Inktober 2020… Kevin Sculpting (Shelter in Place: Day 221)…

Hey guys!

Happy Ten-Twenty-Twenty… Twenty! (10-20-2020) Neat number, shitty year, amiright?!

Yesterday I woke up and took the doggos on a long walk right at sunrise, and thought that for the most part my migraine was manageable. I had to wait until noon before I could take any more Excedrin. But sometime around eleven-ish I took the doggos out again and perhaps it was the bright sun or something in the air, but the nausea came back and I spent the rest of the day feeling yucky.

It’s really hard to concentrate when your head hurts and you feel kinda carsick… but I tried. I’m like a dog with a bone on that last drawing, it just isn’t right and I don’t know how to fix it. So after seemingly hours of tinkering with it, I’m gonna put it away and come back to it another day.

In the meantime, I’ve been frustrated with not really being able to wrap my mind around how Kevin looks from another angle… I can draw boxes all day long, but for some reason ellipses is breaking my brain. I asked Dragon if she would pose for me, of course she agreed…

Even though she kinda has the right body, I still had to imagine the head and eye ridges and trying to alter my drawing of her, I ended up with something closer to ALF 😦 …

Yesterday, in my pain and nausea haze I was trying to come up with some thumbnail ideas for the other prompts when I started to play with my kneaded eraser… suddenly, I was holding Kevin’s likeness! …

Things are starting to click…

As you can see from the top three drawings I looked up how to draw a lizard and it didn’t really help with how Kevin looks… the little sculpture really is the key, I think.

I’ve also been having trouble just coming up with ideas in general, but mostly the frustration of knowing I couldn’t draw Kevin in any other angle was driving me crazy… here’s some of my ideas for some of the prompts…

As you can see, I’ve been stuck for days. Then the migraine hit, or vomitous-headache as I like to call it, which tends to last 3-5 days… today is day 3 and it’s feeling better… so hopefully I’ll be back to my normal self again real soon.

Anyway, I’ve been feeling a bit guilty that I haven’t been inking and posting daily… but I think my idea was a little too grandiose for my skill set, so I’ve been struggling with trying to learn too many things at once. For me, Inktober is about learning and practicing, which I’m doing, so it’s all good.

Ah it’s noonish, I can take some more medicine. I’m gonna go do that now.

Stay safe everyone! And wash your hands! 🙂
Until next time…
~nic

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