More Inktober drawings. I started to lose momentum at the end of this week. So now I’m currently 3 drawings behind. Fortunately, October has 5 weekends, and hopefully I will be able to catch up.
day 05 | napoleon solo | the man from u.n.c.l.e.
After the drawing of Napoloen, I decided to switch to the Faber-Castell PITT Pens. I really like the solid black lines that they produce. This is due to the fact that the pens contain pure india ink. I also tried a different technique for shading the hair, inspired by the art of Glenn Arthur.
day 06 | lara vega | minority report
day 07 | phryne fisher | miss fisher’s murder mysteries
day 08 | safe and sound (fitzsimmons) | agents of s.h.i.e.l.d.
I recently started using the live streaming app Periscope (@artgyrl), and it’s been a lot of fun. Being able to watch some of my favorite artist as they draw has been most inspiring. And I’ve also been introduced to some new artists. Hosting my own live drawing sessions has helped me improve my drawing skills.
I really wanted to draw more standalone characters, so this was a good exercise for that. I also acquired some new art supplies to help improve both my drawings and the quality of my streams. I purchased a 6-pack of Staedtler Pigment Liners, and I’m in love. They are a little more expensive than Sakura Pigma Microns (which I’ve been using since college), but the quality is noticeably better. The Staedtler tip seems to be more firm and the ink flows more smoothly as I’m longer lines. So if you have the extra cash, I’d definitely recommend getting the latter.
“The Engineer” | Raven Reyes | The 100
One of my tumblr followers suggested that I draw her.
Daisy Johnson/Skye/Quake | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Another request from tumblr. This was drawn with a Uni Kuru Toga mechanical pencil with both regular and blue lead and inked with the Sakura Pigma Microns. Notice the roucher lines. I think I drew this on acid-free card stock, so that could have also contributed to the line quality.
“part of your world” | Ariel | The Little Mermaid
I hadn’t planned on drawing this. I had logged in to Periscope, at a loss of what to draw, so I asked my followers for suggestions. I’d never drawn Ariel before, so I thought it would be an interesting challenge. This was drawn completely in blue pencil on Strathmore 300 Series Bristol paper and inked with the Staedtler Pigment Liners. The lines are much smoother.