Inktober 2018


Jimlad

Jimlad

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#1
Anyone participating this year? If you don't know what Inktober is...


All caught up? Great! Here are some of my submissions so far. I've been using the prompts but with a skeleton character theme running through.

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scotty

scotty

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#2
Loving these Jim in a kind of "less is more" kind of way.

Hope you're going to keep posting them as you do them?
 
Wardy

Wardy

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#3
Great stuff Jim, all credit to you.

Never had a go myself, but I'm going to check out those pens he uses!
 
Jimlad

Jimlad

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#4
Thanks guys. Here's my latest one, had to break away from the skull character for "Precious"

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One thing I am finding is that having to do more drawings quickly is making me learn more things quickly. 7 hours spent on a digital painting I deem "good" can offer a few lessons, but having to smash these out is forcing me to think less and just draw... which is making me have to solve problems I wouldn't normally put myself through. How the hell DO you represent rocks with just a few lines? How can I make the line art look like a finished piece where colour would be a mere bonus rather than something I use to fix problems in the sketch? Stuff like that :D
 
scotty

scotty

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#6
I can really see the benefit of doing Inktober as it forces you to draw and all what you said above.

Sometimes when I get a project that makes me do a lot of actual drawing/sketching I tend to groan a bit but I soon realise what I've been missing.
Mailed the water BTW. :D
 
Maarten de Haas

Maarten de Haas

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#7
@Jimlad Although a little too little time this year, maybe next year. I like the idea of inktober. Thinks for posting the video so I finally know what it is since everybody is posting on inktober everywhere. It's just briljant it became so huge all over the world now!
 
Jimlad

Jimlad

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#8
So yeah as you may have guessed, I couldn't dedicate time to doing the whole challenge. Work and life did what they often do. I did learn a few things though, and got some good practice in with my line work. I think next year instead of doing really quick pictures every day that lack any kind of complexity, maybe I should spend the month working on one large scene that has spots dedicated to each daily prompt... food for thought.
 
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