Inktober 2017 #8


I love the concept for this one, but i failed to pull it off. I need to figure out the back lighting situation with the fire, do better with monotone fire and smoke, and avoid giving her a hatching moustashe. In the stock photo she has a crooked smile, looking up to no good and mischievous. She’s looking a bit bored by it all here. I do like the liveliness of the shading and the background. 

I did this on the 9th, but I believe it did me good to have a break having gotten myself wound up over day 7. On the other hand, I wish I’d had more time for this one. I am hoping to redo it. Just not this month.

I used dip pen and ink, carbon black ink, and premixed acrylic ink tonal washes, acrylic paint marker in white and my kuro togoa pencil to draw with. Stock from Hiddenyume-stock.


  1. I admire that you plan to redo some of your drawings. I have the opposite, I think, where I’d rather get something out even if it’s not great. I guess I’m not really a perfectionist haha. You did a great job with the lighting in the face, and my first thought wasn’t of a moustache if that’s any consolation 🙂

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    1. Thank you. Sometimes using reference i need some time to appreciate the drawing for how it turned out, but in this case the aim is the practice drawing female faces (except for that time i drew the dead chicken instead) so i am planning on continuing that, even if it’s not as intensive, maybe just some pencil drawings.

      I guess if it were not for it being inktober, I wouldn’t have shared the drawings that I felt weren’t good enough, or in this case didn’t turn out how I wanted them to. But i would still be stuck on trying to get her face perfect, and possibly have given up in despair, instead of making a note to aim to do better next time.

      I am glad it doesn’t read as a mustache to you!


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