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Inktober Sketches and Drawings

These are all the drawings I managed to do for inktober. You can see me flip through the sketchbook and talk a little about them in the video below. I also made a playlist with all the drawings I recorded. They're silent, but I added some details about the process for each in the description.

You can also go through all the drawings and any preparatory sketches I posted below.

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Reference (from morgueFile): Image by pedrojperez

Ink Drawing of Neuschwanstein Castle

For this video I changed things up and did an ink drawing because I was a bit tired of painting, and also because I'm going to attempt to do inktober.

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References (all used under CC-BY):

Cool house in Washington, D.C. (Logan Circle) by Brent Moore

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England, 11 October 2005 by Phillip Capper

Castle by Richard Leonard

Pen & Marker Sketches

I made a camera rig (you can see it in the first video below) for filming traditional sketches. It’s a bulky solution but it works well regardless of how comical it looks. I don’t think it’s worth an instructable. All I did was stick a wall hook in the ceiling and then mess around with the rope until I got something that worked. It’s surprisingly secure. It also doesn’t cast any bothersome shadows or anything.

The original plan was to just hang the camera but it moved to much even if I tied it to the shelf, plus it cast a horrible shadow.

In the future I’m thinking I will hang it, but making some sort of arm that sticks out from the shelf to properly stabilize the camera. It doesn’t need to be bulky since it won’t bear any weight and to not get a shadow I just have to get the camera in the right position.

I thought about making an overhead arm for the tripod but I’m not sure how I’d attach the camera. The ways I’ve seen it done would mean that the camera would end up in portrait mode (because there’s only space to the sides for the counterweight) and you wouldn’t be able to modify it’s tilt at all.

If anybody has any ideas or suggestions leave me a comment.

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Random Building

Random Building

I take my notebook everywhere, mostly for writing, but occasionally there will a nice view from wherever I’m waiting.

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Ink Sketch of the Interior of a Local Coffee Shop

Local Coffee Shop

I did a quick pencil sketch first, then experimented with a water soluble watercolor crayon and a waterbrush. Wish I'd had a bit more time to add in more of the background.

~2015-05 Exact date unknown.

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Random Sketches (Mostly Boats) - Reference Images from Morguefile

Random Sketches (Mostly Boats)

Sketches where done with ink, then colored in with water-soluble colored pencils and smoothed/disslolved with a waterbrush.

~2015-05 Exact date unknown.