I may have mentioned in passing that I’m taking part in Inktober 2015, which is a social media hashtag project thing in which artists everywhere draw an ink piece once a day. This could be a doodle or a huge thing depending on time constraints, and in biro, india ink, pen or brush, whatever, but pencil is outlawed unless it’s for the outlining/under-sketch-thing. Ink is a very bold and versatile medium and definitely requires its own set of skills that I need to work on.
Even if you don’t have instagram, search up #inktober2015 wherever you can hashtag things, because some of the works people so are absolutely stunning. It’s a good way to find amazing inkers for inspiration.
Anyways, this weekly round up is really late as I did run behind on the drawings themselves…
Seraphim are the highest order of angels, the Guardians of the Throne. They're also awfully shy making them harder to draw. Apparently bad things happen if the Seraphim is seen by a mere mortal. Bad for the Seraphim or for the mortal? Not sure. Anyway, tomorrow's drawing will definitely be a doodle without any wings. #inktober #inktober2015 #inktober2015day4 #drawing #angel
Don't judge, I just needed a break from my last Inktober drawing. Inspired by today's Chemistry practical in which Chromium solution (? lemme check my notes) reacted with XS NH3 and was left in the fume cupboard for 1/2 hr. The result looked like a freaking cloud of space-stuff in a test tube. I was totally in love. Side note, hey I found a use for my old fountain pens! #inktober #drawing #inktober2015 #inktober2015day5 #ink #nerd
(Reuploaded because this photo is better.) "Kids are still depressed when you dress them up, and syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup." @littlebodybigheart is now one of my favourite people to draw. I know one side of her hair is always super dark but I really really wanted to use the purple ink too. #ink #inktober2015 #inktober #inktober2015day8 #melaniemartinez #crybaby #sippycup #colour #brush #pen
…"a smile that looked a little troubled and a little… Sad. And the thought that I had such a beautiful person in my life crossed my mind." #inktober2015 would be incomplete without at least one doodle from this. Every chapter of #tokyoghoul and #tokyoghoulre is a kick in the feels… And that was a literal reference to the latest chapter of :re. #inktober #ink #manga #kirishimatouka #touka
If there’s anything I have learnt so far, it’s that I don’t have a specific style. I can draw chibi figures and semi-realistic faces, and my ‘style’ takes a lot of influence from the large variety of manga out there. Basically, my definition of manga drawing has broadened as I’ve read through series like Assassination Classroom (close, but with a sort of twist that makes it different) and Claymore, both having a manga feel but definitely not the style you are likely to see almost everywhere. Now my drawing style kind of reflects that variety.
Speaking of which, there’s an Anime Club at my school now, and we watched the first episode of Ouran High School Host Club. I love the manga series, and the anime, whilst it doesn’t quite follow the same plot, is just as entertaining. I haven’t watched the anime since possibly two years ago, so watching it with my friends was a new experience. As in, I almost choked on my lunch because I was so excited! A surprising number of people came to the club and filled the classroom, and although it was a teeny bit chatty (but we all shushed each other), everyone else laughed at the right places and.. it was fun. We’ll probably be regulars now.
Until next time,