InkTober 2016

The time of year is fast approaching when artists of all different genres, styles and backgrounds partake in one of the biggest global art events of the modern age:


The rules for InkTober are simple enough:

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There is also a list of daily prompts on the founder of Inktober, Jake Parker’s Website 

This will be the first year that I have taken part in InkTober and I must admit, I’m quite excited about it.

I plan to spend at least an hour every day in this endeavour, 40 minutes on a daily sketch and 20 or more minutes working towards a bigger and more detailed piece for the final day. I will only post my results to my blog once per week, but I will post every day on my –

Twitter – @JGloverArtist

Instagram – @JGloverFineArt

I don’t intend to follow the daily prompts, I want the freedom to sketch whatever takes my fancy on the day; coffee shop sketches, urban sketches, master studies and so on.

The first post on my blog for this InkTober project will be on Monday 3rd October, so I hope to see you then, in the meantime, feel free to check out a couple of my older ink drawings –

Wudang Monk

Study of Hands after Michelangelo




The Legend of Zelda – Part III – Final Sketch

Welcome to Part III!

In case you have missed parts I and II you can find them by Clicking Here.

Since posting Part II last week I have been busy sketching and further figuring out the elements that I want to include in the painting that will be the final result of this short project; I have got a final sketch completed in order to use it as a reference for things like tone, composition and so on.

I’m pleased with the result I came up with for the environment in which Link is placed, I wanted it to be a scene inspired by the Lost Woods, with some swamp elements to give the narrative that extra touch of atmosphere.

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Link – Ocarina of Time – Final Study Sketch

There are a couple of things that I will change for the painting but other than that, this is how the final artwork will look, but with colour. I have been toying with the idea of whether to use watercolours or oil for the painting, I have settled on using watercolours as my chosen medium; I had a lot of fun using them in the studies that I created for Part I, so that twisted my arm a bit.

I’ll be starting on the painting as soon as possible and as soon as it underway I’ll be publishing another post, until then, take care and thanks for visiting!


The Legend of Zelda – Part II – Idea Developement

Welcome Back!

Since the last post for this project I have spent some time developing ideas for a final painting; there has been a lot to think about and weigh up during this stage of the project and a lot of sketching.

Decisions have had to be made on the pose of the figure, composition, scenery/environment, medium, colours, surface and probably a bunch of other stuff that I’ve forgotten at this point.

Anyway without further ado, let’s jump straight into the process of this stage and take a look at where it is heading.

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