Inktober 2020 days 16-20

Day 16: “Rocket”

Black and grey pointy shuttle soaring diagonally in the black sky

A Russian 70s poster-inspired piece showing a soaring space rocket.

Done with a grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and black ink Pentel Brushpen.

Day 17: “Storm”

Black and grey ink drawing of a ship in a storm near rocks

I hesitated between drawing a tornado, lightning, a man running from a giant rushing wave, but I really wanted to draw a sailing ship rocked by waves.

I used again a light grey ink brush pen from Kuretake and black ink Pentel Brushpen.

Day 18: “Trap”

Black ink drawing of a masked cowboy in large brim hat aiming a rifle.

I knew I would not draw a mouse trap, nor a hunter trap. I had in mind a scene from a western movie showing a canyon and men posted behind boulders as others were approaching, but it was going to be too detailed and probably ugly, and it would have resulted in spending too much time for too little satisfaction.

I opted for a cowboy in ambush, wearing a face mask, aiming his rifle and hiding behind rocks.

I used a black 0.05 mm Graphik line maker from Derwent. There’s still enough ink in it, it turns out.

Day 19: “Dizzy”

Black and grey ink drawing of a trumpet play seen from behind.

My favourite ❤️ so far!

This prompt was reused from last year’s Inktober. I had enjoyed drawing a man progressing on wooden boards along a vertical cliff while holding a metallic chain railing and looking down.

This time I’m drawing the trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie.

I chose a very dark photo so I could leave only a few blank spots on the paper for the highlights and plaster the rest with my black ink Pentel Brushpen, which ran out of ink right near the end!

(Watch the 24-second time-lapse)

Day 20: “Coral”

Black and grey ink drawing of a clown fish and coral

The prompt that has inspired me the least so far. Unsurprisingly, my drawing didn’t turn out to be very interesting, nor was it very interesting to execute.

A clown fish, coral, and shades of grey.

I used the Kuretake grey ink brush pen and a black India ink brush marker from Higgins that arrived in the October Sketchbox.

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