Aurélien Gâteau

Inktober 2018

written on Saturday, November 10, 2018

If you have been wondering about the lack of progress on Pixel Wheels, it's partly because last month I participated again to Inktober, the yearly event where you have to produce one drawing a day every day during October.

The Inktober site provides word lists for each day, you don't have to use them, but I find having a word everyday helps getting started.

Like last year, I also picked a recurring theme. This year it was robots.

Here are all the drawings I did:

  • Poisonous. Very quickly done, no draft, no pencil, because I had not realized Inktober had started!
  • Tranquil. My son pointed out this one looks a lot like a Gaston Lagaffe illustration, and he was right :)
  • Roasted
  • Spell
  • Chicken. One of my favorites.
  • Drooling
  • Exhausted
  • Star
  • Precious. This one brought me back quite a few years :)
  • Flowing
  • Cruel. Inspired from Terminator T-800.
  • Whale
  • Guarded
  • Clock. Flabot-Flav, from Robot Enemy :)
  • Weak
  • Angular
  • Swollen
  • Bottle
  • Scorched
  • Breakable
  • Drain
  • Expensive
  • Muddy
  • Chop. Inspired from Youpi Matin, a French parody of morning TV shows.
  • Prickly
  • Stretch. Stretchable arms are handy.
  • Thunder
  • Gift. Much pink!
  • Double. Dogbot looking at himself, I like this one a lot as well.
  • Jolt. Inspire from Star Wars episode 1 pod-repair robots.
  • Slice
  • 31 days, 31 drawings!

I also took some pictures while drawing "Thunder":

  • WIP: pencil sketch
  • WIP: inking in progress
  • WIP: basic inking done
  • WIP: shadows in progress
  • WIP: more shadows
  • WIP: starting to ink the background
  • WIP: added details to the background

Just like last year, I ended up quite tired, but it was tougher this year because I injured the ring finger of my main hand. It was not too severe but still required surgery. I am happy that I have been able to keep up with the drawings nevertheless, and finish in time.

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