Inktober, days six, seven, and eight… I didn’t draw much this weekend and played catch up today.
Day 6 – Tootsie Pop
Day six’s shape was a teardrop… once I drew the eyes I saw a crab and then looked up a crab as reference. S/He was hard to name… several names later I settled on Tootsie Pop, because she has a hard shell…
Day 7 – Cinnamon Bonbon
Day seven’s shape was an oval. This one for some reason just wasn’t coming today. I started with the horns and it just looked too mean/angry to be in this crowd of monsters… so I changed the eyes and added a nose. Then the problem was what to do with the rest of the body… my husband suggested that he be behind someone then I wouldn’t have to worry about its arms and legs. I decided that he needed a name that said that he was ‘soft in the middle’… we came up with Bonbon… then my husband added Cinnamon because he has a bite. 🙂
Day 8 – Nerds
Day eight’s shape was a combo of a rectangle and a square… this one came quickly to me. 😀 Earlier in the week, my husband had suggested that I make one of the monsters little and multiple to fill in the spaces. Of course, this one would be Nerds. 😀
For the ink
I used yama-guri (wild chestnut, dark brown; Tootsie Pop), soy-ro (pine tree dew, gray turquioise; Cinnamon Bonbon), and shin-ryoku (deep green; Nerds) with both a Maru (mapping) soft nip and a G nib.
Now I need to figure out where the other monsters of the month will go… do I just start a new page or do I try to have all the pages become one big page? Also do I add some shading to help with the read of who is behind who? I have some ideas, I just have to get past the timidness of ‘ruining’ the piece.
Until next time…