Day 31: Ripe For The Pecking

My interpretation for the 31st and final word of Inktober 2019, ‘Ripe’. Some crows perched on a couple of ripe pumpkins.

Day 31 Ripe Ripe For The Pecking

Ripe For The Pecking: It’s a shame it isn’t anymore… happy late Halloween!

For this final entry, I wanted to incorporate another Halloween element as this day corresponds to the day of Halloween. I found out that Pumpkins can be ripe, and as I am contemplating whether or not to release another Birdmas challenge into the fold, I drew some crows to accompany them.

I took my time doing this but didn’t apply any pressure… heck, I failed Inktober anyway, so why the hell not? I practiced some colouring in and tried my best to get into it as I was applying a wash layer by layer. Hopefully it’s effective enough.

…So will Birdmas exist this year? I’m not sure, but one thing is for sure – I want it to.

This entry was drawn using a black fineliner and Inktense on A5 paper.

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That’s it! Finally this hell is over! I never thought I’d ever say this about Inktober, but this year’s Inktober has been more of a chore than a pleasure. My decreased motivation, mixed with the horror of the prompt words made this a nightmare! I got a few good things out of it, but not much more than that. Add that to the fact that I failed this year to keep to constraints, and that’s even more frustration. In any case… thanks so much to those that followed this. Here’s hoping my next project isn’t so uncomfortable. Cheers all!

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Day 30: Double Caught

My interpretation for the 30th word of Inktober 2019, ‘Catch’. A cartoon creature catching two balls.

Day 30 Catch Double Caught

Double Caught: In the line of fire.

Not much to say about this one other than I wanted to have something catch 2 of an item for extra drama. This was the result.

I liked the idea of a restricted palette, and I sketched the balls in a shade of yellowish-green, so, with that, I decided to go for consistency and draw the main character in similar hues.

The next entry will be the final one! (Thank goodness…)

This entry was drawn using a black fineliner and Faber Castell PITT pens on A5 paper. Cheers so much as always for stopping by!

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Day 29: Wounded Soldier

 My interpretation for the 29th word of Inktober 2019, ‘Injured’. An injured warior clutching his side in agony.

Sorry if this is too graphic, but given the subject word, there isn’t much I can do to make it not look like this.

Day 29 Injured Wounded Soldier

Wounded Soldier: I can relate a lot to how this person feels…

I just wanted to do a line drawing. It’s another landscape, and the concept is a soldier who’s been injured by arrows in combat. There are other dead soldiers too, just to decrease the emptiness of the piece.

The red blood is the only colour contrast here, and that’s deliberate to highlight the concept and prompt word the best.

This entry was also completed using a black fineliner and a red Faber Castell PITT pen on A5 paper. I hope you enjoy as always.

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Day 28: Puffin Day!

My interpretation for the 28th word of Inktober 2019, ‘Ride’. A puffin riding a bicycle.

Firstly, I dedicate this to an artist friend of mine who I’ve nicknamed “Criminal Knight”. I want to thank her because she’s been a lovely support to me during rough times… so, Crim, if you’re reading this, thank you!

Day 28 Ride Puffin Day!

28th October is now my Puffin Day!

She and I had a deal that we’d pick a day each on Inktober, and that day would be the day we would draw a puffin. I picked a day randomly, and it was Day 28 – hence the name of this piece, and the subject!

The puffin thing was originally a joke about the Icelandic cuisine where they roast puffins (and even cook them in cookie dough!) Now, it’s become something of a personal icon to me, and I hold it in my gosh awful black heart. 😊

This was fun to draw, and was also done before entry 26. A bittersweet combo of full on frustration and happiness.

This entry was also completed using black ink and Faber Castell PITT pens on A5 paper. Cheers for stopping by! I’m so very happy if people bother to look and read!

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Day 27: Coat of Arms Pencil Before Brush

My interpretation for the 27th word of Inktober 2019, ‘Coat’. A custom design coat of arms.

Well, again… Inktober is over, but here is the “Coat” entry. All I’ll say is that I twisted the prompt word up and designed my very own coat of arms.

I’m proud that I’m from England in that these sorts of designs hail from our history and the history of Europe mostly. I think they were first created way back in the 1300’s and used as proud symbols by individual families – mostly by royals or the aristocracy, but on the odd occasion, also by the poor too. They’re kind of like our version of the totem pole in a weird sort of way, haha.

Day 27 Coat Coat Of Arms Pencil Before Brush

Coat Of Arms Pencil Before Brush: My own custom design.

Loosely describing it, these designs would comprise of elements that make up the coat of arms. A shield was often used in the centre alongside two “supporters” that hold up the shield (the supporters were animals most of the time). In the centre of the shield, there would be a design with symbols that had meaning, and there would be a crest on top, usually a crown or knights helmet. The format of a coat of arms differed somewhat between countries – the format I describe was commonly used in Britain.

I struggled with the floral parts of the crest quite a bit, but overall, this was moderately easy and fun to do.

This entry was completed using black ink and Faber Castell PITT pens on A5 paper. Hope you enjoy as always… sorry it’s so late…

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Day 26: Dark And Handsome

My interpretation for the 26th word of Inktober 2019, ‘Dark’. A dark but classy man sitting at a desk with his cocktail drink.

THIS ENTRY IS THE ONE REASON WHY I’M SO LATE!! ARGH!! INKTOBER ENDED 3 DAYS AGO!! 😡

I did every other entry after this before I completed this, but I couldn’t upload them out of order!! I’m disappointed in myself big time. Yes, I’ve failed, but anyway… 😟

Day 26 Dark Dark And Handsome

Dark And Handsome: But neither shaken nor stirred!

This entry litterally took days because of how unhappy I was with it each time. I had such strong hopes for this idea to display the word “Dark” with some serious class. Since I was listening to a lot of jazz this Inktober season, I fell for an idea to have a man sitting at a bar in an atmosphere that was nice and dark.

If this had gone right the first time, I would have been more proud of it, but even after so many corrections, I’m still mildly infuriated with it. Conclusion – this wasn’t worth doing. But I’m hoping the fact that I’ve tried… just to put this up even after Inktober is done says something, if anything at all.

Be prepared to see the other entries in quick succession.

Ugh, sorry for the rant, this entry was drawn using black ink on A5 paper. Hope you still enjoy even though it’s horribly late. Cheers so much!

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