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Inktober 2018 – Day #5


Inktober 2018 – Day 5 — Lotus Bowl

Yeah! Day 5 and going strong! I did *not* follow the official prompt for today and instead did my own little thing. (I did not feel like drawing chickens or anything chicken related due to time constraints and art-block so I opted out of the official prompt of “chicken”)

I had so much fun creating the little lotus flowers and especially that water bowl! It was my simple digital art practice for the day. Nothing else is to be said from my end about this piece…it was a quiet day when I made this so I guess it kind of reflects that mood in the piece.

Day 6 is coming up!

Peace ^.^

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Inktober 2018 – Day #4


Inktober 2018 – Day 4 — Wizard Owl

The official prompt for the day was “Spell” and what’s better than an owl who has magic up her wings!?

Let me tell you, I had way too much fun looking at different owl pictures on the web when looking for a reference. Owls can be so majestic yet super derpy at the same time, haha! As much as I love them derpy owls, I decided to go with a serious tone for this piece.

I wanted to keep the piece simple enough due to my schedule. I decided to make an owl casting a spell as she lept into the air for a dramatic effect. I loved how the owl itself turned out, not to mention the serious spell-casting face! And yes, she is left-handed. Or is that left-taloned? If anything, I now would like to actually meet a wizarding owl and make friends with ’em!

Inktober is going strong here, man! Day 5 is coming upon us!

Peace ^.^

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Inktober 2018 – Day #3


Inktober 2018 – Day 3 — Durga of the Harvest Season

Running a little behind schedule due to life being life…but no worries! I am determined to catch up and have a whole 31 drawings at the end of this challenge! (And develop that healthy drawing habit/ learn as much as I can about inking stuff!)

The day’s official prompt was “Roasted” and the first things that popped into my head were marshmallows, chestnuts, fire, you know, the usual roasted stuff. But, I wanted to push this prompt a little bit further, so I decided to go with a roasted red color as the center focus for my art.

As for the subject matter, October and November is festival time in India and one of the main upcoming festivals is Navaratri and Durga Puja; so, I decided to honor the Goddess Durga with this piece! It worked out since one of the main colors associated with the festivals and the Goddess is red and the roasted red color scheme can therefore be the central focus as planned for the theme!

I had a lot of trouble starting this piece, mainly because it had been a while since I’ve done characters! I’ve been focusing more on animals and backgrounds lately so this was a nice slide back into one of my favorite subject matters.

Overall, I loved how the headdress and jewelry turned out, and I absolutely adore Her cute little expression! Strong, brave and bold — I tried my best to incorporate these qualities of Her in her pose.

To those of you who celebrate Durga Puja and Navaratri, here are some pleasant wishes in advance! To everyone, though, enjoy this lovely autumn and harvest season, and I hope it’s one filled with joy!

See ya for Day 4, my friends.

Peace ^.^

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Inktober 2018 – Day #2


Inktober Day 2 – Rainy Day Reading Nook

The official prompt for today was “Tranquil”…and what’s more tranquil than curling up with a warm blanket and pillows to watch (and listen to) a thunderstorm!?

I absolutely love rain and rainy weather. That’s where I find my tranquility, so I wanted to bring that mood in with this piece. Also, mountains, because who doesn’t like a mountain view!? (especially when it comes with a nice little lake as well!)

I loved how the little nook sofa turned out, especially with the accent pillows and the blanket! While the sketch is all traditional in ink, I ended up scanning the piece and added some digital ink wash to create the lighter grey tones. I was unsure about how it would turn out but I’m pretty pleased with the result! (And now I actually want it to rain where I live so I can hear that sweet rainy sound….)

Do you like rainy days and thunderstorms?

See you tomorrow for Day 3!

Peace ^.^

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Inktober 2018 – Day #1


Inktober Day 1 РStingray Family

Today’s official prompt from the prompt list was poisonous…and naturally, I had to go with stingrays!

I love how these critters just glide through the water like it is nothing. I also found out while looking up references of these guys that they are related to manta rays but they aren’t the same…? (I apologize to all the marine biologist out there…)

Drawing stingrays was a challenge for me, considering I’ve never really drawn them before. The fact that they are almost symmetrical drove me crazy! I also had to thumbnail a bit more than what I already had done before coming up with the final design. I originally planned to draw them from profile view…that did not turn out so great, ahahahaaa…so top view it was. But, it was all worth it in the end!

I now have a little stingray family in my sketchbook.

Since this day’s prompt ended up as an ocean themed drawing, just going to throw in a little friendly reminder to reuse, recycle, don’t use plastics when possible….and keep our oceans nice and clean!

See you tomorrow for Inktober Day #2!

Peace ^.^