Today is the first day of Inktober 2017, and my prompt is Architectural. I decided to draw the Arch de Triumph from Paris with a banner, and to use my tiny Sakura Micron pens. Here’s to seeing if I can keep up this year.
This is quick sign I put together for one of my wife’s friends. Simple pine board, routed and distressed with a vinyl sticker and clear coat to seal it. I used my keyhole bit on the back for mounting.
I used the cable strung across my garage, that’s normally for suspending my silk screen exposure lamp, to let this dry overnight without any bugs attaching themselves.
Some people post the prompts ahead of time that they will be using for next month’s Inktober (Including the creator Jake Parker). This year I thought I’d try something with a little different structure, as I probably won’t be able to hit all the days. I will use the following as a repeating guide throughout the month.
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This doodle was colored in Krita on my Surface Pro 3. The color distracts a little from all the things I don’t like about it.
In my continuing efforts to work more on drawing the female form, I thought I would take a stab at Batgirl. Not happy with it, but it’s not horrible.
Proportions are a little off, pose is wonky, needs more dynamic action…
Original in pencil and brushpen, quickly converted to lines in Inkscape, then some fixes in Krita. All on my Surface Pro 3.
With the LEGO Ninjago movie coming out soon, I’ve really been hoping they will sell a set based on Cole’s quake mech. They built a little tiny one, but I’m still hopeful. This random samurai doodle was inspired by the design.
I really wish the LEGO group would consider making some UCS sets that are true to the models in movie. I was disappointed by the green dragon and the fire mech sets.
I finally got around to framing the two posters I bought at the Mondo Disney show a few months back. Michaels had a deal this weekend that I couldn’t pass up. The 20,000 Leagues poster by Martin Ansin is an odd size (12″ x 36″) and I was planning to just make custom frames for both. Instead, I bought two of the 24″ x 36″ frames, surgically separated one of the sides, cut the top and bottom down (and the backing board), and put it all seamlessly back together. I had already purchased two pieces of glass that switched out with the plastic the frames came with. The Rocketeer poster is by Cesar Moreno.
That show had a ton of amazing posters, but these two were my favorites and I had to get them. They look pretty sweet on the wall.
This is a cardboard prototype I put together for a custom icosahedron order I may be building for someone on etsy. The final will be made of sturdier materials. This prototype was mostly to determine size, which was a little too big.
I was working on a deisgn for my wife’s preschool classroom and this was one of the directions she didn’t want. I thought I would post it here.
Not sure what to call this but bird cage is about right. My wife has started looking for Christmas gift ideas this year and stumbled across something similar to this. It looked like fun to try making so I hit the garage after dinner and started cutting a little hunk of poplar. It was interesting, maybe fun, but I definitely learned a few things. Maybe after some fine tuning of the scroll saw, i might crank out some Christmas themed ones this year.