Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Inktober & Sketch_Dailies

Instead of the usual digital-ink, I decided to bust out my watercolour postcards and copic markers that I've got stashed in a box with other physical art supplies [as opposed to ethereal, digital ones]. If you're wondering, I buy the majority of my stuff from Curry's Art Supplies.  They usually carry whatever I'm looking for, and at a better price than most of the other local shops.

The other local shops are okay and all, don't get me wrong - but there's some weird cool-guy / hipster / artsy-fartsy kinda vibe I get from them... like if you don't have permanent, expensive-brand grease-paint stains under your fingernails or in your horribly-high-schoolish mustache, you're not a "real artist" kinda vibe / impression. And I don't know about you, but I don't care about my `struggling artist / hipster / cool guy` street cred or whatever.. if I've got the choice of the same item at two different prices? I'm going with the cheaper price because hey, life is expensive enough!

I'd started to sketch this out in my sketchbook, and my brain kept telling me it was from some videogame I'd played when I was a kid, but I couldn't remember what game, even though Ogre Battle for the SNES kept coming to mind, but the style is all wrong and the pumpkin-head critters from that game are more scarecrow-jack-o-lanterns than this thing.

Yes, this is actual postcard that I've made, signed & dated on the back.

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