Inktober 2017

Inktober is here! For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a month where artists across the globe challenge themselves in the art of using ink for there works. Anyone is able to participate in this challenge, be it if you’re a beginner or a pro, the most important thing is to just have fun and try to improve a type of skill.

Here are mine so far.

Journal: My Comic 

Hello everyone~

I mentioned awhile back that I put my comic story on hold while I am still doing a job search and potentially going back to school in the future.  😉 I’m thinking of going into nursing school, I just have to save up for it. If I never find the time to continue I would at least like to show off some snippets of what I had.

This collection is a jumble of concept art, actual cover art, and a rough of a comic page. I currently only have  maybe 13 individual pages done and have been going at a page a week. So far I’m behind 6 pages, that’s 6 weeks! I hope to continue soon but I’ve been super stressed from work… I’m too tired to think or draw and focus on my art when I get home or catch a break.

Artist Spotlight: Loish

Recently, I spoke briefly about Loish AKA Lois van Baarle a bit as one of the artist for Horizon Zero Dawn in my previous post. She is a big inspiration of mine as an artist. I love her art style and even purchased her first art book off her kickstater campaign when it first started. She is very sweet and upfront on social media and has given out many simple tutorials both for free and for purchase.

About Loish:
Loish is a self taught artist, like me, that had to teach herself to draw her entire life and began her push to draw digitally in 2003, she even started with a mouse (again like myself, haha) and received her first tablet a year later at 16. She was born in Holland, but has lived around the world! Pretty amazing. After high school she pursued a study in animation. She currently works as a freelance artist and animator in the Netherlands.

Why she inspires me:
When I first found Loish online, I didn’t know who she was, I saw her artwork first. Her artwork caught my as truly unique art style with interesting characters. Her art has shown her great knowledge of composition and use of vibrant colors the mix well for her imagery.

When I saw she was giving out tutorials on DeviantArt, I was floored as I was just learning the trade at the time. Those tutorials really helped improve, along with the free brushes she provided at the time. She answered a lot of other young and prospective artist’s questions and seems honest and kind about it. She even has a huge FAQ page with resources on her site. Talk about being helpful!

Loish’s Site
Loish’s FAQ Page
DeviantArt

For more of her social media, you can find that on her FAQ page.