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!