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Koray & Bobbie

Today’s face: Koray, inspired by Sktchy. I used today’s daily tip for the Sktchy subscription to guide my process when making this process. The tip, provided by artist Margriet Aasman, was to work on a page pre-painted with acrylic paint and to use the pre-painted surface as an inspiration for your creative decisions. I couldn’t find any acrylic paint but I did have some ink to paint my sketchbook book page with. I really enjoyed working on this and I love how it made me think differently about my process.

Drawn in a Moleskine watercolour sketchbook with a Micron 01 pen and painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolours on a page pre-painted with Winsor & Newton drawing ink.

I drew a second Sktchy face, Bobbie, on my iPad Pro using the same daily tip.


Nicole’s Twisted Carrots

Today’s face isn’t a face but a watercolour of Nicole’s twisted carrots, inspired by Sktchy and today’s Inktober 2017 prompt “United”.

Drawn in a Fabriano Venezia sketchbook with a Micron 005 pen, a white gel pen and painted with Greenleaf & Blueberry watercolours.


Aster again

Today’s face: Aster, inspired by Sktchy and today’s Inktober 2017 prompt “blind”.

Drawn in a Fabriano Venezia sketchbook with a dip pen and Dr Ph Martins Black Star India ink and painted with Jane Davenport and Greenleaf and Blueberry watercolours.


Collin & friends

Today’s face: Collin & friends, inspired by Sktchy and today’s Inktober 2017 prompt “filthy”. I decided to try something different today. I wanted to capture the frantic, filthy & fun atmosphere of Collin’s photo of holi festivities so I tried an ink single line contour drawing and then some watercolour and neocolour crayon. My sketchbook wasn’t wild about the mixed media but it survived!

Drawn in a Midori Cotton sketchbook with a Micron 01 pen and painted with Greenleaf and Blueberry and Jane Davenport watercolours and Caran d’Ache Neocolor II crayons.


Jenell

Today’s face: Jenell, inspired by Sktchy and today’s Inktober 2017 prompt “shattered”.

Drawn in a Daler-Rowney Ebony sketchbook with a Micron 01 pen and Copic markers and edited digitally on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.


Evie

Today’s face: Evie, inspired by Sktchy and Inktober 2017 day 10, prompt ”gigantic”. This was way, way outside my comfort zone but I’ve had the inspiration photo in my Sktchy queue for a very long time so I decided to throw caution to the wind and just have some fun!

Drawn in a Daler-Rowney Ebony sketchbook with Kuretake Zig Menso brushes and Dr Ph Martins Black Star India ink.


Jordan

Today’s face: Jordan, inspired by Sktchy and today’s Inktober 2017 prompt, ”Screech”.

Drawn in a Hannehmühle Nostalgie sketchbook with Kuretake Zig Menso paintbrushes and Dr Ph Martins Black Star India ink.


Rick

Today’s face: Rick, inspired by Sktchy and Inktober 2017. Rick is something of a legend amongst the Sktchy community. He is one of the most popular muses and is constantly updating his feed with new photos for artists to draw. His photos are funny, thoughtful and interesting, and there are currently nearly 400 to choose from! What’s more, he has such a great face to draw to start with. I drew this for Day 7 of Inktober and the prompt “shy” ( yes, British irony). Right now so many artists are drawing him that October has been unofficially dubbed ricktober! If you’d like to follow him Sktchy username is @fallout42_n and his Instagram username is @niecejr.

Drawn in a Hannehmühle Nostalgie sketchbook with a paintbrush and Dr Ph Martins Black Star India ink then edited digitally on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.


Maya’s

Today’s face: Maya, inspired by Sktchy and the Inktober 2017 prompt for day 5, sword. “The pen is mightier than the sword” Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

Drawn in a Daler-Rowney Ebony sketchbook with Kuretake Zig Menso brushes and Dr Ph Martins Black Star India ink.


Luis

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Today’s face: Luis, inspired by Sktchy. I love Yuko Shimizu’s work so a few days ago I watched her Skillshare class on inking and then drew this portrait with a paintbrush and Dr Ph.Martins Black Star India ink in a Fabriano Venezia sketchbook, using some of the techniques she demonstrated in the class. Then I uploaded the ink portrait to my iPad Pro and added colour digitally in Procreate. I love how it turned out!