Inktober Wrap-up!

And here comes the end of Inktober 2015!  This is composed of three parts because I was somewhat slow to upload them here, so let’s jump right in to the first set.

The first set, 21 to 24 is all related to Natural Selection 2.  I totally have had a lot of fun playing it over the past year or two, so had to draw it as well.  Initially I was going to do all 5 of the alien lifeforms but I was hindered by the fact that the sketchbook I was working in was going to run out of pages before the last image!  I didn’t want to break up the set over two sketchbooks so I decided to pick the ones that I generally played — and then add in the MAC to represent the marines.  Thus, here’s the skulk, gorge, and lerk that I ended up doing.  I really like how the MAC came out especially though.  Definitely one of my favorites from all of my Inktober images.

Next up, parrots!  I went through and picked a whole flock of them.  In order, a budgie, Meyer’s parrot, Hahn’s macaw, blue & gold macaw, red rump parakeet, and alexandrine parakeet.  By now, everyone should know I like birds, gee.

My final image for Inktober, however, didn’t exactly have the greatest start.  It took me a while to decide what to do since I decided I was going to do a full page spread (versus the half page per image I was using for all the previous ones).  I ended up going with one of my dragons from Flight Rising.

Inktober 2015 #31 - Ganymede

Looks nice, right?  Well, let me note that all the fixes I did on it were done traditionally with acrylic paint.  So it’s not 100% ink like previous ones.. But why would I need fixes in the first place?  Because I spilled black ink over a reasonable sized chunk of it courtesy of a not-quite-closed container.  I think I cleaned it up pretty nice!  I will probably do a minor digital cleanup pass at some point too, but at this point, I’d rather just leave it at the minimally edited version.

Anyway, that brings Inktober to an end.  I’ll hopefully have some new projects posted soon!

Inktober, Part 2 – Dota 2

How about that, the second set of Inktober stuff has finally appeared! This one is all Dota 2 themed.

They’re basically grouped by two (after all, I was fitting two on a page), aside from when they’re grouped by four. The first two are the heroes I’d most want to learn to play — Visage and Invoker. Next are the heroes I have the highest win rate with — Dark Seer and Disruptor.  Then came a pair of heroes that I think are fun to play but I haven’t had much of a chance to do so, but the times I have played them, it’s turned out well — Phoenix and Silencer.  Then comes a set of four, the heroes in current meta that I should learn to play — Night Stalker, Ember Spirit, Templar Assassin, Doom.  The last four are basically under the umbrella of “I would like to see these more in games because I think they’re fun,” — Faceless Void, Warlock, Elder Titan, and Oracle.  Oracle also gets mention because I’d love to see him put into Captains Mode so the pro players will actually play him.

Anyway, the next post might actually be two sets, will see how it goes!  I’m running behind on it, but that’s not a big deal (I think)… Hopefully will have some more great images to post soon, one way or another!

Welcome to Inktober!

If you haven’t heard of Inktober, the portmanteau pretty much explains it all — do an ink drawing every day (or some other schedule) for the month of Inktober. If you poke around the internet, you’ll find it also combined with other things like Drawlloween or other themes like that so the artist can tie things together in ways other than just the medium.

I decided for mine I would primarily pick stuff relating to games I am playing or have played so I would focus less on the character design and more on learning ink, in this case I wanted to work with my acrylic inks again. So, not necessarily an ink drawing for me, but more of a painting. So far, it’s day 20 (and I’m actually up to date with it, huzzah) but I’m only gonna post the first 6 for now, which all were Pokemon themed.

I was working with my FW acrylic inks for these, with only minimal digital touchup, as is the case with all of my Inktober pieces that I’ll be uploading. This group of six Pokemon could almost work as a party, but probably wouldn’t be the greatest against certain types — I’d have to go check the chart about what’s good against what again!

I had to draw inkay because the pun seemed appropriate though I hadn’t realized it until after I initially uploaded it (and inkay is awesome). Next up was aron, though I don’t think I was ever able to get a good spread of types to squeeze one into my lineup but honestly, it’s been a while.

The group totally needed one legendary, so Suicune was my choice — after all, that’s the one legendary from gold/silver that always seemed to like cooperating so I could catch it. I did initially try to stay on model for Suicune, but I eventually decided that the front leg design made less sense to me anatomically, so I adjusted it to fit more with real life animals. Fletchling shared the page with suicune — I wanted to pick one of the birds, and I do rather like its design.

Galvantula was one of those Pokemon that I think at least look pretty neat but I haven’t worked into a party, mostly, if I recall correctly, because by the time I find one I probably have something else trained up. The final Pokemon is of course haunter. I hardly ever go a game without trying to catch one to keep in my party through the whole game. It’s just one I really like having around.

That wraps up the Pokemon though! Tomorrow or not long after I should be posting the next set of Inktober images, which are all Dota 2 themed. I have a lot more of them, mostly because it’s what I’ve been messing around with lately gamewise. Beyond that, the next set (NS2) will probably be posted the 26th or so, then the final images at the start of November. Hope you enjoy ’em!