Well it’s about to be day 9 of Inktober, and I feel I’m still going strong. I’ve ran out of my ‘”Sketchtember” sketches for the planned prompt list drawings, so now it’s getting a little bit hairy to fit it all in. But so far, I’ve still been able to make it happen. I like separating sketch days from the inking days, or at least on different items. I like just thinking about the one thing or the other.
I’m looking forward to some time to put these into a book format. Little weird stories about these odd people of Bricklefield. Maybe do some additional illustrations for other things about the town, like a town map, or some of the buildings perhaps? It looks like I’m going to make an art book – woohoo!
I can thank my patrons on my Patreon page whole-heartedly for this opportunity. (Check it out…pledges start at $1 a month ;)) I am trying to think about how I can produce more cool stuff throughout the year. Maybe not as big as a book, but other cool stuff. It’d be really awesome if I could come up with a regular product that people would want to throw a patronage in for. Still trying to figure that out…
On to work and then drawing and inking tomorrow’s prompt: flowing.
I’ve gotten some commissions over the years to do people. At first it always seemed strange to me, because I’ve never thought of myself as a people-drawer…even though I do enjoy drawing people. My cartoon-like, simple style was attractive to some, for some reason. Ok, I’ll take it!
The chain reaction from these has been interesting. It started with a group…which lead to some personal drawings for people within that group. Then to other people outside of that group that saw other drawings. That’s how things work, I guess! Which just emphasizes to me how important word of mouth is, and sharing what you do so people see it and think, “hey, I’d like something like that.”
Here are some of the drawings. I kind of want to go through my elementary school year book and draw my class from a good year. It’d be good practice!
I’m hoping to really get things under control and carve out time for drawing more soon. It’s not going to happen unless I make a big change with work, but I think it’s what I want to do.
People seem to be fans of time-lapse videos! It makes sense, when I think about it. When else do you get to see such insights of the creation process? If you’re watching real time, you don’t see the way things develop in the same manner. The sped up timing makes things appear a bit differently. It’s good stuff.
Here is a link to my time-lapse of today’s Pawgust drawing:
I am pretty happy with this one. I could also see a series of fun dogs in space drawings, in different space suits, maybe with some planets or other space stuff. This may be my first Pawgust drawing I feel could lead somewhere!