Inktober 2017 – Day 23: Juicy

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Here’s number 23. 

When I hear juicy I think of fruit, so here’s an orange segment. It’s looking a little psychedelic which is fine by me. You’d think I’d be bored of these colours by now.

I’ve been working a lot with watercolours (outside of Inktober) this month, and then going over the top with pen. I like it as a style but I definitely end up cutting corners with the watercolour, like not adding the depth or vibrancy or texture that I know I could.

Inktober 2017: Day 6 – Sword

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Today was the first day I actually tried blending the copic markers. For a first go I’m fairly pleased, although it sure makes you notice the difference between blending paper and regular sketchbook paper.

Given that I’m doing a nature theme I, of course, chose a swordfish. I did it on the train to work and then the train to London, so it’s a little shaky. I probably should have waited to finish it when I stopped moving but I was impatient to get it up!

Inktober 2017: Day 5: Long

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I interpreted “long” as “tall” and used a reference photo to fit my nature theme.

I wanted to limit myself to just the time I had on the train, so didn’t add too much detail. I definitely prefer these entries when I have longer to spend on them!

Originally I tried using the copic markers on the other side of the page so that it would bleed through. It didn’t really work, but there is a faint lilac colour in the leaves that I added for a little extra detail.