Inktober 2020 Day 5: Blade of Glory

This entry is part 5 of 31 in the series Inktober 2020

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I recently saw Blade: Trinity on Netflix so the Daywalker is pretty fresh in my mind. That’s why with the Blade prompt for Inktober this year, there was only one choice for my subject — mah boi Wesley Snipes. Specifically, I used one of the posters for the first Blade movie as a reference.

I had to pick between a more comic book look with dark heavy outlines and a more painterly style. I eventually decided to do the latter so I could practice using painting brushes in drawing figures.

Drawing the head was the biggest challenge for me. I could barely draw a decent front-facing human face so it’s no surprise that from an unconventional angle, I drew a Wesley Snipes that kind of looks like a mutated white man or maybe an alien.

The first Blade movie was one of the earliest signs that more mature, non-goofy comic book movies could work. I mean, it was still pretty goofy, but the movie knew how silly it was for a half-vampire anti-hero using martial arts to fight full-vampires so it didn’t really take itself seriously all the time.

The second and third movies in the franchise didn’t fully live up to the first, but they’re still a fun set of pre-MCU Marvel movies to watch.

This drawing though did mostly live up to my expectations of being difficult at first but getting easier as the figure slowly reveals itself.

Let me know what you think about the Daywalker by leaving a comment below! Also, I shared my Inktober 2020 entries on Instagram. Follow if you fancy.

Thanks for dropping by! Remember that there are always worse things out at night than vampires!

  • Crawl
  • Ominous
  • Shoes
  • Float
  • Music
  • Hide
  • Buddy
  • Dig
  • Rip
  • Chef
  • Sleep
  • Coral
  • Dizzy
  • Trap
  • Storm
  • Rocket
  • Outpost
  • Armor
  • Dune
  • Slippery
  • Disgusting
  • Hope
  • Throw
  • Teeth
  • Fancy
  • rodent
  • Blade
  • Radio
  • Bulky
  • Wisp
  • Fish



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