So, this year’s inktober didn’t really turn out like I hoped to – I was hoping to make more computer inked stuff, but I had so little time that inking on my way to work was more convenient. Also, I got sick for a week and some other stuff made me skip for quite a lot of days. But hey, I did a few pieces and it helped me come back to drawing after my summer/fall pause, so I’m pretty happy anyways :)
So, since it’s halloween today, I decided to draw the SPEJS crew as spooky monsters ;)
And as a bonus, here’s a colored version of spooky team SPEJS:
I’ve been sick for a week and had to prepare for a thing I’ll table at this weekend (more about that on Friday), so I’ve been missing out on a lot of days! And I’ll probably miss a few more, but yeah, I’ll do what I can :) Here are two Inktober pieces I’ve made during the past days:
Day 24’s Queertober prompt was “boday hair” and since I drew the non-men of SPEJS in undies a few days back, I thought this was an excellent opportunity to also draw Gav in his undies and expose his hairyness :B Done as a “cool down” piece when I visited my studio the other day :) Drawn with a brush pen and some pigment liners.
This one, I just drew without a prompt. Today’s been VERY rainy, and I was heading to the gym at 6.30 am this morning, feeling very tired, so I drew my current mood while commuting :) Drawn with a pigment liner.
I’ve been missing out on a few prompts, as expected. Sometimes you have other priorities and the day only have that many hours. Oh well, it’ll be interesting to see how many prompts I manage to finish during this month :)
Today’s queertober prompt is “self care” and I decided to draw Ragna just chilling and recarging after a mission…by hiding somewhere far from everyone, read a book, drink some whisky and eat some snacks. What they’re readong? That’s a secret XD
Again, drawn while commuting since that seems to be the only time of day when I have the time for these XD Pigment Liner, size 0.3.
I started to draw this yesterday, but didn’t have time to finish until today, so this is also a late inktober! Yesterday’s queertober prompt was “body positive”, meaning a good reason to draw my characters in underwear apparantly ;) I really enjoying each and every one of my characters and their looks and body types <3
I didn’t add Gav to the image because of bad planning, but I think I’ll get more reasons to draw his bare chest during this challenge ;)
I finalized this a little late yesterday so I’m posting it today instead :) Yesterday’s queertober prompt was “fabolous”, and since the pangee men of the SPEJS universe are supposed to be ultra mega fab, I drew one! This guy is probably a little modest and casual, but I think he’s a lot more fab than I could ever be :)
Made with Pigment Liner 0.1 and 0.5. I said I’d do a lot more digital inktober pieces this year, but apparantly it’s more convenient to do these on my way to work in my sketchbook ^^;
I decided to join in on the 24 hour comic day this weekend and thus, no inktobers from me! But today I’m back with a quick scribble!
Today’s queertober prompt was “pride”, and as I was a bit bummed out that I missed the dad prompt this weekend, I decided to make a proud dad instead! One of Gav’s dads are proud that their son’s learning how to Mulle Meck at a very young age while the other dad’s just hoping that his son won’t get eaten alive by that car XD I do have an idea for a comic with Gav’s dads, but I need to find time to script and storyboard it first before any magic can happen :)
Again, this is a quick scribble done with .1 Pigment Liners and some quick scribbles with a brush pen :3
Today’s Queertober prompt is “butch”, and while I have two character I consider more butch (Ragna and Seisa), I decided to chose Seisa since I’ll probably draw Ragna more than one time again during this month :D
Seisa is the antagonist of chapter 3 of SPEJS! If you’ve already read the physical chapter, congratulations (and I hope you liked her), for you who only follow the web comic, congratulations, you’ll be in for a treat ;) She’s angry, a bit violent and loves guns that are bigger than her (I guess it makes her feel more badass). She’s probably more for masculine fashion, and if you’re tough enough, she’d ask you out for a date ;)
Today was another quick doodle on my train ride to work, again with a 0.1 Pigment Liner.
Okay, so today’s prompt was “rainbow”, and I was a little out of ideas (especially since I don’t want to add much color to my inktobers), so I went with something silly. Swagata and Morwen, witnessing a double rainbow ;)
Today’s brush was Frenden’s “Consistent Carl”, a brush that very much is it’s name, you don’t get a lot of variation with it, and thus works a lot like a pigment liner rather than a brush or steel nib. I think I like brushes with more variety, but if it’s important to have a consistent width in lines, this kind of brush will be a better choice :)
Today’s Inktober is a quickie I drew on my way to work. Today’s prompt was “glitter”, so I drew a dancing seri with a lot of bling ;) The seri on their home planet are probably pretty non-binary and it’s more of a rule that they use a neutral pronoun rather than “he” or “she”. Whether a seri does the same on Aeros is more a matter of what upbringing they got. Gav consider himself male and probably defaults to he or she when he talk about someone while Ragna default to they (and secretly prefers that pronoun).
I used a 0.1 Pigment Liner for this quick inktober,and in the end it was a good choice – drawing small faces on a moving train is a challenge itself ;)
Today’s queertober prompt was “date”, so I decided to draw a Gav, ready for a date!
Gav’s pansexual, but probably have been more lucky with guys. Never the less, he’d pick you up on time, give you some flowers (as long as you’re not allergic, then I guess there’d be something else) and then get going to whatever date you two had planned. He’s a pretty gentle soul and prio one would be for his date to have a good time :)
Today’s inktober was done digitally with Frenden’s “Hairpin Sable (triangle tip)”! Lines got pretty thick on a bigger size (83), so if you wanted to add fine details, you really had to turn down the size to at least 30. For thick and bold lines, I guess this would be a pretty good inking brush.
As an added bonus, I’d like to also show the rough doodle I did, because it turned out kinda cute :)
So, it’s day 2 of inktober/queertober, and today’s word is “diversity”.
I really enjoy drawing and seeing different body types, and my contribution to add more diversity to comics is probably to showcase different body types amongst the characters in my comics :) There are so many ways you can be diverse, but I think different body types is the thing that is the most true to me, together with not just having men as my main cast or just displaying heterosexual couples :3
Today I went analogue and used some fine liners, a brush pen and two ProMarkers :)
Hey, it’s October and many artists are gathering to do Inktober! I’m joining in whenever I can, and I decided to follow these queer promts this year and make them SPEJS themed :) There has been a debate wheter or not digital inking is allowed or not, and I’ll probably do a majority of my Inktober drawings digitally this year to experiment and try out more of my inking brushes from Frenden that I bought years ago, but only used a handful of :)
So, with further ado, let’s kick this of with number 1 – femme:
I decided to just draw the most feminine member of team SPEJS, Morwen! She both likes ladies and to dress really femininely, and is probably the only one in the team that has had the patience to master walking in stilettos ;)
Brush used for this was the Frenden Finker (Brush) – one of those brushes you can set up to size 90 and get a lot of variety with by just using the pen pressure on your Wacom :) For the tinier details I set down the size to about 20 though ;)