This is my first attempt on Inktober. I have been playing a bit with pens and ink lately (images will come), and find the constrictions of black and white exciting. I got inspired to try this challenge when seeing my good friend Yngvill Hopens awesome inktober drawing of three goats from the Norwegian fairy tale “Three Billy Goats”. No its all just a matter of remembering to make a new drawing every day. I’ll try to post the new image daily.
An odd little thing put together in the last minute due to rat hunting in the evening. Yup, we’ve got rats. And not the cute white ones. We’ve got the big wild ones. It seems our neighbor house has had a rat problem that now have infected our house. Luckily they are just on the outside for now, and there has been caught about 20 rats in traps put out in the joining appartments in this house. Myself, I haven’t caught one single rat in my trap. Kinda makes me glad I don’t have to hunt for my meat. I might had gone hungry.
This time around I felt like introducing the creatures from two previous drawings for one another. So I thought I’d let them have a conversation. And to illustrate this, I made a small piece of music to illustrate the illustration, simply called “Converse”. I made this piece on my modular synth.
Didnt get the time to post this yesterday. Anwho, this time I wanted to try out some ink wash. It was a rather scary experiance. I have never done this, and it is a rather definite process. When the ink is down, it stays there. No redoes.
The idea in this drawing is simple. My creatures is on an exploration up to the top of some weird structures. I wonder what they will discover up there.
Didnt have much time today since I had to go to work. So I simply drew a window. More spesifically, its loosely based on the window in the staircase of the Deichmaske Library here in Oslo. Yesterday I attended a noise concert there, and waiting in line to get to the toilet inbetween to artists, I stood watching this window and letting me get inspired by its beautiful shape and its old materials.
I had fun drawing this one. I Started out feeling like drawing a leeklike plant, and after a while I felt in needed a little contrast. So I figured a snail would be fun. That would give it more life and movement… well, sort of movement.
I’m quit pleased with the result. And again, I find the ink lends itself really well to these simple line drawings.
This was not the most inspired on. I had little time today, so I hade to just scribble down something. Its suppose to be a flower with mouth with teeth on the end of some roots, all made in a classic schematics tradition. Oh well, it is what it is. At least I didnt break the streak in this my first Inktober.
I hade a really fun time today with this one. Back in the game again. The game of making up fantastic beast. This one is a squidlike animal tha flys with the help of its gasfilled balloon on its back. The amount of gas, and thus the altitude, is beeing regulated with a vent on the side of its head. I might have to revisit this animal later.
Finelly in our cabin on the mountain. Lovely nature around here, so my plan have been to take pens and paper outside to draw from the nature around here. Unfortunatly, it seems to keep on raining. I thus ended up simply drawing the vista from the table where we eat. Drawn with Mavy For Drawing Brush.