The GNSI prompt was “histology” and I guess I could have done something whimsical with diseased tissue, but I chose “misfit” instead. That one didn’t come easily though. First I tried a weird pattern-based thing that pitted swirling shapes against a Lego block (couldn’t stand to finish the swirls). Then thought I’d try something with lettering (the word “misfit” with one of the letters in an odd font) but couldn’t come up with a letter pattern I liked.
Then I pictured a rowboat. What would be misfit about a boat? The rower is too big? No… the rower is too small. And the boat is misfit for sea conditions…
Yesterday’s prompt from inktober.com was “wild.” Last night I just couldn’t make a connection, but right before I fell asleep, this concept came to mind. So I’m ignoring today’s prompts (“micro” and “ornament”) in favor of running wild.
The inktober.com prompt is “wild” and the GNSI one is “reptile.” I was tired. Neither sounded very inspiring, so I just went for the reptile; challenge was to see how much I remember about rattlesnakes without looking at reference images. I have a lot to learn…. but I do like the composition.
In the meantime, I had an idea I really like for the prompt “wild”– and I might just substitute it for the prompt for today.
Today’s GNSI prompt was “dinosaur.” This was a rush job–because I didn’t have much time, but also because I wanted to try something loose with no pencil sketch first.
I love thinking of birds as dinosaurs… so for this sketch I thought it would be fun to try thinking of dinosaurs as birds.
I’m going to have to revisit this concept again sometime, because it was a fun illustrative challenge to take what I know about drawing birds and overlay it on what (little) I know about drawing dinosaurs.
Inktober.com prompt is “overgrown.” This was an interesting exercise. I thought I’d be fighting my internal “make it realistic” voices more, but once the pattern started asserting itself, I was in service to that rather than to reality…
GNSI prompt for today: “Paleontology”
Rush job on the 12th… end of the day… but I did get both prompts in. “Bird” and “dragon.”
Today’s inktober.com prompt is “snow.”
Another instance of complementary prompts: “insect” and “pattern.”
The wings are all from the adult stages of aquatic insects: caddisfly, mayfly (hindwing), stonefly, and biting fly. I’ll leave it to the bug nerds to decide which is which.