Took the Pottermore quiz to find out my Patronus… Dapple Grey Stallion. Fancy eh! I always figured myself an otter or dog type person, but, we used to have horses when I was little, and I adored them, miss them, and they’re kinda just big dogs, so hell yeah! I’ll take a majestic horse any day!
Day 1: Harry Potter
I used Sumi ink, a zebra brush pen and Copic markers. Might have gotten a bit carried away with the Sumi ink… but tomorrow is another day to practice.
So, I’ve been in love with Otters for a very long time, pretty sure they’re my spirit animal. But, then I started drawing them and, I sorta filled a few pages in the old sketchbook with drawings of them… OBSESSED. I won’t bore you with all the sketches, but two are below, as well as some pictures I took a few years back of a super cute little Otter man.
First the cute picture that inspired many a sketchbook doodle
Isn’t he just SQUEEEEEEEE cute. Pretty sure he was totally yucking it up for me, such a ham.
This next one was a very quick sketch, and, it’s not my favorite, but I do like the colors and think it would serve well as a thumbnail sketch for a future, time actually spent on it. watercolor piece. So, that coming soon…
Was browsing through Pinterest, as you do, and came across a fun illustration by Amyisla McCombie, I pinned it, forgot I pinned it; then sat down today, weeks later and decided to do a ten minute drawing challenge. Guess what I ended up drawing… moths and butterflies, cause it’s spring and I was thinking how colorful it could be. When I finished, I thought to myself, this looks awfully familiar, and realized it’s because of that forgotten pin. So, they were inspired, unbeknownst to me at the moment of drawing, by Amyisla. It was a fun little 10 minute challenge though, I recommend them.
I used Copic markers and colored pencils, and pre-selected all the colors I thought I might want to use so I wouldn’t be faffing around on my 10 minute challenge.
Also, here’s a link to Amyisla’s Tumbler, you can see all her other illustrations and enjoy and be inspired. Here’s a link to my Pinterest Illustration board, where I pinned her lovely moths illustration and so many things I find inspirational.