Well I said I was going to join in for Inktober and I’m happy to say that I have actually got through the first week without giving up in frustration, and I’ve shared drawings in public that I really wasn’t comfortable with the standard of.
So I call this a good start.
I do have to admit that I got a tad sidetracked from the original mission though, and now instead of using the #Inktober prompts, I’ve switched tracks and joined in with Frenone and #mythicalInktober. Well her prompts just seemed such fun and appealed to my fantasy side.
And here are my doodles so far
Day 1: Moonbunny
Day 2: Dryad – I was a little annoyed that I didn’t start a fresh page for this one as I like it.
Day 3: Valkyrie: Hiding the arms because anatomy isn’t my strong point
Day 4: Cactus Cat: I knew I would like this one even without shading
Day 5: Siren: This was a case of too much adjustment: I decided to adjust the mouth afterwards as it looked like an angry pout, but I really wish I’d left it alone.
Day 6: Direwolf – I used a different type of pen for this one and it flowed more ink that I was expecting so the nose wrinkles got lost.
Day 7: Banshee – This made me see how differently things looked depending on the lighting for the photograph, though I’m still not sure which I prefer.
Well so far I’m having a lot of fun, even if some of the prompts are tricky for me to draw. If you decide you want to join in then here are the prompts for the rest of #MythicalInktober and I urge you to go visit Frenone’s Twitter page HERE to have a look at all her awesome pieces of artwork.