Here’s the third panel of my four-panel strip!
Who knows, I may even get to draw the final panel tomorrow.
Now for an hour of writing.
Following on from yesterday’s post here’s panel number two.
I split the panel in two and put two different scenes in the background to give the impression of movement.
The far leg isn’t great, and we won’t talk about the hands, but it’s looking okay in regards to comic books and storytelling.
Two more panels to go and then I’ll have to think of something else to ink.
Sticking with a sci-fi theme, here’s todays Inktober offering.
This was from a rough idea I doodled at work today. Once again, it’s black fibre-tip pen. I had a pathetic attempt at adding some background detail using Affinity Photo which, as you can tell, I don’t really know how to use – don’t tell my son, he’ll only take the piss.
I know that there are lots of great tutorials online that show you how to use Affinity, I just haven’t had the time to view them yet. Anyway, I need to stop drawing for now and get on with some work.
If like me, British comics, and especially 2000AD, have a special place in your heart then today is a sad day. Today we lost Carlos Ezquerra. Ezquerra was a huge talent who co-created one of the most iconic characters ever, Judge Dredd. Carlos’s work had a huge impact on me as a child, and I would often try to copy his drawings. Therefore, it seems only fitting that my first offering for Inktober should be in honour of him.
I loved Ezquerra’s early vision of Dredd, a lean, mean justice machine. In more recent times Dredd has grown older and beefier, but it’s these early visions of a youthful Joe Dredd that still resonate with me all these years later.
If you look closely, you can see my initial pencil marks – I haven’t bothered to rub them out yet. This was inked with fibre-tipped pens and a sharpie.
Well, Sketchtember is over; how did you get on? I think I did okay considering it was my first attempt. I only missed a few days due to illness, and most importantly I really enjoyed it. It brought back the childhood joy of mark making, something I feared four years of art college had destroyed.
So what now? Well, how about Inktober?
Inktober is another drawing challenge. The only difference from Sketchtember is that your drawings must be in ink. Here are the rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2018
Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. Inktober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.
That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.
*Post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone. 🙂
Check out the official Inktober site here.
The official site has lots of advice on what to draw, how to draw, post etc.
I missed yesterday’s sketch because I was at a gig in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Swoon, how exotic. I went to see the incredibly talented Graham Coxon. It was one of those gigs that you know will stay with you a long time. Coxon is moving, evocative, at ease, awkward, brave, nervous, challenging, innovative and most of all mesmerising. His guitar playing leaves me speechless. Such a huge talent.
Anyway, after all that build up, here’s my average sketch of the great man in action.
This is Staedtler pigment liner straight onto paper – that’s fibre-tip pen to you and me. It’s not too bad considering – guitars are always a bastard to draw. There’s lots wrong with this, shush, but I think the hair’s okay.