Inktober 2017: Week 1


“Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.”
Jake Parker


I didn’t do one every day, but here’s a few I’ve done so far…
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October 1, 2017

Using fashion shots off Pinterest for reference. Surface is Strathmore sketch paper. Inked with a Isabey Red Sable Round Brush, size 2.
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October 2, 2017

Strathmore sketch paper. Inked with a Isabey Red Sable Round Brush, size 2. Lightboxed the face as I wanted to spend my time on the inking (especially the hair). Many thanks to Olivia Johnson for letting me use her as reference!
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October 4, 2017

Howard the Duck. Strathmore sketch paper. Inked with a Isabey Red Sable Round Brush, size 2. A little Presto correction pen white out for touch-ups.
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October 6, 2017

I’m going to refrain from posting any sequential art from Sally Forth for Inktober – but here’s the drop panel for an upcoming Sally Forth Sunday page (the space on the top I left blank for the Sally Forth title lettering). It’s an establishing shot of the Forth household. The house is mostly inked with rapidographs with the trees done with a crow quill pen nib, then a brush for larger black areas.
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October 7, 2017

1930s Superman flying over a 2017 Minneapolis skyline. Strathmore sketch paper. Inked with a Isabey Red Sable Round Brush, size 2. Details on the eyes with a crow quill pen point. Rapidograph and brush for buildings.
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October 8, 2017

The Joker (1930s version). Brush and crow quill – finishes with a razor blade (naturally). To get in the mood, had the following background music…
30 Minutes of Dark Suspense Scary Creepy Horror Music
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All for now – hope you stay tuned for more!

-Jim Keefe

About Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip – both available at ComicsKingdom.com. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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