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 ;))
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.
I'm gearing up for Inktober 2020 by doing some redraws of my sketches from Inktober 2018 (the first time I took part). I wanted to see how things have progressed in the last 2 years since I've developed a better drawing habit and worked with ink much more. Plus I wanted to give myself more time and space to work with the same subjects. I picked this fan art piece of Harry because the original sketch was the last drawing I made before trying and switching to a brush pen (instead of felt and technical pens). I love looking at these two and seeing how my rendering style calmed down and stopped being so busy. Basically, practice really pays off!
Who's going to take part in this year's Inktober? It'd be nice to know so that we can all follow, encourage, and support on social media during the month. If you're going to take part:
For my part, I'm going to be doing one large piece for the month, with 31 characters interacting. I'll be sketching it ahead of time, and then inking one character a day. Though I won't be following the prompt list, I will look to ink a character on a day where the prompt kinda-sorta lines up with their appearance or action. My primary goal is to have a portfolio piece that I'll then paint for Slowvember, and my secondary goal is gain 100 new followers.