Saturday, 13 October 2018

Inktober 2018 - 1st - 7th October (inc)

Hello blog friends!

As you can tell by the title of this post I am participating in Inktober this year. For those who don't know what Inktober is, it is a sketch challenge that runs from the 1st to the 31st October and you have to create a sketch each day using any form of ink you desire.

I am actually on track, but instead of posting a picture each day I thought I would show a week at a time.

There is an official prompt list that you can follow, but as I love all things Halloween and October, I thought I would do spooky stuff.

I think I'm going to mainly do outline illustrations/sketches, though some may be coloured in using Copics or drawing inks. I will also be experimenting with mapping pens to do the final sketch. 

I found that with some mediums they bled through the page, so I couldn't sketch on both sides, so I used the page that may get bleed through to do my rough concept sketch. I also noted the items used for my own reference. The sketch book I am using is the Leuchtturm1917 Medium Pad (145mm x 210mm) in bright Orange (apt for Halloween). 

Below is a photo of each sketch, with the title and items used. The photo quality isn't perfect but I'm sure you will forgive me for that :o) Brace yourself, this is a long post.

Here goes...

1st October - Grave Demon

Using Derwent Precision Pencil 0.5mm, Sakura Pigma Micron 005 & 01, Copic C1 Cool Gray#1, C2 Cool Gray #2, C3 Cool Gray #3, Pentel Colour Brush Black #101, Posca White 0.7mm

2nd October - Hell Bunny

Using Derwent Precision Pencil 0.5mm, Sakura Pigma Micron 005 & 01, Pentel Colour Brush Black #101

3rd October - Spooky Chest

Using Derwent Precision Pencil 0.5mm, Sakura Pigma Micron 005 & 01, Pentel Colour Brush Black #101, Posca White 0.7mm, Winsor & Newton Ink Scarlet, Orange, Apple Green

4th October - Halloween Ornament Tree

Using Derwent Precision Pencil 0.5mm, Sakura Pigma Micron 005 & 01, Posca White 0.7mm

5th October - Frankie's Monster

Using Derwent Precision Pencil 0.5mm, Sakura Pigma Micron 005 & 01

6th October - Halloween Cat

Using Derwent Precision Pencil 0.5mm, Sakura Pigma Micron 005 & 01

7th October - Head Ripper

Using Derwent Precision Pencil 0.5mm, Sakura Pigma Micron 005 & 01, Copic YG11 Mignonette, YG07 Acid Green, BG02 New Blue, BG05 Holiday Blue, BV000 Iridescent Mauve, BV01 Viola, BV17 Deep Reddish Blue, RV09 Fuchsia, E81 Ivory, E84 Khaki, C2 Cool Gray #2, Posca White 0.7mm

As expected, the Copic markers bleed terribly through the paper and feathered around the outlines of the sketch. Because these are only sketches I'm not too bothered, if I want to do them again as a proper illustration I will use the correct paper. You will see how badly they bleed through when I show the sketch for 8th October in my next post. The pages are ink proof to a certain degree.

Well thank you for sticking with this long post, see you in the next one! Stay spooky! x


1 comment:

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it - Colette xx