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INK13teeming copy

Ink, 7″ x 4.5″

Day 13 of the Inktober drawing challenge is here and the prompt is “teeming”.  This scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom certainly fits the bill, though the creepy crawlies are hidden in darkness and merely suggested by the crunching sound.

Short Round: “It feels like I step on fortune cookies.”

Jones: “It’s not fortune cookies…” Read More

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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.

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