For this recap of my drawings for Inktober, I am looking at week 3.
For last Sunday’s drawing I did this. It’s not any particular character and doesn’t follow any specific theme. I had artist’s block on this day and couldn’t really think of anything I wanted to do. So I just started working with the brush and came up with this. There was nothing sketched out first, I just jumped right into it with this. I used to sketch like this a lot in high school and still do sometimes.
Monday’s theme was “fat.” At first I considered drawing the fat Flash from the old silver age story, but I had just done one of the Flash last week. I approached this similar to the last one, and just started drawing it. Both of these were sort of a palette cleanser about halfway through the month.
This was the second time I attempted to do this one. When I started working on it the first time, I couldn’t quite get it right. I struggled with getting all of Spider-Man’s figure drawn with the ink wash. The forced perspective of him coming towards Mysterio’s helmet didn’t work out how I wanted. Instead, I should have used a fisheye lens look in the helmet. Also the highlights on the helmet didn’t work like I wanted them. I’m afraid it looks like Spidey’s webs or something. This is one I’ll probably try again later.
“Filthy” was the theme this day. Pig-Pen cam to mind immediately. After the Charlie Brown drawing from week 2, I wanted to try another Peanuts character. I like how this one came out. Looking back on this, I think I should have added some of the other children in silhouette, enveloped in Pig-Pen’s dust cloud.
I’ve been reading a lot of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Turtles comics lately. That lead to me wanting to draw Raphael. I sketched out his pose a few times before I settled on this. I really wanted to use the red ink again and think it works really well here. The theme on this day was “cloud”, but I didn’t realize that when I did this one. The cloud over the moon is a happy coincidence.
It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to draw this day. Eventually, I watches something where someone said the word “savage.” It then occurred to me to depict Randy “Macho Man” Savage. I found a picture of him online like this. The animal prints in his clothes appealed to me since I knew it would be fun to replicate those in the ink. The problem with using old photographic references is that you can only zoom in so far before its just a blur. This makes it difficult to fill in some of the finer details. If I were to do another illustration of him, I would pick a more iconic pose. Probably one where he’s more jacked too. Drawing a lot of tassels could go either way though.
To finish out the week I drew actress Mara Corday. I was watching Svengoolie on Saturday and they showed Tarantula that she starred in. Online, I found a photo of her in this pose. I like how the drawing came out, with the shading and the white-out. However, I didn’t get her likeness close enough. See above about using old photographs. Also, that’s one of the challenges of the Inktober event, doing a drawing every day. It imposes a deadline for you. If I had more time, I would have worked on it more to get the face closer.
The other side to that is there is always another opportunity to do something tomorrow.
If you want to see the other drawings I have completed for Inktober, the weekly recaps are here: