While I’m posting Inktober drawings mostly everyday over on my Instagram (@inkychaidragon), I thought for blog purposes, I’d post weekly with all the drawings I did that week. This way I can take my time and talk more about each doodle and process as I like.
Without further ado, here are my Inktober doodles for Day 1 to Day 5!
After months of just passively watching an art challenge happen, I finally decided to join in!
It’s the 500 Drawing Prompts Challenge that is hosted by Kasey Golden, an arts YouTuber. She follows this big book of prompts and tackles each prompt/ prompts weekly on her channel. You can also join in the fun by tagging her and using the tag #kaseytheprompt on Instagram, Twitter, etc. I believe the deadline for the works are every Sunday.
Last week’s prompt was Saturn’s Rings and Birdcage. And this prompt seemed to be right up my alley for some reason so I decided to finally participate and see what I could come up with.
Today’s official prompt got me really excited because it’s one of my favorite subject…”whale”!!!
I absolutely love, love, love whales! They are so majestic and graceful. Their songs are so calming to listen to as well! (I say this and watch those songs translate into something not so calming and polite in whale language!)
I just took a really straight forward approach to the prompt and inked in some whales. I used a combination of traditional and digital media to create the piece. The line work is all traditional pens (and pencils for those rectangular background) and the coloring on the whales and the darkened rectangles are all done digitally.
There’s not really much for me to say about this piece other than that I had a really fun time coloring these cute ocean friends!
Day 13 is on its way! The Inktober struggle is real, man… (But fun, too!!!)
Welcome to the second third of Inktober! I did not follow the official prompt for today and instead decided to do my own thing. Today’s piece is an original character (OC) of mine! The Librarian! She is Puppy Mage’s best friend and made her debut on Day 7! We only got a glimpse of her then hidden behind a tired Puppy Mage….But here she is now in her full glory!
The Librarian works at the Great Library, a huge, massive library located in the spirit realm somewhere along the Himalayas. She may look around 5 years old but in fact, she is millions of years old (almost as old as time itself)! While wary of any new individual, once she gets to know you, she has a very spunky, creative personality. This is her in her casual clothes (her work clothes are a whole lot more fancier!)
I absolutely adore this character of mine! I know I say that for pretty much every one of my OCs but I can’t help it! I love how cute it turned out and if you can’t tell yet, I am loving that night sky background look for my Inktober pieces.
As usual, the ink washes were painted in digitally along with the night sky background while the line art was all done traditionally. I know I said it’s kind of early to call whether I like this mixed media or not, but I think enough experimentation has been done in that I really like combining digital and traditional, especially for small pieces like this one!