I may not have been blogging, but here I am to tell you that I HAVE been making art! This year, I found out about Inktober
, a challenge started several years ago by an artist named Jake Parker. The idea is to create an ink drawing each day in October. Well, I started late because I didn't find out about it until a couple of days into the month, and because of other commitments, I missed several days. Not such a good showing for my first Inktober. But the good news is that I demonstrably improved my inking skills AND my manga style over the course of the month. I'm really enjoying this stuff!
So, having told you about it, here are my drawings for the month. I did each one on an ATC, to keep some degree of consistency.
This was my first attempt at drawing my favorite character from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. His name is Ronan Lynch.
Another character from The Raven Cycle, Adam Parrish.
The main character of The Raven Cycle, Gansey.
My other favorite Raven Cycle character, Noah Czerny.
The main female character, Blue Sargent.
This raven is supposed to be Ronan's pet raven, Chainsaw.
Because I was disappointed in my original drawing of him, I tried drawing Ronan again. Much happier with this one.
A friend from Tumblr requested Makoto and Haruka from Free! dressed as black cats for Halloween.
My new favorite RWBY character, Qrow Branwen.
An early view of Ruby Rose from RWBY.
The spirit of her mother, Summer Rose.
Last night, I finally had the chance to do more to fulfill my friend's request for Mako and Haru as black cats. Haru is kind of obsessed with water, and will strip down to his swimsuit and hop into any quantity of water that will hold him, at any time, anywhere. Apparently, he found the apple bobbing tub at the Halloween party too irresistible. Haru's best friend Makoto is, as usual, distressed about Haru's lack of self control.
Since I kind of failed at being consistent for Inktober, I'm trying a new challenge. For November, I'm trying to participate in Art Every Day Month
. I'll try to post weekly updates on how I'm doing with that. Have any of you ever participated in a challenge like this? I know there are quite a few around out there.