In the spirit of keeping things manageable, I've gone ahead and added part 3 of the Inktober Thread that will take us through to the end.
(If someone started another one somewhere else, let me know, I didn't see it)
Here's my day 21: Drain
The above studies are small, quick thumbnail sketches based on images from films or from digital paintings found online. I tried to use one, hard, flat brush for most of the time on each one, using a base of four values (2 darks and 2 lights). My goal is to rely on shape making rather than rendering to create a believable sense of light and composition.
Only at the very end do I add a few gradients and blends, and I try to keep them to a bare minimum, looking for where I can get the most out of the fewest moves.
As someone who has a tendency to noodle endlessly and get lost in rendering, this exercise is helping me with brush discipline and keeping my shapes distinct and clear.
All the Rest of Inktober. Can't believe I actually made it through them all!
Day 15: Weak
Day 16: Angular
Day 17: Swollen
Day 18: Bottle
Day 19: Scorched
Day 20: Breakable
Day 21: Drain
Day 22: Expensive
Day 23: Muddy
Day 24: Chop
Day 25: Prickly
Day 26: Stretch
Day 27: Thunder
Day 28: Gift
Day 29: Double
Day 30: Jolt
Day 31: Slice
Ok. Because I like this sort of thing and it helps me see things visually, I made a pie chart to visually see the process as percentages according to @Lee-White 's recommended breakdown. In case anyone else finds this useful
Chicken. Decided to switch things up a bit and go with ball-point pen, which is more comfortable to me. I'll probably continue to play with different "ink" mediums, but in the spirit of getting things done, I opted for comfort over novelty today.
It's so fun seeing everyone's interpretations of the prompts and all the different styles out there!