Inktober 2018 Day 17 ‘Swollen’

Angela Porter Inktober 2018 Day 17 Swollen coloured

The first thing that popped into my weird head when I read the prompt ‘swollen’ was a puffer fish! I know … weird is the right word.

So, I had to draw one of my entangled drawings incorporating a puffer fish, lots of coral reef and sea inspired images, and a few cute monsters and critters – including a white cat and a pink badger (don’t ask!).

It took a couple of hours to draw the outline using a Faber-Castell broadpen on Rhodia dot grid paper.

I scanned the drawing into GiMP, removed the dot grid and created a transparent background.

The final step, which has taken around 4 hours, is to digitally colour the image.

It’s certainly bright and colourful, though if it wasn’t an Inktober challenge I’d want to go back and add some added textures and shadows to the image. But it’ll do for now as it is.

I also would like to add some patterns in black pen to some of the more ‘flat’ areas of the design, such as the bodies of the sea anemones.

I used Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, a Microsoft Surface pen and a Microsoft Surface Studio to colour the image.

#created on surface #autodesksketchbookpro #inktober #inktober2018

2 thoughts on “Inktober 2018 Day 17 ‘Swollen’

  1. Julie 17 October 2018 / 13:34

    Angela , you need to put this into a book, great pic, would love to color it some day. Love all of your work, I own several of your books.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Julie D,


    • Angela Porter 17 October 2018 / 14:34

      Thank you for your kind words, I’m glad you like it. I don’t know if you know but there’s a facebook group – Angela Porter’s Coloring Book Fans – for people who love my work. It’s a friendly place and at least once a month I post a ‘freebie’ template there exclusively for members of the group. You’d be made most welcome I’m sure if you chose to wander over and join in.


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