So week 3 of #Inktober has already been and gone. I am really surprised at how quickly this has gone, and I am so proud of myself for sticking with it! I have less than two weeks left now, and I'm almost a little bit sad that it will be over so soon. Here's what I drew on days 15-21.
Day 15: I felt that as I've been using my Pentel brush pen so much, it would be fitting to draw something with a Japanese theme. I chose a koi fish, a motif I always love. I drew the outline and the black spots with the brush pen, then added red bottled ink with a brush. I love how it turned out!
Day 16: I bought a Daruma doll on this day, so I had to continue the Japanese theme by drawing it! Again I used the brush pen and red bottled ink, as well as an orange Staedtler Triplus Color pen and some gold acrylic paint-I wanted to use gold ink but my gold marker had run out. Traditionally, one eye of the Daruma is drawn on when making a wish or setting a goal, and the other is drawn on when the wish or goal has been completed. Maybe I'll tell you what I wished for while drawing this, if it comes true...
Day 17: I liked the white/black/red theme of my other drawings so I decided to think of something else to draw with that colour scheme. Of course the red-crowned (Japanese) crane was the perfect subject. I'm happy with this drawing, I think I managed to capture some of their grace.
Day 18: Yep, you've guessed it, Japan themed again... This is my drawing of the Japanese serow, a goat-antelope which looks like something out of a fantasy world. I like how they manage to look like goats, deer, and furry miniature bears all at once.
Day 19: I broke away from the Japanese theme, and my comfort zone, by drawing this sort of goth unicorn. I want to focus on drawing fantasy creatures more, so this was a good start. Once again I used the Pentel brush pen and a Staedtler Triplus Color pen.
Apparently I was on a bit of a roll on day 19, because I also drew this stag, in a very different style from the goth unicorn. This was done using a Pentel liquid gel pen.
Day 20: I drew yet another deer. It's becoming a problem!
Day 21: I decided to fully embrace my eccentric side
(who am I kidding, it's not a side, IT'S EVERY FACET OF MY BEING) and drew a witch goat. It was inspired by this photo, which is winning the internet. I am pretty sure witch goats are the best thing on the internet.
So that was week 3. Who knows what I shall draw in week 4, witch deer perhaps? Actually that seems like a good idea...