A sneak peek to my sketchbook #23

Good evening!

The last few weeks I didn’t draw much due to an awful lack of inspiration that turned into an even more awful art block. Don’t worry though, because even in that situation I managed to finish two quite time – consuming digital drawings!

Those two creations helped me get out of my drawing comfort zone by trying a different colouring style and brushes. Fortunately I am very pleased with the result! So let’s have a look!

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I even drew a (somewhat) background! This is a much more complicated scene than the ones I usually work on, because of the dim lighting and the poses, but it finally turned out as intented!

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This is the original scanned sketch.

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Inking.

 

The whole procedure.

 

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Another more intimate scene. For this one I digitally coloured an older sketch using the exact same technique and brushes as the previous one. I tried to shade it following a different light source too.

 

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The original. Excuse me for the bad quality and brightness.

 

That’s all for today and I promise to be back next week with more art and many different techniques!

Would you like to see more such drawings? Do you prefer digital or traditional art and why? Don’t hesitate to comment your opinion!

Have a great week!

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Inktober 2018

Hello everyone!

It was that time of the year! The time when, 31 days (or more) ago, I decided to join once again the Inktober challenge.

Inktober is a challenge for artists from all over the world. In order to be completed, each artist has to make an ink drawing per day for each day of October. Drawings are posted online using the #Inktober hashtag. I gladly joined it and I am so pleased that I didn’t miss any days!

I post here today most of my drawings that were made for the challenge. I didn’t use a special prompt list, so the theme of each creation was a surprise!

What did I use:

  • Micron inking pens (numbers 1 to 8)
  • Winsor & Newton black ink
  • An inking pen and brushes
  • Sketchbook

 

Let’s see the drawings!

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Starting with a medieval girl, presumably Maid Marian.

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A witch.

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The one and only Audrey Hepburn in the iconic outfit from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’

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A mermaid

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A stargazing cat

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Little red black riding hood!

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Hermes

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A cowboy

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Beautiful and dangerous

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Cleopatra

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Catwoman

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Hoodie boy

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A lonely scarecrow

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Emo boy

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My very angry oc

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Girl in the metro station

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Girl who fell asleep in the metro. I remember trying to sleep and then realising that I hadn’t drawn for Inktober that day, so I got up and I sleepily drew this!

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Robin Hood and Maid Marian

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Gladstone Gander (he’s my favourite of all the duck characters)!

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Thetis and Achilles

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Thetis

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Coco Channel, one of my idols!

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Lucky Luke (another favourite)!

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Helen of Troy

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Helen of Troy (but younger)!

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Artemis

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Jack and Sally fron Tim Burton’s ‘The nightmare before Christmas’ (that’s an ultimate favourite)!

Those were most of my drawings for Inktober! Generally, this taught me how to stay focused and loyal to a plan and it was a nice creativity challenge. Trying to figure out what to draw when not using a prompt list is hard! I also had the chance to experiment with various pens, brushes and techniques. Plus, it gave me a wonderful chance each day to do something I love and let of steem. I would gladly do it again!

If you want to see more of my Inktober (or not drawings) follow me on Instagram (@annabotsou) and on Twitter (@BBotsou)!

Did you participate in the challenge? How did it go? Tell me in the comments!

Stay tuned and have a great week!

Digital drawings compilation!

Hello!

Today we have a different kind of art! As my pencil and ink drawings have been quite messy recently, I decided to post here some digital drawings I made! Not the regural «sneak peek» posts I make!

So let’s have a look!

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That was my first «proper» drawing, meaning that it was made when I finally learned how the whole layer thing worked!

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I also learned how to blend colours in this one! I am very proud of it!

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A whole new world! Because no one can resist some nice, digital fanart!

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This is a drawing inspired from my greek mythology parody comic!

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Self portrait for profile picture reasons! I admit wearing my hair like this when the extreme heat of summers hits and I just don’t wanna go fetch a proper hair clip!

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Fancy dresses are my only weakness!

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Aphrodite, goddess of love, as appeared in my comic!

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Messy inking for an older sketch!

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Experimenting with brushes! I really like this one!

That’s all for today! Which drawing was your favourite? What do you want to see posted in the future? Let me know in the comments!

Stay tuned and have a great week!

 

A sneak peek to my sketchbook #22

Hello!

It’s Inktober and I have been quite busy to post here! Don’t you worry though, I haven’t forgotten you! Today I post some of my recent drawings! Although I drew a lot these days, I prefer to keep my latest creations (done for the Inktober challenge) a secret until October 31st!

October 31st, on Halloween, I will post all the thirty one ink drawings done during the month for the Inktober challenge using my own prompts! Also a little Halloween special will be posted and… THE COMIC I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR THE PAST 2 MONTHS!!! It’s an almost 10 page story of a spooky romance! Follow my blog in order not to miss that!!

Let’s  have a look at today’s featured art!

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Digital art of my lovely character Lucretia! I’d die to wear her dress!

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This one was done for the 3rd day of the challenge! I love the middle ages, the fashion of that time period and the legend or Robin Hood! I took this chance to draw Maid Marian!

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A cute witch!

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Last but not least! The amazing Audrey Hepburn with the iconic look from «Breakfast at Tiffany’s»!

Which one was your favourite? Do you want to see more of my Inktober art? Let me know in the comments! Stay tuned!

A sneak peek to my sketchbook #21

Hello fellow readers!

Today I post some of my most recent creations! This time, plot twist, they are not all ink drawings! I put my pens and brushes aside for a while, to return to my beloved sketching. I believe that as amazing an inked drawing may look, nothing can replace the good, old pencil and its lively and motion indicating lines! (In my opinion this phenomenon can be also seen in the early Disney animated movies ~ pure magic).

Another recent discovery of mine is digital drawing! I have started practicing it and I just love the new dimension it ads to the concept. So a few of such drawings follow below!

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Random redraws of some older characters I created about three years ago. I abandoned this draft idea I had quite early and this comic will probably never be made. Their design still appeals to me though.

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Dionysus! Mythology is one of my greatest passions so I find the idea of depicting and drawing mythology related themes irresistible! That’s why I work on a greek mythology parody comic! Dionysus will definitely make an appearence among the pages!

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Speaking of greek gods, here’s Hermes protagonist of said story! (who doesn’t love a cynical boy who can fly?)!

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Hermes and Hades! Hades’ concept isn’t complete yet, so his design may change with time.

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That’s my favourite drawing from this week! For some reason when I am fed up with all those complicated poses and expressions, I just sketch things like this! (he’s fed up too)!

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They are digital! I first sketched this on paper, then scanned it and inked it digitally. Technology makes miracles!

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I find arabian nights so inspiring and as my favourite disney film, Aladdin deserves a million of drawings! (drawn on paper and inked / coloured digitally)!

That’s all for today! Which one was your favourite? Would you like to see more digital art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay tuned and have a great day!