You have not entered a time warp. It is indeed November which means that it is no longer October or Inktober. Regardless, I am extending Inktober by a few days. I had a conflict between two different aspects of my control freakery – on the one hand, Inktober should only last the 31 days of the month and then be done, dusted, completed; but, on the other hand, I had a partially complete sketchbook that I did not want to leave blank or repurpose for some other drawings because that would be too mentally messy for me. The solution, therefore, was to extend the regular ink drawing practice of Inktober into November just long enough to fill the sketchbook with illustrations on the same theme – things spooky, horrible, monstrous, or gothic. I may not draw daily since there is nothing compelling me to do so but if I get the chance to draw when supping my morning cuppa then that is what I shall do.
First up in this Inktober extension was a portrait of the Munster parents, Lily and Herman. I loved ‘The Munsters’ when I was a kid. Because I loved the classic Universal monster movies, I loved watching a show that depicted these classic monsters all living together as a family, along with freakishly normal sister Marilyn. I have tried to convince my kids to watch episodes from the show but so far they are not biting. I think my Herman could stand to look more goofy because he looks a bit sneering instead of lovably dorky. For a ten minute drawing, however, it will do the trick.