I'm finally finished with Inktober for 2021! Damn, it was hard for me to stay on track this time around. This was my 5th year in a row participating. That means I've inked a total of 155 drawings for Inktober.
Rounding out this year, I have:
I'm glad it's over now!
It's almost 5:30 in the morning and I need to go to bed. Otherwise I'd stay up and ink the remaining 3 drawings for Inktober. Tonight I inked days 22 through 28:
I'm one week behind for Inktober. This is the longest I've fallen behind. Tonight I sketched out numbers 23 through 26. I hope I can get them all done by the 31st.
I sketched, but didn't ink, my Inktober drawing for today. It's the face of the moon with a crashed rocket in its eye. It's the from the 1902 French film, "Le Voyage dans la Lune" (A Trip to the Moon). I was watching a show tonight where the characters were painting a full moon and I got the idea.
Today was a lazy Sunday. I watched a couple movies, worked on my skull a little bit, and sketched out the four drawings I need to catch up for Inktober.
I drew 10, 11 & 12 tonight. I dragged my finger across wet ink on the second drawing and streaked it. I fixed it with a couple coats of Pro White.
I'm behind schedule on the skull I'm painting for Local Color's fundraiser, 31 Skulls. I spent most of the day trying to decide what I was going to draw on the skull. I was torn between the Eyes, Mouths & Noses motif or the brains I usually draw. I also tested out different markers, paints and brushes.In the end I went with EMN using oil based markers.
I'm also a day behind on my Inktober drawings. I't's day 10 but I'm on drawing 9. I drew this chunky demon guy marching along.
Tonight I knocked out my Inktober drawings for days 7 & 8. I had to catch up and draw two today because I didn't draw one yesterday. Earlier, I started painting my ceramic skull for Local Color's 31 Skulls Fundraiser. I spray painted the bottom and some of the sides and still need to do the top. After spray painting I'm going to draw on the skull with an oil based marker and clear coat it when I'm done. I'm hoping to finish it this weekend.
I spent a lot more time on this than I originally wanted, and I could have kept going, but I'm trying not to spend too much time on my Inktober drawings this year.
Woohoo! I'm caught up! This year I'm trying not to spend too much time on my Inktober drawings. I want to keep them easy & loose. This month is already super busy.
This morning, with the help of my cousin, Jose, and artist-friend Rayos, I installed 9 art pieces at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library. I had kinda been dreading this day for a while but with the extra help today it wasn't bad at all. The pieces on display are:
Tonight I drew my Inktober drawing for Day 3 and I'm still 2 days behind schedule.
I'm off to a late start, but here are Inktober 2021 drawings 1 & 2. I just realized this is my 5th year doing Inktober. Up until a few minutes ago, I thought it was my 4th.
As if October wasn't busy enough with work, vending & my art install at MLK Library, I'm gonna do Inktober again! That's where you draw an ink drawing everyday in October. I've done it the last 3 years in a row and I want to make it 4. I didn't draw one today, for the first, because I was vending downtown so I'm gonna draw 2 tomorrow. I'm already lagging!
This afternoon I went over to Orange Moon Salon to hang my four drawings. They'll be on display there for a while. Go make an appointment to get your hair did and check out my art. Tonight I finished my last two drawings for Inktober 2020. The 30th is my face, all beat up, broken & undead. The 31st, which is Halloween night, I drew a trick or treating kid with tentacles wearing a ghost costume holding up 6 candy buckets. This was my fourth year doing Inktober.
Day 28 was originally going to be a hand coming out of a grave in front of a headstone inside a graveyard but everything else in the scene was taking away from the dead hand holding the pencil so I scrapped the rest.
Day 29 is how I feel sometimes when I draw. I love that I can do it, and have the patience to draw, but hate how long it takes. Hours and hours alone solely focused on my hand, the pen or pencil and the sheet of paper. It reminds of the chorus to the song, "Thin Line Between Love and Hate" by the Persuaders.
I sketched a ghost wearing a Frankie Mcfly shroud for day 26 but haven't inked it yet so Tuesday will be a twofer.
Lately I've been thinking about my next t-shirt design. Originally, I wanted to do a design similar to this but with three heads instead of two, each one a different color. Today I drew it out with only two heads to see what it would look like and I really like. It doesn't look much different than the three headed variety and it would be easier and less expensive to print. I would tweak this image a bit and draw it digitally before going into production but this might be shirt number 4.
The computer head was how I felt after working on that CD layout job on the puter all day yesterday.
This morning I received a text from a groom whose wedding I DJ'd two years ago. He said every time he heard a song from the wedding he was reminded that he forgot to tip me. He Venmo'd me a very nice tip and totally made my day. It also inspired my Inktober drawing for Day 22