Just joined the forum and am a total beginner of sharing my stuff. As I love fall with all its beautiful colors, I thought I would give this competition a try
@leothejediartist I went to look what you were talking about and it makes me sad reading those peoples comments. Way to keep up somebodys spirits... cough cough... It is the internet after all, a place where everybody can spit their poison in the safety of their screens.
Inktober was first and foremost an idea of Jakes to make daily drawing a habit (for him) and so he can practice his inking skills (from what I have understood). It still is his message, to draw daily using the prompts as inspiration, whether you draw it in ink, digital or peanutbutter, as long as you draw daily.
First I got a bit upset seeing all the different variations of inktober out there but then I thought, darn... This is pretty awesome for Jake that so many people are tagging along on his idea! Isn't it how it always goes with great ideas? I mean... look at the lightbulb for example! Or da Vincis wings! Great ideas always get worked on further and further to improve them. Bad ideas get left in the gutter.
I dont have money for a fancy wacom or even an ipad so I just go with inking for now. Yesterday I even used watercolors cause otherwise all my ink would be used on that 1 drawing I guess Leo, just do your thing. Draw every day and be happy about it. Let your creativity flow and let those poisonous snakes do their thing. If that makes them happy, then whatever. I dont think Jake is bothered by them either, so why should we?
Wilbur sat on his raft which was taken by the current into Nor’s tummy. Thinking this was his last living moments, Wilbur saw a light shining. The raft floated on further and soon Wilbur could see what made the light in the darkness of the whales belly. Wilbur looked puzzled upon the scene appearing in front of his eyes. A big raft laid anchored in the pit of the whale belly. Upon the raft Wilbur could spot a rack with drying fish, a wood burner, a table and a bunch of clocks. Whoever lived here wasn’t home... at the moment... ••
So I skipped guarded cause I really didn’t know what to do with that prompt and the perspective is way off this drawing BUT! I like my inking work on this one and I actually got my image from my head on paper. Victory!
Thought I'd introduce myself as I am hoping we will be sharing ideas and talking a bunch in the near future. I am Saskia, Sas for short. I Live in the Netherlands and am a microbiologist, living together with my three children and husband. I have always followed art classes and have been drawing for as long as I live.
I got into contact with SVSlearn by listening to their podcast. I am, what Jake, Will and Lee talk about in their podcast; "Am I too old to get started" a woman in my late 30's, almost ready to make my switch in life. Although it scares me to bits, this podcast gave me the push in my back which I needed cause now I am taking their awesome courses and have picked up my drawing daily trying to improve as I go.
I am very shy and find it hard to share my pieces but would still love to get your feedback as it will be the major way to improve. I am far too critical of my own work and much too much of a perfectionist.
I love the illustration and animation style and would love to get better at this part. Right now I am focusing on getting my ink lines right and hereafter I want to dive deeper into perspective to learn how to make environmentals to follow on with the human anatomy. Do you think that this is a good way to tackle it?
I hope to speak to you all more on the forum and to share ideas back and forth, getting a ton of inspiration to fill my creative bank account with. :p What I have seen so far is just mind blowing and I realize I got a long way to learn
Lots of love,
Here are my first three days of Inktober. Day two was a huge learning moment because it was not really my inking day or something. My lines were wobbly and placed on lines which actually had the "erase-me" categorie. All in all, not a drawing to be proud.
What I realize from doing Inktober with all the rest of the world, is how I compare my work to others. I have to keep on reminding myself that I am just a beginner, still studying art in my own time while the other much better artists have been practising this for years. That's why I was reluctant at first of putting up my inktober pieces here but then this morning I thought to myself that I need to open my windows if I want to get better.
I walked with this idea in my head for weeks before inktober started only to realize as I was going poisonous, that my hand took me on a whole different path. I love that about art. That it can do that to you.
So my story is about a character named Wilbur and the adventures he experiences while living his every day life in a time long ago on the planet Denqui.
@missmushy I totally get you. It's awfully scary to step off the train in a place where you don't know anything or anyone (if you catch my drift.) I'm 38 and have always taken art classes in school but then when the moment came to choose an occupation my mother told me that there's no future for artists. They don't earn anything. I could better look at something where I could be sure I'd get a wage off later on.
As I am a mom myself, I can understand her feelings and her way of thinking but if I could turn back time, I would have gone to art school and just follow my heart.
Right now I am following the SVS learn classes whenever I have a spare moment. I love them and totally loose track of time once I'm going. I'm also reading up on stuff I have a hard time with (at this moment it's perspective, next I'm doing character design).
And just like you, I have a lot of moments when I am thinking to myself, what the heck are you doing? Why are you spending all this money on supplies, books and lessons? And then having my husband sneer at me for getting that book that I need for my study or yet another pad of paper. It makes me feel guilty.
But then again, we are doing something that makes us happy. Something where we don't have to sit pushing buttons all day long so in the end it will be all worth it. " Eyes on the prize Violet. Eyes on the prize."
Wilbur’s raft didn’t make any signs of wanting to stop and drifted further into the whale. Down the long dark corridor-like space Wilbur once again saw light. Drifting out of the dark corridor, Wilbur arrived in a big space lit up by many lightbulbs hanging from the ceiling. There were steaming pipes going across the walls. Suddenly Wilbur spotted a small hunched over figure, looking weary and weak bent over a book, so perplexed by what he was reading that he didn’t notice Wilbur... at first...
@jaepereira that looks so good! Such steady lines. I’m glad you added the second nostril. I was a bit confused how to do that part cause it looked like it should have two nostrils nice work!
I did this one yesterday as well only had my brush pen feather like crazy when inking the girls hair, which is no fun when lines are drawn so closely together. I’ll show you what I mean. What paper have you used?
@tessaw Hahahah goodluck Tessa!
So I guess more people than me have this wee little problem?
See, I have this cat. His name is Max (Maximus Aurelius is his complete name). Max is half Norwegian forest cat and half “stray”. He’s a bit peculiar thinking he’s a human. I see it a lot when the children are playing and he goes and joins their fun.
So now you all know Max a little bit, I can tell you about what he does when I’m studying or drawing or just not wanting pet paws or hairs in what I am doing. He comes and ALWAYS walks straight over what I am doing, getting his pretty soft little paws inked or colored in all the colors of the rainbow, only to sit his big butt on top of where he just walked over, looking at his dirty paw and then glaring at me. Then! He doesn’t get up to walk away, no, he starts washing himself! Every single time. When I pick him up to put him somewhere “safe” he only stares at me.
Do you guys recognize your pets in any way?
I thought it could be fun to share pet experiences here.
Here are some pictures of Max this morning, when I wanted to print out the workbook for one of Jakes lessons.
Oh im so behind in posting my inktobers here! I've had a bunch of down days but also some up days! As Jake says; finished, not perfect. Learning tons though (perspective is still hard) and inked out one of my favorite brushpens
So here are my day 6 - 9.
The story of Wilbur continues. If you want to read the story, it's on my instagram
Wilbur continues his adventure although his creator is getting a bit loss of inspiration. well it’s mostly cause I see everybody’s awesome work and although I know I shouldn’t, I keep on comparing my stuff to others. Maybe in a few years, Wilbur can get a rerun when I can finally alt+z for real and I learned more and gotten better. Just feel so bummed out right now.