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Inktober

Day 1: ring


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#2
Ha yes, it's October! OK, I may start the inktopus thing too, thanks for the nudge.
Welcome on board!

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#3
Day 2: mindless, also "pumpkin" from Drawlloween list (by SariSpy56)




Leo Ki, cool!
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#4
Day 3 & 4: blood + vampire


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#5
Day 5: witch + build






and trying out gouache


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#6
Merging two October challenges for an extra challenge, wow!
I like your physical ink and the witch's expression.
Will take the time to get into the poem when my headache is gone ^^

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#7
Day 6: skeleton



Day 7: fairy + enchanted



Day 8: clown + frail



Leo Ki, thanks!
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#8
So I took the time to read the Dragonfruit poem aloud at a quiet time, it's quite mesmerizing. It's yours, right?
I'm having trouble understanding your Inktober 8, sorry about that. Care to explain?

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#9
Day 9: swing
Day 10: pattern (from reference)
Day 11: scarecrow + snow




The cat's quite comfy in that scarecrow:
Once november leaves
snow in place of leave
you still here
so happy, no fear


Day 12: dragon: seadragon  (from reference)




Leo, yes, I tend to come up with ideas that are bigger than what I can draw, but this month I'm gonna go with what inspires me, instead of what I can pull of technically, so I included it even though that felt a bit scary, so thanks for the nice words!


That inktober is very messy, but I kinda had that image pop into my head...
It's kind of like this: the jester stands for creativity, cusiosity, being daring and being in the moment,  the (his) child is an idea, the artist  is crumpling his drawings, knocking over his inkwell and not even noticing the child, the flow of the ink represents the idea of 'flow', but gone wrong.
The child, she's not hurt, but  I should make that more clear, maybe have her go back to the jester at the end.
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#10
Some more inktober day 12, this time raven + dragon.










Inktober day 13: ash


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#11
Did you paint over the black or subtract from the black to do the face in number 13?

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#12
Great mood in your inktober 13 - and with a day-before flashback or continuity in it even. Also, I like how your mixing two challenges generates even richer ideas such as the hibernating cat. Inktober 9 has its own swing, and Inktober 10 would deserve its own poem too :)

Going with what inspires you may be the straightest way to tackle and absorb the technical challenges the fastest way - that's what I do although it might be the exact opposite to a well rounded training.

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#13
Inktober day 14: poisened apple + overgrown (Snowwhite, her glass coffin getting overgrown with tree roots)




Darktiste, I started with black, then a white blob for the hair and face, and then kept sculpting back and forth with black and white. It's all in 1 layer, the sharp edges is where I erased with the other color.

Leo, thanks!
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#14
Inktober day 15: legend (copy from reference)



Inktober day 16: voodoo doll + wild

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inktober day 17: zombie + ornament
The flower is a calla lily, which is associated with resurrection and rebirth, and with the raven I thought this could represent zombie resurrection. I thought this person could keep getting out of his grave, and then in his photo he 'd look more like a zombie each time people would burry him (he looks too much like a vampire though, I also messed up the bird anatomy). 
inktober day 18: misfit + crystal
inktober day 19: mummy (copy from movie 'The Mummy')








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#16
The voodoo doll is hilarious :D
Your next challenge is to mix 14 to 19 in one image :P Legend and Mummy can definitely live together and I like the fine details you drew on them.

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#17
Wow, nice studies, why don't you try to study some drawing fundamentals??
This website can help you out: https://drawabox.com/
In terms of digital painting you can find this website to help you: https://www.ctrlpaint.com/library
Keep it up!
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#18
Leo, thanks! I had a lot of fun with that one, lol. 14 and 19 ... ow , you're on to something... but do I go scary or cute? Haha, actually, I'd be afraid I'd go for cute, and end up in the uncanny valley of scary...

Matheus, I will, once inktober is done, thanks!


Some more inktobers
day 20: the Devil + thread: The Devil's thread: silver and black lava path leading into a pitch black cave, yes there's a tree,  no, it didn't survive.




day 21: puppet: I've been inspired by diablo's witchdoctor (this:https://www.desktopbackground.org/wallpaper/iphone-6-plus-diablo-3-witch-doctor-female-games-wallpapers-125597) , so there's some bits and pieces from that, also, this is kinda the same character as day1, I'm really loving to explore the witchdocter theme.
"First steps": first steps are always hard, whether you're a young witchdocter animating your first puppet, or, well... the puppet.



day 22: forest + ghost



day 23: magic mirror + ancient

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#19
Yup, I encourage you to explore the witch doctor further, within inktober or later, and also to give her some of the spirit of the inktober 5 witch which I love. And she would survive the devil's thread path.

A redhood ghost and a zombie snowwhite in one story, yes I want to see that! :]

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#20
Leo, thanks for the encouragement!! Nice catch with the Devils Path, I also thought it could go nicely with the witchdoctor universe. The tale of Redwood Ghost and Snowdead White... haha, yes!


inktober day 24: coffin + dizzy (based on the movie 'hotel transylvania')



inktober day 25: extra limbs + tasty 



inktober day 26: spider + dark



inktober day 27: coat (with some reference)




inktober day 28:plants + ride



inktober day 29: lantern



inktober day 30: trick or treat + catch



inktober day 31: halloween party + ripe: 3 young witches about to eat some pumpkin pie

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