It is nearing the end of October and what have I been doing this past month? Inktober!!! My Roaring Cat Game’s partner, Barry, challenged me to pick up #Inktober (a social media challenge that encourages artist and non-artist alike to draw in ink once a day throughout the month of October). Having very minimal experience in ink drawing in the past, the first few days of Inktober was pretty rough. I took for granted the ability to erase with a pencil and undoing by pressing Ctrll+Z in Photoshop; with ink, there is no redo, once you messed up, just pray that you can recover the errors by adding in more lines. So, quite a few of my drawings have random big black spots filled in. -_-
After the first week into Inktober, I got curious with different pen tip sizes and made my way to the nearest Hobby Lobby to see what else I can use. I came across Faber Castell’s calligraphy-like brushes pens and they pretty much opened a whole new world of inking for me. Especially with oriental-influenced drawings, these pens were an essential. The new pens also inspired me to redesign characters from my first game project, Violet’s Vengeance. As you can see below, I am now several days into an animal-samurai themed drawings based on the Asian’s twelve-animal zodiac system. I’m looking to go past Inktober and finish what I’ve started.
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