31 October 2014
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I decided to try Inktober this year. Not the full 31 day marathon, but the 5k pace of once a week. Here is my first entry, which could fall under the Day 2 topic of "vintage" since Gaston's bird is extinct. Using the same pen doodling style as I used in Metamorphosis. Pigma pen on Stonehenge.
WiP - finished doodle and the original model in a book about prehistoric animals
21 September 2014
"Herman" pen and ink
At a recent SCBWI workshop, Lisa Cinar had our group draw faces. We were given 10 minutes to fill a page. I have done this exercise with her before, but it is always worth repeating. Remember Sebastian?
This time, Lisa added a new spin. We had to ask the character that we created questions like, "How are you?" "Where are you?" "What are you doing here?"
In the span of two hours I had a character named Herman, in the sewer, distraught, holding a fish, and looking for his friend, Gertie, the alligator. It was a liberating exercise and I have the raw materials for a new story.
Herman Underground - charcoal
Here are some other favourite faces in my sketchbook, all in pen and ink: