This was done for an character design contest 2 weeks ago on Conceptart.org. I didn’t make the final deadline to actually enter this design into the contest but I enjoyed the learning experiance.
I wanted to do something based off of late Victorian style. It would be great if authentic 1850-1890s fashion would come back in style for the mainstream; complicated undergarments and all.
I found out about Inktober almost halfway through. Shame on me.
Inktober is an initiative set up by artist Jake Parker in 2009 to improve his own drawing skills which has grown into an international phenomena or artists posting cool things and sharing it on various social media outlets. During the month of October, participants are supposed to make a pen and ink drawing every day. Here is my contribution so far.
I don’t normally use any art medium with a propensity to cause a mess (at least outside of a studio setting). Doing so gives me flashbacks to an…umm…incident…my sister and I had involving khaki pants, a white comforter, and our mother’s beige rug. We weren’t even kids at the time which is pretty sad. I’ve gotten over that little trauma for a little while by trying out soft pastels. Working with something this chalky is excellent for study and the beginner because you absolutely can.not get carried away with menial details. These were a joy to use despite the constant threat of getting those colored bits all over the white carpet.
I was actually going to work on this many months ago but just got into doing other projects. It’s not ‘finished” but I’m excited about were this is going.