Inktober 2017: Day 1-10

2017 is my second year of Inktober and I was really eager to start at the beginning of the month. I think I just missed drawing every single day just for the sake of it, not for a commission. I barely draw just for myself these days which I hope to find a way back to with this challenge, too!

I’m keeping to the official prompt list so far (find it by scrolling down at the page above), and I like how freely I can interpret them. But enough chatter, on with the pictures!

Inktober 2017, Day 1: Old School Swift | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comDay 1: Swift

Funny enough, apus apus was the first thing to come to mind for this prompt. As swallows are regularly used in old-school tattoos I decided to try and experiment with that style for once (I still want to explore that further).

Inktober 2017, Day 2: Black & White Divided | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comDay 2: Divided

Those two guys used to be the same timeless entity. Now they are separate and quarrel a lot, usually about who’s the bigger glutton and that it’s “fluffy, not fat!!!” and are companions to a magical girl who transforms using this fancy candle snuffer I found thrifting not too long ago.

Inktober 2017, Day 3: Poison | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comDay 3: Poison

I always had a thing for Art Nouveau advertisement posters. My first idea was a mermaid alchemist’s laboratory, though, with puffer fish tied to the work bench. I’m glad I went with this idea, though! Angel’s trumpets are such beautiful and interesting flowers.

Inktober 2017, Day 3: Poison - Detail | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.com

Inktober 2017, Day 4: Mermaid Yoga | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comDay 4: Underwater

It was glaringly obvious that I was going to draw a mermaid for this prompt. While I usually am a huge fan of sapphic depictions of mermaids together I went for another poster option again (mainly because I’m lazy and also was annoyed enough that I had to censor the poison lady for Facebook the day before…). The paper was horrific to work with, by the way, lots of bleeding. I went and dabbed over every bit of colouring ink as soon as I had applied it this time which made it so much more neat.

Inktober 2017, Day 4: Mermaid Yoga - Detail | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comHer tattoo says Sailor Girl’s Girlfriend, by the way, to come back to my thing for sapphic mermaids.

Inktober 2017, Day 5: Allouét | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comDay 5: Long

My interpretation for this one might be a bit of a stretch but her hair is pretty long, so that counts, right? Right. This is my current Pathfinder character, Allouét Draskant, chaotic good bard from Galt with a crush on a dead poet and a tame thrush. She’s got a flair for the dramatic, too. I still want to colour her, although that might have to wait until Inktober is over…

Inktober 2017, Day 5: Allouét - Detail | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comInktober 2017, Day 6: Favoured Weapon | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comDay 6: Sword

I must admit that I’m not exactly happy with this one. My weapon design skills are definitely lacking, which the boyfriend never ceases to tell me, too.
He’s right, though, I should practise that more! The things pictured are the favoured means of fighting of my Pathfinder characters so far: Allouét (see above): rapier; Ruut (TN barbarian): hurling stones (one of them the thumb of a cyclopean statue…); Obscura (CN fetchling rogue): daggers/short swords; Viorea (LG Desna paladin): bastard sword; Fenella (CG synthesist summoner): magic (in form of her eidolon, the Starbeast, tbh).

Inktober 2017, Day 7: Shy Spoonie Pangolin | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comDay 7: Shy

Pangolins are highly susceptible to stress and curl up when they feel in danger. I relate to that a lot. Also, I was feeling low on spoons that day, so here you go, have a lovely little pangolin with some extra spoons!

Inktober 2017, Day 8: Crooked & Crowed | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comDay 8: Crooked

This one is more than just probably the most boring one of the set. I had something entirely different in mind but it wouldn’t just come out as I had imagined it so I settled for something less interesting but also far less frustrating this time.

Inktober 2017, Day 9: Screeeeech | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comDay 9: Screech

For me this is how the sound of a dentist’s drill looks: Greenish, with tendril-like ends that ripple weirdly.

Inktober 2017, Day 10: Giant Ink Caps | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comDay 10: Gigantic

I love how the gradients on the smaller mushrooms turned out in this one! Size is probably always just a matter of the point of view, and I take any excuse I can get to draw fungi, anyway. These are relatives of ink caps, one of the most awesome and strange yet still not completely alien specimen in mycology. They just dissolve in this kind of black goo, it’s fantastic.

And that concludes my first ten days of Inktober! Which of these do you like best? Are you taking part, too? I can’t wait to show you the next set!

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5 thoughts on “Inktober 2017: Day 1-10

  1. Oh these are stunning! I really like the simplicity of the Crooked prompt drawing, it’s so pretty and calming, but my favourite is definitely your one for Divided. I love the story behind it, and the way you executed it – gorgeous! – Tasha

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