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 ;))
I’m an illustrator/designer with a passion for creative motion graphics animation, and a father of two kids.
The first time I did Inktober, I did daily sketches and stuck to the prompt list, so this year, I wanted to try something different. I chose to challenge myself in multiple ways: create one scene for the entirety of Inktober, make it so that all the characters have to interact with each other, and work traditionally (meaning that I wouldn't have the option of drawing the characters separatly and pasting them together, or undoing my way out of layout or rendering mistakes). Since that seemed like a difficult enough task, I decided to make it a fan art piece, and went with the Battle of Hogwarts. Maybe 3 Point Perspective's running gag of using a civil war battle scene as an example played some part in that decision.
I like Jake's rule of planning 3 uses for each piece of art, so 1) this is my piece for Inktober, 2) I will be painting it for Slowvember (I'm drawing it on 300 lb watercolor paper), and 3) I'll used a scanned version of the final drawing and the traditional painting as a guide to paint the piece digitally as well.
Here's the progress for Week 1, Days 1-4:
Here's my first time posting to the forums! I made this little big guy in response to the "breakable" prompt for Inktober. I had a blast getting away from the computer and getting my hands on real ink and watercolors.
@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!
I’ve completed the digital ink for my Land of the Dead piece with Quentin, our hero searching for his risen and abducted family with the help of Barnabas, a pessimistic raven who traded his sight for the ability to see visions of the future. I’m really loving coming up with the story behind these characters while drawing. Now I can move on to colors, freeing up drawing time for Inktober.
@Laurasketches This is awesome! Your Dorothy and Toto are killer. The easises way to get the depth across is to make sure that the Queen Mouse's ear overlaps Dorothy's legs. Right now it's reading like more of a tangent. You could also try flipping the queen, so that her ear and crown are overlapping the lion, so that she's looking directly at Dorothy. Then you could fill the space she left with a handful of smaller mice approaching our sleeping heroes.