Back to politics. I spent a lot more time on this one than the others I’ve done so far this year. And I hope the more cartoony style doesn’t make it seem like I’m being glib about this matter - nothing could be further from the truth. Of all the misdeeds, petty and grandiose, of the Trump administration, this one stands out to me as especially horrifying.
Not much to say on this one.
I still owe myself a Day 3, but I couldn’t come up with a half-decent idea for the prompt “Roast” so I haven’t finished that one yet.
So uh…hi! Been a while, huh? It’s been kind of a rough summer - for several reasons, which I won’t get into here. I actually have a bunch of things I’ve been meaning to post, but that’s for another time - for now, I decided this morning to go ahead and take a swing at Inktober again, so here’s the results for yesterday and today.
Needless to say, I decided not to further narrow my range of options this year beyond the prompts. Dragons may creep in, of course, but I won’t demand one for every image this time.
Owner of the local mead hall.
The first 3 of these are all siblings, ranging in age from 16 (yesterday's) to 19 (tomorrow's). This young lady is 17, and is a blacksmith's apprentice (hence the smudges).
I actually finished this a few days ago, but forgot to post it.
I'm cheating just a little bit here - this is not a new piece of art. I originally drew this way back in 2005. But today I revisited the digital composite file I have for it and made some improvements - adjusted the levels to boost the contrast, cleaned up a lot of the scan artifacts and errant pencil smudges, and went back over some of the linework. I did all this because I wanted a version of this image that would be suitable for prints to be made of it, and then I made a version that (hopefully) works on apparel as well.