Inktober Witches 7 – Seamstress


Is she a tiny witch sewing regular-sized clothes, or a regular-sized witch sewing giant clothes? YOU DECIDE.


Cool Chick from History – Zipporah Potter Atkins


This charming lady will be appearing on Cool Chicks from History‘s page on Tumblr soon, but for now, here she is: the first black woman to own property in Boston, and one of the first in the US. Her Wikipedia page is here, if you’d like to look more into her story.

If you liked this image:
I’m always up to draw awesome ladies from history, so if you like this image and you have suggestions for more excellent ladies that need more love, please send them my way. I’d love to add more awesome historical ladies to this blog.

Inktober Witches 6 – Oracle

I admit it, I had too much fun with this one once I got going. There are three of these ladies.

# 1 is a pretty straight-forward oracle reading the future. Not that interesting, but fun to draw.
#2 is a tech oracle. She’s a robot that pulls data from the world-wide-web and analyzes it to tell the future with surprising accuracy. She looks a little like a Norse shaman, because I was all set to draw one as my response to this prompt when my friend suggested the tech angle and I loved it too much not to do it. Then I decided to blend the two together.
This one came from another delightful suggestion to do a ‘soccer mom’ oracle, reading a soccer-ball. 

Inktober Witches 5 – Socialite


This is Edna Flabbergast III. She’s a well known witch that’s been in the biz for decades, and has hordes of admiring fans. She also just so happens to be obscenely wealthy, after some very strategic spell patents started paying off.
And if she wants to have that miniature pony her parents would never buy for her when she was a child as a familiar? Well, dang it, she’s going to.

I figured it’d be boring as hell to draw some 20 something lady in a skimpy dress posing for cameras. Other than tossing a hat on her head, she’d basically just be a Kardashian… Which… no. Just no.
SO, Edna came about. She’s an eccentric old witch with a flair for the dramatic and a tiny pony at her heels. Because that’s waaaaaaay more fun and interesting all around.

Inktober Witches 3 – Merchant


This is Ethel. She sells her wares at the Witch Farmers Market every Saturday morning.

The prompt for this one was ‘ragamuffin’ or ‘merchant’ witch, so I went a little of both. I picture this as being a witch Farmer’s Market where witches set up booths with spell ingredients, home-made cheeses and soaps, and cute, pointless jewelry.

Ethel here specializes in spell ingredients.

Inktober Witches 2 – Urban

When I thought of an ‘urban’ witch, I pictured a hip young lady on a laptop, sipping chai while she researches spells. The iguana familiar was just for fun 😀

This young lady is sitting in her favorite coffee-shop, Witch’s Brew Espresso, with her familiar, Iggy, looking up medicinal teas at the moment. It’s early summer in California in my mind, so she’s dressed for the warm weather.


Below is the original drawing that I scanned when this was first drawn back in November. I liked it ok, but was never 100% satisfied with the image as it was.
I think adding the tone on my chic witch helped tremendously, and getting the window decal in place to help establish what that big empty space on the right is helped too. I’m finally happy with the finished ink version, above, though she will almost certainly be getting the full-color Photoshop treatment later on (like most of my inktobers).


Inktober Witches 1 – Seasonal

Fun with hatching and cross-hatching!

“No, Miss Jingles, you may not have a cookie. These are for our friends. You can have some gushy food when we get home.”

This is my first Inktober Witch, who I decided to make Holiday Seasonal 😀
She’s delivering fresh-baked cookies to her friends down the street, with her familiar, Miss Jingles, in tow. (Miss Jingles has a thing for gingerbread.)



The original plain lines


If anyone was wondering, I’m using a list of prompts called ’31 Witches’ created by ochibrochi.(The list is here). Thanks for the fun prompts, ochibrochi!

Inktober 31 – Friend


This is the very last of my official Inktober 2016 images 🙂 I’ve always been a sucker for snuggling animals, so I knew pretty quickly what I wanted to do with this one.

Inktober Tues/Thursday updates will continue for now. I’m moving on to a new list of Inktober Witches that I found online, and I’ll be participating in Illustration Fridays going forward (though I’m a little behind since I started my first illustration on Wednesday of my first week). Stay tuned!