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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Inktober Saga Day 24

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

Day 24 Blind Just Because I'm Blind

Just Because I’m Blind: A blind and blindfolded chimpanzee holding a blind stick with a side quote.

I must say, I really need a slap across my face for finishing this so late… It was 10:30pm when I first uploaded this! Believe it or not, I wanted to do something more simple, but as time grew on, the idea for this evolved from just a casual ballpoint pen drawing into something a bit bigger with added concept.

Drawn using a Uni Ball Jetstream Ballpoint/Biro pen, I shaded this with subtle contrast.The concept behind this is installed mainly in the quote. The chimp is blind, but he can still “see” in different ways.

When someone is impaired in one way or another, they usually have amazing strengths elsewhere. Subjectively, a blind person could have much higher senses in other areas… so they do see, just not with their eyes.

For translation and clarity, the text in the artwork says: “Just because I’m BLIND… Doesn’t mean I can’t SEE!”.

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

B2TL Day 24 Blind

B2TL Day 24.

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

So very once again for the tight text, please excuse that or you can read the clearer text below if it helps. This was quite a hard episode to construct, so had to do the text very small.

Anyway, in this episode, the worst happens. The stalker that was following them was the Blind Assassin and he strikes hoping to kill Dagger on the spot. This is what Poison had planned and wanted to happen before taking over the parliament building. Unfortunately, whilst he doesn’t get Dagger, Boundhund sacrifices himself to take the hit and pushes Dagger out of harms way to save him. Boundhund is now dead and Dagger is distraught. He vows to avenge his wolf partner and take back what’s theirs.

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “They see it! The Liner! Their home! But fortune turns to tragedy. Poison’s filthy plan is about to be put into action. After following Dagger and Boundhund for so long, the BLIND assassin finally makes his move. KKRSSSHH! Dagger fell to the ground but was unhurt. However, as he looks up, he sees that Boundhund is on the floor… and not moving. He shook him, called his name, he tried everything to bring his most loyal companion around, But Boundhund wouldn’t respond. Boundhund died. killed by an attack meant for Dagger, Boundhund pushed him out of the way in order to take the hit. The little pup would never get to see her father. Ironically, she is now orphaned, just like Boundhund when he was young. Inconsolable, Dagger must now carry on the mission alone. He vows with all his being to avenge his best friend, but now, things will be harder.”

I really really regret killing off Boundhund. I know it’s the most criminal thing for the writer to kill off the ‘dog in the movie’ but the truth is, I knew from around the midpoint of this story that he would die at some point. This mission is tough after all… No one is invincible.

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 “Ship”!

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Inktober Saga Day 23

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

Day 23 Juicy Spray Juice

Spray Juice: A graffiti inspired piece featuring a dino with some spray juice!

I’m (not so secretly) chuffed with this one… However, it’s a ‘double edged sword’ feeling because I’ve finished this late, and I still have to create today’s B2TL story ep.

I did this using various inks and Posca pen for highlights. It’s inspired by a combo of old school retro graffiti and those wonderful designs you would get on some old school sweets/candy. Some of them, certainly when I was a kid, would feature monsters or cartoon creatures in a similar style, and that’s where my inspiration comes from – I love retro and old school!

For translation and clarity, the text in the artwork is the same as the name of the piece: “SPRAY JUICE”.

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

B2TL Day 23 Juicy

B2TL Day 23.

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

So sorry for the messy and crooked text in this episode, sleep deprivation makes for want of convenience… In plain English – I’m tired up to my eyeballs, and really couldn’t be bothered to pick up a ruler this time. Still complaining? Tough! 🙂

Anyway, looks like a certain someone is “back from the dead” Lets say….In this episode, we see dagger run through a bay side market. They are very close to their goal, but are given dubious and set up directions…

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “Still steadfast, the pair run through a bay side market. Surely, they must be near now! Dagger’s hopes are high, but he is also aware of the prospect of coming face to face with his brutal enemy. Defeating Poison won’t be easy. Through the hustle and bustle, he hears people spreading JUICY gossip about a “grand ship” that’s just moored in. Music to his ears, he talks to a woman and she points him in the direction of the harbour! With no time to waste, they both dash as fast as they can. They are heading the right way. However, Dagger would regret listening to the witch’s directions for the rest of his life…”

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

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Inktober Saga Day 22

Hello everyone! Here is my next Inktober instalment. Today’s word for this one was “Trail”. I had a bit of fun with this one again!

Day 22 Trail Trail Of Regret

Trail Of Regret: A regretful creature. Oh how he should have stayed home…

Another humorous one, but a lot more simple and softer. Granted this isn’t as polished as yesterday’s entry is, but I need to be quick as I have more work to do now. As I’m doing 2 images each day for Inktober, and one of them is a story plot, I really need to be strategic on when I can do braver entries and when best to do something simple.

I did this using Faber Castell PITT artists brush pens from a particular colour set that included fiery reds and oranges as well as a couple of browns. My main reason for the colours is because there has been either a lack of colour in some of my entries, or colour hasn’t been varied enough, so thought I would go with this for colour choice.

For translation and clarity, the text in the artwork says: “My name is Tyson and I took DAYS to come from my home in the mountains to where I am now… I only wanted a small weekend holiday away, but I’ve just realised I forgot to take something with me… MY SHELL.”

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

B2TL Day 22 Trail

B2TL Day 22.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Any “advice” or bad critiques/criticisms of my wonky ‘architecture’ WILL be deleted. I am well aware that the building drawn in this ep is substandard for which I apologise, however, I work HARD on these episodes and I am tired! There will be mistakes made along the way, especially since I work sometimes until 5am on these! The last thing I need is salt in the wound, so please be reasonable!! Thank you.

Phew, now that is out of the way, time for the good stuff! Thanks so much for reading!

In this episode, we see how Dagger and Boundhund first met and why they have such a strong bond. We also see them (back in the present day) running past the famed Parliament building in search of the harbour.

For translation and clarity, the text reads: “You see, Boundhund was once Poison’s ‘property’. As a pup, he was forced to slave day and night working for his master. He was quite badly treated. Until that is, when Dagger saved him. He took him from Poison, gave him special leg anklets to help him walk better, and taught him many things. He taught Boundhund how to fight, how to live on the Liner, how to be free even. Boundhund and Dagger have a bond that can’t be broken. Even though his parents were killed, Boundhund sees Dagger as almost a father figure in his own right. Meanwhile, the pair run past the beautiful Parliament building which still stands strong. They hope and pray that they’re on the right TRAIL of the harbour.”

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

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