Inktober 2021 Day 22: OPEN

When I go back and rework some of these drawings at a later date, this is one of the ones that will be at the top of my list. I’m such a fan of Howl’s Moving Castle. Is this deja vu? Wait, no, it isn’t. I’ve been drawing a lot of stuff from this movie. You’ll see what I mean later. The door is so iconic in the anime. But doors are a huge deal in the book trilogy. My favorite one is the House of Many Ways. If you haven’t read that one, I definitely suggest going to pick it up. I like listening to the audiobook version when I’m cleaning. Or Studio Ghibli lofi. Depends on my mood. Currently, my mood is … exhausted. See you guys tomorrow.

Inktober 2021 Day 21: FUZZY

CAT BUS… Holy cow, guys, my pencil really sucks. Some of the sketch lines are really light now that I look at the photo I snapped. I love cat bus though. I saw a great picture of someone cosplaying the cat bus recently. I think I’d love to do a costume like that. Plenty of space and just being able to hang out inside a fuzzy bus costume sounds like it would be pleasant. Like…

It’s the Tardis for the Studio Ghibli community or something. I don’t know. I’m really starting to get loopy. Maybe it’s all the time I’m spending by myself. I really need to interact with other people more often, but… Pandemic and all that. Hope everyone else out there is staying safe and sane.

Inktober 2021 Day 20: SPROUT

Studio Ghibli theme continues. I love Totoro. I was thinking the growing scene when I considered sprout, but I was just doodling rough stuff lately. I couldn’t really get the drawing of the field right so I just went with the little puff creature that ran around. Their little sprouts were so cute. Now I want to go college some acorns and paint them. I’ve got so many ideas and no focus. I’m serious in so much trouble, guys. Haha, I need to work on more productive stuff.

Inktober 2021 Day 19: LOOP

For loop, my brain just had to do the Ouroboros. It’s the best loop I know. I haven’t been able to work on my little Auryn amulet yet. That’s on my list of things to do. So I did draw a very simple version though for this sketch challenge. I’ll probably go into more detail if I go back and redraw this or fix it up. I’ve got a long list of these Inktobers that I want to improve on. I know that I can do better, but I’ve just really been concerned with getting this done. My art block really had to do with the fact I couldn’t create content because I’d keep undoing whatever I made. Nothing was ever good enough. If it wasn’t perfect, don’t share it. I’m really glad I’ve been able to draw this month and work past my artist block. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to work on more after this month is over. I might continue with the year round version of the challenge. I’m not sure yet though. Just trying to finish October first.

Thanks, guys~! ❤

Inktober 2021 Day 18: MOON

I really enjoyed drawing this one. But then again, I love the Moon. Even if it makes me a little crazy sometimes. I can literally track some of my moods to follow the phases of the moon. Strange, right? And crazy things typically happen around the full moon. Let’s just say that the ocean is not the only thing affected by that astrological body.

Talking to the moon
Trying to get to you
In hopes you’re on the other side talking to me, too
Or am I a fool who sits alone talking to the moon?

I had a lot of fun doodling on this page. I even added the phases of the moon at the bottom. I actually skipped ahead and drew the moon picture a few days ahead of time because I was struggling with my COLLIDE picture. Working on something fun usually makes it easier for me to draw something less inspirational.

I know it’s silly to skip ahead a bit, but getting these posts out beforehand are really helpful with my stress. I’m dreaming of going back to the written posts though. I might have to write a few while October is still around. I definitely won’t neglect that aspect of my blog. I know not that many people are currently following Atelier Whootique, but those who are … your presence is really appreciated.

Looking forward to tomorrow. Hope you enjoy it!

Inktober 2021 Day 17: COLLIDE

When two fists collide! Or is the fight the collision? Not much to say. Having weird brain today. Up all night. Chewed my nails to the point it hurt and picking at my skin. Brain is definitely on edge.

Probably the massive room cleaning project I started last week causing me stress. Urgh. Ot something. Love you, guys. Thanks for sticking with me.

Inktober 2021 Day 16: COMPASS

Past the halfway point so that means no where to go except forward from here! Follow the needle! Adventure, ho~! Haha, but seriously, this one was a really simple doodle. I haven’t handled a real compass in forever. Not since my middle school days from science club and girl scouts. I have no idea how to use one properly now. I should probably learn how to read maps once more.

Slowly chugging along on this. Thank you so much for sticking with me, guys!

Inktober 2021 Day 15: HELMET

This one came out the year I was born. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. I love it so much and absolutely had to draw it for the helmet day. I was torn on doing Nausicaa herself, but that’s not really a helmet as much as a hat and a mask. This one was more militaristic and helms-like. Kushana is such a weird character. I really don’t know how to feel about her.

I think I’m doing a pretty good job sticking with the Ghibli theme, right? Even if the drawings aren’t perfect. I’m really trying to stick to it right now. Almost halfway through the month of October~! It hurts my brain a bit. I’m burned out already, but I’m not going to stop! I will finish this drawing prompt challenge even if it kills me.

I hope it doesn’t kill me.

Inktober 2021 Day 14: TICK

I hated this one with a blinding unquenchable passion. I don’t like ticks. The bugs are just… a nightmare for me and I’ve hated having to check for them after camping or doing yard work. I drew one then got furious at the picture. It was horribly done and I hated it. So I added a doodle of “The Tick” superhero from the cartoon series. Anyone else remember that show? Anyone? No? Just me? It was one of those shows that I watched when my brain got loopy. Any who, that’s all I’m going to say about this nightmare of a prompt.

Inktober 2021 Day 13: ROOF

Kiki’s Delivery Service is one of my favorite Miyazaki/Ghibli films. I watch it on repeat. It’s a relaxing one for background noise and the message really hits home for me all the time. I’m way older than Kiki and I still struggle to figure out who I am and what I’m going to do with my life. Haha.

Also, the bakery from this movie is really inspiring for me. I love to bake, I’ve worked at a bakery, and I just love carbs. I was torn between Kiki’s roof scene with the blimp and the scene where her and Tombo are hanging her sign. This one actually was my favorite though. When I was younger, I used to sit on the roof of the local church and stare up at the night sky.