Friday, October 23, 2015

#Inktober 2015 | Days 15-21

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...

You can see my previous Inktober posts here and here.

4 comments:

  1. Hi, I just wrote a comment and it got lost while posting it :/ so let's do this again. I really love how you embrace different styles and try different motifs. Koi and witch goat are my favourites. Haven't heard of inktober before but it sounds interesting :). I bought a calligraphy brush pen while I was in Japan this summer and really love it ... and regret not buying a few more as they were much cheaper than on the internet. All the best for the next step of inktober and I'm looking forward to see more
    Romica from http://romicagawon.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you, your comment is very thoughtful and means a lot to me :) I am so in love with my brush pen, I think if I ever went to Japan (which I hope to one day) I'd bring back a suitcase filled with pens and craft supplies!

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  2. These are stunning Polly! I think the Crane is my favourite though I love the Koi and the doll too, that red, black and white theme is so pretty. You're so talented! - Tasha

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    1. Thank you! I want to do some more with the black, red and white theme, I just ran out of ideas. Clearly I need to watch more documentaries about Japan to get more ideas...

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