Inktober Saga Day 31

Hello everyone! Here is my final Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Mask”. I hope I ended on a high!

Day 31 Mask Tigress Unmasked

Tigress Unmasked: A tiger warrior who is crouching on some skulls whilst holding up her mask.

Hello all! To those that celebrate it, Happy Halloween! I’m hoping this is a nice ending piece… I know some of you will be looking at this and wondering, “Why hasn’t she coloured this in…?”

I have two reasons why I haven’t. The first being that colouring this in effectively and on top of all the established shading would take too long, and at this stage, time is gold that I need to picky with and spend wisely.

The second reason why this isn’t coloured is that, if I did colour this in and I wasn’t happy with it, there is no going back. At this stage, I can’t afford to be brave about decisions like that either… Ending on a low point would just put me in a bad mood.

This is another one that doesn’t have much of a message, I drew this from imagination and it was just fun to draw. The only things I could say are that I drew this with liners, the skulls in the drawing are a deliberate Halloween reference, and that the mask the woman is holding is a tiger mask (just in case any of you get confused).

Well, that’s it for this year’s prompt entries! I would like to thank the people who have followed me throughout this project and who have liked my work! Inktober is always fun, but can be exhausting, it was a fantastic journey for me… and I hope you all enjoyed what I came up with this year!

Now…Time for my Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 31 Mask

B2TL Day 31.

To prevent early spoilers, please find the description of the episode below.

YESSS! I’VE DONE IT!! I’VE FINISHED ALL THE EPISODES!! NOW THE HOLY GRAIL OF SLEEP AWAITS!!

* ahem * sorry about that…

In this episode, we see what happens after the massive battle on the Liner ends, both for the good side and the evil side. We also see Dagger give the wolf pup a name!

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “A day later, the residents of the Liner begin to celebrate their victory. Everyone is in good spirits. However, Dagger Swift turns his thoughts to all the events that have occurred and what he has been through. Try as he might, he can never fully MASK his grief over losing Boundhund. However, he has his home back, his allies, and the beautiful wolf daughter that Boundhund left behind. Dagger decides to name her ‘Boundie’ after her father. With care and love, he will raise Boundie to be the best that she can be. Just like Boundhund before her. Meanwhile, Poison is back at his own headquarters. The witch teleported him, as well as the Blind Assassin, and other surviving henchmen back to base. Poison is very angry, but also badly injured. Since he is so wounded, he doesn’t plan on plotting revenge. … But then again, he might…”

That’s it! Endeth the ‘Tober! Bootcamp is over! The story is now at an end!

I would like to thank everyone once again, who has either followed along, given me great feedback, and who have admired the sheer amount of sleep depriving work that goes into this (and main entry art)… seriously, if it wasn’t for your support and encouragement, It would have been even harder to do. I actually considered cutting this story short a bit earlier on a couple of occasions… Such amazing feedback isn’t taken lightly… It’s thoroughly appreciated!

My best wishes to you all, have a superb (late) Halloween, and a great week. Cheers!

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Inktober Saga Day 30

Hello everyone! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Found”. Today was ok.

Day 30 Found The Ninja Thief's Find

The Ninja Thief’s Find: A ninja thief who has found a ruby on the ground.

Well… this is ok I suppose, but I had fun inking in the black lines. This is the only idea I got from today’s word… I only hope I did it justice because yesterday’s entry was a shambles.

There isn’t much to say about this because what you see is what you get with this. It’s just a nice and simple ballpoint drawing with a bit of added ‘black line’ touch.

Now…Time for my Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 30 Found

B2TL Day 30.

To prevent early spoilers, please find the description of the episode below.

7 in the morning! Tired natch, But I don’t care… I’m on a small roll here, and it’s nearly over, so it’s worth it!

Anyway, In this episode, Dagger uses the glowing power of the wolf pup to attack Poison with a huge finishing blow. He hits Poison 3 times and he flies overboard. His henchmen, outnumbered and weak, cannot fight the now reformed Liner army, so they retreat. Poison’s plans are thwarted and The Liner is now back in the rightful hands of those that own it. The mission is complete thanks to Dagger and his friends!

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “Dagger FOUND strength within the glowing aura of the she wolf pup. The power flowed through into his sword, Klynrage. He would now use this power to devastating effect. (…Ready to count with me…?) 1! 2! 3! Poison was knocked overboard into the water below. All his plans had been thwarted by Dagger and his friends. Poison’s gang, unable to fight the now reformed Liner army, retreated from the ship. Poison is defeated and the mission is complete!”

Time for my rest! Or whatever I have…. It’s been a thorough journey. I’m so tired! But I hope my efforts were worthwhile!

Thanks ever so much to those who have given me feedback. I have had such amazing feedback, including those recommending me to publish this commercially or make a comic! Haha, your feedback means so much to me and to those who have stuck with this all the way through, you have my sheer admiration. Thank you!

There is only tomorrow left! This challenge has had it’s roller coaster moments… but it defo has been fun overall! Boot camp is great! I’m both sad and happy that it is coming to a close. In any event, see you next time for the final word, “Mask”!

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Inktober Saga Day 29

Hello everyone! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “United”. Today just wasn’t my day…

Day 29 United The Same Tribe

The Same Tribe: Not what I wanted it to be…

What should I say? This is another disappointing mess that is freshly destined for Kak – up corner. I just didn’t have the strength or the time to pull this off. Believe it or not, I had a wonderful idea, and it was supposed to be in this format, but I’m just so knackered out of my skull… and it is beginning to show for sure now.

I’m feeling slightly relieved that this challenge is coming to an end if I’m being honest, but I don’t want to end on a low, so I’m going to try and forget my embarrassment to hope that I do better tomorrow.

Regarding this piece, my main struggle was by far the woman’s hair. I have no idea why, but I just got stuck. I tried to give her a typical large aristocratic type hair style, but the more I’d try and do that, the more she would look like Dolly Parton. I was singing the song ‘9 to 5’ in my head whilst figuratively weeping to myself… It was painfully tough to make any sort of comeback.

This piece (looking beyond the badly done mess) is about what it means to be united even when you’re different. I remember fond memories of the past where I had a group of friends and we were all different, and yet, with such diversity, came a very strong bond. We were like family, and it was beautiful to be part of that.

For translation and clarity, the text in this artwork says: “We are of THE SAME TRIBE. Yes, we are different, but we are united. Cut one of us and we ALL bleed.

Now…Time for my Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 29 United

B2TL Day 29.

To prevent early spoilers, please find the description of the episode below.

In this episode, the king, Captain Terrier, strikes back as he intercepts an attack from Poison and then sends him flying through the air. Meanwhile, Graceful Sophie walks out after having been released from capture herself. Holding Boundhund’s offspring, she raises her into the air and the she wolf pup begins to glow…

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “Poison takes notice of Captain Terrier and attempts to lunge at him… But he was wrong to try. SMASH! Poison gets knocked flying! And that’s not all. Graceful Sophie has been released still holding Boundhund’s daughter. UNITED in resolve, Sophie calmly walks outside. She raises the pup into the air and, just like Boundhund used to do, the she wolf pup glows with a mysterious power…”

Ahhhh…. I’m so tired… I can’t tell you how exhausted I feel and its starting to impact my work. I need sleep!

I’m off for now, but I do hope I’ve done this episode justice. And as usual, I hope you enjoy my entries. See you next time for the next word “Found”!

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Inktober Saga Day 28

Hello everyone! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Fall”. I did alright again.

Day 28 Fall Pride Of Dragon Gate

Pride Of Dragon Gate: A scene featuring a waterfall, a Chinese dragon and koi carp inspired by the dragon gate legend.

Ok… now my stamina is beginning to let me down. I’m not sure if you can see it in this, but I did this whilst feeling very tired. And it’s beginning to show. However, I’m still armed with some inspiration… and maybe a miraculous drifting spirit, (who’s name is probably not Fred…) so I should be alright as I sprint into the final laps of this challenge.

Anyway, this piece was done using Chinese Sumi Ink, a fine liner, and some Chinese orange/red correction ink. I’ve been dying to do an oriental inspired piece, as although I’m not a Sumi – e/Chinese brush painting artist, I love that style of art… So why not?

This is inspired by the Chinese legend of the koi carp jumping over dragon’s gate. For more information on this if you’re interested, click this link : http://www.egreenway.com/dragonsrealms/DT3.htm

Why did I name this “Pride Of Dragon Gate”? Well, because pride comes before a fall of course!

Now…Time for my Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 28 Fall

B2TL Day 28.

To prevent early spoilers, please find the description of the episode below.

In this episode, more people are freed from capture and they in turn arm themselves and get involved in what is now a mass fight. Dagger and Poison continue fighting on the deck of the Liner. Dagger is feeling very weak from being pummelled by Poison… Fortune is on his side however, as someone very important steps up to help.

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “Many more hostages are released and now the main lobby of the Liner is filled with the sound of fighting – it is an official war zone. Whilst this happens, Poison and Dagger continue to fight outside on the ship’s deck. After a damaging FALL, Dagger feels weak. Fortunately, he won’t be alone for much longer… TSSH! Because now, the king has been freed and he wants his Liner back.”

I’m off for now, but I do hope I’ve done this episode justice. And as usual, I hope you enjoy my entries. See you next time for the next word “United”!

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Inktober Saga Day 27

Hello everyone! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Climb”. I did ok I suppose.

Day 27 Climb Spooky Climb

Spooky Climb: A Halloween inspired pumpkin monster climbing up a rocky cliff.

Today’s word was a bit of a bad one for me because I didn’t have many ideas at all… The best thing I could do with this is to try and incorporate something that’s relevant (Halloween in this case) and with that idea, I tried to make a little scene in my mind linked to today’s word.

After all, whether we celebrate it or not, Halloween is only around the corner and it’s well known, so why not do something related to that?

I took a bit of a risk in terms of colours, I only used red and black fine liners, red being the more dominant hue. Unconventional, as I normally use black for dominant shading, I tried to experiment to see whether things would work in the opposite sense.

Something weird that was slightly unintentional – if you turn this picture clockwise, it’s almost as if you get a different perspective of this piece… Kind of a picture within a picture!

Now…Time for my Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 27 Climb

B2TL Day 27.

Back 2 The Liner Day 27 – Here is the next part of the story. To prevent early spoilers, please find the description of the episode below.

It’s just waaaayyyyy too late, but I’m not going there this time.

In this episode, Dagger and Poison continue their fight. Poison runs out of gun ammo, so Dagger uses this moment as an opportunity to charge. Unfortunately though, Poison is in full control whether he has his gun or not. He smashes Dagger in the face and he falls to the floor.

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “Tensions begin to CLIMB as… ‘CLICK’ ‘CLICK’ Poison runs out of ammo! But it seems to be just a small problem. All that Poison does in response is laugh! This is Dagger’s chance to go for him. Thoughts of hatred course through his mind. This is the piece of work trying to end him and his way of life! This is the scumbag who murdered his best friend! But it’s not that simple… Poison just doesn’t play like that..”

I’m off for now, but I do hope I’ve done this episode justice. And as usual, I hope you enjoy my entries. See you next time for the next word “Fall”!

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Inktober Saga Day 26

Hello everyone! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Squeak”. I think I did surprisingly well with this one.

Day 26 Squeak Squeak The Metal Dragon

Squeak The Metal Dragon: A squeaky dragon made of metal who needs a bit of oiling perhaps(?).

I’ll start by saying, if this wasn’t Inktober, I would have done so much more with this, but then, this is a challenge for only sketching what needs to be there. The idea is here enough, so I need to stop. Especially knowing that I have more work to do.

Now I know you’re wondering… Why a dragon for the word ‘squeak’? Well, in my usual fashion, I like to come up with something a bit different from the norm.

In addition, words that have more ‘sound’ meaning than visual are always a bit more challenging to draw, but there are the obvious ideas. A mouse, a door squeaking… those are just a couple of examples for this one, but I just used my imagination to think of something different. In this case, it’s a metal clad dragon that makes a metal squeaking noise when it moves!

This was drawn using my Uni Ball Air pen, and a few Faber Castell PITT brush pens.

Now…Time for my Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 26 Squeak

B2TL Day 26.

 

To prevent early spoilers, please find the description of the episode below.

20 to 7 in the morning!! THIS TOOK SOME EFFORT and I struggled a bit… I only hope it was worth it because I’m absolutely shattered. I’m not going to lie.

In this episode, Dagger fights poison and deftly dodges his bullets using his sword. The two captives from last episode run in along with other hostages that they have freed and they run in to attack the henchmen.

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “With a SQUEAK and a slam of a door, reinforcements arrive in the form of freed hostages that are now armed. The two people that Dagger saved did not run away, instead, they rescued others who now pour into the fight enough to challenge the henchmen. Poison notices that Dagger is not with Boundhund and assumes correctly how the blind assassin failed his mission. He grabs his gun and rapidly fires at Dagger. … But skillfully and with flawless style, Dagger stops the bullets with his blade.”

I’m off for now, but I do hope I’ve done this episode justice. And as usual, I hope you enjoy my entries. See you next time for the next word “Climb”!

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Inktober Saga Day 25

Hello everyone! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Ship”. I did ok-ish, but this took more time than first thought.

Day 25 Ship My Ship Be Inked

My Ship Be Inked: A pirate on a ship looking out.

I’m once again very angry with myself (as usual…). This was supposed to be finished hours ago… but my brain just didn’t want to work today, so I worked really slowly.

Additionally, the text that the pirate is speaking was supposed to read “OOH ARGH, I SEE NO SHIPS!”, but I second guessed myself, as the phrase “I see no ships” was said by someone famous in history – Horatio Nelson… I ended up thinking that that phrase may be copyrighted, so had to make an irritating and last minute correction, which took even more time.

There’s not much to say about this because it’s just a simple doodle really, but I did this using black and sanguine coloured fine liners.

Or perhaps there is something to add – I could have easily drawn the Liner from my Back 2 The Liner story for this entry… that would have been fun, but would have taken a lot more time.

For translation and clarity, the text in the artwork says: “OOH ARGH! MY SHIP BE INKED!”.

Speak of the devil…Time for my Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 25 Ship

This didn’t scan in very well at all, and for that, I do apologise… however, I still hope you will give this a chance.

In this episode, Dagger gains access to the Liner and manages to free 2 hostages… but as he turns around he sees his brutal arch nemesis, Poison, alongside a big group of his henchmen. Dagger is surrounded… What will happen next?

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “Dagger, now inside the SHIP, rushes to try and find his kidnapped friends, and of course, confront Poison. He manages to find two people bound up against a pillar. Quickly, he frees them and they hurry to escape. But then… Dagger turns around and as he does, he sees his biggest threat. Up against a leader the size of a bear, and his henchmen, Dagger prepares himself. It is time for the final showdown.”

It’s not often I upload something at 6am, but then today hasn’t been the best day for me it seems… * sigh *…

I’m off for now, but I do hope I’ve done this episode justice. And as usual, I hope you enjoy my entries. See you next time for the next word “Squeak”!

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