Bust of screaming raven - pencil

Inktober Day 4 & 5: Knot and Raven

By DoctorPlatypus | Doctor Platypus | 5 Oct 2021

Day 4 prompt was "Knot" and I was reminded of an informal celestial navigation lesson I sat in on back in high school. The day I sat in, the lesson didn't include anything about actually navigating by the stars; instead we learned to make monkey fist knots like this one:

Monkey fist knot - sketch in pencil

Day 5 prompt was "Raven". I considered just a black frame, or a portrait of my friend's dog Raven, but ultimately I decided to just go for the bird :D

Bust of a screaming raven - pencil

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