Rebuttal? – #inktober2019 – Day 29

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The prompt for Day 29 of Inktober was ‘injured’, and Youngest knew exactly what I should concentrate my efforts on:

“I think you should draw a cyclops and a man stabbing him in the bum with a sword, mummy. That would hurt him…”

My first thought was to draw the Cyclops in profile, maybe even have him and his aggressor only in silhouette, but that posed problems when it came to depicting that the brute only had one eye, and also meant I had to be pretty accurate in my shaping so people would definitely think of the larger dark figure as a cyclops…

With these problems whirling in my brain, then, I chose to begin with a 2B pencil.  This proved to be a good decision as I quickly lost track of how many little (and large!) details I changed while working out the cyclops’ pose.  It made drawing the human fighter seem very straight forward in comparison!

So I thrashed out the details in pencil and got to the inking eventually.

I did most of the piece in watercolour after that, but the sword and the inflicted wound seemed like a good place to employ my gel pens again – although you can’t see it in the pic, the sword is nice and shiny!  I also went around the cyclops in a slightly thicker pen than before, to press home the idea of him being large and solid 😉

The more I look at the human man, the more I wonder why he is in a dressy shirt in a cyclops’ domain and why he would want to pick a fight where the cyclops appears to have all the advantage?!  That club the brute is holding doesn’t look all that friendly…!

Have you been drawing today?  Let me know by posting me a link to your work in the comments 🙂

Until tomorrow, sweet friends…


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2 Responses to “Rebuttal? – #inktober2019 – Day 29”

  1. Jennifer Patino Says:

    Haha this one is so funny!

  2. Montaffera Says:

    😉 aww glad you like it! X

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