Here’s a mermaid I drew while procrastinating.
Okay, so full disclosure. I’m actually working ahead on these. You’re seeing them published on the right day in October, but I’m writing this on September 14th. I’m trying to do one of these a day, but I’m doing it ahead of time in case other work comes up to delay me or one turns out to take way longer than the half-day I’m trying to restrict myself to.
This one definitely took longer than I meant to spend. This was a two-day drawing. Mostly because it took me forever to figure out how I wanted to do those waves. I re-did them so many times. But I think I’m pretty much happy with it now.
Anyway, so today we have the prompt: disgusting. This whole drawing is pretty disgusting, right?
So, I thought I’d see if I can get through an entire Inktober series again this year. Last time I did it was in 2016, but I ignored the official prompts in favor of whatever Halloween ideas came to mind. This time I’m following the official prompts, which means today is: Fish.
I’m not entirely following the official rules because Inktober is really supposed to be ink drawings. But I only draw digital. So… no ink in the house. Instead I’m going to approximate ink drawings by limiting myself to black and white and trying to do mostly ink-style drawings at least. This one isn’t very ink-style, though.
Hey, it’s the best I can do. 🙂
My youngest made this in school. I love it! Look at that expressive face!
Feeding Goldfish Crackers to Goldfish earlier this fall.
And here’s something completely different. Bear and Coyote. I think Coyote shouldn’t have stolen Bear’s fish. But Coyote, being the trickster he is, will get out of it somehow.
I should mention that, although this is in a tribal style with Native American folklore characters, I’m not a member of any indigenous nation. I don’t want to mislead anyone into thinking I identify as a Native Artist.
I don’t plan to do any more in this style because I’m worried that it counts as cultural appropriation. I did this one because I think the style is beautiful and I wanted to see what I could do with it. I really like how it turned out and it’s my own idea and my own story, but it isn’t in a style I have a cultural connection with. I don’t want to upset anyone and I can see how it might, so I’ll limit myself to just this one.
What else would be funny in the bathtub?
I found a cool little online toy called scribbler. Here’s some quick scribbles I made. Give it a try. It’s fun.