Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Quick Sketch

I was working on some mouths/noses/ears/eyes from Bridgman's Constructive Anatomy yesterday, and gradually a mouth grew a nose, then some eyes, then a chin, and before I knew it, this sketch had taken over the page.

Monday, October 28, 2013

A Break (of sorts)

So you may have noticed a distinct lack of posts. It is unfortunate, but as of late my time has been taken up planning for NaNoWriMo, which will be commencing with the advent of November. So while I won't be taking a break from drawing, my blog probably won't see a ton of action until November is past.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

INKtober #15

Previously thought to be a one-of-a-kind artifact, the Eyes of the Overworld are now being handmade via a secret construction technique. Available now at Mephisto's Emporium of Magical Paraphernalia. Also available, thicker frames for mages with a hipster inclination.

Monday, October 14, 2013

INKtober #14

"Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,--
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."

On sale now at Mephisto's Emporium of Magical Paraphernalia.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

INKtober Continues

I haven't made a post in a couple of days, but I have been keeping up with my INKtober drawings. Here are sketches 11, 12, and 13. I'm a little annoyed that I can see the other sketches through the paper, even though they're all on different pages. I'll see if I can remedy the situation with tomorrow's sketch.

Some sort of hawk or falcon. This was done very late when I was exhausted. I don't think it's much of a sketch, but at least I haven't missed a day so far. 

 A bottle of  "All-Purpose Marvelous Medicinal Elixir," Sold by Mephisto's Emporium of Magical Paraphernalia. 

Hasclotes' "Arcanum," a masterwork on magery and the like. A rare tome, to be sure–get it now at Mephisto's Emporium of Magical Paraphernalia.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

INKtober #10

Today's INKtober sketch is of a venerable old greyfur (to borrow some Mouse Guard terminology) sitting in his most comfortable chair, reminiscing about the good old days while enjoying a puff on his pipe. I feel like it was a good idea, somewhat poorly executed. This is another one I'd love to try again in graphite, a medium I'm much more comfortable in.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

INKtober 9–Majora's Mask

So today I decided to draw Majora's Mask from the Zelda game. It didn't come out that great–one of the really cool visual elements of the Mask are the symmetrical patterns and colors, which are hard to capture in just ink while freehanding it. Sometime I'd really like to draw this larger in pencil, with some construction lines to work with, and maybe use colored pencil or something to add color. Not sure yet. Until then, this will have to do.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

INKtober 7 and 8

Two INKtober sketches in one night–and with that, I am finally caught up after having started a day late and planning to only do one a week. First is a skull–I've been doing faces and skulls in Bridgman's Constructive Anatomy lately, so I figured I'd try one with no reference photos or anything. And the second is an owl. I love owls, but I usually only draw barn owls, so I decided to go with more of a great horned owl look, mixed with a bit of cartoonish nonsense. Enjoy.

Monday, October 7, 2013

INKtober #6

So two posts in one day. Anyway, INKtober 6, some sort of mage-y fellow. I personally suspect he has something to do with golems, but that could just be idle gossip.

INKtober #5–skysailer concept art

So I never seem to find the time to do my INKtober drawings until late at night, at which point I don't feel like scanning them, uploading them, and writing a blog post about them. Anyway, this sketch is a bit of concept art for a novel project I've been working on for the past couple of years. Something about boats, with sails, that fly. It's just awesome. And if you've heard of them, this was inspired by The Edge Chronicles. INKtober 6 will be up either later today, or tomorrow. And one of these days I'll do two sketches in one day and catch up.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

INKtober 3&4

So I did, in fact, complete my INKtober sketch yesterday–I was just too busy to post it. So without further ado, INKtober sketches 3 and 4. First is the Ocarina of Time, inspired by my recent acquisition of the Hyrule Historia. The second is a raven, whose name I think is Socrates and is probably the same bird sitting on Allen's shoulder. Enjoy.

The OoT

And Socrates

Thursday, October 3, 2013

INKtober 2!

So here's my second drawing for INKtober–I also think that I'll be trying for one a day now, due to the fact that I'm trying to make these kind of quick, gestural things. One of the things I like about working with pen is that it forces me to go with the mistakes, and not spend a ton of time trying to refine stuff. I sort of like to think of this fellow as an extremely young Edgar Allan Poe. I think his name shall be Allen, in the author's honor.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

INKtober! (and a new header)

Well, I just recently discovered the madness that is INKtober, and decided to jump in. Or rather, dip my toes in. Doubting my ability to keep up the pace of an ink sketch a day, I've decided to do at least one a week, possibly one every other day–we'll see how it goes. My original thought was to use my ink and fine brush, but after a short while I realized that (1) this was impractical just due to the time it takes me to set up and tear down my desk for brush and ink work, and (2) it's not a medium I'm very comfortable in. So the below image, and probably all the sketches I do for INKtober, was done using my Faber-Castell Indian Ink broad felt-tipped pen. I'm not sure if that's considered "cheating," but if it makes me create more on a regular basis, it can't be a bad thing. Secondly, you've probably noticed the new header image. I was kinda displeased with the old one, so I drew this the other day. Hopefully I'll get around to fixing it up some before the week is out. I need to erase the faint lines that I used as guides while doing the lettering, and a couple other things. But overall I like it. Also, my image was directly inspired by "The Ruin of the Beast" music video which was animated by Cory Godbey and Chris Koelle. Check it out.