Inky Valentines | Skillshare Projects

Kendall Hotchkiss

Bookish Mographic Letterer



Inky Valentines

I’m a bit behind on it, but I’ll catch up within the next day or so. Here's my progress so far.

Warning my project will have a bit of an adult theme to it, if not visually, thought wise. So if you don't like that, just don't come back when I update this. 

One theme I’m going for is “Tim Burton”-Halloween-Valentine. So I’m looking at things that are a little bit off, but cute. Basically adorably dark. Think Dr. Horrible’s love for Penny, you’re still rooting for it despite it being a little creepy.

Other theme is a very crude Single Awareness Day card. Basically along the lines of making fun of being alone on a couple’s day.

So some items that I think I could draw are:

  • Scalpel
  • heart, not the cute ones we usually draw
  • binoculars & leaves
  • blurry photos of someone from afar
  • laundry (Dr. Horrible) (Frozen Yogurt)
  • restraining order
  • Shrine
  • roofi & wine (…maybe too dark?)
  • Single Awareness Day
    • vaseline & a large rounded object
    • tissues
    • empty chocolate boxes
    • smutty book like 50 shades
    • TV remote or Netflix

I have a feeling that this card might be a little disturbing or vulgar…I’m trying to find that right balance of a dark comedy style for the halloween style. I want you to laugh and think “valentines” day, but not be too creeped out. Depends on how I draw it suppose. I’m thinking a bit about the style of Deadpool humor, very dry. The Single Awareness Day one has potential to be funny, but also feels like the easy option at the same time. I’m thinking about how these objects tell a story of “love” supposedly.

I’ll have updates to this soon since Vday will be here pretty quick. Below is the moodboard for the Dark Valentine. I’m thinking the Single Awareness one will have a similar feeling but with more humor to it.


Single Awareness Day Card:


The other one will come soon, and I plan on tweaking this one a little bit, but wanted to get it up sooner than later.

Preview so far. I'm waiting for ink to dry so I can finish it!


And the final.



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