Day 1082 - 18 November 2013
with a dash of positivity
I don’t usually reblog stuff to this blog, but this is beautiful, and we all could use the reminder.
Eep, the last day of Inktober has come upon us and I’ve not caught up with my postings yet! Ho hum.
I did this piece based on this quote I saw on my tumblr dash for Inktober. I originally wanted to keep it in black and white for the contrast, but I decided to meddle around with it a bit in Photoshop and I hope the result is still palatable.
Sherlin: ‘That sure was a tough battle huh?’
Nick: ‘Not as tough as this bread!’
Inktober OC Fanart time again! Here are Saph’s characters Nick and Sherlin from Treasure Hunt. I’ve never really drawn fanart of them before even after all these years (sorry Saph), so making up for lost time!
Since they’re almost always fighting some sort of battle when they appear, I thought it’d be nice to capture a rare quiet moment between the two of them.
Finding reference images for them were a pain, and I ended up settling for a compromise of their costume designs between this and this. Man, all that work I put into this fanart, someone should reward me with 20 years worth of meat!
Practicing inking with my parallel pen, which I have been gifted with at the start of the year.
I tried to play around with line weight but I still need loads of practice! The picture of the robot was done with a blue lead outline while the other one was done straight with ink.
I’m starting to feel that Inktober is a great excuse for experimenting with some tools I have lying around for ages but never got around to trying out.
I’ve been missing out on more Inktober updates, so here’s two at one go, featuring the same character I started off Inktober with. Let’s just call her Toadstool Girl for now.
Hey, all. This is a comic I started on 24 Hour Comic Day, but I only managed to complete 12 pages on that day. That makes it a technical failure, but I decided it was worth finishing regardless of that.
This comic is still a success to me cos it says everything that needs to be said about making a career in independent comic scene. Well done yo!
A single page comic I did based on this piece of writing: 'Reasons Why My Mother Was An Asshole'.
I didn’t have the time nor patience to translate the whole piece into comic form, so I chose my favourite passage instead.
I guess this also counts as an Inktober entry…? Also I have absolutely no idea what’s the best image size in pixels for comic reading on tumblr (in case you haven’t yet noticed by now).
'Here, take this.'
'Yes I know that it's precious, but aren't precious things meant to be shared?'
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I originally wanted to give the fanart theme a pass for today because I wanted to draw something based on the emotions I felt after attending a colleague’s husband’s wake. I was really moved as she related her husband’s battle with disease and how she and her daughter coped with the challenges they faced, and in a moment of clarity Boris and Lalage popped into my mind and the rest was history.
I’m glad that she was brave enough to share her story with me, and for that I am sincerely grateful.
Another day, another Inktober entry.
Perhaps his investigation of a certain mystic pipe sent anonymously to his office took him to the Land of the Rising Sun? We may never know.