OC-tober Day 1: Level 1 Outfits


The time has come again! Our social media timelines begin to fill with artwork from illustrators we admire, and some of us fight the urge to compare our efforts to those of others. Years past I have attempted #inktober and had some success. Last year, 2018 I actually got half way through. I’m quite pleased with that. But this year I decided to try something different.

One of the illustration accounts I follow is a pair of Brazilian digital artists and game designers. They came up with the idea of #OC-tober, and I really dig it. I like a little structure around what I do artisically, and while #inktober is great I struggled as I tried to find myself in some of it, and art for art sake isn’t my strong suite. So I was drawn to this idea of taking a character and developing them visually over thirty-one days. I also like this because it’s pushing me to work on my graphic novel idea.

This is the main character in the story, she is Vivian Poe. There are two versions because one is how she is introduced and the second is more like how she looks during her adventure. Naturally these are subject to change as this progresses, but gotta start somewhere.

Level 1 and 0.1 outfits for Vivian Poe

MerMay – post block – Days 01 – 10


I thought it’d be fun to do #MerMay. I felt challenged by being part of the Comic Artists Unite Discord and then seeing Jen519 post about it on Instagram.

You’ll notice a sudden shift in quality as these go forward. I realized that the goal I wanted to accomplish was “completing” the challenge as in producing thirty-one drawings of mer-folk. To that end I have decided to worry less about the “quality” of the drawings over all. As in get them done first, get the speed up, and then if you like one go back and make it “gud”.

Hope you all enjoy!