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.
@NessIllustration This video from Moloch is excellent, and features a straight-forward, level headed analysis of Alphonso's accusations, and ultimately previews (in my opinion) the arguments that Chronicle will make if this matter ever ends up in court. This whole situation has been disheartening and frustrating, not only for the specific issue (an inappropriate and premature accusation of plagiarism), but for these general points as well:
None of those points are particularly shocking, but, like I said above, that makes them no less frustrating and disheartening.
@Kyran-Weir Oh, I think etchy-broken linework is great, and definitely fits with the style. If I was to tweek anything in this piece, I'd take a look at the collar area. The neck kinda flows into the collar on the right side, and I'm not exacely sure how the tie is supposed to be overlapping itself (at the end where it is bending up). I think they style is fun and solid, and I love the energy and stress in the character.
Update! The last week was much busier than I expected (plus I think I'm being overly cautious because this is the first time I'm finishing a piece in graphite in forever), but I finally got some time this morning to focus. I've finished lightly sketching in the the main forms/details over an even lighter sketch of the underlying structure. I've been using a dulled HB pencil to keep myself from going too dark and definitive too early. Next step will be going over this darker and sharper to get the line work down.