Like I said in my halftime post, I wanted to give up many times. Halloween was one of the worst days because I kept messing up on my drawings. Maybe the squeals of kids coming for candy threw me off. ?
Still, I finished 31 drawings! 28 of them featured Aisha and Nex together, so combined with the 31 I made last Inktober, that’s 59 drawings of this couple. They deserve more, but it’s a start.
What tools and tricks helped me get through the month? For starters, I used references again. Sometimes, I just copied their compositions. Here’s an example:
That’s cheating, so I’m trying to break the habit. During the second half of the month, most of my compositions were from imagination. I only used references for arm poses and stuff like that (like you’re supposed to).
The other thing that helped me was listening to The Critical Role podcast while drawing. Last year, I had The Chew or The Steve Harvey Show on in the background, but the former has been cancelled and I don’t watch the latter anymore. (Besides, I don’t like Steve as much.) So I took the opportunity to catch up on the adventures of Vox Machina (Critical Role season one). I listened to at least 20 episodes. It’s a great show with amazing storytellers.
My Favorite Drawings
It was easy to come up with my top three drawings last year. Only three of them were good! ? The rest were okay at most.
But I improved a lot this year, so I can’t pick just three. Here are some that stood out to me. What was your favorite? (It doesn’t have to be one of these.)
Inktober may be over, but I wanna keep the momentum going. I’m gonna practice drawing for one hour every day. My goal is to become a digital painter, so I can make stunning Aisha X Nex art like this. Of course, I won’t be at LadyKraken’s level any time soon (if ever), but I can only get better from here.