Hullo strangers! I’ve decided to post my last two Inktober posts on Thursdays because the 31st is next Wednesday, and I need time to compose a post and upload images and all that.
A quick reminder of my prompt lists: Official Inktober, Lilealeaf’s PlantInktober, and FurryLittlePeach’s FLPINKTOBER.
Now, without further ado. . .
Day seventeen: Swollen Cactus Mustard
This day literally baffled me. I’ve said before that some of these days were weird — but MUSTARD IS NASTY. And swollen just can’t be done gracefully! Finally, I decided on doing a cactus fox with yellow patches, swishing his swollen tail angrily. I tried.
Day eighteen: Bottle Sunflower Volcano
Okay this one more than made up for yesterday. This one was fun!!! I was inspired by the idea of bottling starlight or moonlight, but instead, it’s lava from a volcano fox being bottled. In a way, I guess she’s having some of her winter coat brushed out! And I understand that those are NOT sunflowers. But no one said that it had to be literal sunflowers, did they, eh? So these are flowers from the sun to grace the lava princess.
Day nineteen: Scorched Jade plant Sticks
Poor Jade, her fire has gone out, and she’s alone. She’s a red fox with the uniquely shaped jade plant leaves in her thick fur. Not sure where this idea came from. I’m never sure anymore. Inktober, you’ve ruined my brain!!! XD
Day twenty: Breakable Croton Letter
I honestly just love how this one came out. Maybe it’s that I almost succeeded at drawing straight lines in perspective, or that it looks rather story-bookish, but I really want to color and make a sticker of this one. The fox is a glass paperweight, hence the ‘breakable.’
Day twenty-one: Drain Venus fly trap Cloud
Again, another strange day. I’m very specific about not drawing cheesy things (in my eyes, I guess, because my drama comes across as pretty cheesy to my friends sometimes), and a venus fly trap fox seemed like that to me. I could have gone really creepy and done a Venom-like set of chompers on a fox, like an ugly grin, but I honestly hate drawing things like that. So instead, this fox sits under the clouds that drain overhead, surrounded by venus fly traps and their blossoms.
Day twenty-two: Expensive Chamomile Tonic
Oiiii, this day was FUN! Tonic isn’t a word I hear often, so I looked up the meaning. The specific would call for a remedy or something, but I found wiggle room when a secondary meaning referred to it as something soothing. What’s more soothing than a cup of hot tea? Chamomile tea, to be exact! This rich fox wears gems and gold aplenty, and her cup is studded with diamonds.
Day twenty-three: Muddy Cherry blossom Forest
So many pretty designs would be possible with this one! I (at first) did a cherry forest with a pond, but that seemed too ‘uncreative,’ if ya know what I mean. So I started over and did a forest fox like day one’s, only with thinner twigs and cherry blossoms instead of mushrooms. Another one I’d like to do a sticker of. . . (speak of, at the end of this post, I have a question for ya regarding this matter.)
Day twenty-four: Chop Iris Playground
Okay, okay, this one really is breaking all my personal Inktober rules, but it was FUN. I’d seen some Rebels fans interpret Chop as Chopper from the series, and I honestly loved it. Though Chopper doesn’t really fit in my fox theme. . . so I bent the rule and created LOTH-FOXES! They’re bigger than Loth-cats, but far smaller than Loth-wolves. Around the size of a German Shepherd or related dog breed, I’d say. Anyway, Chopper’s wires, arms, gadgets and other fun things make him a playground for the Loth-foxes. And though irises probably aren’t the most swarzy flowers out there, they’re scattered about the art.
NOW. I have a question for everyone out there. I’ve seen where some Etsy sellers are selling originals and/or prints of their Inktober work. While the size of my arts (literally around 4”) makes it so that I can’t sell the original, what would y’all think of my doing prints? (Inktober and otherwise.) Commissions are also something I’m thinking of starting as well, and maybe custom-to-buyer stickers. Drawing is a huge part of my art life, and I hate that I can’t really show that as much through the shop. Just throwing around some idears!
Also, in relation to Inktober, one of my Loth-cat prompts was Superhero the other day. That brilliant prompt lead me to create a new sticker sheet of some pretty MARVELOUS character-inspired Loth-cats!!! *coughmightbespideycoughcough*
I should be posting the last prompts on the 1st (November), and sometime that week my Loth-tober art. How went this week for y’all? Did your art turn out beautifully or did ya just hang on? How went the week in general? Love ya guys — Kitten out!