Saturday, October 31, 2015

Final Inktober

Well friends, it's finally the last day of Inktober.  Made it through the whole event alive and without missing a day!  Today's drawing is the One Man Band again.

Hope you enjoyed looking at all the drawings this month, let me know which ones were your favorites!  

Friday, October 30, 2015


Vampire sketch by Veronica Kosowski

I love vampires, they're probably my favorite of the fantasy horror character types.  Here's a gothic anime-reminiscent vampire for today's Inktober.  Still can't seem to draw creepy things, but maybe someday!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

More Inktober

Birds Sketch by Veronica Kosowski

Black Cat sketch by Veronica Kosowski

Hi everyone, I'm back!  Had an amazing trip to the San Francisco Bay area.  It was great spending time with my grandparents and I miss the forest already.  I'll be posting some pictures from my travels as soon as I have the time to upload them.

In the meantime, here's the Inktobers I did while away.  Can't believe there's only two days left!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Inktobers From This Week

I had a busy work week so didn't have time to post these here earlier.  Here are my five latest Inktober drawings.  Just a heads up, I will be out of town visiting my grandparents until Thursday next week.  I'll still be posting my Inktobers on Instagram, but will post another catch up post as soon as I come back!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sleepy Gryphon Inktober

Sleepy Gryphon Illustration by Veronica Kosowski

Sleepy gryphon Inktober.  (What I feel like doing too but, alas!  Way too much to do to afford such luxuries.)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Inktober Day 17

Another Inktober today as I was a day behind.  Now all caught up with this gryphon sketch!

Czeslaw Niemen and Other Inktober Stuff

Czeslaw Niemen Illustration by Veronica Kosowski

Polish musician Czeslaw Niemen for a late Inktober Day 16.  I love this guy's music and his fashion!  Sen O Warszawie is one of my favorite songs, listen to it here:

Here are two more of the Inktobers from the last few days, didn't have time to post them here until today.

Here's a sorcerer because well, dark broody sorcerers are always fun.

And here's some character exploration for the Mask Maker!  

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Inktober Days 12 and 13

Inktober Days 12 and 13!

A dragon because dragons are awesome, and a baby vulture creature on a tiny scrap of paper I found floating about my desk.

Hoping to do some more involved Inktobers over the weekend when I have more time.

I'm also planning to post another finished digital painting over the weekend as well.  It's one I've been working on for a while and can't wait to share!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Inktober Day 11

Inky hair practice for today's drawing.

Magpie and Gryphon

Veronica Kosowski illustration

As mentioned in yesterday's post, I've been working on some new digital paintings lately.  Last March, I did a visual development piece of Magpie and her gryphon friend that you can find here.  I really liked that piece, so I decided to do a repaint of it as practice and to improve it.  Here is the updated version with improved lighting, colors and painterliness.  Hope you like it!  

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Inktober Day 10

Another inky brush pen exploration for Inktober today.  Spent most of the day working on some digital paintings, both of which I plan to post later this week along with many more Inktober drawings, so stay tuned!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Inktober 9: Dark Angel

Experimenting with my new brush pen for today's Inktober.  I like how, well, brushy it is.  It's a little more controlled than a standard brush with ink from a bottle, but more fluid than a micron pen.  I highly recommend it!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Inktober Day 8

Spent the afternoon at the beach today and drew one of the feisty locals on a grungy scrap of sketchbook paper.  

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Inktober Days 6 and 7

Veronica Kosowski Illustration Wolf girl

Here are days 6 and 7 for Inktober.  I didn't have a chance to post yesterday's on the blog, though it was up on Instagram.  These are both character explorations of the wolf girl from the last post.  

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Wolf Maiden

Veronica Kosowski Wolf Pack Illustration

Bereft of her skin, the wolf maiden returns to her family in sorrow.  Unless she steals back what he has hidden, she can never be her true self.

My latest Inktober drawing, inspired by the wolf maiden story.  Similar to the selkie, the wolf maiden has her skin stolen from her in the old stories and is forced to live with a human husband until she finds her skin and runs away.

There's something powerful about stories that involve overcoming an imprisonment of one's own self. I think that's what draws me to swan maidens, selkies and other shape-shifter stories.  I definitely want to do more with this theme eventually.  

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Inktober Day 4

A magpie with a bit of digital color for Inktober day 4.  

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Inktober Days 2 and 3

Veronica Kosowski Illustration

Veronica Kosowski Illustration

Veronica Kosowski Illustration

Took a go at Sketch Dailies topic "One Man Band" for Inktober yesterday.  Finished him today with an extra cat companion.  That counts for two days right?  ;)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Inktober Day 1

Veronica Kosowski Inktober Sketch

I'm not usually one for self portraits but thought it'd be a fun first Inktober drawing.  So here I am in cartoon form, happily painting away wearing a paisley flower pattern of course.  :)