Inktober 2018 “Howlin’ “

Inktober 22 "Howlin'"

Inktober 22 “Howlin’ “– Well, this is it for 2018 Inktober. I hope you’ve enjoyed my contributions. For this one, I reached waaay back into my past as a calligrapher, lettering artist and sign painter, which was definitely fun. So it’s all hand drawn with a pen over a pencil layout. The wolves are from two locations. The ones on the right and left were at the Grizzly Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Wyoming. The one in the middle was part of a pack of white wolves at the Tiergarten in Berlin, Germany. I’ve been wanting to use my howling wolf reference for quite awhile. Copic Multiliner SP .25 and .1 pens on Strathmore 300 vellum bristol.

Inktober 2018: Mongolian Sheep

Inktober 4- Mongolian sheep

Inktober 4- “Mongolian Sheep”- Another piece done with the Copic Multiliner SP 0.1 in my Stillman and Birn Beta Series sketchbook. The wool let me get looser with the pen, but I was careful to try to capture the expression in the eye. I did bite the bullet last night and order the ten pen set. It will arrive, shipped from Japan, sometime between the end of October and late November. As you can see I work pretty traditionally. My influences include many of the great pen and ink artists and illustrators of the late 19th/early 20th centuries…Alphonse Mucha, Edwin Austin Abbey, Joseph Clement Coll, Joseph Pennell, William Heath Robinson and William R. Leigh. More about the latter when I do an African subject. I’ll be posting some tutorials soon on my nice new Patreon site.
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