My Game Nite crew and I have gone full dive into Dungeons and Dragons thanks to the popular series Critical Role. The characters are fantastic and the narrative impossible to not be drawn into. I decided to do a small character series in just pen and sharpie with no guiding pencils or a plan. I added some red ink smudges in specific areas for dramatic and thematic effects. Enjoy the Mighty Nein!
This one is an old charcoal drawing I did about 6+ years ago of a woman I was seeing at the time. She was exciting and reckless, and noticeably very beautiful. Unfortunately for me, she was as unreliable as a cat, so I came to nickname her “my stray”–only coming around when she felt like it and only as a means of escape. We had some great times, but obviously it would have never worked out. I’m happy that I captured this moment, though. This was maybe an hour session, if that.
It’s October and for Illustrators around the globe that means it’s time for the #Inktober challenge! Every day you draw something with inks and post it up on social media. Normally I don’t do these kinds of things, but as someone who loves to work with ink I can’t pass it up. I taught myself years ago to just sketch with pen in order to reduce the amount of mistakes I made with pencil and to also learn to clean them up if I ever did mess up. This challenge is fun and it promotes daily drawing which is something I sincerely need to get back to. So, without further ado, here’s my current line-up of Inktober sketches with more to come as the month goes on!