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.
If you’re not familiar with the Metal Gear video games, one of the ways you can bypass enemy guards is to drop magazines as a distraction, allowing Snake to sneak by undetected.
(I don’t remember any magazines in the original Metal Gear Solid, but the guards also had full face masks, but how would I show him drooling through his mask? So liberties have been taken. Liberties!)
(Also, you can catch a glimpse of one of the previous versions I did towards the bottom of the photo. You can also see a light drawing of another previous version with a close up of the guard still there on the wall.