Wrapping up this year’s Inktober challenge, where a participant draws something every day for the month of October, here is the start of the final week for me.
If you want to check out the previous weeks work, they are here:
Now onto the last week.
For this day, I decided to depict a zombie wrestler. The Walking Dead season premier and the WWE pay-per-view, TLC were on that night, so I mashed them up into this. I didn’t want to draw a faceless crowd. Instead, I decided to show a far off door in the distance. Putting the viewer in the path of the zombie, with escape far away, through the darkness. I wish I had done more to make him sickly looking. More gray tone in the skin maybe. I chose the wounds on his face from old wrestling stories. The forehead gash of wrestler’s cutting themselves with razor blades to produce blood during a match. Also the dangling eye, from a story Mick Foley told in his first book, about old-time wrestlers dealing with people in bar fights trying to take the wrestlers down.
Next, I drew Mr. Freeze. Another Batman themed piece, I got the idea after seeing my Funko Pop Mr. Freeze on the shelf. I liked the idea of Freeze in a snow drift. Also, I wanted to make the snow blowing through the air with a dry brush. Looking back, I should have reworked the lighter section on the bottom of his freeze gun. It looks like four fingers holding the gun, when it’s actually a part of the mechanism. Now that’s all I see.
The theme for this day was “blind”. Therefore, I chose to draw the blind superhero, Daredevil. I had a few different ideas on how to depict him. Then I had the idea of his coming up behind Kingpin. When I was envisioning the scene, I thought it would look good to show the point-of-view from within the fireplace. Here, Fisk, unaware of Matt Murdock stalking him, is also “blind”. I really like how the flames and the shading came out on this one.
Probably due to all the hype surrounding the Thor: Ragnarok movie and having just read Thor 700 (my thoughts here: https://detective651.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/mighty-thor-700/) I chose to do a picture of Thor. I really like how the lightning came out here. I wasn’t sure if it would work the way I wanted. Also, the pose as I had originally envisioned it, seemed boring. Looking at this now, I wish I had depicted him with his mouth open, teeth gritted. That’s just how he looks when I glance at this now, and I feel he should be doing that.
I’m really enjoying The Orville. As far as I’m concerned it’s the best Star Trek show on now. Even though it seems to be pretty divisive between Trekkies, I think it’s great sci-fi. I decided to draw Bortus from the show here. While I was not going for a strict likeness here, I wanted to give more of a caricature of the character, I feel like I should have gotten closer to how the actor looks.
Next time, I will take a look at my final 5 entries for this year’s Inktober drawing challenge.