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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…

weak – inktober 2018 day 15

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It seems crazy but we’re about halfway through Inktober already…

Today’s drawing features Sniper Wolf from Metal Gear Solid.

(It’s probably not clear, but she’s got Snake in her sights.)

Had to use the bamboo brush and take-sumi ink, which I use for my fountain pen, for this piece because i forgot my usual gear. (This ink isn’t waterproof so no wash today. I was afraid when I added the wash, my ink lines wouldn’t hold up.)

Since I wasn’t using my usual brush, I tried to get the pencil underdrawing as clear as possible before I put any ink down. I didn’t want to be having to ‘find’ the drawing with an unfamiliar brush.

Oh! And here’s the pose i needed to use for reference today

star – inktober 2018 day 8

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metal gear solid 2 introduced the idea of having to deal with the enemy guards you’d incapacitated. You had to drag around the guards, hide them in alcoves, or stuff them in lockers so fellow guards wouldn’t stumble upon them and your presence wouldn’t be detected.

After using a wash in yesterday’s sketch, I decided to try it out here today. I’m digging the results.

And here’s the original sketch.

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exhausted – inktober 2018 day 7

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In Metal Gear 4, Snake is an old man, exhausted by years on the battlefield.

He wears a sneaking suit that helps him blend in, octopuslike, with his environment.

I try to convey that effect with a little ink wash. I’m not quite successful, but the effect is interesting, nonetheless.

As a little bonus, here’s the preliminary drawings.

First the pencil sketch, than the inks.

Onward.

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