Every October there is a drawing challenge to make one ink drawing a day the entire month (I plan on making two a week). An illustrator by the name of Jake Parker created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. Here is my first illustration for Inktober 2019.
This is an alien creature inspired by the 1955 movie, This Island Earth. I remember watching the movie one Saturday at my grandparent’s home in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The film is full of campy elements, but it deserves respect as one of the more ambitious science fiction adventures of its time. Mystery Science Theater 3000 also used the film to great effect.