It's that time of year again, the nights are growing colder, the leaves are continually falling providing me with endless raking work, and most importantly Inktober is upon us! Or rather was upon us - it officially wrapped up on Halloween, which is when I planned on posted all this, but various other family/life items pushed my update back to now. It's OK, I promise it will be great, just pretend we're on Halloween day and there are Jack-o-laterns blazing as you peruse my inks from Inktober 2018! Last year was all horror, so to switch it up I went for all comic book characters this year. Not to favor any one publisher, I drew characters from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Valiant comics.
I started somewhat slow by just inking sketches in my sketchbook with tech pens
|Various comic-y characters, Captain Marvel, Spidey, Lizard and Helheim guy, maybe?|
|Beta Ray Bill|
Round about October 4th I decided to get more formal with this process, so from here on out I typically sketched a thumb in my sketchbook, scanned and did finished pencils in Clip Studio. Then I printed out the digital pencils using blue ink on bristol board and inked with a combination of #2 sable brush, maru nib and tech pens.
|Teenage Laura Kinney (a.k.a. X-23) a Wolverine clone|
|Frank Castle (a.k.a. The Punisher)|
|Another Frank Castle, this time after his death and rebirth as Cosmic Ghost Rider|
|The Yellow Lantern, Sinestro|
|Harley Quinn, I did two of these but the other was "meh"|
|The golden guardian of good, Sentry!|
|The Miles Morales version of Spiderman|
|A strange Solomon Grundy/Hulk hybrid|
|Emmy and the Skinless Boy from Harrow County|
|Hank McCoy, the X-man known as Beast|
|The finale, Uncle Creepy holding Deadpool's head... just because?|
In total I did sixteen ink drawings for Inktober, which is pretty good and not quite as stressful and trying to crank out one every night like I did last year. But wait, there's more! Not only did I ink these but I also scanned and digitally colored all of them from Laura Kinney forward (fourteen in total). But you have to wait for those until another day... or view my Instagram and/or Twitter... but probably just wait for another blog post.