Inktober intrigued me ever since I first encountered the challenge on Tumblr, but at the time I was still in too bad a mental shape to even pick up a pencil, let alone try something new. Thankfully that changed for the better, so this year I was determined to at least try. I could really use the practice; all I can handle with consistent results right now are pure pencil sketches, so it’s high time to work with other materials for a change.
I wasn’t quite sure how to translate my pencil style to the fineliner, so I just tried a bunch of different things, like shading, using multiple tip types for one drawing, playing with line weight, that sort of thing. Line weight especially is a huge challenge for me (as is apparent in some of the awful eeveelution heads below), but I’ll keep trying.
Even though I really wanted to draw something every day in October, I had to admit defeat recently due to time and energy constraints. Still, it was a lot of fun and definitely not my final effort to improve my fineliner skills.
For the first three I used screenshots from call-up here, by the way. More to come.
Klick on the awfully blurry thumbnails to browse through the gallery!
When I started the challenge I sought to honour my bestie @nejsa by giving preference to her mercenary Felanay, but in hindsight it should have been obvious to me that the first one probably won’t turn out to be the best one. Still, it was good practice and fun to make, and it doesn’t look bad by any means.
@ScrapperNimitz’ bounty hunter Ta’looh, whose looks I adore. Rather intricate, super fun to make.
I don’t have the name of this one unfortunately. The sketch started out as a hot mess, but I’m super happy I kept going because I think it turned out great.
A portrait of sorts of Shima, one of the wolf ladies I will be working with in 2017. That one is probably closest to my pencil style.
Since the portraits quickly turned out to be too demanding for me to do in a single day, I resorted to something more simple – sooo, have an Eevee.
Of course I had to do all the evolutions too. I really don’t like Flareon in the games, but somehow drawing this one is easier for me than the others. You also learn A LOT about the subtler differences between the evos that I never noticed before (eyeshape and that sort of thing).
That one looked better as a sketch, but I’m still fine with it.
Vaporeon was a pain perspective wise, but oh well. My favourite of the three original ones.
Note to self: don’t do THE WHOLE DRAWING with the brush tip. I’m so sorry, Umbreon.
AKA the alien. Dunno what happened here.
Leafeon is my current favourite of the lot. The drawing turned out nicely too imo.
Yeah… uh… whatever.
That one is ok too. Not a fairy type person, but Sylveon is cute.
Sun and Moon will feature a new dog Pokémon, Lycanroc. Its Midday Form looks remarkably like @nejsa’s dog Lissy (who is the cutest, btw), but lacks the characteristic flick of hair on her forehead. I remedied that.