Inktober- Days 1-3

There are not enough hours in the day. The last six weeks have been crazier than even our usual standard of crazy, by which I mean just about everything that could go wrong has gone wrong… with BOTH our cars. I’ll write a full post about that late on.

In the meantime, since I did promise myself I was going to get back to blogging a couple times a week (and still haven’t managed to do that yet), here’s a quick look at the first three #Inktober drawings that I’ve done. I’ve managed to keep up so far, and have a total of six drawings. I decided to go with a “witch” theme rather than use the prompts given for this year’s Inktober. Without further ado, here’s days 1-3.

Inktober 2018 - Witchie

Inktober 2018, day 1 – Witchie

The first day. I knew I wanted to draw witches, but I also wanted to draw cute little girls. I decided on my theme after going through my tee shirt collection and finding an old “Precious Miseries” shirt. I love those cute, gothic little girls!

Inktober 2018, Sugar Skull Witch

Inktober 2018, day 2 – Sugar Skull Witch

Once I decided I was going to do a bunch of kawaii witches, I started thinking about “Adventure Time,” and how the show had so many difference princesses. So this is sort of an homage to Princess Bubblegum.

Inktober 2018, day 3 - Baby Mandrake

Inktober 2018, day 3 – Baby Mandrake

By the third day, I realized I was going to end up putting a LOT of work into coloring each of these drawings. I love coloring with markers, but I have a very specific way of doing it, and it’s very time consuming. So even though I’m doing all my Inktober drawings this year on ATCs (2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches), I’m still spending a couple of hours on each piece. I thought drawing some of the accoutrements of a witch would be simpler than drawing a witch, so I decided to draw a very cute baby mandrake. That’s when I learned two things. First, baby mandrakes are that much simpler than cute witches. Second, I really like the broken line style of inking that I did on this one, so I’ve kept doing that with all the other Inktober drawings I’ve done so far this week.

I’ll share a few more Inktober drawings later this week. But for now, I’ve got to exercise and then I’m spending the rest of the day making fake rocks and boulders for this year’s Girl Scout murder mystery party. I’ll give you a clue for this year’s mystery. Someone gets crushed by a rock slide!