Tonight I started inking this handsome fella. I’d like to stay up all night to finish it but I gotta get up early to hike Mission Peak with a couple friends. It’s a 5.8 mile long hike with 2,100 feet of elevation gain so I need the rest. Otherwise I’m gonna look like this guy.
I sketched this with the intention of inking it tonight but it’s already two in the morning and inking would take at least a couple hours. I’m tired and going to bed now so I don’t look like this dude tomorrow.
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 went to my friend's Halloween party tonight. I think it's the first time in over 10 years since I've been to a costume party. I wore the cheapest costume and mask I found at Spirit Halloween store a few days ago. It's a black robe and plastic devil mask. I only wore the mask for a couple minutes when I arrived and only put it back on once to try and scare some kids.
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 haven't been out these last few weeks because of work and a knee injury. Today I was feeling a little stir crazy so I drove up to Joseph D. Grant Park to be outside for a little while and draw. I drew a melty monster face. There was a big feral pig nearby looking for food and I got close enough to get some video.
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.
Here are hand-drawn Thank You cards I drew for customers who bought t-shirts & prints online over the last two months. Most were from the 1.0 per-orders & customs I shipped in August.
I colored and inked the kaiju & the rubble today and I'm calling it done. No background, but I think drawing FRANKIE MCFLY behind the monster's head and tentacles would have looked really cool.
After a long day of working in front of the computer I got the urge to start painting a new canvas. I had one lying around that I'd been wanting to paint over. I got the hankering after Meeting of the Minds on Wednesday night. I really liked the way my canvas came out that night and I wanted to do it again but on my own.
My buddies and went hiking along the coast at Wilder Ranch State Park this morning. While we were there we saw a vulture eating away at a dead seal thru it's eyehole. Pretty fucking metal! Afterwards we went to a brewery in Capitola for beers and lunch then off to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for more beers, deep fried Oreos, a train ride, bumper cars, & arcade games. After coming home I didn't have much energy to do anything else besides draw a couple new button designs on the iPad. I drew six of them last night. The plan is to have new buttons available for the next First Friday Street Mrkt in September.
Ran more errands today, got invited to work a secret collaborative art project, watched the movie Black Widow in the theater and sketched these two late at night.
I finally went through all the drawings and sketches I've been hoarding over the years and organized them into piles. One pile is old drawings from middle school & high school, making them 20-25 years old. The other piles are of monsters, aliens, head things, shape things, graffiti, video games as well as a large stack to trash or repurpose. The reason I went through all of them today was to look for an old sketch I did in high school of my buddy Victor's band name, QMI. He ordered a t-shirt of mine yesterday so I wanted to surprise him with a custom button when I ship it to him so I redrew the artwork digitally and colored it in. The design might be a little too detailed for a 1.5" button but I'll find out tomorrow when I print it out.
Today I went to Big Ink Printing in San Jose to get quotes on printing my USA map. It was my first time there and I saw one of my stickers slapped on their front desk. Patrick, my buddy who printed them for me, had them made at Big Ink. I ordered some print samples of my map in different sizes. I'll get them in the next couple days.
I worked a little bit on my Sticker Monster piece and finished the teeth. I took pictures of the tracing & cutting process as seen in slideshow below. I'm gonna work on the tongues next.
I was going through old pictures yesterday and today and found some cool process pictures from when I made my Cells MK2 painting. I completely built it out in Adobe Illustrator before painting the panel. I also had to take a headshot today and I worked a little more on my Sticker Monster collage. It's got fangs now.
It was a busy day doing boring shit. It’d been a while since I doodled anything on the iPad so I drew this before bed.
It’s a few hours late but I drew another Beaster Dummy. I drew the first one in 2014 then must have skipped a few years til I drew him again in 2019 & 2020 making this 3 years in a row.