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Inktober 2016 Epilogue

So, there were three more days left in Inktober after the fourth week. I flamed out during the stretch run and only made one more drawing, so I fell two drawings short of the goal. Still, I don’t feel too badly since I was quite happy with how many of my sketch cards turned out and that I still completed twenty-nine drawings in as many days!

Please check out Week One, Week Two, Week Three, and Week Four blog posts for most of my contributions last month. Also, don’t forget to checkout the Inktober Web site to learn more about the concept. Below is my final drawing for Inktober 2016.

sk48-freddy-krueger

Freddy Krueger

At least I went out with a bang! I was pretty proud of this Freddy Krueger, and as it was the only one I did in the final half-week, it is obviously my favorite of that leg of the journey. 🙂 The original Nightmare on Elm Street is a classic by Wes Craven.

Please let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

Inktober 2016 Part 4

The fourth week of Inktober brought more daily drawings to collect for the blog. See my previous posts this month for Week One, Week Two, and Week Three contributions. Also, don’t forget to checkout the Inktober Web site to learn more about the concept.

For Week Four, I continued with the 2.5 x 3.5 inch personal sketch card sized illustrations.

Inktober 2016 Week Four:

sk41-daredevilDaredevil

sk42-jack-o-lanternJack O’Lantern

sk43-doctor-strangeDoctor Strange

sk44-jack-skellingtonJack Skellington

sk45-ghostfaceGhostface

sk46-scarecrowScarecrow

sk47-michael-myersMichael Myers

This week is harder for me to pick a favorite, because I like how many of these turned out. I guess if I have to pick, I’d go with Jack Skellington. I quite like my Ghostface and Scarecrow, though… and Michael Myers to end the week turned out pretty good also.

Please let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

Inktober 2016 Part 3

Finally, posting in the present tense! We come to the third week of Inktober, and more of my daily drawings to post. Check out what I did for Week One and Week Two, or visit the Inktober Web site to learn more about the concept.

For Week Three, I’m still doing 2.5 x 3.5 inch personal sketch card sized illustrations.

Inktober 2016 Week Three:

sk34-morbius-vampireMorbius the Living Vampire

sk35-count-orlockCount Orlock

sk36-casperCasper

sk37-wendyWendy

sk38-hot-stuffHot Stuff

sk39-ghostly-trioGhostly Trio

sk40-warrior-womanWarrior Woman

This week’s personal favorite? Hot Stuff! I also like my Morbius and Count Orlock. I did a little series there for several days of classic Harvey Comics characters, because I loved reading those comics as a kid! I also love the classic Nosferatu film, featuring Max Schreck as the creepiest vampire ever filmed! My Warrior Woman was going to be a proper Wonder Woman, but I drew her too large and had no room for specific costume details that would have made her more easily recognizable.

Please let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

Inktober 2016 Part 2

And so we came to the second week of Inktober. You can take a look at what I did for Week One, or visit the Inktober Web site to learn more about the concept. I’m continuing to play catch-up as I didn’t get to post this during its intended weekend due to my recent Internet outage.

For Week Two, I continued with the 2.5 x 3.5 inch personal sketch card sized illustrations.

Inktober 2016 Week Two:

sk27-masked-dudeMasked Dude

sk28-human-torchHuman Torch

sk29-the-thingThe Thing

sk30-invisible-womanInvisible Woman

sk31-mr-fantasticMister Fantastic

sk32-flaming-skullFlaming Skull

sk33-man-thingMan-Thing

My easy favorite from this week was the Man-Thing! It was everything I wanted it to be. I probably like the Flaming Skull second best. FYI, the Masked Dude was going to be Green Lantern but I didn’t quite get where I wanted with it… similarly, the Flaming Skull was going to be Ghost Rider until I realized I didn’t leave enough room to draw any of his costume so there’s no way you’d know it was him. I also did a Fantastic Four subset this week. I mostly wanted to draw the Human Torch and the Thing, but felt like I ought to include the other two just to have a complete set! 🙂

Please let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

Inktober 2016 Part 1

Inktober is a thing, in October, started by Jake Parker back in 2009. It has grown over the years but the core concept is to complete and share one ink drawing per day for the entire month. I’ll skip the detailed history and origins and leave it to you to visit the Inktober Web site for yourself as he covers it pretty well there on his site.

So, I decided to participate this year… and I have been dutifully completing at least one new drawing per day since the beginning of the month. With the exception of that week where I was without Internet access, I have been sharing my creations every day, as I complete them, on Facebook so please check me out there to see what I’m drawing new each day!

My original plan was to make a weekly post here on the blog, and collect the previous week’s worth of dailies so that I didn’t interrupt my comic strip during the week. My Internet outage killed that plan as it spanned more than a week’s duration and killed what would have been my first two weekly update segments… but finally, I’m going to start catching up today.

I decided to go small, and every drawing for Week One is a 2.5 x 3.5 inch personal sketch card sized illustration.

Inktober 2016 Week One:

sk20-general-leeGeneral Lee

sk21-woman-faceWoman Face

sk22-black-catBlack Cat

sk23-spongebob-squarepantsSpongebob Squarepants

sk24-flashFlash

sk25-green-arrowGreen Arrow

sk26-spider-manSpider-Man

It’s easy to pick my personal favorite from the first week… Spongebob Squarepants! After that I probably like my Spider-Man card second best. Oh, and if you think that black cat looks super creepy, it might be because I gave it intentionally incorrect human-looking eyes just to be weird. 🙂

Please let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

Superman Fortress of Solitude Sketch Card

I’ve been trying to think of some more things to draw as sketch cards lately. I haven’t drawn any since my comic convention appearance back in December. I like the small canvas and I like that I can make a bunch of them and they are easy to carry around and show to people. But I also feel somehow like I’m wasting them if I just draw random things. I need to get over that, and just draw random things. Sometimes the random things turn out the best, even with my apprehension to do them in the first place.

That said… After drawing my Supergirl the other day, I kept thinking about the classic look to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, particularly the exterior. In the old days, it was a hollowed-out mountain for the fortress, so from the outside it was just a giant door on the side of a mountain. Way far away from the door was the giant key, disguised as a direction marker for airplanes. That’s what I wanted to try and capture, so that’s what I did earlier this week…

SK19 Fortress of Solitude

I think it turned out pretty well, with my minimalist approach. It’s another thing the sketch cards are good for.. because drawing this on a larger scale would mean you really need to put more detail into it or it would just look mostly blank because of all the white snow you want to imply is there in the Arctic… so the sketch card is really the right size to draw something like this.

As always, let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

Batgirl Sketch Card

While at the Raleigh Comic Book Show this weekend, a daughter of one of the dealers was flipping through my artwork and asked why I didn’t have a sketch of Batgirl, so this happened…

Batgirl

SK18-Batgirl

‘Sects Character Sketch Cards

While I was at the Raleigh Comic Book Show this weekend, I drew some sketch cards based on characters from my ‘Sects comic strip…

Buzz says, “I’m such a card!”

SK15-Buzz

Dez says, “I’m not Buzz!”

SK16-Dez

Al hanging out in his Web

SK17-Al-on-Web

Marvel Character Sketch Cards

Here’s an assortment of sketch cards based on Marvel Comics characters…

Venom

SK11-Venom

Green Goblin

SK12-Green-Goblin

Iron Man

SK13-Iron-Man

Hulk

SK14-Hulk

Landscape Scenery Sketch Cards

Changing things up a bit, I made some landscape scenery sketch cards without characters. One from DC Comics and one from Marvel Comics

Bat-signal over the skyline

SK09-Bat-Signal-Skyline

Spider-signal on a brick wall

SK10-Spider-Signal-Wall

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