Inktober 2017 – Day Six

Inktober 2017

Apologies again for being delayed, a friend’s birthday and catching up on uni work delayed the two. Like last time though, I will be doing (technically) 3 in a day. So, this will take some time.. however, I had a plan for this one.

Day 6, The Immigrant

A year or so ago, I got some really nice Graph-it markers for my birthday. Eager to try them, I created a character that I would use for a D&D campaign a friend of mine was doing (her name was Lyra and she was a fish thief, if you’re interested). The overall image turned out like this.

Wasn’t the worst or best attempt, but can always use improvement. Blending the colours, is one of them.

This was an alien race that I’d always had in mind, so I thought it was a good one to use, especially for the was the Burning Man died (spoilers). So a water race is what we will be going with. Name for the race? No idea. Name of the character? Probably Lyra, but as for all her race/past details. Up in the air at the moment. For now, lets just focus on redrawing her better.

The Drawing

So for starters I wanted to draw her in a better perspective for two reasons. The first being I wanted to experiment more with different angles and it gave me a good way to use my Reference: Face board.

I found an image I thought would be an interesting image to try (link below) and adapted my original character to be in that position.

day 6 sketch
I experimented  a lot with how I wanted the hair, ended up going for one similar from my pinterest Inktober Board (here) which I would like the Lyra’s hair to look.

After happy with it, I decided to push forward with the ink, and used a thick angled tip to do this one, allowing sharp edges where needed.

day 6 final
Added in the fin type features either side of her head to truly reflect her race, as well as the markings. The races I will create will always have a recognisable feature

Despite the fact I missed a few bits of shading, this one would need background and context to fully understand the whole image. However, it turned out well, and I’m getting the hang of ink and fine liners, slowly..

I have misplaced one though, so I may have to find that one for the next one, the shadow.



Inktober List I used:

My pinterest boards for references to help you practise poses/hair/face etc:

Reference image for face positioning:

Pinterest board for Inktober:

Pinterest boards for my character references/influences/ideas: 



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