Challenges

Inktober 2018: Together Alone

I split Inktober 2018 into several small projects. For the middle two weeks of October, I tried my hand at a short black and white horror comic. It ended up not being very scary, but creating a narrative out of the prompts was a fun challenge and I am proud of the tragic tale that resulted. People were divided about my schoolmistressy handwriting — some found it tough to read, others said it added a lot of personality.

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Inktober 2018: Characters

I split Inktober 2018 into several small projects. The first week of October was dedicated to characters from previous years. These characters had been mostly hand drawn in years prior so I wanted to play with drawing them digitally. I didn’t get a chance to explore every relationship — example, the two Frankensteins. Maybe some other year…

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Potter Week 2018

I participated in a week-long Harry Potter challenge (it started in July around Harry’s birthday but I didn’t finish until August, oops lol). Building on my avatar from the Hogwarts Mystery game, I followed my character through seven years of Hogwarts. She had two pets (even though you’re only allowed one) and was a proud Slytherclaw. Her best friends were a pair of albino conjoined twins named Owen and Oz, and a fluffy girl named Chrysanthemum (Santhy for short). She was one of four daughters born to a Japanese wizard rock bassist and a magizoologist/magical vet, and her sisters were sporty Riho (Gryffindor), bookworm Aiko (Gryffindor) and sweet peacekeeper Hakucho (Hufflepuff). Her rival was a Slytherin boy named Felix Clement, and by their final year they’d gone from enemies to sweethearts training together to work with dangerous magical creatures. I really enjoyed the storytelling involved in this challenge!

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Inktober 2017 Gallery 2

I overachieved in 2017 and combined the official Inktober prompt list with the Dralloween prompts of artist Mab Graves. I kept it all in my sketchbook and brought back a few of the characters from previous years to have some fun with their development. Sketches and references shown. The last half of the month:

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Inktober 2017 Gallery 1

I overachieved in 2017 and combined the official Inktober prompt list with the Dralloween prompts of artist Mab Graves. I kept it all in my sketchbook and brought back a few of the characters from previous years to have some fun with their development. Sketches and references shown. The first half of the month:

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Inktober 2016 Gallery 2

I wasn’t feeling the prompts for any of the Halloween Challenges in 2016, so I came up with my own list. I also went back to a purely hand drawn challenge, working with microns and Pitt Pen markers in a battered Moleskine sketchbook. I loved this year — some fun, tiny toons resulted. The last half of the month (apparently I missed Day 21: Enchanted Edible… ?):

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Surprise, a series about being thrown unexpectedly in touch with genetic relatives via a DNA site
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