What does that have to do with Inktober, you might wonder? And the answer to that would be prompts number 4 and 5 : spell and chicken, respectively.
My dear little Chocobo IS NOT A CHICKEN, though “spell” had me thinking of games, and one thing lead to another.
I have to say I am happy about how I managed to capture the characters, however the shading (if any can be found) is not what I wanted. I need to put the shading there beforehand with the pencil to make it clearer for me when I start to ink.
This is an old sketch that was unfinished in my sketchbook, and as I was flipping through the pages today I happened to notice it.
I do not like unfinished things.
Although it was not a very good composition to start with, I decided to go along with it just for the sake of experimenting. I must say that it really needed to have been thought through a bit more in its early stages.
Who cares though? It is just a sketch. And it showed me I need to study leaves, because I did not like a single one a put in this drawing. Flowers are somehow easier to conjure up.
Berries, on the other hand, are awesome… Must draw them more often.
This one was about choosing any texture we were interested in and using it in our art in some form. Mine I found on Pinterest, as usual, and it was a picture of tons of mushrooms and their underside.
Wow, this challenge was just great for me. It made me explore a million possibilities I never would have normally, and it made me relax while drawing, which is not always easy as I am accustomed to being precious with the details and terrified of making mistakes.
I guess this challenged forced me to accept and deal with my mistakes, as they are an inevitable part of the creative process.
Today’s prompt was named that way because we were supposed to choose elements from two previous drawings to merge into this next piece. I chose the loose traces of my Thread drawing and the absolute contrast of the Cloud-watching one.
My inspiration for this piece was the work of Brenda Erickson, her moon pieces are just glorious.