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Inktober 2018: Part 2

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Inktober 2018 round up part two (aka the finale because I quit at 10, ha!). Check out my first post to find out what Inktober is and to see my first 6. Onwards to 7!

DAY 7: WEREWOLF

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This prompt from Kelly Brown’s list immediately brought the ever tortured Remus Lupin from the Harry Potter world to mind. In the books, he was such a rich character that kind of got lost in the films, no hate on the films though! There was a lot of world to get in there and I think they do the books justice. Especially in the case of Umbridge, they managed to make her as despicable as she was in the books! I digress.

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Remus had this beautiful love story with Nymphadora Tonks (Tonks for short) that ended up being for me, one of the saddest tragedies of the series. They finally found love and it ended so abruptly leaving a sweet lil one behind. What is this Game of Thrones?! Sigh. This one is dedicated to their happy times, to finally letting goof old hurts and jumping in head first. <3 Brb sobbing.

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One of my faves of my Harry Potter series. I just love this pair. I put some of the tips I got from Dani Ellis during a speaker session in my Illustration class to work. She’s amazing, check out her work!

DAY 8: ALIEN

Allons’y! I’m gonna try not to fan girl too hard on this one, because I mean…OH MANNN DAVID TENNANT AHHH!!! I mean…yeah, David Tennant as the 10th doctor. Fave alien. Fave doctor. Fave. I do eventually have a fondness for the other doctors after I’ve gotten used to them, but his run was incredible. Some of the best episodes and so much passion for the role. My fave Tennant episode has to be Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead most likely because of the dynamic between River Song and the doctor. Spoilers!

 I had to include Donna in this one. She was one of my favourite companions but she got a raw deal in the end. You’ll have to watch for yourself! I do love Rose and also Rory…but Donna was the best. She called him on his sh*t and was so so funny! Her character reminds me of my hilarious big sister though, so maybe I’m biased. How long are captions supposed to be?

I had to include Donna in this one. She was one of my favourite companions but she got a raw deal in the end. You’ll have to watch for yourself! I do love Rose and also Rory…but Donna was the best. She called him on his sh*t and was so so funny! Her character reminds me of my hilarious big sister though, so maybe I’m biased. How long are captions supposed to be?

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All painted up! I ended up making a Tardis only version as well for the non-10th doctor lovers (do they even exist?!) Psst: prints will be available at the Makers North holiday market, and soon in my online shop! 💙

DAY 9: THE STAR

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Any one who knows me should be aware that Neil Gaiman is my FAVE author, right up there with David Sedaris, Clive Barker, Neal Stephenson...ok, too many to list but Gaiman is at the top! All of that is just to say that this is inspired by his novel, Stardust. This is Yvaine, a fallen star and carrier of the Power of Stormhold, a topaz that was hurled into the sky and is the reason she took her tumble. There is so much to the story that I suggest you all rush out and read this book, or at least watch the film (DeNiro, Pfieffer, Claire Danes, Charlie Cox…and on and on.)

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I’ve started painting this one but have admittedly hit a road block! It’s missing something, I think in the colours, and I can’t quite get it right just yet. So here it is, a work in progress. Any constructive criticism?

Prompt from Debbie Bahrt’s list. Love her sweet style.

Day 10: Kindred Spirit

This is my last Inktober piece of 2018 and it’s near and dear to my heart: Anne of Green Gables. I remember first reading this when I was a young girl and I could relate so closely to how she escaped real life in her imagination because I did the same. It’s what first led me to my love of reading and I still to this day love to cozy up with a new book, especially a huge one with tons of details.

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For this piece I wanted to show the first moment she sees Green Gables and finally feels like she has a home. Anne of Green Gables reminds me of my little sister whom my parents adopted officially last year. She’s been with us since she was just a tiny little 3 year old. She hardly spoke and threw wicked tantrums but my mom + step dad helped her along and now she’s a rambunctious 8 year old who can still pitch a spectacular fit but is also a total sweet heart. Love that kid.


That about covers it for my Inktober 2018 pieces, I’ll be updating more as I complete colouring each piece, so stay tuned. Really looking forward to digging in over the Christmas break!

Next year I’ll again start the challenge filled with hope + optimism…only to quit as soon as I pass my current record of 10. Maybe, just maybe, 2019 is the year to get it done! Until next year Inktober!

 
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