Inktober 2020 #5 – Blade

Today we have sabre drill. A girl practicing fencing with her coach. The prompt was blade. I took the time to do comic book style shading and highlights this time.

I did my best to get the lunge position and the clothing correct. My husband fences, so I got a bit of advice from him on that. The coach is based very roughly on his coach and this drill is very common for beginning sabre fencers.

Sabre is the hack and slash style of fencing. Foil and epee are the pokey styles. My daughter is deeply disappointed I drew sabre instead of epee. She thinks epee is the best. But sabre just doesn’t have as nice a sound effect. SMACK!

A girl practicing sabre drills with her fencing coach.  She is performing a strike-to-head which makes a "SMACK!" sound and her coach says, "Good!"

Safety Book – Interior Image – Page 16

Here’s an image for page 16 of a safety-themed coloring book commissioned by Positive Promotions.  Last page.  This one isn’t much.  It’s just a border for a “Safe Kids” certificate.

Next up is a book titled “Mom for City Council” but that won’t be finished until towards the end of the month.  I’ll post once it’s done.

As always, I am taking commissions.  Contact me to discuss your project.

Safety Book - Interior Page 16 Border

Safety Book – Interior Image – Page 14

Here’s an image for page 14 of a safety-themed coloring book commissioned by Positive Promotions.  This page covers bullying.  A boy is picking up his books, presumably after some bullies knocked them onto the floor.  Probably the same boys that are smirking at him from the other side of the room.  But, luckily for him, a friend has stopped to help him pick up his books.  Isn’t that nice?

 

Safety Book - Interior Page 14