Thursday, October 25, 2012

Inktober Day 22

A daring rescue is made by the members of the Victorian Explorer Society!
(And with the help of some flying friends of course.)
The pirates scatter in confusion, trying to defend their ship.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Inktober Day 21

This poor young lady was a member of another expedition to find the Lost Relic. But when she was captured by the Sky Pirates to interpret their map to the location of the Relic, she refused to help them. Of course, they didn't appreciate this very much, so they decided they didn't really need her help after all. This means a very nasty fall for our poor heroine. I hope someone will come along quickly to rescue her.*

*Someone probably will, I imagine.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Inktober Day 20

My! What a lot of little rooms are hidden in that mountain. It must be a secret hideout.
Pirates love hideouts and secrets, so this is pretty much every pirate's dream.
Well, every SKY pirate's dream, that is.
But oh! Wasn't someone about to walk the plank last time? 
Let's hurry and find out what's going on!

Inktober Day 19

And it looks as though someone is about to walk the plank - but no watery grave for them. Something far worse. And what a strange little triangular doorway there below the anchor.
Perhaps next time we will see just what is in that door.
And soon we will see what the fate of the poor soul on the plank will be...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Inktober Day 18

Well, he's a SKY PIRATE, but he looks pretty level headed. However, his cool demeanor probably just masks an evil personality. At any rate, I'm running out of ideas for PIRATES,
and I think it's about time to get some action in here. We'll see.
Oh, and I'm almost caught up. If I can just do a few more drawings tomorrow!!

Inktober Day 17

Another disgustingly cruel and cruelly disgusting SKY PIRATE.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Inktober Day 16

Inktober Day 16

Today, we feature a portrait of a nefarious SKY PIRATE.
If you have made it thus far without vomiting or leaving this page to go look at cute kitten videos on YouTube, I congratulate you. Sky Pirates are not exactly known for hygiene or good looks. It seems as though Sky Pirates also have a taste for ancient relics. And apparently they are determined to get the Relic the V.E.S. is after at any cost.
Tune in next time to learn more about Sky Pirates. Trust me, it's not good.

(P.S. hopefully this weekend I can catch up on some overdue Inktobers, so that I will finally be able to post the correct drawing on the corresponding day. Whew.)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Inktober Day 15

A pretty fast drawing today. It looked really good in the preliminary sketch, but when I started inking it, I was like "meh". Well, you can't win them all. Hopefully I'll have something cooler to post tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Inktober Day 14

Mel the little flying reptile has grown large very quickly by eating all the healthy fruits and nuts in the Peruvian jungle. But all the adventure has given him such a hearty appetite that he wants to share Doc's sandwich as well. Doc is not very pleased with this, as they only packed six sandwiches apiece, and Inca Indians aren't very good at making sandwiches. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Inktober Day 13

Inktober Day 13
They were being followed - by an Inca Chieftan and some of his warriors. 
Of course, the natives want to know what they are doing in their jungle. Overheated and exhausted, Arthur McGuire and his colleagues hope that they can talk the Chieftan into suggesting an easier route. But will the Incas turn out to be friendly? We'll soon see...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Inktober Day 12

Inktober Day 12

The Victorian Explorers have no idea why everything is so HUGE in the Peruvian jungle,
but they do have another idea - to try and use this big fellow as a pack animal. 
He's as tall as an elephant! But he's pretty slow, and the V.E.S. have a suspicion that someone
or something is following them...
Maybe we'll see who or what it is soon. Stay tuned!

Inktober Day 11

Inktober Day 11 (a Few Days Late)

Our heroes have found some pretty cool animal life in the dark jungles of Peru!
Like this big friendly bird. Captain Nicholas wants to see if he can saddle-break him. It sounds like a good idea, but I just don't think it's going to work. Besides, they don't have time, they have to
find the Relic!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Inktober Day 10

I've fallen behind a bit on the Inktober posts, but I'm trying to catch up this weekend. This one was a lot of fun - I'm breaking a bit from the narrative of the V.E.S. for now. 
And that black background element is completely ripped off from Jake Parker - at least I'm an honest thief!
The nice thing about Inktober is that for me, it pushes me to come up with something new and solve creative problems every day. If you're like me, that's something you need to do more of. That's why I'm considering doing a creative exercise of some kind every day after Inktober is over. Maybe I'll share it on the blog. More on that later. Until now, I leave you with Mr. Arthur McGuire who uses bombs to blast open ancient vaults (and maybe a few mechanical menaces) to search for treasure.
He'll be on the lookout for more Inktober drawings to post soon!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Inktober Day 9

After escaping the dragons' flames (and seeing the Wise Librarian to safety) our heroes
return to their own airship to make the voyage to the next stop in their
quest for the Relic: Peru.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Inktober Day 8

 Enraged to find Westerners in his domain, the Khan sends his best 
Dragon Marauders to demolish the mountain Archive.
Their hulking dragons descend from the skies engulfing the slopes in flame and brimstone!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Inktober Day 7

An aged wise man has been guarding many ancient texts and records in his mountain castle.
Among them is the volume that the V.E.S. is looking for - a map to the location
of the relic that they are seeking. We'll see what that relic is soon.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Inktober Day 6

Day 6.

And now, our group of heroes, having hired an Asian airship to ferry them to the remote 
Tibetan mountains, embark upon a search for an ancient map that will lead them
to a highly sought relic of a long-forgotten age.
Next time, we will see what that map looks like, and who has guarded it these many long centuries!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Inktober Day 5

This Friendly Flying Reptilian Creature has taken a liking to the members of 
The Victorian Explorer Society (well, all except Doc that is).
They like him too, but of course, they haven't met his parents yet.
I think they'll call him "Mel".

A really fast drawing today. Maybe we'll get a little more creative tomorrow, eh?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Inktober Day 4

Doc - He prefers a straight fight, 
but can use his brains in a pinch!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Inktober Day 3

Day 3! Here a member of the V. E. S. has discovered
a Very Rare Reptilian Flying Creature. It seems friendly enough,
but we haven't met his parents yet!
Also, I'd like to hold a little mini contest - can you help me name the explorer above?
Something old-fashioned and gentlemanly. Leave a comment if you have any ideas!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Inktober Day 2

And now, let's introduce a few of the characters. 
This is Arthur McGuire, adventurer

Monday, October 1, 2012

Inktober Day 1

The journey begins here!
I'll be sharing more information about the project in the coming days.

Meanwhile, go check out my INKtober drawings from last year: