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Just a guy trying to get better at doodling...

Meow-tron Colored

Meow-tron

I’ve been excited about adding some color to this Inktober doodle, as I had to do lots of cross hatching on the black and white version.  Thus was based of an adorable tshirt design be Matthew Armstrong.

Colored in Krita on my Surface Pro 3.

Inktober 2019-27 Matthew Armstrong

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Tellurion Robot – Colored

Tellurion Robot

Another quick color of an Inktober doodle, this time the Robot from Matt Rhodes’ Tellurion webtale.

Inktober 2019-30 Matt Rhodes

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Carrot – Colored

Carrot Colored

I really liked how this doodle of David Revoy’s character Carrot came out, so it’s the next up for the color treatment.

Colored in Krita on my Surface Pro 3.

Inktober 2019-08 David Revoy

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Surfing Stitch – Colored

Stitch

The next Inktober drawing I really wanted to color was this Stitch.  Maybe I’ll expand this drawing with more characters some day.

Colored in Krita on my Surface Pro 3.

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Ruinworld Rex -Colored

Ruinworld Rex

I thought since I had already turned most of this year’s Inktober doodles into vector linework, they are pretty much prepped to digitally color some of them.  The first one up is Rex from Derek Laufmann’s Ruinworld comic.

Colored in Krita on my Surface Pro 3.

Inktober 2019-26 Derek Laufman

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Oak Chest

Finished Chest

I’ve been working on this oak chest on and off for the last month or two and finally got it completely put together.  It’s a simple design I based primarily on the few large items that need to fit inside.  I just need to decide if it’s getting Tung oil or stain.

It should be a large improvement over my first prototype and is for our oldest son’s childhood mementos.  I also haven’t decided if I want to build a tray for it.  Next chest will probably use box joints on the corners.

Chest Closed

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Inktober Tools

Inktober Tools

Here’s a lost of the various tools I used this year for Inktober.

    • Canson 5.5″ x 8.5″ sketchbook
    • rOtring 800 0.5mm pencil
    • Pentel brush pen (most doodles)
    • Sakura Pigma Micron 01 pen (detailed doodles)
    • Sakura brush pen (blue)
    • Prismacolor black eraser
    • Winsor & Newton cool grey brush markers
    • Sakura Gelly Roll white pen (NOT PICTURED)

I actually ran out of ink on my brush pen just as I finished the final day.

Out of Ink

Most of this stuff I bundle together in the custom sketchbook cover I got from The Batsugun Leather Company.  I’m still very much in love with it.

Trusty Sketchbook Cover

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Inktober 2019 Collage

Inktober 2019 collage

I thought I would pull all my doodles together (almost all) into a single collage for the year. I imported all the doodles into Inkscape and converted the inked lines to vectors so I could easily resize and arrange them.

 

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Inktober – Chris Sanders

Inktober 2019-31 Chris Sanders

This is the last day of Inktober, I can’t believe how fast that went.  For the last artist I wanted to honor, I picked Chris Sanders who you might know from films like “Lilo and Stitch”, “How to Train Your Dragon”, or “The Croods.”  No more doodling, time to hit the beach.

I was in a meeting when I was thinking up the pose for this doodle, and ended up scribbling a bunch of different thumbnails before I drew the final piece.

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Inktober – Matt Rhodes

Inktober 2019-30 Matt Rhodes

Today’s Inktober inspiration is the art director by day, story teller by night Matt Rhodes.  He has an ongoing web comic Tellurion, which is striking both for the beautiful illustrations and the fact that he uses no text or speech throughout.  His instagram account is also an amazing source as he breaks down every panel of his story from thumbnail to finished illustration.

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