I’ve been doing random posts for Inktober52. When Prompt 29—“Garden”—came up, I thought about doing a tribute to Dewey from the 1972 scifi classic Silent Running. Dewey, or Drone 01—a maintenance robot on the Valley Forge—was reprogrammed and taught to care for the last surviving forest from Earth. When I saw this movie as a kid, I fell in love with these drones, and worried about Dewey’s fait as he drifted off into space, still tending to his garden.
Even when I make art on my iPad with Procreate, I always like to make the thumbnails and initial pencil sketch on paper. Here you can see how I changed the composition a bit, switching the watering can to go the other direction.