I am looking forward to Inktober this year. I had a lot of fun with it last year. I followed the Inktober prompts as well as my own theme. Each sketch was from a horror/monster movie. This year I am thinking about doing something similar. I enjoy sticking with a horror theme to get geared up for Halloween! I have started a list of legendary monsters that I think I will stick to this year. Although, I do have another idea that I might change to at the last minute.
The official prompt list has been released and a lot of the prompts tie in with my legendary monsters so that will make things easier. Although it is always fun to try and come up with a creative idea that relates to the prompt.
This will be my fourth year participating in Inktober. Here are a few of my favorite sketches from previous years.
It’s nice to compare my work and see how I have improved over the years and also areas where I could still improve. It’s all about getting better, right? Practice makes perfect!
I did it! I completed the entire month, no slip ups. I have 31 sketches completed for the month of October and what a challenge it was! Some days I couldn’t start my sketch until late at night and I would end up falling asleep while sketching! I got it done though. I am very happy I succeeded this year. Something new I discovered, I did not know there is an official inktober list with word prompts you can use. Next year I will have to try it out.
This year, I did whatever inspired me at the very moment. I did go on a horror movie kick for a little bit and of course some animal sketches! A little of this… a little of that…and what do you get? My Inktober 2017 collection!
“We all have our demons” inspired by two of my favorite movies “It”, the original and the remake!
Scarecrows have always freaked me out.
The majestic tiger. They have always fascinated me and I’ve been wanted to draw another one for a long time. I think another fine art tiger piece is in order!
My son loves King Julien from Madagascar. I was inspired to draw a lemur as we watched “All Hail King Julien”.
I came up with this in my head. I’m pretty proud of it. Trippy!
…Be a simple man. I didn’t have a lot of time to draw that day so I drew “a line” from a favorite song.
Our lovely lady Chloe. She’s a queen.
The snails are everywhere! They are very interesting in the way they move and can contort their gelatinous bodies.
I have always admired elephants. They are wisdom keepers. The whales look after the sea and the elephants look after the lands.
Decided to try out some doodles and see what I came up with.
“I am a free spirit. Either admire me from the ground or fly with me but don’t ever try to cage me.”
My absolute favorite painting from Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night. I am in love! I thought it would be fun to replicate it in black and white and see how it turned out. Pretty cool!
So bittersweet to have Oct. 13th be a Friday! Muahahaha! All the masks of Jason Voorhees.
Eye have always loved drawing eyes. (See what I did there) Ever since I was a kid and has been a popular subject of mine. These are all human except one. Can you find it?
This is Halloween inspired by “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Is it a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? It’s an on-going family debate!
I don’t know why but I really enjoy drawing bones, especially skulls.
Most spiders I encounter don’t bother me at all. I let them crawl on me and everything. Thank Frank I don’t live where these guys do! Whole ‘nother story!
Bats totally freak me out. As long as they are not flying I can admire them. Once they start diving for bugs by your head fluttering about like a baby bird on crack, then I’m scared.
Blade from the movie “Puppet Master”. Puppets creep me out! Pupaphobia, the fear of puppets.
Stripe from the movie “Gremlins” Definitely another one of my favorites!
Chucky from the movie “Child’s Play”. Just like puppets, I hate dolls! Pediophobia, the fear of dolls.
“The Invisible Man” Can you imagine how terrible it would to have see-through eyelids! I’d go mad, I say!
“The Babadook” How do people come up with this sh!t! Creepy!
Slenderman. What a creepily interesting concept.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!!!!! I mean, I hate tomatoes as much as the next person but really?
October 26 was the day we brought home our Little Exmoor! He was one of the greatest cats I’ve ever known!
Samara from the movie “The Ring”. She’s going to walk right off the paper and grab you!
“Scream” A classic horror milestone for any kid in the 90’s.
Hannibal Lecter from “Silence of the Lambs”.
If a tree were to hand you an apple, what would it look like?
I was doing the landscaping at a place with beautiful stone stairs draped in Juniper. I took a photo and used it to create this scene. I added the iron fence at the top which was not truly there.
I learned a lot with this exersize and enhanced my skill furthermore in such a short time. I practiced different techniques and figured out the best way to execute them. I would definitely recommend this challenge to anyone looking to improve their drawing skills.
Thanks for stopping by this week. Which sketch did you like best? Which sketch was your least favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Until next time,
“I could be sitting on the beach thinking man, I wish I was drawing.”
I’ve been obsessed with “IT” since the new movie came out. The original was always one of my favorites so I was ecstatic when I heard they were doing a remake. It was fantastic! I bought the book and started reading it yesterday. Wow…just wow. It just keeps getting creepier!
I’m excited to finally begin this year’s “Inktober” challenge of drawing a sketch-a-day in ink. For my first sketch, I decided to do a clown inspired by “IT”.
It also has another meaning that ties in personally. “We all have our demons” is written on the mask. It’s true. We all have it burrowing inside us. The what-if’s and worries. The do’s and dont’s. The heartaches and hauntings of our past. Sometimes it takes all our energy to keep the demons at bay. Other times, it is still not enough and they break free. We can no longer put that fake smile on and the monster comes creeping out, ready to attack. It seems like a horror novel but it is all too real.
Keep yourself balanced and don’t let your fear feed the demons for they will only grow stronger.
Until next time,
“I’m every nightmare you’ve ever had. I am your worst dream come true! I am everything you ever were afraid of!”