We have our first real snow (not fake snow) of 2020 and it’ll be around for at least a few days, thanks to sub-freezing temperatures (it’s -6°C as I type this at midday). Rather than curse the snow, I will haiku it instead.
It's snow time again That white stuff is everywhere Stay inside till spring
My first idea was a laundry hamper full of stinky socks. My second thought was a giant watermelon. Then a bunch of bananas.
Inexorably I ended up drawing a sweaty but athletic gum gum person.
Some personal Inktober Fun Facts™:
This is the first regular drawing I’ve done since 1985 or so
Every sketch was done using:
iPad Pro 10.5 inch (2017 model)
ProCreate paint app using the Studio Pen brush
Gum gum people are featured in 9 drawings; drawing them is a kind of meditation
My favorite gum gum person sketch is for the prompt SLING
The most “fail, start over” drawings I did for a prompt was five, for the prompt TREAD
I often found little mistakes or things I didn’t like in sketches, but never went back to fix them over the course of the month, with one exception–the prompt for INJURED is different on this blog than the original posted to Instagram. I fixed the arms and head because it just ended up bugging me every time I looked at them.
Overall, this was a fun experience. Much like discovering outdoor photography last year thanks to a kidney infection, I chose to do this at the last minute and am pleasantly surprised to have stuck to it.
Now I have to decide if I keep drawing and if so, what do I draw? An endless parade of gum gum people? Possibly!
This one should have been easy, but stumped me so much I was a day late. In the end I started with an entirely black background (dark, get it?) then waited to see what I’d do next. Spooky eyes, as it turns out. If I had come up with this idea right away, it would have been my quickest sketch, by far.