Todays post comes from Jesse, a fellow Nerdfighter who wanted to talk a little bit about a project he took part in last October. Thank you Jesse!
Ok, so here's the deal. Last year in October I was introduced to a concept by some online artists...they called it "Inktober". Basically, every day in October you draw a picture and ink it. Sounds pretty simple. The point is to help artists practice their inking skills and get some encouraging feedback. So, I drew about 20 pictures, and posted them on Facebook and was kind of pleased with how some of them turned out. I'll say something about a few of them.
One is a drawing of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor...first I got a picture of him, drew a grid on it, drew each block on another grid, inked it, then erased the grid and scanned it...it was pretty time consuming and difficult, but I think it turned out ok, and people were able to identify him, which is good.
Another was a request by someone, I asked what they wanted to see and they said "the Moth Pope" so I threw together a quick sketch of the pope if he were a moth. Last time I saw the person who asked for it it was their background image on their desktop.
Some of these are superheros re-imagined as the opposite sex. There's a female Flash,
a female Superman
and lastly, Starfire if she were a man.
I elected to not change the costume as an attempt to highlight some problems in how men and women are drawn in the comics.
There is a picture of a tree that is dropping its last leaf onto a pile, I drew it for my daughter Jeanne as a birthday present.
Lastly, I drew Loki and used marker to color him...it did not come out well, in my opinion.
Here are some links you might be interested in!
Jesse's DeviantArt: http://diphycue.deviantart.com/
Jesse's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diphycue?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
Please get in touch if you'd like to be featured during the month. Any submissions are accepted as long as they are received by 30th October