Week 1 of Inktober

Inktober is an artist’s challenge to draw in ink every day during October. Usually, artists will follow an official prompt list, or make their own.

I don’t do that. I pick a theme and draw to it.

In 2017, I drew Witches. In 2018, Gods & Spirits. 2019 – Dragons. Then I collected those sketches into books. In 2020, I drew Landscapes and Cats. 2021 – I drew a comic panel every day and it became Puzzlespell (coming to PDF very soon).

This year, I’m drawing my characters! These folks are from my comics, written works, and roleplaying games. At the end of the month, I fully intend on collecting these sketches into a new art book.

Without further ado, I’d like to share with you the first week of Inktober sketches – up to Day 6.

Here’s Day 1 – Acrudon, a former demon turned human from The Case of the Wendigo and the upcoming Vanita & The Demon King (working title).

inktober day 1 show s a sketchbook page. In it stands a bearded man in a tacky shirt and baggy red pants carrying a box of sundries.

Follow that up with Day 2 – Claudia, a witch and Acrudon’s partner from The Case of the Wendigo and the upcoming Vanita & The Demon King (working title).

inktober day 2 is a young woman in a dress covered in cloud patterns. She has red hair and a pregnant belly.

Then, Day 3 – Vanita, a witch from the upcoming Vanita & The Demon King (working title).

inktober day 3 shows a pale young trans woman in a camisole and jogging shorts.

Here’s Day 4 – Clow, a guardian angel from Charlie & Clow, Charlie & Clow: The Bonus Arc, The Case of the Wendigo, and the upcoming Vanita & The Demon King (working title).

inktober sketch showing a very tall man with a purple mohawk, bright red vest, and black, well-pressed outfit. He's carrying a pistol.

On Day 5 – Basho’s twin brother, [REDACTED], a dragon from The Legend of Jamie Roberts. (By the way, volume 1 is available in my shop).

inktober sketch showing a character from the webcomic The Legend of Jamie Roberts. This man stands with his back to the viewer, shirtless, wearing a red kilt and dark leather boots. He holds a sword on his shoulder.

Finally, for this week, Day 6 – Prince Malus, a shadow elf from my current campaign of Dungeons & Dragons. He also stars in The Prince of Shadows (a work in progress).

inktober sketch showing a tan elf holding two curved swords. His silver hair is tied back in a braid. He wears a baggy white shirt that's open to show his muscles, and black leather pants, boots, and gloves.

More sketches will be shared next Thursday! In the meantime, keep an eye on my Instagram and YouTube channels. I do live streams on those platforms showing off how I draw these sketches.

That’s all for now. Thank you for checking in!

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Inktober, Day 2 – A Live Stream

Sunday, October 2 (that’s today!) at 2 pm EST, you can lurk while I work on some Inktober art! Inktober is the artist’s challenge of making one new ink drawing every day during the month of October. As part of Inktober, I’m drawing all of my comic book characters!

Got questions? I’ll answer them LIVE!

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Painting the Two Sisters – An Archived Twitch Stream

This originally aired on my Twitch channel on August 27, 2022.

Unlike previous streams, I’m painting traditionally! This painting will appear at Comics Vs Art, an exhibition at Wild Goose Creative in Franklinton, OH (a suburb of Columbus). A print of this piece will also be on exhibit at the McConnell Art Center in Worthington, OH from Sept 15 to November 3rd, 2022.

My streaming schedule is changing. Starting October 2, I’m streaming on Saturdays on Twitch, and Sundays on YouTube. Both will be at 2 pm ET.

That’s all for now. Thank you for watching!

You. Are. Awesome.

Ramses II – Fighting Game Concept Art

This year I have been drawing concept art of fighting game characters. Previously, I posted live streams. Today, Iā€™m sharing a finished art piece ā€“ Ramses II.

Ramses II in this conceptual fighting game would be the Zoner archetype. Zoners are very good at keeping their distance and striking with long-range blows. The drawback is they don’t have very much overall health. Frieza from Dragonball Fighterz and Peacock from Skullgirls fall under this archetype.

(For context, I borrowed a lot of these fighting game definitions from pages like this one on Gamerant.)

If you would like to watch how I drew Ramses II, check out this video on Youtube or on this blog. I drew him at every step in Clip Studio Paint.

You can watch me draw live on Twitch, or catch the archived streams on YouTube.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading!

You. Are. Awesome.

Drawing Ramses II – Fighting Game Concept Art – An Archived Twitch Stream

This originally aired on my Twitch channel on August 23, 2022.

Don’t mind me, just drawing Ramses II for a conceptual fighting game. Maybe one day this game will be a reality! Until then, I’m drawing character art for it. You can also watch past streams here on the blog or on my YouTube channel.

I draw on my Twitch channel almost every Tuesday and Saturday at 2 pm EST. The exceptions are when I’m out of town for stuff (or I get sick).

That’s all for now. Thank you for watching!

You. Are. Awesome.