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INK26squeak

Ink, 8″ x 6″

This was my drawing for Inktober Day 26: Squeak.  My inspiration was the R.O.U.S.es in the Princess Bride.

“Rodents Of Unusual Size?  I don’t think they exist.”

I have mixed feelings about my Inktober efforts.  On one hand I am disappointed that I didn’t get all of the days done.  On the other hand I don’t think I’ve ever done 20 blog posts in one month (possibly even 2!) and some of the drawings I’m really pleased with.  I have preliminary pencil sketches done for a few of the days that I missed.  Two of them I particularly like and am thinking of completing, even though Inktober is over.  Then I will call it done.

So… November.  I have missed woodcut printmaking and have two prints I want to complete this month.   More drawings, more Urban Sketching.  That’s the plan.

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?

INK03poison 2

Ink, 8″ x 5″

The prompt for day 3 of the Inktober drawing challenge is “poison”.  My inspiration was “The Battle of Wits” scene in the Princess Bride.  Drawn with Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens.  I try out new pens all the time but keep coming back to these.  The new soft brush nibs are great fun to use.

Tomorrow’s prompt is “underwater”.  I’m not sure what I will draw yet.  It has been a while since my last Sktchy drawing so I may wait and see what Sktchy sends for their underwater inspiration.  I am enjoying Inktober immensely and love looking at the work artists all over the world are putting out there for it.

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