10: Emma Frost (Flowing)


Since I was behind on my Inktober sketches, I took a day off and made two sketches today. I don’t know if that is my stubbornness or dedication but I have a good feeling about what I did.

I had wanted to actually sketch four sketches today so I get where I initially planned to be. Alas, it’s not always possible to get what you want. I am happy with the consolation though.

This sketch of Emma Frost was in my “to sketch” folder for a very long time. When I read the prompt of Flowing, this was the first thing that came in my mind, mainly cause of her flowing cape. Which is also the main reason I wanted to sketch this. The flow of her cape is very interesting and I had fun inking it down.

I don’t directly ink these sketches. So, I had first made the sketch with a light pencil and then added the details with a darker one, and then finally inked it. Now, I erased away the pencil lines which were under the inks, but at two places, the page actually got torn.

This is the first time it has happened to me, I don’t remember ever having the page torn due to erasing. I do end up crumbling the page when erasing the edges, but well, there is a first for everything.

It was not completely torn, just the top layer came out and I could see the layer under it, so I just inked over it again. The places that were torn were those where I had used brush pen for that dark black areas, I believe wetness due to the ink may have made the page thin and so it might have got torn.

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