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Arty Games Collage

A couple of years ago, Josiah Brooks (Jazza) released an app called Arty Games that generates random ideas for illustrators. I’ve used it for a few drawings in the past, which was a great way to battle creative block when I wanted to draw something, but couldn’t come up with any ideas.

Arty Games Character Idea from 2016: Drunk, Angry Clown with a Prosthetic Arm
Arty Games Character Idea from 2016: Drunk, Angry Clown with a Prosthetic Arm

I recently decided to do a daily art challenge that incorporates a new idea each day from the app using Procreate on the iPad Pro. Each day I drew a randomly generated character idea and then finally placed them in an environment as dictated from Arty Games.

Day 1: A grumpy goblin smoking a joint with a robot arm.

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Day 2: A jolly elf who has had too much coffee.

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Day 3: A murderous kindergartener with glasses who is afraid of their own shadow.

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Day 4: An evil robot from the future who can control time and is wearing large gloves.

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Day 5: A porcupine who is stitched up like Frankenstein’s monster who is holding a key.

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Day 6: A celestial cow who needs batteries to survive and is wearing leather shoes.

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Day 7: A sparkly dragon who is wearing an oversized shirt.

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Day 8: A pine tree forest filled with tombstones.

Day 9: Coloring the characters.

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This personal challenge was a lot of fun and pushed me to draw things that I would never normally draw on my own. Coloring was probably the biggest challenge for me as it’s not my strong suit. You can watch the entire process in this time lapse video:

Overall, I’m pleased with how it turned out and I’m glad I was able to finish it before I hand over my iPad Pro to get the screen replaced. The corner of the screen has a dead spot when using the Apple Pencil, which is incredibly annoying, so hopefully I’ll be back to drawing soon.

Inktober & Procreate Inktober: Completed

Today is the final day of Inktober 2018 and Procreate Inktober. There were a couple times I questioned if I could do two drawings a day for 31 days, but I was able to complete it (some drawings were better than others). Thankfully, having the list of prompts allowed me to draw ahead of schedule for days I knew I would be too busy to complete two drawings.

 

Inktober gave me a chance to test out different styles of drawing as well as different software and media. I mostly used Procreate and Affinity Designer on the iPad Pro, but I also experimented with different types of pens, which you can watch on my YouTube Inktober Playlist.

 

As the name implies, I only used Procreate for the iPad to draw all of the Procreate Inktober drawings. I tried to include a lot of references to things I enjoy to see if any of my social media followers also liked the same things. A few references I used were Ducktales, Ghostbusters, Futurama, The Midnight, and a plethora of puns.

If you’re interested in seeing all of my drawings, check out my Twitter and Instagram accounts. How did you do? Were you able to complete all 31 days?