Girl Rescuing Duck

a.k.a. Don’t litter the sky!

Here’s an illustration of a girl with a pocket knife preparing to cut a duck loose from a balloon string it’s tangled in.

When you release a helium balloon into the sky, you’re actually littering. That balloon has to come down somewhere and many times it causes trouble for wildlife when it does. Animals often try to eat it and can get choked or tangled in the process. It can kill them.

A girl kneels, preparing to cut a tangled balloon string off of a trapped duck with a pocket knife.

Inktober 2020 #12 – Disgusting

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?

A ink drawing of a polluted beach covered with trash and dead sea life.  A power plant is visible in the background and a pipe is dripping something foul-looking on the right.  Two seagulls are picking through the trash.