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Muddy (Inktober 2018 – Day 23)

 

Day 23’s prompt of Inktober is Muddy.

It inspired me a little more than the previous day’s (or the next one’s), but as I’m now a few days behind, I had to rush to finish the drawing so that I could post it before the end of the day.

I’m not completely satisfied by it and think it could have been much better.

Oh well…

 

 

And if you have the feeling that you have seen this creature before, it’s because you have.

This is by no means an origina drawing. It’s a reproduction of Kawa no Kami (the River Spirit) from Spirited Away before it gets its much needed bath.

 

 

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Expensive (Inktober 2018 – Day 22)

 

Told you I was not going to be able to keep the pace for the whole month.

So, not only I’m a few days late, because – you know – life happens, but also, I’m quite uninspired by the prompts this week of Inktober.

Day 22 is Expensive, and seriously, I just didn’t know what to draw for the longest time. Something expensive? What? How? Really not that interesting.

So I only could come up with this (and the prompt should be “too expensive” or “overpriced”):

 

 

 

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Drain (Inktober 2018 – Day 21)

 

Extremely uninspired by today’s prompt for Inktober: Drain.

So, I just googled “drain” and drew poorly, one of the first results.

It could be better if I spent more time on it, but honestly, I don’t want to.

Let’s just hope tomorrow will be more inspiring:

 

 

 

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Breakable (Inktober 2018 – Day 20)

 

At first, I wasn’t sure what to do with today’s Inktober prompt: Breakable.

The bottle from two days prior that got broken? Hmmm… Why not, but no.

Then, I thought, “Why not Mr. Glass?” (and if you do a small search online, you’ll see that I was not the only one with this idea) But the truth is that I’m totally and utterly unable to draw the great Samuel L. Jackson half-decently.

So, what could I draw?

And then, searching through my memories, the answer came to me.

First, the pencil sketch and then the “finished” drawing:

 

 

They’re not that different from each other, but I feel that they both have their own “vibe” (and I gotta admit that I like the pencil sketch better)

 

 

I said “finished” with quotation marks because I wanted to add more to it (related to my personal history?) but I have no idea how to do it, so for now, it’ll be finished.

Oh and in case you’re wondering, my personal history with this bone is that between the ages of 14 and 16, I had a condition (I think it’s called a “bone cyst” in English) near the top of my left humerus that weakened it greatly: I broke it four times over the course of three years. I had to have major surgery. It’s kinda better since (no broken bone for the following 30 years, so that counts for something I guess), but my left arm’s grow was stunted a little. It’s shorter and weaker. Now, you know everything (it’s not a secret, it’s just not something I really have the occasion to talk about these days).

 

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Scorched (Inktober 2018 – Day 19)

 

Not too disappointed with this drawing for InktoberScorched.

Of course, it’s not as good as I was envisioning (it’s never), but it’s probably better than what I thought the result would be.

 

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Bottle (Inktober 2018 – Day 18)

 

I’m a little late today (as this is for yesterday’s entry of Inktober), and I was a little rushed to finish it (I’m afraid this second half of the month will be a bit difficult as far as keeping the pace is concerned).

Anyways, here is my take for Bottle:

 

 

I’m not completely satisfied with the result, and it’s totally because I didn’t spend enough time with it.

I think I liked my first draft better, but I did it on low quality paper and I’m not sure the ink would have been OK on it. It’s unfinished, but this is what it looked like:

 

 

On a side note, when scanning the drawing (sometimes I scan them, sometimes I simply take a picture), I changed some settings to see what would happen, and it kinda gave a “comic book” feel to it, if you know what I mean. Some details are gone, but I think I like it:

 

 

 

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Swollen (Inktober 2018 – Day 17)

 

For the past few days, I admit, I managed to make some pretty decent drawings for Inktober. Some, I was almost proud of. To the point that some of you started to not believe me anymore when I say that I can’t draw.

Well, today, we’re back to a skill level closer to what I’m used to with drawing.

That’s kinda the only idea that came to my mind with the prompt Swollen. I made this drawing a few days ago, from another drawing. I couldn’t succeed doing it from a picture, partly because I wanted the muscles to be somewhat unrealistic, partly because I couldn’t draw well from a picture.

Also, the fact that I didn’t have time today to try to make it better or even start over play a part. Some of my “good” drawings from the past few days are actually the second version of the drawing.

So this is what I came up to. I don’t like it. I don’t think it’s anywhere near good and it’s not even really finished, but I don’t know what else to add.

Probably my first real “failure” of the project. Oh well…

 

 

Let’s hope that things get better tomorrow. I have nothing ready yet, just a couple of ideas. Hopefully, I’ll have the time to draw at least one of them.

 

 

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Angular (Inktober 2018 – Day 16)

 

I’m pretty happy with today’s Inktober drawing “Angular“.

I didn’t think I could pull it off and I did.

This represents a real landscape and a real work of art.

 

 

It’s Three Squares Vertical Diagonal by George Rickey and you can find it on the island of Naoshima in Japan.

You can see what it really looks like on this post (near the bottom of the post, but read all of it if you’re interested in art and are not familiar with Naoshima yet)

 

 

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Weak (Inktober 2018 – Day 15)

 

Yes, he made it into this Inktober 2018 thing… I guess his ego is flattered… Also, he’s the first drawing I make for this project where I use colors. That’s a first. That’s how special he is…

 

OK, now, I’m in big trouble though. I have no drawing ready for tomorrow. I guess that means I need to go drawing now instead of spending my evening on the internet.