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weekend Inktober drawings

I was away over the weekend with very limited Internet, so I'm giving you my weekend's Inktober drawings now--along with critique, because why not?

The theme for October 7 was "shy," and I liked my concept for it, but was disappointed by my execution. I think I either should have worked on it longer (and paid more attention to, like, anatomy) or else gone for something more cartoonish--simpler lines, etc.

The theme for October 8 was "crooked," and I decided on lightning, but my first attempt used Too Many Different Sorts of Crosshatching, plus the lightning itself had a too-solid, not-glowing-enough look to it, like it was made out of plywood and painted white. So I tried again, this time aiming for a more pure-energy lightning... but the result looks... hmm. Not dazzling enough. If it were pencil-tober, I'd do it in pencil; I think I could get what I want with pencil. Maybe.

But you know? I'm having fun in spite of these dissatisfactions. Today's theme is "shriek"--maybe I'll post something before the day goes by.

Shy
shy

Crooked
crooked

This entry was originally posted at https://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/865048.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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pigshitpoet
Oct. 9th, 2017 10:30 pm (UTC)
; )
cheers!
asakiyume
Oct. 10th, 2017 12:51 am (UTC)
Re: ; )
:D cheers~
yamamanama
Oct. 10th, 2017 12:19 am (UTC)
I actually really like "crooked"
asakiyume
Oct. 10th, 2017 12:52 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like it--I think my problem is the gap between what's in my head and what's on the paper, but I'm cheered by the thought that it appeals to people who aren't burdened by what's in my head!
sartorias
Oct. 10th, 2017 12:31 am (UTC)
The crooked one is especially striking
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asakiyume
Oct. 10th, 2017 12:52 am (UTC)
I'm pleased you like it--thank you!
egg_shell
Oct. 10th, 2017 03:51 am (UTC)
Crooked has a LOT of energy!
asakiyume
Oct. 10th, 2017 11:37 am (UTC)
All those dots ;-)
heliopausa
Oct. 12th, 2017 05:21 am (UTC)
I didn't realise that Inktober meant it really had to be ink! Lovely challenge!
I think the lightning is clever. :)
asakiyume
Oct. 12th, 2017 04:51 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard that it explicitly has to be ink; I think I'm being literal-minded ;-) One of my daughters is restricting herself to physical media (physical pens and markers) as opposed to electronic media (she does a lot of art using digital tools too), but not everyone follows that restriction, and one person I know is using it as an opportunity to write flash fiction on the prompts rather than drawing at all--so there are lots of ways of participating.
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