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. I participated last year, though I didn’t quite make it to the end. I hope to make it the whole way this year!
My first two days of Inktober were Flash illustrations that I donated to the Troy Library Mini-Con fundraising efforts. Please checkout yesterday’s post for more information about that convention and to see the first two Inktober illustrations. Below are the drawings from day three to day seven:
Inktober 2017 Week One (Days 3-7)
On day one I did a larger sketch, but everything else has been 2.5-3.5-in. sketch card illustrations. I enjoyed drawing Plastic Man, because he can be drawn as anything… you basically can’t draw him incorrectly! 🙂 I was a big fan of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes comic strip back in the day, so those were fun too. I think my favorites this week, though, might be the two random monsters I drew. I drew those without any reference, so their origin is somewhere deep in my own warped mind.
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I have fond memories of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Of all the classic Universal Pictures monster movies, he was the one they created, as opposed to adapting stories from literature. There was also that haunting DA-NA-NAAAA music that played every time the Creature was about to appear…
I’ve been in the spirit a bit this year and trying to top my Halloween-themed output from last year. This time last year I was still new to blogging and not sure exactly what I wanted to do with my blog. I’m in more of a comfort zone now, so I can put more time into ideas and the actual artwork too!
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My monster was feeling a bit lonely, so it seemed only fitting to draw him his bride as well. She is not quite so monstrous, but still intimidating all the same.
I’m much more familiar with Elsa Lanchester in later roles, so I keep forgetting her alongside Boris Karloff in the Universal Pictures classic, Bride of Frankenstein. As I was drawing this picture, it struck me that there’s a bit of a resemblance between her and Anne Hathaway. It might not completely come through in my illustration, but check photographs of young Elsa and see if I’m right or just going insane.
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So, last week I had an idea for something I thought would be funny. It’s a Christmas and Halloween Marvel Mash-Up, featuring Frankenstein’s Monster and Spider-Man!
Once again I was surprised to not be able to find another version of this already existing online. I can’t believe I’m the first or only one to think of this glorious pun, but I might be the first to get it online… If you want to have additional Christmas fun with this one… you can imagine him muttering “myyrrrrhhhh!” 🙂
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I have random thoughts that go through my mind all the time, and as I always say… write ideas down or make quick sketches before you lose something that you can’t remember later! Given the time of the year, it should be no surprise that my mind has wandered into monstrous territory. The core of this idea was the tusks. It all started from there, and everything else evolved around that one thought.
This illustration is still a work-in-progress, but I think it is mostly where I want it to be and if I wait until it is perfect in my eyes, it would be way past Halloween before anyone ever saw it! So here’s a peek inside my brain and perhaps an early look at something you might see again if it evolves into something more.