November Drawing – Day 20, Robots, Mermaids and Coloring Pages

Ta-daa! Patricia colored my beat up old robot not once, but twice! First, there’s this guy…


Wrong droid!

“But how do you KNOW you’re not the droid we’re looking for?”

And then there’s this guy!



It’s a robot on acid!

I can’t decide which one I like better. I do know that I love the extra bits of drawing that Patricia added, and now I want her to color ALL my drawings! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Ahem… Anyhoo, I did more work today on the Victorian Mermaiden, not to be confused with tthe other mermaids I’ve been working on. How many mermaids did I start this month? And at least one other is still in progress, but she has soooooooo much hair! But this is the Victorian Mermaiden, all inked.


An inky mermaiden!

What lovely inks you have, my dear!

I love how the lines came out on this one. I used the snapping option and the arc tool in some places to draw parts of the tentacles. I love that I can easily switch back and forth between precision and free-hand drawing in Concepts. I plan to start coloring this one tomorrow.

I have another potential coloring page in the works, but I’m not ready to share it just yet. It’s going to be something a little more elaborate, but as soon as I have it ready, I’ll let you all know!

November Drawing – Day 05, How would you color this mushroom?

I don’t know if this interests anyone or not, but I made another mushroom, and I’m making it available to anyone who wants to color it!

Color me!

Color me! It’ll be fun… or weird… I don’t know…

I will do my own colors in Concepts for this one, but I’d love to see what other people make of my strange little doodle. I will probably draw more skulls, for folks like me who refuse to let the Halloween season end, and I will eventually make the mermaid I’m working on available as a coloring image as well.

Speaking of which, I got more work done on the mermaid today as well. The inking is almost done and I’ve started playing with the colors.


A creepy, colorful mermaid!

Adding colors in InkPad is a bit like making a paper-cut image. I trace the shapes of the main colors using the pen toll, then go back with the brush tool to trace less precise shapes for shading and highlights. All the colors are flat, so it looks like layers of cut paper laid over each other to make an image. At least that’s how it feels to me.

Again, let me know if you like the mushroom coloring image, and I will work on making more to share with folks. There are so many coloring books out there on so many topics, but I don’t think there are any books that focus on creepy or gothic or scary subjects, so I think maybe we could fix that, right?