Friday, October 13, 2017

INKtober2017: Day12 Game of Thrones!

My Thursday prompt for myself is "fantasy" and last week I had drawn a mermaid...
I got a request from one of my dear friends to draw a Game of Thrones character this time...
And my nerdy self did a hallelujah coz I absolutely love the books and am obsessive about the TV series... I am in love with ALL the characters!
Well the character I find most interesting (to draw) is smokin' hot Drogo!
With his kohl lined intense eyes... grim expression, long braid and the rippling muscles.
He was straight out of a graphic novel and I had soooo much fun making him with all his muscles and intensity with a younger Danerys and a dragonish circle as the backdrop!

Mayb before the month ends I might do another GOT fan-art...
I think I just might!
Do let me know how you liked it :-)

and here's a closer look!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

INKtober 2017- day 10 and 11. cross hatching trials!

I was pretty confident of my cross hatching (drawing with crossed lines) and strippling (shading with dots) skills earlier, right after Art college, but its been sooooo long now, that my drawing skills seem to have gotten rusty.
Its quite difficult to get the lines to follow the contours of the face/body etc., now.
I'm trying harder, more deliberately, and its nor coming naturally...
But then this is what my INKtober is all about... to relearn the old techniques and keep trying out something new.
So even though I am not really happy with my lines... they are too amateurish, I will hopefully get there. inshallah!
And so, here are my INKtober Day 10 and Day11.
A sketch of a prancing horse and a sassy smokin' babe.

Can you see the "minute" improvement in my cross hatching lines??
can you??? teensie bit?
From the horse to the badass girl??
Look closely...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

INKTOBER 2017- Day 9..cross hatching

My Inktober is jinxed.... Yesterday my dog, Simba chewed up my sketch book... So most of my earlier Inktober drawings became half eaten rags.... I was too pissed off to do any work yesterday.... Today I painstakingly taped the sketchbook back together.... then completed yesterday's pending drawing... Tried photographing it...
Artistically putting my ink bottle and pens on the sketch.
Before I knew it, Simba sa'ab walks by again, swishing his tail... And plop goes the ink bottle.
I didn't realise that he had chewed up the ink bottle too, and thus making the lid loose! And my sketch becomes a blob of black ink!!!
So lesson learnt... Keep away from inks and just use ballpoints and markers.
Ink bottles are not meant for careless people like me.... And who have a dog with an artistic temperament.

So from this...

It goes to this.... in matters of seconds.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

INKtober2017- DAY-8: Karvachauth Coloring Page

Its Karvachauth today...
A day when married women of India (esp of the northern belt) dress up in their bridal best, keep a day long fast without food or water, and pray for the long life of their love.
So today's Inktober2017: Day-8 is dedicated to these beautiful ladies.
And there can be no better way to keep yourselves occupied when hunger pangs are making you irritable.... than to take out the color pencils and get coloring!
This is a high resolution image to download, print and color.
And enjoy!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fashion for your Friday: INKtober Day-6

INKtober Day-6

I like the pose but I am not too happy about the hand holding the cigarette holder...
I realised later that the fingers are wrong, but then they were already inked in....
so cant change anything now! :-/
(Painted with ink and brush)

A recap of INKTOBER 2017 -5 Days!!

Inktober 2017 is going full on and boy am I busy!
A few Fauji commitments (its a horribly busy month), some work commitments, a lot of things to plan and execute in the house and also in terms of what I plan on doing professionally.
And the INKtober challenge that I have taken up... for the first time!

nervous? you bet....
Excited.... OMG!!
and soooper charged up.
And I am not going to give up mid-way or have a burn out as many do....
I have taken on a weekly prompt that will give me ideas on what to make on a Monday, Tuesday, etc.
I will try out as many styles and techiniques that I can in these 31 days....
And hopefully grow as an artist...
hop on for this roller coaster ride and see how I challenge myself and try out different things.
some may be good... while many may be horrendous, but they will all be definitely be fun to do.

So for DAY-1 (INKtober2017)
A quick... shadowey image that didnt take too much time. 
Waterproof ink and brush!

DAY-2 (INKtober 2017)

Not really happy with this one because I was travelling and just had my notebook+pen+a grey Copic Marker which turned out to be a dark grey rather than a soft grey.
And I was in the mood to give a bit more detailing and maybe a lighter wash of grey!
Though I am quite happy with the quizzical expression.

DAY-3 (INKtober2017)

I am not into doing a lot of tiny detailing in my work....But this month is all about working out of the comfort zone. So 3rd day was #Zentangle 
I have never tried it before and by the time I finished my fingers were tired. but it was fun! 
Made with a black ink pen and a marker.

DAY-4 (INKtober2017)

A quick drawing today from the streets because the prompt of today was street folks.
this was a photograph from the internet and i wanted to sketch it. I am pretty happy with how it came out. Its made with a pencil underdrawing and just ink and a fine brush. Not marker or pen. 


DAY-5 (INKtober 2017)

Today's self-prompt was "fantasy" and I was really keen on trying out at least one inky mermaid this month, so here it is. I wonder what she is thinking?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October 2017: INKtober fun!

INKtober is an online annual challenge to ourselves as artists.
Its taken up by comic artists and illustrators and art students from all over the world in the month of October.
Though it was originally created by an artist called Jake Parker in 2009 as a challenge for himself so that in the month of October he would put up a daily drawing on social media platforms... he would use only ink, i.e markers and pens and brush to draw and in the process go back to the basics.
But this amazing challenge has taken off, and how!!
It becomes an annual phenomena in the art world and everyone who can, jumps in, critiques and shares the ones that they like the most!
In this time of Digital Drawing, going back to the basics is very important...
To put pen and pencil to paper and then ink it in... with no scope of correction as in the digital art.
Its scary, but a whole lotta fun!
And all the more fun when u have updates coming from all corners of the world... each one's style is different... and there is soooo much to learn from just sharing and observing.
I have been following INKtober for the past 3-4 years but couldn't muster up the courage to join in...mainly because I was usually travelling or was too busy with some project or the other.
but honestly?
because I was chicken!
I didnt think I would be able to follow through... finish the full 31 days challenge.
And as it is all done in public view, as in, on all the social media platforms: from Twitter, to Facebook to Instagram...
One feels scared of giving up midway and losing steam.... and hence losing face.
But this time, bcoz I know I am going to be in one place, I am taking up the challenge.
Though October, socially is going to be a pretty hectic month for me... I think I can stick it out!
Do wish me luck.

So this month's October Calendar is dedicated to my fascination with the black ink...
INKtober it is!

I will be posting the other drawings that I have done... today being the third day of Inktober in the subsequent posts.

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