Prompt list for the 2021 edition of Inktober.
October 1st: Crystal
October 2: Suit
October 3: Vessel Coast guard ship (Louis S. St-Laurent, Canada)
October 4: Knot
October 5: Raven Raven wondering why those old shoes are hanging on the electric cable.
October 6: Spirit Angels’ share of this fine spirit (angels’ share is a term for a small percentage of a wine or distilled spirit’s volume that evaporates every year in oak barrels)
October 7: Fan
October 8: Watch Watching from the watchtower.
October 9: Pressure The pressure cooker submarine is under the pressure of the sea.
October 10: Pick The woodpecker picks the wood… guitarpick toothpick hairpick woodpick lockpick pickup
October 11: Sour As in Whiskey Sour. Or how to ruin a fine whiskey, usually!
October 12: Stuck Oh no! A cat is stuck on a tree. Call the firemen! (2nd version, with quick colors added with large brush on the computer over ink on paper photo - just for fun!)
October 13: Roof In Stockholm, there’s a rooftop tour to see the city. With a helmet and safely attached, we walked on rails across roofs. We did it many years ago and it was a nice and fun view!
October 14: Tick Have you ticked anything on your travel bucket list lately? The concept idea of this drawing was to draw only ticks, not a single line or dot!
October 15: Helmet During a travel trip a few years ago, I took a photo of this guy in Vietnam stacking many boxes on his motorbike! It’s also related to today’s inktober topic since he was wearing both a baseball cap and a bike helmet at the same time! I know it’s not very obvious on a small drawing…
October 16: Compass In Montréal, if someone asks you to go north and you’re using a real compass, you might get confused. To follow the street configuration, Montreal’s north is actually northwest of the real north! I hope you like this inktober drawing with a gameplay theme of the McGill College avenue.
October 17: Collide Memories from La Ronde! (A funfair in Montréal) Between having the most or the least collisions, what was your goal when going to bumper cars?
October 18: Moon / Lune This is my small tribute to Georges Melies (A Trip to the Moon, 1902) and Herge (Tintin: Destination Moon, 1950, and Explorers on the Moon, 1953).
October 19: Loop Going upside down in a roller coaster! Woohoo!
October 20: Sprout A sprout on the moon?
October 21: Fuzzy Fuzzy, the teddy bear… IT’S GAME TIME! How many times can you count the word fuzzy on this drawing?
October 22: Open Fast food and hot coffee stand in the middle of the desert… We’re open!
October 23: Leak Oh no! The boat is leaking…
October 24: Extinct Too many extinct species, including Dinosaur, Dodo, Passenger Pigeon, Elephant Bird, Aurochs, Atlas Bear, Great Auk, Thylacine, and the list goes on..
October 25: Splat (Ink on paper, gray and colors on computer.)
October 26: Connect Connecting during the BBS era, Pac Man style!
October 27: Spark Robot has a sparkling idea!
October 28: Crispy For that #inktober challenge prompt, I had a quick look at others’ posts tagged with #inktober2021crispy and it is filled with fried food and chips! I hope my entry is original enough even if also on the fast food topic, as a #comic with #emojis 🐔🍔🍗🍟
October 29: Patch This was a fun drawing to do of a hot-air balloon with a patchwork quilt design with patches! Did you found the cat?
October 30: Slither Inspired by the classic Snakes and Ladders board game. This pawn moved to a square with a ladder but a snake is blocking the way. That’s unexpected!
October 31: Risk Risk is the last prompt of Inktober 2021. Risk Assessment completed: this kid is ready to go to the playground without taking any risk. Even from drowning. Maybe.
Small making of!
For the “Roof” prompt on October 13, I kept some pictures of the steps: drawing, ink, shadows. And also sharing the photo used as inspiration, from a travel trip to Stockholm! There’s a rooftop tour to see the city. With a helmet and safely attached, we walked on rails across roofs. We did it many years ago and it was a nice and fun view!
Roofs of Stockholm The photo of our trip that was the source of inspiration for this illustration, during our walk on the roofs!
October 13: Roof [draft] Step 1 with the first version of the pencil sketch.
October 13: Roof [draft] Step 2 for inking before erasing the pencil sketch, with a slight correction to vary the roofs distance in the composition.
October 13: Roof [draft] Step 3 with details on the final result.