in #ntopazlast year (edited)

It seems that the human body only resists two days of Inktober.

Because I'm just drawing on the third day. I've been late big time, had a severe headache and little free time the next few days, so here I am, trying to catch up with the challenge of shame brother! I only endured two days of Inktober without failing hahahaha.

The theme for day #3 was "bait", so what better bait for a sailor than an attractive mermaid? There are many stories of men who fell for the song of these seductive creatures, only to end up being their rich dinner.


  • Opaline Cardboard (A4)
  • Black ballpoint pen
  • Marker Black thick tip
  • Liquid Ink

-Step 1:

With the HB pencil, make a sketch with soft strokes, as these can be erased more easily and prevent the eraser from damaging the paper.


-Step 2:

Then make the lineart, using the black ballpoint pen. This is where I realized something I didn't like at all, the evil proportions were wrong! The siren has more head than body, than horrible xD; the worst thing is that it was already very difficult to correct because the ink can not be erased, but good of the errors is learned.



-Step 3:

Let's fill in. With the black marker, I covered the areas that would be completely black, as well as detailing a little the mermaid's hair (which I didn't like either).


-Step 4:

Finally, I dusted my liquid ink and made some retouches here and there, in order to give a bit of soft shadows, since with the pen they are difficult to get.


I'll leave you a little gif with the whole process in it, so you can better appreciate the step by step.

What is inktober?

The inktober is an initiative created by the illustrator Jake Parker in 2009, in order to improve his artistic skills, although over the years has made a great impact on the international artistic community. The challenge is to make a drawing with ink every day, hence its name, "ink" (ink) "tober" (October), although for the most part this is respected, many other artists prefer to stay in their comfort zone, so you can see illustrations made with watercolors, graphite, charcoal, digital and any existing technique.



Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
Day 8Day 9Day 10Day 11Day 12Day 13Day 14
Day 15Day 16Day 17Day 18Day 19Day 20Day 21
Day 22Day 23Day 24Day 25Day 26Day 27Day 28
Day 29Day 30Day 31

If you are looking to improve your artistic skills, this challenge is for you, you can publish your results on social networks using the hagstag #inktober or #inktober2019. See you in a future post!

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Thank you guys!

Me gusta mucho esta idea y los detalles que colocaste. La canción de ellas realmente en un cebo, pobre hombre enamorado.
Noto lo que has dicho sobre la cabeza, ese es el detalle al ser tradicional y en tinta ya que a lápiz aún tiene arreglo, pero pese a eso, te ha quedado genial y se pasa jijiji.

¡Muchas gracias querida @yanes94!