Inktober 2017: Child Ballads

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! My Inktober theme this year is Child Ballads: Monsters, Maidens, and Murder. Here are my sketches so far:

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Come back here through October to see new drawings added to the list below! And you can listen along to the series with this playlist I made: https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/1232271124/playlist/4s2cfFeRAWQyYLdqX1u0OO

  1. The Devil’s Nine Questions/Riddles Wisely Expounded (#1)
  2. The Elfin Knight (#2)
  3. The Three Ravens/Twa Corbies (#26)
  4. The Mermaid (#289)
  5. Sheath and Knife (#16)
  6. King Orfeo (#19)
  7. The Laily Worm and the Machrel of the Sea (#36)
  8. Edward (#13)
  9. Sweet William’s Ghost (#77)
  10. The Holland Handkerchief/The Suffolk Miracle (#272)
  11. Cockle Shells/Waly Waly (#204)
  12. False Knight on the Road (#3)
  13. Thomas the Rhymer (#37)
  14. The Farmer’s Curst Wife (#278)
  15. took a sick day, no drawing
  16. The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry (#113)
  17. skull-heart thingy (took a break from drawing ballads)
  18. Barbara Allen (#84)
  19. another sick day
  20. The Unquiet Grave (#78)
  21. The Wife of Usher’s Well (#79)
  22. sick day
  23. sick day (rrgh)
  24. The Cruel Mother (#20)
  25. The Twa Sisters (#10)