Inktober Saga Day 14

Hello as always! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Fierce”. I think I did alright.

Day 14 Fierce The Lioness

The Lioness: A piece I did in two different inks. Not so underrated now!

For translation and clarity, the text in the artwork says: “Yes I’m a lioness. I’m an Underrated Queen among hunters. Relaxed, I keep my pace. Why should I Roar? I’m just as Fierce like this!”.

For this entry, I wanted to create something a bit different relating to the word “Fierce”. I also wanted to make a couple of cultural points. The first being that Lionesses are not as popular than the more obvious big cats are when it comes to art (at least, that’s my opinion). The second being that a big cat like a lion (or any other) doesn’t need to roar or be angry to look fierce.

Using sepia ink and Indian ink washes, I tried to capture the lioness in a pure as form as possible to convey my message. The quote is supposed to provide an added flavour of how fierce a calm lioness can look. It is criminally done I must admit, but then I am tired, and it’s beginning to show.

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

B2TL Day 14 Fierce

B2TL Day 14.

Dagger is hanging on by a thread, but something miraculous happens!

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “The battle between witch and warriors was getting ever more FIERCE by the moment. Dagger’s will to hang tough was slipping away… when at last, a miraculous stroke of luck came! Boundhund began to glow and Dagger knew what to do. With all strength, he smashed his blade down on his foe.”

I’m not even going to talk much here, but I will say a couple of things –

Yes, I do feel the way Dagger looks in this episode (top left).

No, I haven’t had a breakdown just yet, although I was thinking of buying one from an online shop(!)

Thanks so much to those who are following along, I genuinely appreciate it, but for now, I’m calling it a night!

Well, as usual, I hope you enjoy my entries. See you next time for the next word “Mysterious”!

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Inktober Saga Day 13

Hello again! Happy Friday 13th! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Teeming”. I tried to have fun with this even though I wasn’t eager with the word.

 

Day 13 Teeming Different Barrel Of Fish

Different Barrel Of Fish: Vengeful things aren’t they?

 

Again, I have to admit, I hated this prompt word because drawing loads of something all at once is a pet hate of mine… Nonetheless, had a little bit of fun with this one! This actually plays on and continues from a previous entry I did for #4 “Underwater”. That piece is called Kingfisher Shidazzle. You can find that entry here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/114481352387700669506/posts/cga8L3Wsntq

Anyway, I’ve kind of made a little story with this as well. The piranha fish have been caught in a barrel after the kingfisher narrowly escaped them, and now they seek revenge. They want to find that kingfisher and finish what was started.

For translation and clarity, the text in the artwork says: “WHERE IS THAT STUPID !?KINGFISHER!?”.

I drew this using a Kuretake Fudegokochi pen which I brushed with water to make washes. This piece actually looked fine without the wash, but I just wanted to implement a new technique for this entry to give my collection more variety.

I’m not one for being frightened of making mistakes in Inktober, but I did my washes with kid gloves and on eggshells. It was so easy to overcook this by doing too strong a wash. I only wanted to move the ink very slightly… And I’m not even sure I did so to the best it could have been done.

Time for the Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 13 Teeming

B2TL Day 13

The shards of the shattered Robbogoblin transform into a huge swarm of moths which overwhelm Dagger and Boundhund. The witch attacks Dagger with a blast to send him to the floor. Will this battle ever end…?

Hello all… please excuse me for what I’m about to say…


THIS TOOK SODDING AGES!!
… There, I said it. I’m very sorry once again.

Now…This is exactly why I hate drawing things in quantity. It takes far too long and is very consuming on top of an already draining schedule. I took all night just to finish this, and to be honest I’m not even happy with it, but I had to stop. If I had continued any longer my eyes would have popped out, and I would be chanting and screaming like a deranged banshee.

Using a 01 fineliner to shade most of this was a terrible mistake as my scanner has ineptly captured the important detail I put in. This is by far the most disappointing B2TL episode in terms of how I wanted it to look like, but I do hope you get some enjoyment out of this. If only time wasn’t an issue, this would be infinitely better I promise you.

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “Because what Dagger had missed is that the monster was made of magic. The shards of the once titanic beast began to transform and soon enough, the area was TEEMING with moths. With the two overwhelmed by the swarm, the witch gains the upper hand and blasts Dagger to the ground. Dagger had forgotten all about the Liner… His focus now was to stay alive*”

Ah well, I can’t win them all, but I hope you enjoy this… somehow.

The battle still continues next time.

Well, as usual, I hope you enjoy my entries. See you next time for the next word “Fierce”!

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Inktober Saga Day 12

Hello once again! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Shattered”. I gave this one a good go.

Day 12 Shattered I'm So Shattered

I’m So Shattered: A literal piece using my alter ego wolf to show how tired I am.

Today’s word is very convenient because it means I get to utilise a little bit of British slang to talk about exactly how tired I am. (awight!). You can use the word ‘shattered’ in this way to describe feeling very tired… and that’s exactly how I feel at the moment due to Inktober.

For translation and clarity, the text in the artwork says: “Left Right Left… Pencil to paper… JUST MAKE IT STOP!! I’m so shattered…”.

The artwork itself mainly depicts my alter ego she wolf character, Lazfar who represents myself being shattered. I also drew my hand drawing her to symbolise that challenges and stress like this are double edged swords that actually make me who I am.

For the avoidance of doubt The phrase “Left Right Left” is symbolic of a disciplined soldiers march. “Pencil to Paper” is symbolic of working or drawing on paper constantly.

I drew this using different coloured fine liners, and it is a bit messy, but that’s to represent the hectic schedule I have at the moment.

A small fun fact for you all: This entry for day 12 is almost exactly the same in concept to the day 12 I did last year! Coincidence?

Time for the Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 12 Shattered

B2TL Day 12 Shattered.

The strategy goes well as Dagger dodges a punch with a somersault, and Boundhund smashes the Robbogoblin… But was it really that easy…?

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “THWAHH! Dagger dodged the punch with grace! And Then! KKRRTTSSHHH!! A direct hit! Boundhund’s attack SHATTERED the Robbogoblin like brittle glass! If only that was all…”

Hello once again. This naturally took time again to complete being as there was so much detail in the broken shards as well as the layout of the whole episode, but I hope doing it that way was the right thing to do, it was a slight risk after all.

This was easier to complete as I thought though…And yes! More badly drawn crooked rain fun! Hooray(!)

Anyhow, hope you enjoy as always. There’s more to come!

Well, as usual, I hope you enjoy my entries. See you next time for the next word “Teeming”!

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Inktober Saga Day 11

Hello all! So sorry for the late post! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Run”. I  had a bit of fun with this one.

Day 11 Run Cheeky Chimp

Cheeky Chimp: A cartoon monster chasing a very cheeky cartoon chimp.

For this entry, I wanted to do something simple and fun with a bit of humour. It’s times like this where I appreciate a more simple “sketch and go” piece, especially when I’ve got so much work to do… So here it is, people!

For translation and clarity, the text in the artwork says: “I got your cap, SUCKER!” followed by “Son of a DITCH!”.

I did this using, yes you guessed it, a blue and a black fine liner. I’ve been changing tact with this year’s Inktober in that I’m using tools that are quick to hand. Last year, I did a lot of entries using bottled ink and brush, or washes, which I then outlined with a pen.

That was nice, but slow going and as I’m doing 62 images for the month, I need as much convenience as possible. So if the cap fits…. (pun slightly intended)

Time for the Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 11

B2TL Day 11.

Dagger and Boundhund begin to attack the large summoned beast which is currently raising it’s fist to attack them.

For clarity and translation, the text reads: Dagger squinted for a split second and realised what this beast was. It was a RABBOGOBLIN, a large creature that is vulnerable to attacks from behind. He begins to RUN in for a distraction attack whilst Boundhund attacks from behind.”

This is another one that took ages to complete and correct. Whenever I cleared up one mistake, another just seemed to creep in and make me want to rip my hair out. The nightmare never ends.

But please do me a favour one and all… never draw rain when you’re tired. I mean…Can you see how crooked the rain effects are? It’s downright laughable! I would scold myself for it, but… well, I’m too tired to do so.

Ah well… The battle continues next time.

Well, as usual, I hope you enjoy my entries. See you next time for the next word “Shattered”!

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Inktober Saga Day 10

Hello all! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Gigantic”. I loved the potential of this word, but it didn’t exactly match my expectations…

Day 10 Gigantic Titanic Threat

Titanic Threat: A gigantic dinosaur that’s on the hunt for a rat.

I’m going to be very honest, I just know that this piece could have been a lot better than it is now, and that makes me quite cross with myself. However, as this is Inktober, I have to accept my losses and do nothing about them, as there is much work to do… and I’ve also been particularly busy today. I feel all worn out.

I did this using only my super ink Uni Ball Air pen, (oh, do excuse me, I also used a POSCA pen for highlights). The Uni Ball Air is a gorgeous tool to use, but it does have one disadvantage that I didn’t notice up until now – the ink bleeds on the page. It’s not good for technical pieces that require a smooth clean line, so I need to bear this in mind.

In any event, I hope you enjoy my work for this entry.

Time for the Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 10

B2TL Day 10.

Dagger and Boundhund scrape through to escape, but find themselves in even more trouble.

For clarity and translation, the text reads: “ZZTSCH! JUST IN TIME. The pair make it out with only minor injuries! But now, there is an even bigger problem. a GIGANTIC problem in fact… The witch has summoned a playmate into the mix. Without hesitation, Dagger draws his sword.”

Well.. Where the hell do I start? This took ages and I’m knackered (I do apologise, but I am. I’m very tired)… This is probably the one episode so far that’s taken the longest to complete, but I do hope it’s worth it.

The two now have to go into battle again in order to progress… Can they get past? Wait and see!

For tomorrow’s word, I’m probably going to do a simple prompt word design because once again, I’m very tired, and the B2TL episodes drain up most of my time… But I really do thank you all for following along. See you next time. Night for now!

Well, as usual, I hope you enjoy my entries. See you next time for the next word “Run”!

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Inktober Saga Day 9

Hello all! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Screech”. Again, not a favourite for me, but I did my best.

Day 9 Screech Screech Crazy

Screech Crazy: My take on the 9th word.

With this entry, I wanted to do a different subject and in particular colours. I have drawn cars before, but I’m not a ‘car artist’, so drawing one isn’t a regular occurrence. It’s something different to show.

As for the colours, I have been dying to try a certain colour scheme for ages, but I keep forgetting to use it in my artwork – a gray/ blue/ coral combo. I’ve seen 2017 colour trends in fashion with this colour scheme, and it’s an absolutely beautiful colour set when used correctly.

I used parker quink for the car, and pigment markers for shadow and hints of colour. This isn’t perfect, however, it was nice to play with the colours. I hope you all like this entry.

Time for the Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 9

Back 2 The Liner Day 9

For clarity and translation, the text reads: “KER-BANG! CRASH! SCREEECH! The pair wake up with a start. With a feeling of foreboding coursing through him, Dagger grabs Boundhund and the two make an urgent attempt to escape .”

There isn’t much to say about this other than I’m getting desperate with my fine liners and my favourite ones are beginning to let me down even more so than before… so I have to either search for my “last resort” liner pens, or buy new ones.

This continues from yesterday’s episode, only, the pair know they’re in serious trouble and are going to find out what exactly they’re dealing with next time!

Well, as usual, I hope you enjoy my entries. See you next time for the next word “Gigantic”!

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Inktober Saga Day 8

Hello all! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Crooked”… I tried to customise this to my liking, though it isn’t how I intended.

Day 8 Crooked Crook Cat

Crook Cat: A crooked cat crook. (Tongue tied yet?)

I intended to use a bit more colour than I have in other entries, but I’m not too happy with the way this came out because the colour kind of stifles the foreshortening and perspective I’ve tried to implement.

Also, most of my coloured entries (including this one) have a lot of brown in them which is unintentional, but it’s just the way it came out.

The species of wild cat I was inspired by for this piece is called a caracal (I think…) and they are brownish coloured wild cats… Didn’t really register with me that I didn’t want any more brown until I coloured in this shady criminal!

Now then… time for the Back 2 The Liner story. See below.

B2TL Day 8 Crooked

B2TL Day 8.

For clarity and translation, the text reads: “The “shy” lady was not all she seemed for she is a CROOKED witch hired by her master, Poison. Whilst Dagger and Boundhund sleep in her hut, she dons her hat and levitates in the air to cast a spell…”

Firstly, I would like to apologise for any grammatical or continuity based errors that I may have made during the course of making each of these episodes. I have noticed a couple, and I will probably make more mistakes in future, but I ask that you do not pick on me for them please. I do these episodes freehand and as is with little to no conceptual planning, proof reading, or touch up work. Cheers!

Now on to the episode itself. The old woman is actually an evil witch and Boundhund and Dagger are now  in gave danger… I thought of doing a twist like this, and luckily for me, the prompt words gave me that chance! I used a Copic SP liner for this and with added marker for the bold blacks… as this takes so much time, I need to save time and work wherever possible, and my new super ink marker, is perfect for this job.

But now, the question is, how will our heroes get out of the trouble they’re currently in? Well, only the future can tell.

Well, as usual, I hope you enjoy my entries. See you next time for the next word “Screech”!

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