SVS does Inktober 2018

  • Pro SVS OG

    I just keep on sketching for as long as it last - so this would be day 2. This guy was selling beads and trinkets off a canoe just before the shoreline (in the water) - because itยดs forbidden to peddle on the beach where I am now in Sardegna! So, he had found his solution. It was a real character: more than 6 feet tall, hunched and stiff, with bathing shorts and loose fishing boots...I sketched him while he was peeling an orange as a snack.

  • Tranquil (me beside my wife who is snuggling my granddaughter) 0_1538498772526_20181002_124545.jpg

  • Seeing everyone's work made me want to post too! My theme this month is Flora & Faces, and I'm using flower symbolism to tie in somewhat with the prompts. If you go to my instagram there are actually short poems to go with them. First day for Poisonous is Atropa Belladonna/Deadly Nightshade, and the second day for Tranquil is the Spathiphyllum/Peace Lily. I've wanted to participate for so long but have been intimidated by ink, haven't had a good concept, and haven't been able to stick with it past the first week. But I've actually planned a head this time, so wish me luck!

    0_1538498754365_01_lowres.jpg 0_1538498759435_02_lowres.jpg

  • Heres my mushroomman for tranquil. Iโ€™m starting to think the brushpen isnโ€™t for me. Iโ€™m posting daily on instagram. Same name if people want to follow me, swordofodin
    Open to critiques!


  • @chrisaakins This is so sweet! I love the addition of the lettering; that's something I would love to do some time as well.

  • alt text
    Day 2: Tranquil

  • @aska Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • @teju-abiola Aww thanks! I love your work, too. Your faces are so soft. I am not brave enough to try ink washing yet on my skin tones. I thought about it here. I loved doing this piece so I didn't want to mess isit up.

    Side note: I will always appreciate my 5th grade teacher who made my cursive handwriting be so pretty I can use it as art. And I will always hear "you have the prettiest handwriting ...for a guy."

  • Here we are on day 2! I recently had a cat who passed away, and today's tranquil prompt seemed absolutely perfect to memorialize him. So here is my little guy in one of his favorite napping positions, dreaming of wet food, because he would have absolutely no clue what to do with a real fish haha 0_1538513942381_MoosterNap.JPG

  • Day 2: Tranquil
    not really succesful this time:face_with_open_mouth_cold_sweat:

  • So here is Day 2 (Tranquil) - funny @theemkat also drew something cute sleeping ๐Ÿ™‚


    Short question: I opened a topic for my challenge as i first thought this is the way to go in the forums.
    Should i instead post that here or can i do it here AND in my thread (keeping my drawings collected). Just asking, THX!

  • @crud42 Great minds think alike! I love how cozy yours is (except the poor rabbit of course)

  • "Roasted"

    Oh man, Ink is not as easy as it seems. I had some issues mixing the ink wash over some ink pen lines I did. Seems like the ink from the pen is water soluble...hence when there is a slightly different colouring on the floor of the "cave".

    Bummer. Oh well, that's the whole point of inktober - to learn something new. Seems like I'm feeling the learning part of it. haha.

    Oh and a special shoutout to everyone that followed me on Instagram. Loving the support.


  • SVS OG

    @crud42 re posting donโ€™t think it matters either way - whatever works for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Inktober Day 2. I had told myself I wasn't going to do Inktober because I have too many things on the go...... ๐Ÿ™‚
    I did this one while watching Midsomer Murders....

  • @missmushy I should have done this, too! Maybe I'll get a head start next time.

  • @chrisaakins Even Jake says it's ok to start early if you want!

  • @miss-beans midsummer murders. Fantastic! Are you watching the new season? Anyways I love your owl, reminds me of an old English cottage style illustration that I think fits right in with midsummer, not the murders lols.

  • @miss-beans I have been illustrating while watching Midsomer Murders too. Does not matter that I have seen them all (and some more than once). I LOVE your owl.

  • @heather-boyd I'm still watching the old episodes! We're working our way through. I love that sort of programming. Vera is my favourite! Thank you for your kind words about the owl, you're right it does fit in with the English countryside. ๐Ÿ™‚

Log in to reply