Couldn’t go without seein’ your face for an hour…

So sour . . . video

Sour is today’s word for Inktober. I drew some candy apples for yesterday’s word, pick, and added some sour gummies.

I Won’t be Happy until my FANS get what they Deserve!

Wha . . . did I really just say that? Did I really just quote Quattro from YuGiOh Zexal? Do I really know what Quattro and Zexal even are?! Jesse, if you’re reading this . . . *KICK!*

“I’ll gladly do anything for my fans” – Quattro

Sooo, today’s word was Fan and I decided to go with the Japanese folding fan because they’re so pretty. I’d actually like to explore this idea further.

That’s So Raven . . .

Who else liked that show? It was one of my favorites. Sing with me now, “That’s so raven (it’s the future i can see)
That’s so raven (it’s so mysterious to me)”

That’s not the point though. The point is Cinco de Inktobre. I wasn’t that excited about today’s word. My expectations were so low I didn’t even use fancy paper. Poor thing didn’t even get it’s own dedicated page.

I wish I would have used better paper cuz it turned out looking pretty cool.

Someone’s missin’ an eye lol.

Think of All the Luck You Got

Know that it’s not for naught . . . no, day 4 of Inktober is KNOT. Pronounced Kuh Not. Just kidding . . . heh, a lil’ word play there for ya’.

It took me pretty much all day but I finished it.

Turned out pretty cool. I didn’t know where I was going with it. But I like it. I like how the light in each image changes throughout the day starting at 8 am and ending with 7 pm.

Tomorrow is Raven and I don’t have an idea yet that I’m happy with. Well, I have one idea, but I just came up with it so . . . we’ll see. Oh, and 10 badass points goes to whoever knows what song I was quoting in the title and first line.

Nuclear Wessels?

Nooo, not wessels. The word for day 3 of Inktober is Vessels. I found this cool image of blood vessels that reminded me of a tree.

These particular colors wouldn’t show up on black paper so I used some hot pressed watercolor paper. I love how smoothly these gel pens glided over the paper.

I’m a bit nervous for when I have to add the black around those skinny little lines, but I want it to POP like it does in my inspiration photo. And I was thinking of adding a little tombstone and maybe some other little details. So, it’s blood vessels but it’s actually gonna be a gnarly tree.

This Ain’t Texas Hold ‘Em

I’ve had this idea for a while to make a card game based on iconic Texas thangs. The word for day 2 of Inktober is Suit, and I wasn’t interested in drawing a suit of armour or fashion, so I decided this was a good opportunity to explore the card idea.

My format inspiration is from these Tarot suit cards. But the overall game play would be inspired by Yu-Gi-Oh or Old Maid or UNO . . . something like that.

They’re not finished yet, but here’s what I’ve got so far.

And there you have it. I was struggling to fit the long horns on the Texas Longhorn so it’s blank for now. I’m thinking of trying out an old worn out wood background for these, possibly just under the barbed wire border, and then leave the space behind the image white.

Inktober 2021 Goals

I’m giving myself some freedom for this Inktober. I’ll just post the artwork as is, whether they’re finished or not. I’m also not restricting myself to using JUST ink. I’ll do as much as I can with ink, and then finish it up with whatever medium will work best for the look I’m going for.

I’m very pleased with how these are turning out. I love Texas and I love the barbed wire border and I’m excited to see what I can come up with.

This challenge really helps me get inspired to create artwork.

So, who else is doing Inktober? More importantly, who else loves Texas?! If you do or you’re proud to be a Texan just let me know in the comments what your favorite thing about Texas is.

One more thing: Jess Karp is such a good artist and she’s made her own Jesstober Challenge, so go check that out for a lil’ inspiration.

Changing Domain Soon

I’ve decided that I’m going back to a free blog with no ads. So, my domain is changing back to: morganahorn.wordpress.com

I’m not really happy with my blog anyway. I never really knew what I wanted to do with it and I never know what to say. I’m just gonna keep it simple. Share art and probably music too.

I haven’t been able to do as much art as I’d like but I have managed to play around some on Corel Painter which is what these drawings below are.

I’m hoping I can get into the groove of art blogging again.

Zentangle Practice and Movies

They’re not all zentangles but that doesn’t matter.

I like drawing stuff in little squares. Usually, I don’t like being boxed in, but these provide a nice small space to practice in or to sketch out ideas.

Who else is a Shameless fan?? I got the Showtime free trial so I didn’t have to wait for it to show up on Netflix. Well, I missed the cancel deadline by an hour, so I’m paying for a month But YAY they offered me another 30 days free after that.

So, I figured I’d watch some movies. And I love having movies on in the background while drawing.

Who else misses going to Hastings and looking around? I loved it. And I feel like I watched more movies back when I had to go rent them or buy them.

Quick movie review . . .

Becky – This has Kevin James playing a different type of character than I’m used to. It was ok. Kind of a B movie Home Alone story, cuz she creates traps and goes after the bad guys. I still have 25 minutes left. Doubt I’ll find out how it ends lol.

Dead Water – It’s alright, has Casper Van Dien. Another one with 25 minutes left. I don’t actually care how it ends, but I drew a little boat while watching it.

The Machinest – OMG this movie disturbed me as soon as I saw Christian Bale. He didn’t look like himself. He was a skeleton. I have 37 minutes left. I sorta wanna finish it but what’s the point? I’ve been disturbed enough lol.

Cold Brook – I picked it because it has Kim Coates from Sons of Anarchy and a guy who was on Prison Break. The reviews were positive but I got bored fast. 82 minutes left.

Don Jon – I didn’t actually draw during this one. It wasn’t too bad. And the ending wasn’t disappointing.

I guess it’s a good excuse to watch a bunch of movies but I think they help to inspire ideas. Especially, when you do more than just watch it. Pay attention to the lighting, the directing, and all the other parts of it.

So, what are your favorite movies to watch while you draw?

A Cubist/Tenebrist Heart?

I was going for a tenebrist feel for this drawing. The word comes from the Italian tenebroso which means dark, gloomy, and mysterious. A lot of times we think love has to be all warm and fuzzy…rainbows and puppies. But Nazareth, The Everly Brothers, and Roy Orbison were right…love hurts.

I was trying to show the surfaces of the gem as well as make the heart look cracked and broken.

And I end up with Cubism lol.

I’ve never been much of a Cubism fan and I sure didn’t expect it, but I like how it’s turning out.