Finally closing out my drawings for Inktober 2017 with this final article.
If you want to check out the previous weeks work, they are here:
WEEK 4 PART 1
Now onto the final entries.
This is a random monster that I drew on this day. I couldn’t come up with a good idea, and the prompts weren’t helping. At this point, the month-long exercise was starting to wear me down. Drawing this was sort of a palette cleanser and helped me get something out for this day.
The theme for this day was “fall.” Now, while they might have meant the season, I instead decided to depict the “fall” of Bruce Wayne into Batman. Showing him in the cave he fell into as a child, bats swirling above him. I like how this one came out, but like most of them, I feel like it would be better if I had more time to develop it. That’s really the hardest part of Inktober, the daily deadlines.
CROOOOW! Last year, I drew Tom Servo and Gypsy from Mystery Science Theater 3000. So, I decided I should draw Crow this year. I thought it would be fun to show Crow in his seat in the theater with the movie being projected overhead. This may be a concept I go back to, showing the others in the theater as well. This one was also my most liked on Twitter this year.
I had been watching Dr. Gangrene’s YouTube channel all month as he had a daily countdown of horror anthology films. Since I had drawn horror host, Svengoolie, last year for Inktober, I thought I should do Dr. Gangrene this time. When I posted this on Twitter, Dr. Gangrene himself liked it, so I’ll take that as a compliment for this one.
The theme for October 31 was “mask.” As soon as I saw that I knew what I would be drawing, Batman. I started the month with a Batman drawing and wanted to end it with one. I wanted to use techniques I had used over the course of the month. So, the inkwash, red ink, and white out pen all came into play with this one. Even though I was tired at this point, I really wanted this one to come out well and end the month on a high note. I feel like I accomplished that.
Well, thanks for putting up with me and checking out my drawings for this year’s Inktober challenge. Hopefully, you enjoyed it and it wasn’t too self indulgent on my part.
If you want to see other things I intermittently work on, you can follow my Twitter account @detective651. Occasionally, I post other projects I’m working on that may not be viable for an article here. Also, sketches and other random stuff when I’m not smarting off online.