Inktober 2019 - Day 7 - ENCHANTED

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Hey, it's like... 3 sleeps away to Halloween :D Amazing, huh!

I'm way, way, way behind with my #inktober, but I'm still at it :D To my fellow inktobering friends, I salute you all as we enter the final stretch of this month-long challenge :D I've been keeping up with a lot of your efforts, and I've gotten a lot of fun seeing what each of you came up for each prompt :D There's a LOT of creative people on Steemit, for sure!

But before we jump into the #inktober stuff, I need to raise the stage for yet ANOTHER month-long challenge that's looming in the horizon. OH NO SPODER!?!???! Not ANOTHER one????

Yep. You heard it right, NOVEMBER is the month for writers to rock up to the challenge of #NaNoWriMo and just like #inktober, for the entire month of November, aspiring writers are asked to finished a piece of writing that's at least 50,000 words in length............... :screaming emoji:

Yep. 50,000 words. You heard it right, friendos~

That's 1,667 words a day. Doable, for sure (i've done it) but............ a Herculean effort, to say the least!

I'm not sure who will be participating in #NaNoWriMo on Steemit this year, but this event (just like #inktober) is a huge event on most other social media places. So if you are going to attempt #NaNoWriMo this year, let me know in the comments and I will try to support you throughout the month of November to the best of my abilities :)

(me? no, i'm not participating in #NaNoWriMo this year. it almost killed me last time i did and i am not in any shape to attempt it at the moment XD)

For more info about #NaNoWriMo, check out its official website:

And now, back to the artists!

Inktober 2019

As for #inktober 2019 - we're now 4 days away from wrapping up! I hope everyone who had participated have had a great time :> It is NEVER too late to jump in as you dont have to do ALL the prompts, and if you do decide that you have a little time to participate, there are two huge curation groups who are supporting the event at Steemit at the moment :)

Shout out to OCD and CreativeCoin curation efforts!

Again, if you are an artist, and you're participating, I'd LOVE to see if you can shout out for your Steemit posts from your external / other social media blogs. Drop me the url to your twitter/FB/insta posts with the link back to your Steemit post, and I will send you some STEEMs :D

Here is an example of what I did for
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
Day 4:
Day 5:
Day 6:

I am trying very hard to promote Steemit and Steemit artists' visibility through the #inktober event, people :) It only happens once a year and the amount of activity and participation for this event on the other social media places are THROUGH THE ROOF so let's ride on that wave and give back what we can to Steemit? You know? Instead of just creating posts to get fed by the system, let us try to lift our fair share of work and give back to the system?


Also, check out the winners from the previous days in these posts:

Okay, enough spoder blarghing. Here's spoder arting~


Gerda is presenting her creation! An enchanted heart :D It's forever and eternal~ ..... cuz it's frozen.


She's really fun to draw XD I might have to keep doing the prompts even after the month of October is done, cuz Gerda and Kai seem as if their adventures are gonna go on for a bit longer... :)

And here is a shot of the piece during its WIP stage:

I did it with black ballpoint pen on standard printing paper :) !

As usual, I did this by freehand but if you are doing #inktober, pencil sketch before inking is A-OKAY! :D

Anyway, if you're doing #inktober, post the link to your steemit url below in the comments and I'll check it out cuz I'm one of the judges in the OCD/CreativeCoin event :D And and and and...

...if you can also cross post it at your external social media, link me to your twitter post/ insta post/ facebook post also !!!

Cuz OCD/CCC might give you a higher upvotes if you do !!!! :D :D :D

Okay, that's it from me for now! See you in the next post, friends o/

Artists’ Highlights with C2

On another note, please check out this article that I wrote for the @c-squared’s Artists’ Highlights a few days ago :) Please check it out! I am featuring TWO artists at a time, and the tenth pair is: @longer and @znkd :D


Issue 1: @Arrr and @thilah
Issue 2: @EdgarUVM and @Zsolt.Vidak
Issue 3: @chrisdyer and @sanderjansenart
Issue 4: @elenasteem and @patschwork
Issue 5: @nyarlathotep and @carlgnash
Issue 6: @mikkolyytinen and @nekromarinist
Issue 7: @azbeen and @barbara-orenya
Issue 8: @rachelsvparry and @jankasparec
Issue 9: @armandosodano and @shibasaki
Issue 10: @longer and @znkd

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Those ピカピカ FXs look charming, enchanting! Will be nice to see more of Gerda n' Kai. What adventcha' will the future cook for these twins?

hahahah i love those old style manga ピカピカ effects :D

i have no ideas what they will do next, it all depends on the prompts and what hits my head when i sit down and draw

sometimes i think they surprise me as much as they surprise others :D

sometimes i think they surprise me as much as they surprise others :D

That's something really cool ain't it? Like if you were hijacked by the muses for a little while. And pop! A nice drawing appears... U use it to share with others... It's super effective!

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very beatifull @veryspider you inktober of day 7 <3

thank you, andrea :)

Another lovely pice from you spider. Your shading technique is so simple but in the same time very effective and I love it!

Thanks very much, @bronkong :) Glad to hear this comment ! :D

Spoders can listen to text? Spoders are amazing creatures.

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Your perseverance is inspiring as always, I am really happy when I look at Gerda and she reflects the emotion right back at me. It is a positive spin on a frozen heart if I ever saw one. I really love the shading on the bottom left of the skirt and how the edge is suggested with less definition.

I'm behind, but will keep at it (for now)! You're doing so well, @edouard! I love your inktober pieces so much :D Really great to see your students participating, also :D

And thank you for the feedback about what's working well on the picture :)

You melt that frozen heart of mine!

Love the windswept look, magic always seems to make a little mini tornado XD Least she's doing something cute, though with that verse and given the wickerman from before I'm kind of worried she's got this obsessive love over someone and she's going to go psycho if her feelings aren't reciprocated, and also it looks like she actually just made that out of ice and didn't ice an actual thing's heart which would have gotten real dark real fast XD

Ahhhhhhh NaNoWriMo is another thing I avoid like the plague x_x

Yeah, magic seems to supply a small fan effect on the caster, doesnt it? XD

I probably wont be surprised that there's a dark edge to these, myself, after that whole wickerman business lol

I also avoid NaNoWriMo ......... now. It was hell... . __ .;;;; and not one I will eagerly return to XD;;;;;;;;;

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hi tubkitty!

A heart that can be lifted high above the mind and has the energy of a beautiful crystal is one that I'd love to have Spider.

BEAUTIFUL dynamics in your drawing. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

thank you, ally :D

Your art is awesome keep up the great work! I couldnt draw even if my life depended on it lol. Happy halloween and all the best.

aaah, thanks so much! drawing is really just a lot of muscle memory practice :) and hand-eye-coordination~

Happy Halloween to you too !

Even if i bullshit everyday I couldn't manged 50k words a month 😥

XD you are so funny LUT

There's people who can hit 100k in a month. They are pro~

I struggled to get to 50k and I survived but I don't think I'll be NaNoWriMoing again any time soon... lol

Somehow there is a bit of a cold edge behind this one which seems very cute at the beginning.

And woah you did nanowrimo before? That is a big time commitment.

thanks! gerda and kai came out to play and now they wont leave me alone XD

hahahah yeah, nanowrimo was hell~ but i did it ... ! though the quality of the writing became horribler and horribler by days LOL

Wow! Very beautiful drawing!

Thanks very much, Tais :)

Holy moly, 50.000 words is like half my graduate thesis! That is going to take som perseverance! :D

Anyway, great little drawing, @veryspider - keep up the good work! :)

hahah yeah, #NaNoWriMo is really a great challenge like that! it's HUGE though, lots of people participate every year and suffer together XD;

and thanks, cogi!

Love that natural flow of the clothing, I can easily feel the wind blowing :) nice one

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Thanks, @longer :D You are always very kind <3

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I love your drawings, they are so clean. I am excited that with delicate lines you can show so much. This specific drawing reminds me of a movie called "Grave of the Fireflies"

aaah, thanks andrea :) that movie was so sad, but very well made :)

The graphical composition of your illustration is terrific

thanks momzilla :D

so cute!

thank you freddo~