Ink October 6 "Spirit"

[CW for a scary Victorian-style ghost in the expanded image]

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Ink October 8 "Watch"

[CW for cow peering in through the window spookily]
"HONEY IT'S THAT COW AGAIN"

this is kind of based on a very scary creepypasta image i saw ages ago except i thought it would be funny (and also immensely more threatening?) to make it a cow

self crit 

like with most other inktober entries, i reeeally want to go back and edit this. the bathroom details need shadows for a more convincing scene. for the cow, i started roughing out a shape with a broad brush, expecting to test out a grid based overdrawing thing to make it look like a textured window - in fact the messy brush already provided a distortion effect that worked "enough" to not need overdoing. i added a little bit of displaced colour to add to the effect. but: on to the next 1

Ink October 10 "Pick"

BEFORE YOU are three items. which will you pick?
1. Freddo
2. Some kind of fucked up mini saxophone
3. The true face of the sun

WHICH item will you pick

the fucked up mini saxophone makes kind of the sound you'd expect it to, however Freddo makes an even worse sound, constantly

oh shit, i should have put a signature bottom-right. that would have made it. ah well "ya can't redo inktober"

Ink October 13 "Roof"

[CW for image from a horror film, scary man on roof]

i drew this based on how i remembered the scene (it's from "It Follows"), and referred to some still images for the house. i misremembered the scene as happening at night, probably from looking at too much slimyswampghost -style creepy photo paint-overs.

self-crit 

as always, i'm looking at this and thinking about what would improve it. (i'm posting the pictures as soon as i finish drawing them). in this case, obviously the proportions of the cheek plates are off - the left one should be brought forwards to match the other. the lighting could be better - the brightness of the front of the dauphin ornament should match the front of the faceplate. i'd also wanted to add more ornamentation but that could've been another hour's work 🤷

Tried another new technique this time. After spending ages and ages painting stuff in layers, I did a single layer over the top of it set to influence Luminosity only (about 40% opacity) and painted over everything using light and dark values picked from the scene. So it worked as like a unified light-and-dark map over the top of everything, which improved on the fairly wonky painting I had before that. Also used a smeary brush for the luminosity layer, which gave it a bit more of an oily look.

i'm fussed that this might appear to be a political illustration because the elephants and riders are red and blue. and apparently the elephant is a political animal in america (what the fuck guys!?)
but it's not. basically it's two people who are going to work on their elephants and one (or both) of them was going the wrong way on the elephant road and their elephants bashed into each other. both people work at elephant factories, but the factories are in different directions from each other.

featuring a cameo appearance from everyone's favourite pal Freddo from Inktober 10.

this is a day late because it's so damn hard to get Freddo to stay still while i draw him

@alex hello eldritch cow entity! Have you come to be friends (eat souls)?

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@alex I pick the sun but fear that it will cause some existential disaster

@alex if it was a chocolate frog, I'd vote for it ;)

(Do you have Freddo Frogs in the UK? )

@alex this endless conflict is so sad… they should be brothers…

@alex it's unlikely to be seen as such because the blue animal is also an elephant whereas in a political illustration the blue animal would be a donkey

@alex alex i don't know how to break this to you but that's not how moons work

sorry buddy :(

@puf no it's like that and then a little alien guy goes on it [see attached picture]

@alex What a scamp, that freddo.

This is worth waiting for, it's great. :)

@alex This is great. I think you didn't actually hide the image though

@maloki thanks! yeah i'm not sure what level of CW i wanted to put on it since i usually err on the safe side with CWs but it's mostly hidden in the thumbnail anyway

@alex fair. just thought it'd be worth mentioning, because soemetimes I forget to hit the right buttons!

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