The Rambo Combo? – #inktober2019 – Day 18 & 19

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I was looking at the Inktober prompts for Day 18 and 19, and a wee germ of an idea popped into my head.  I remembered a pic Hubby had taken of me just before I went guising with the boys for Halloween last year (after I had dressed up as “dead eighties”) where I am standing looking straight at the camera in a full-length shot:

The official prompts for Day 18 and 19 were “misfit” and “sling”.  I am a tad eccentric and socially awkward (!) so using me as the misfit seemed…well fitting.  I am wearing 80s clothing in the pic, but if you look at the basic shapes I could be in the wild west (long jacket and boots) or in some sort of Joss Whedon series…

Then there is the word “sling” which conjures images of broken arms…or guns.  So, I went for both.

Youngest thinks the first drawing I did looks the most like me:

But I messed around with the face (and the position of the gun-arm) a LOT until I was ready to ink:

I did end up inking it in the end, however, and even went the route of just doing different shading techniques to indicate the end of one type of clothing and the beginning of the next.

I find this piece quite amusing, although our boys can’t get their heads around why I would want to draw myself with a gun as they could never imagine me using one…

I did pause to congratulate myself on that score!!

The painting streak wasn’t neglected either, I managed to get this little scene and a paint-and-salt experiment on paper.  I’ll see what shapes I can spy in the latter once it dries, and whether I can ink something onto it eventually.

I am happy that I have managed to keep to my creative goals even although it is the school holidays.  It really helps that our boys find enjoyment in seeing their mum messing about with art materials like a big kid 😉

I hope you are still inking away merrily if you have been doing Inktober this year and, as always, please leave me a link to your work in the comments so I can come and cheer you on!

See you for Day 20!

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