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More Pen and Ink, Inktober 5 and 6

Spotted Rooster, in progress
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners

Inktober continues! The rooster was fun. I really tried to manage a black and white pattern that would hold up up without color. But then I added color. :D

Villa van de Paddestoel, in progress
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ pen and ink

This mushroom villa actually has a bit of perspective (instead of a flat front). Still need to work on that. Meanwhile, where the heck did October come from? Yikes.

Scouting Team, from Black and White to Color

Submitted to Illustration Friday for the topic “Silence” because silence is one of a scouting team’s most potent weapons!

Scouting Team, 6″ x 6″ pen and ink with Copic markers
Inked version for Inktober and final color version

I must say this was an interesting exercise! For Inktober, I attempted a black and white image but you can see on the left where I got stuck and started to add color. I was going to fill the whole background with black, but I decided I should at least TRY an interesting background of some kind. And hopefully keep it from clashing or interrupting the figures in the foreground.

The final version seems a bit overly busy, but I don’t think it is competing with the figures, so that is one victory! I don’t tend to plan ahead, so maybe that’s something to work on. Here is one of the horse photos I used for reference.

I’ve also noticed that this orange-green-purple (red-violet, really) palette has followed me through three projects! Here they are all together. This is a departure from my usual VERY bright colors. Who knows what colors I shall use today! Maybe it will be ones that do not need to be filled. Haha.

Annabelle, Scouting Team and Stacked Housing
pen and ink with Copic markers

This is horse number 15 of the Season of the Horse project, in which I draw horses in hopes of improving that skill. Thanks so much for stopping in!

Stacked City in Pen and Ink, Inktober Day 2(.5)

Oh my gosh, you guys, it’s so much cuter in color! The black and white on the left was my #inktober production for Day 2, Inspired by this photo of Norway.

Stacked Housing in progress, pen and ink with Copic Markers
Final image 2.5″ x 3.5″ art card size

And here is a progress shot of the Scouting Team from the other day. You may notice I changed the eyepiece on the horse, as well as the drape of the hood. Also working on the background.

Scouting Team, in progress
6″ x 6″, pen and Copics

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Sullen Witch, Tiny Things in Bottles & Happy Inktober!

Annabelle, 2.5″ x 3.5″
Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

It is the first of October and also the first day of Inktober! Are you going to do some? Hilariously, on the very first day of Inktober I forgot to scan this sullen little witch before adding color. For tomorrow and the rest of Inktober I hope to remember to scan new projects in ink before they get color.

And here’s some tiny bottles for a “Things in Bottles” swap at illustratedatcs.com. I have to do two more. Perhaps I will post them for Inktober and then color them. Or perhaps there will be other plans!

Model Home and Abandoned City
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ ink, Copics, gel pen

New plans might be made. Some plans might be broken. And so it goes. Thanks for dropping in! The plan is to post every day this month… we shall see!