When starting this one I wasn’t entirely sure what a Melder actually was. So I gave it a google and found multiple definitions on the Urban Dictionary.
Day 27, The Melder
Now I would’ve used the Oxford Dictionary one, however, I had no way of linking that to anything within my story. So, I went with this one:
“A machine namely made out of metal with the ability to combine two things into one.”
This one I felt I could actually use within my story, but as to how I wasn’t sure yet. So I went to my go to (Pinterest) and had a look around. I didn’t have a set image on what I wanted to do, so I was basically just looking for inspiriation. I found a few images I liked though.
Now it was just a case of combining the parts I like and putting them together.
I started with a HB pencil to put in all the detailing and construct the machine I wanted to make. I knew that Melder’s turn one thing to another, so I wanted to have it as a two part machine.
Next I used an 0.8 fine liner (slowly becoming my favourite one to use) and outlined and added shading to all the details.
When drawing it, I really liked the idea of highlighting the stone within the cage thing on the right. And since purple and yellow are such complimentary colours, thought I’d add a glow within that section to draw attention.
I really liked how the colour feature and the whole sketch came out. It was slightly out of proportion, but I can always go rework it later on.
Until Next Time
Inktober List I used: http://memesforartists.tumblr.com/
Melder Definition I used: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Melder
Pinterest board for Inktober: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/beardhelena/inktober-2017/
Pinterest boards for my character references/influences/ideas: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/beardhelena/character-idea-inspiration/