktober. I used to be a day ahead, then I got a day behind, and now I think I'm caught up. I keep having to tell myself "finished not perfect". 🙂


    0_1508709618880_Inktober 2017 Day 20 deep f.jpg

    0_1508709641444_Inktober 2017 Day 21 Furious f.jpg

  • Here's the rest! It was an intense month.

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    0_1509566478565_Inktober 2017 Day 23 juicy f.jpg

    0_1509566504202_Inktober 2017 Day 24 blind f-1.jpg

    0_1509566525058_Inktober 2017 Day 25 ship f.jpg

    0_1509566536717_Inktober 2017 Day 26 squeak f.jpg

  • 0_1509566565072_Inktober 2017 Day 27 climb f.jpg

    0_1509566576347_Inktober 2017 Day 28 Fall f.jpg

    0_1509566591068_Inktober 2017 Day 29 (re)united f.jpg

    0_1509566613553_Inktober 2017 Day 30 found f.jpg

    0_1509566628031_Inktober 2017 Day 31 mask f-1.jpg

  • wow. Great story. Amazing how you linked everything. Well done.

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