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INK17graceful

I am determined to catch up on my Inktober drawings and posts this weekend.  The prompt for day 17 was “graceful” and I chose Princess Buttercup on horseback in The Princess Bride.  Sometimes things don’t work out the way you want and you just have to call it done and move on.

Your feed will be flooded with my other catching up posts later today.  Three other Inktober drawing’s are complete and not yet posted, and another will be done this afternoon.  That is the plan, anyway!

INK10gigantic

Ink, 6″ x 5″

The Inktober day 10 prompt was “gigantic”, so I just had to do Andre the Giant in The Princess Bride.  If you haven’t guessed already it is my favorite film.

This is a super quick sketch on a page with a couple other loose scribbles that weren’t quite working out.  They were meant to be preliminary sketches but ended up being all I got done for Inktober yesterday.  I like the way the page looks because it shows a little bit of process.

I’m a little behind as I still haven’t finished my drawing for the ninth.   No worries.  I will get it done.

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Ink, 8″ x 6″

Today I continued Inktober with another Princess Bride fan art piece.  The prompt today was “crooked” and Vizzini is definitely crooked.

Vizzini: “We are but three lost circus performers.  Is there a village nearby?”

Buttercup: “There is nothing nearby.  Not for miles.”

Vizzini: “Then there will be no one to hear you scream.”

My approach here was to use a very light, warm gray to sketch the shapes in loosely at first, and refining and defining later in darker grays.  I stared at Vizzini’s jacket for a long time trying to figure out how to render it without losing my mind.  I never realized how fancy that dude’s costume is!  Something an art teacher said a long time ago came to mind: “indicate, don’t state”.  So that’s what I went for; an indication of embroidery.

So there!  I’m caught up.  Tomorrow’s prompt is “screech”.  Screech could be a synonym of shriek- that’s what I’m going to run with.  Can you guess what I might draw?

INK07shy

Ink, 6″ x 4″

I fell behind a day with the WordPress posts, but I kept up with the drawings and Instagram.  The prompt for Inktober day 7 was “shy”.  Yes, I had to go Kajagoogoo with it!  I messed around with a dip pen and ink spatter this time, just to switch things up a bit.  I used some masking fluid for the lettering before getting messy with the spatter.  The masking fluid and wetter inks don’t play nice with the paper in this book.  It shreds the surface if I’m not super careful.  I’ll have to switch papers if I do more with dip pens or washes or masking.  No biggie.

Is the song stuck in your head now?  You’re welcome.

INK05long

Ink, 8″ x 5″

Inktober Day 5!  The prompt today is “long”.  I chose not to draw something that is literally long and instead worked from the film Rumblefish.  Tom Waits plays Benny, the proprietor of a pool hall where Rusty James and his friends hang out.  Rusty James is sitting at the window table lost in thought.

Benny:  What’s the matter with you?  I ain’t never seen you sit still so long.

Rusty James: How do you know when someone’s crazy?

Benny: Well, you don’t always.  It depends on how many people think they’re crazy.

 

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