I drew myself as Bruce Banner transforming into the Hulk from the cover of his first comic book. I sketched it out a few times before laying down the final lines and inking. I included a sketched a did a couple weeks ago when I was considering doing "Jacktober" which is a variant of Inktober that pays tribute to comic book artist Jack Kirby. If I had more time I probably would have drawn Betty & General Ross equivalents down in the right corner to fill out the space.
Now that I'm done working on the skull I've been trying to catch up on my Inktober drawings. I only managed to ink three of them today.
Incase you missed it... a fly landed in Vice President Mike Pence's hair during the vice presidential debate tonight. It hung out for a little while and the vice president didn't even notice it. Instantly, all the social media platforms lit up with "flies on shit" jokes & memes. Kamala Harris is lucky it didn't land on her head too.
Today I prepped the ceramic skull by first spraying it with a clear fixative so the pencil lines don't fade or smudge from constantly handling and applying & removing masking tape. After the fixative dried I masked off everything except for cells I was painting and propped the skull on the wooden bar I'm using as a stand. When I set it down I heard a crack. After painting the first color then removing the masking tape I saw that a pieces had chipped off and stuck the tape. Luckily it only broke into 3 parts and not a million tiny pieces so I glued them back on. I also poured glue inside the skull and let it coat the inside where it broke. That was all for today. Tomorrow I'll sand it down and continue painting. Thank god I didn't totally fuck it up. My Inktober drawing for Day 6 is based on today's mishap.
Only three days in and I've been having a tough time coming up with stuff to draw, I'm still not using prompts, and I've been a day late everyday.
I drew a zombie with a face mask mask for Inktober. I also mapped out more of the skull I'll be painting.
Here we are again. A whole year later and I'm still running late I'm not planning on sticking to any themes this year, except maybe for spooky season stuff, we'll see. Just remember to Vote for Frankie!
I picked up some new colors today for the skull project and I started inking that sketch in my new black book. Double WIP'n it.
I touched up the sketch I started a couple days ago in my new sketchbook. I cleaned up and added more plants coming out of the top of the head and eye sockets. I also think I've found the right pen to ink my protester drawing. It's a Uni Pin Fine Line brush pen, and I can get the different line weights in the range I want for the piece. I've finished drawing the lines/shapes on the ceramic skull I'm painting for the upcoming 31 Skulls show, (more info TBA) and if I counted correctly, there are 61 pentagons & 58 hexagons wrapped around the skull. Tomorrow I'll start picking colors & hopefully begin painting it.
Here's a quick little alien monster thing I drew tonight. Inktober is a little over a week away and I need to start warming up.
I made a little progress on this job today after receiving notes from the client. One of the changes requires a bit more tooling than I expected but I'll figure it out tomorrow before sending it off again.
I haven't really drawn or inked anything in a weeks and today I found out that I'm really-really rusty. I drew this Thank You card and I had trouble making straight, clean lines. I'm probably gonna need a couple hours of exercise before inking my protester drawing. Since that paper isn't white I won't be able to use white-out to fix it so I can't fuck up!
After a long hiatus I pulled this drawing out and worked on it a little. I drew/wrote some more protest signs. I kinda wish I would have done this on better quality paper but this was a test run before doing it on a larger sheet.
Here's another updated snippet of the current job I'm working on for my buddy's band. I really like how it's coming along and sent him the first draft earlier tonight. I can't wait to show off the whole thing after it's done.
... and I didn't do shit besides wait for this desk to arrive. The UPS guy dropped it off around 8:00 PM and I put it together a few hours later. I haven't used it yet so it's too early to say if I like it or not. I noticed there are a few bumps on the drawing surface, probably dirt or debris between the laminate and particle board, but like they say, "you get what you pay for," and this thing was not expensive. I might sand down the bumps or just lay another material on top so I don't fuck up my drawings. Hopefully there are no other issues with it. I don't want to have to disassemble it, repackage it, then ship it back.
I ordered a small drafting table this afternoon that's scheduled to arrive on Friday. I've been wanting a table with an angled drawing surface for a while. After working on those large ink drawings for weeks my back began to hurt, most likely from being hunched over a flat table for hours at a time. I put off working on my "protester" drawing, which still isn't done being penciled, till I got a proper desk. It wasn't very expensive, so I hope isn't dogshit. The reviews were pretty good and I like that it's very basic, just the tilting surface and height-adjustable legs. I even got the last black one in stock.
And in other news... I was going thru boxes of old drawings and snapped a few pictures of drawings I did in my early teens.
1. Power Rangers Suck (1994) - I think I drew this in summer school between the 5th & 6th grade. I don't know what my beef was with the Power Rangers but I copied the cover of Green Day's album, "Dookie," to shit on the them.
2. Ozzy Osbourne (1995) - This was long before the The Osbournes TV show. I copied the characters that were pulled off the internet in 94-95. I think my cousin Dani printed out a webpage for me at her parents house one day. It might have been my first introduction to the internet. I took the pages home and redrew the little Ozzy characters.
3. Inside an Alien Ship (1996) - I'm not sure if I pinched this too but I definitely took Alien Workshop, an actual skateboard brand, from the ads in Thrasher magazines. I still love this drawing, there's so much to look at, I might redraw it.