Inktober 2018, Day 3: Roasted

Day 3 marked the start of a theme that I kept coming back to the rest of the month:

Ink drawing of an alchemist holding a test tube., His face is sooty from having just been in an explosion. In the background, a sign reads, "0 days without explosions". A stuffed alligator hangs from the ceiling.
Ink drawing of an alchemist holding a test tube., His face is sooty from having just been in an explosion. In the background, a sign reads, “0 days without explosions”. A stuffed alligator hangs from the ceiling.

What I wrote about this at the time:

Day 3. Roasted. Drawing alchemists is always fun for me and I really should bring them back as comic characters.
Brush pens on sketchbook papers, photographed on iPad using the regular camera app, with the levels adjusted in Affinity Designer, before touchups in Autodesk Sketchbook. If I was handier with Designer, I’d be able to simplify this process, but alas, I’m still at the “this app is a pain to use” stage.

I did three more drawings of alchemists/wizardly types during this Inktober, and they weren’t even the most interesting thread I discovered during the month!