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Way behind in my Inktober sketches. Yet I might’ve found a muse with my tuxedo cat Squeaky Squeakums. This bi-color female has already been the subject of Inktober 2019 prompts number six and seven. Squeaky is the star yet again with Inktober 2018 prompt number eight – star.

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Inktober 2018 prompt number eight – star. Starring non other than Squeaky Squeakums. Sketch by Michele Witchipoo. Pen, ink, marker. Oct. 2018. 

Stay tuned to see if I can pump out more Inktober work.

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Still trying to catch up on the Inktober 2018 sketches. Revisiting a subject I’ve drawn before – Squeaky Squeakums.

Squeaky is a female tuxedo cat I adopted in 2009. She came from a household that basically had too many cats. The other cats would gang up on her. Poor Squeaky had to hide. In the meantime the other cats would steal her food, prevent her from using the litterbox, etc. By the time she was rescued, Squeaky was skin and bones. Both her fur and eyes were dull. Such a sad cat. She didn’t even have a proper name. As it turned out, Squeaky also needed major cat dental surgery – which her previous humans failed to inform us about. That wasn’t cool. After her dental operation though, Squeaky was a brand new cat. Now she’s quite vocal, friendly, and extremely loyal. She’s intelligent as well. Despite being a pen thief.

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One thing she never did get over though, was lack of food. Squeaky has something known as “food panic.” She’ll eye your dinner like prey as you vainly try to eat your meal in peace. Therefore Squeaky must eat!

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Squeaky Loves To Eat! Pencil sketch from 2011. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo

As I’m doing these Inktober sketches, it was time for prompt number six; drooling. So here’s an updated version. Titled ‘Squeaky’s Torment.’ It’s tormenting especially for her. For the time being, we had to ban Squeaky from human food scraps, as they’re not good for her overall health.

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Inktober Oct 2018 sketch. Prompt: Drooling. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo.

Stay tuned for more Inktober sketches.

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Continuing from the previous blog post. Here’s my Inktober sketch nummer zwei. Prompt number two was ‘tranquil.’ After finishing the sketch, I’d say the mood is more reflective that tranquil.

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Inktober 2018 sketch # 2. Prompt: tranquil. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo, Oct. 2018.

I like this Inktober sketch # 2 more than the previous one. Watch out for Inktober 2018 sketch number three.

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What has become an annual tradition among artists internationally is Inktober. Inktober is basically a monthly challenge, where the artist creates an ink sketch every day for the month of October. It doesn’t matter if it’s traditional ink, digital, or you create a sketch with a splash of watercolor. The point is to have the artist draw something everyday for that month. The website itself will explain more.

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Inktober started introducing it’s prompts in 2016, but it’s not necessary to follow. The prompts are basically suggestions. Technically you can draw whatever you want, just as long as it’s ink. Again, either traditional or digital.

So here’s my first Inktober sketch. At first I was going with the Inktober prompt idea of ‘poisonous.’ The end result went into something else. Well, I suppose the subject matter might be considered ‘poisonous.’

Without further ado, here’s Inktober sketch number uno. That’s it for now. I’m getting tired. I’ve noticed that when I post on this blog while semi-sleepy, there’s a few typos the next day. Inktober # 2 should follow very shortly. There’s probably going to be a gap after Inktober # 3, due to this weekend being NYCC.

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Inktober 2018 # 1 from Michele Witchipoo. Oct. 2018. Prompt: Poisonous.

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Last fall I brought my first Wacom drawing tablet. Now you think I would be creating illustrations with it. Instead, I’m continuing to use the old fashioned method. Sketching by hand.

Case in point. Check out my latest sketch.

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Black and white original illustration by Michele Witchipoo. May 2018. 

Then here’s the same piece after a treatment of watercolor. The scan of the colored version threw me off. The flesh tones look quite different in person. However, I don’t mind the smoker effect from the scan.

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Spider Lady illustration after colored with watercolor. The scan has altered the colors somewhat. Michele Witchipoo. May 2018. 

Thinking about selling the original illustration, after I put it in a custom frame. Usually I sell only prints. That decision was made after I sold my original David Bowie/Aladdin Sane watercolor illustration. The Spider Lady item isn’t something I’m attached to. Despite her lovely spiderweb. Have to work on other illustration and sketches now. Will be back with another Psycho Bunny sketch of the week very soon.

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It’s official. The 2016 Inkwell Award winners have been announced. The Inkwell Awards was founded by Bob Almond to promote and honor inkers in the comic book industry. This year’s winners was announced this past June 17th at the Heroes Con in North Carolina.

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You can read the First Comics article about the 2016 Inkwell Awards here.

This year, I was also among the Silver trophy award winners for serving five years as a nomination committee member. It’s been an honor to have helped with the awards process.

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Silver trophies from The Inkwell Awards for five years of nomination committee member service. 2016. 

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Inktober is winding down. Just like Halloween, there’s only one more day left. So here’s my Inktober sketch for Oct. 30th, 2014.

Robed Woman, Oct. 2014. Ink and watercolor. Illustrated by Michele Witchipoo.

Robed Woman, Oct. 2014. Ink and watercolor. Illustrated by Michele Witchipoo.

Got the idea for this sketch through someone’s Facebook posting. It was an article about this Iranian feminist vampire film. The still from that movie intrigued me, so I went with it.

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Can’t recall the exact time I started making homemade greeting cards. Most of the time I’ve made cards like these for friends. Here’s a few photos.

Handmade greeting card with Phillip K. Dick quote inside. Card, design and drawing done by Michele Witchipoo. Circa 2012.

Handmade greeting card with Phillip K. Dick quote inside. Card, design and drawing done by Michele Witchipoo. Circa 2012.

Above is a photo of a card made sometime around 2012. I’m trying to remember who I made this one for. While the recipient’s name escapes me (perhaps for a good reason), I can tell what I can recall. The drawing was done in either watercolor or gouache along with ink. Enclosed is a Phillip K. Dick quote. The card stock itself was left over from an art project.

Below may or may not be the same card as the one above. This might’ve been created during my blue hair phase two years ago.

Another handmade greeting card. Designed by Michele Witchipoo, circa 2012.

Another handmade greeting card. Designed by Michele Witchipoo, circa 2012.

Inside handmade greeting card. Designed by Michele Witchipoo. Circa 2012.

Inside handmade greeting card. Designed by Michele Witchipoo. Circa 2012.

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Slow news day today. So I’m thinking of ways to supplement my income. For years people have been asking me about selling prints. So finally I’m doing something about it.

This morning I set up an account on RedBubble. See where it goes. So check it out. I’ll be selling greeting cards here. Been meaning to sell greeting cards anyway. Also available, prints, posters, cell cases and iPad covers. The cell cases and iPad covers are more on the pricey side, but look at it this way. These are unique covers that no one else will have. I guarantee you won’t see anyone else with a Quentin Crisp cellphone cover – or a Quentin Crisp greeting card since we’re at it. Anyway, the stuff posted is some of my recent work, and more will be posted soon. In the meantime, I’ll check out more of the on demand art sites.

http://www.redbubble.com/people/witchipoo/works/11591512-ms-world?p=ipad-case

http://www.redbubble.com/people/witchipoo/works/11591473-quentin-crisp?p=greeting-card

Quentin Crisp. Quickie illustration by Michele Witchipoo. Created March 28th, 2013. Pen, ink, glitter watercolor.

Quentin Crisp. Quickie illustration by Michele Witchipoo. Created March 28th, 2013. Pen, ink, glitter watercolor.

Sugar Skulls.  Done January 20th, 2013. Pen and ink.  Drawn by Michele Witchipoo.

Sugar Skulls.
Done January 20th, 2013. Pen and ink.
Drawn by Michele Witchipoo.

"Ms. World" Watercolor, pen and ink illustration by Michele Witchipoo. Completed Jan. 2013.

“Ms. World”
Watercolor, pen and ink illustration by Michele Witchipoo. Completed Jan. 2013.

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We interrupt this blog for an important announcement.

inkwellbanner1Starting from April 15 to April 30th, 2013 you can vote in the Inkwell Awards.

http://www.inkwellawards.com/

The Inkwell Awards is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and promotion of the art of inking. Inking is a much over-looked but crucial element to the comic book process. Everyone is encouraged to vote, whether you’re a fan or professional. The only difference this year is that the public is not allowed to vote in the The Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement category. The winners will be announced live at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC June 7-9 2013. For more information, please click on the above Inkwell Awards link.

My previous post about the Inkwells: https://witchesbrewpress.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/inkwell-awards/

Also please feel free to click on the below link:

http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/?p=71158

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