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:
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
- The Devil’s Nine Questions/Riddles Wisely Expounded (#1)
- The Elfin Knight (#2)
- The Three Ravens/Twa Corbies (#26)
- The Mermaid (#289)
- Sheath and Knife (#16)
- King Orfeo (#19)
- The Laily Worm and the Machrel of the Sea (#36)
- Edward (#13)
- Sweet William’s Ghost (#77)
- The Holland Handkerchief/The Suffolk Miracle (#272)
- Cockle Shells/Waly Waly (#204)
- False Knight on the Road (#3)
- Thomas the Rhymer (#37)
- The Farmer’s Curst Wife (#278)
- took a sick day, no drawing
- The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry (#113)
- skull-heart thingy (took a break from drawing ballads)
- Barbara Allen (#84)
- another sick day
- The Unquiet Grave (#78)
- The Wife of Usher’s Well (#79)
- sick day
- sick day (rrgh)
- The Cruel Mother (#20)
- The Twa Sisters (#10)
Something different I made last year and haven’t found a use for yet. If you know what this thing is/was, I’ll buy you a Coke.
Here are the sketches I’ve done for #illo_advent so far. Hopefully I’ll have time to do a few more before the 25th!
This was my third Inktober and I wasn’t able to participate every single day this time, but I’m still pretty happy with ideas I came up with that I can develop into finished work. See my entries from the last two years below (the links will take you to my old blog)
That’s purple pit bull pegasus puppies.
Hopefully these are enough ice pops or ice lollies to tide you over till the end of summer. By next summer they should be available on clothing 😉
It’s Monday! Have you checked your cupboard for stowaways?
Ugly 70’s couches, vinyl slipcovers optional but recommended.
I wish I had makeup in all these colors so I could do real life RGB and CMYK-themed makeovers.
These started out as everyday practice sketches, but I decided to color them in. This is a portrait of a luna moth. Their wings get most of the attention, but they also have really fabulous antennae:
And this is a hornet moth (great example of mimicry here— I would definitely run the other way)
My dog is much more of a giver than a taker.
How many ways can you gaze into the future? Nearly everyone has tried anthomancy at least once, but what about lecanomancy, oomancy, ailuromancy, or if you can afford it, margaritomancy? The future really is everywhere you look.
One merraccoon is cute and clumsy, the other is crafty and a bit creepy, but they are both excellent sea scavengers.
Please do not say “poached”— they aren’t attractive in this illustration style.
A couple of recent Daily Dog sketches, showing a couple of dudes doing what they do best.