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loving hilda

we’ve read the first three hilda books by luke pearson so far.

i love their celebration of keeping a sketchbook, reading, coziness, tea and cocoa, and the outdoors.

all of which comes through in the animated series on the netflix.

not only is the animation, music, and voice casting great, but it features an extraordinary color pallete, charismatic character design, and most importantly a lot of heart

peter parker burns the midnight oil

my series of sh•••y drawings continues with peter parker burning the midnight oil

i think i forgot to draw his left arm

is this drawing too sh•••y? can you tell he’s in a dark room looking through a microscope at a sample

well tomorrow’s sh•••y drawing will be better. (though honestly it could be worse.)

onward!

sh***y wolverine drawing

killer cartoonists ed piskor and jim rugg‘s cartoonist kayfabe coverage of wizard magazine has got me drawing all these sh•••y drawings of superheroes i haven’t drawn in decades…

blurry image courtesy of my dying iphone

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lately i just cant get enough of drawing the spidey doodles

spidey swinging home after a long day of spider-manning

i like to think that his costume is in a constant state of repair. hastily stitched together.

and his webbing, though awesome, is never quite perfect. every batch a little different.

media:

  • a little fountain pen action and some brush pen on top of pencil
  • those crayola markers that kids use but it just soaked up the ink, (not waterproof) and made the whole thing pretty dark
  • spidey’s left foot colored in with an orange and red colored pencils

double – inktober 2018 day 29

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day 29: double

so here’s a little paper, rock, scissors between twin snakes; metal, and liquid

its hard to believe that this inktober is winding down already…

it’s been so much fun, and somehow, less stressful than last year

i don’t know if my results have been any better, but the schedule was easier to keep for some reason

hopefully  i can keep it up because i’m going to head right in to 30 days of comics in november.

follow along so you only miss a post when i do

expensive – inktober day 22

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Inktober continues with prompt: expensive.

Snake caught with an empty wallet at the Metal Gear Store.

It didn’t occur me until after my first sketch that I needed to emulate the original metal gear solid inventory system.

Then I had to decide who was going to be manning the shop – the funniest and least likely choice felt like Psycho Mantis.

It’s also a good thing that this isn’t how equipment procurement worked in the original Metal Gear Solid. All those items would have been expensive for sure…

drain – inktober 2018 day 21

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day 21. drain.

here’s a look at the initial sketches.

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In the first sketch you can see that I thought I might need the jungle setting behind Snake.

On the second sketch, once I had just the figure of Snake, the life gauge, and the blood trail in there I realized those 3 elements were all that was needed.

At first I had the trail just going from left to right, but then I tried to give the drawing a little depth by having the trail come in at an angle.

Thanks for reading, and if you’ve missed any, you can catch up on all of my 2018 inktobers here…

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