The great season begins once again!! Its Inktober and, at least for now, I'm back to daily posting. In years past I've tried some new and some odd things with #Inktober but this year I think I finally have a good system in place. The first two years were all individual illustrations which I scanned, cropped, corrected and added together for one large group shot in the end. like this:
It was a bunch of work and I really liked them in the end. Scale wasn't' an issue since I knew I could adjust it later and andy bits I didn't like I could mask out pretty easily, BUT it kinda lacked purpose. Nothing shared a theme. So the next years I tried making a HUGE panoramic picture like this:
I really liked it. I still do BUT it was an insane amount of editing to make all the shades and features line up, and then trying to frame them to hang up was a lot... like a lot alot.
the next years I broke things down into 4 different scenes and it worked great. Everything had a common theme and I fell in love again... but I did it in color and it didn't feel like Inktober anymore. It just felt like my common everyday themes just lumped together.
This year. This year I *think* I perfected the approach. I won't spoil anything, but if I do this right and through the magic of some photoshop magic I think I might have something special lined up. Everyday I'll still have paintings to post, some might not make a lot of sense right now but in the end I think it will all come together nicely.
Stay tuned, follow along and I appreciate you guys!
Hugs and High-Fives,