Thursday, May 11, 2017

5 Point Drawing Challenge

I just came back from Disneyland and I was inspired by the animation sketches to get back into drawing traditionally. Although I never really used traditional mediums besides pencils and paints, I feel like this will be a great opportunity to finally expand my range. Plus, I have collected a bunch of markers, watercolors, paints, and color pencils that I never use, so it's time to start! So this is month it's Prismacolor Markers and Strathmore Toned Tan paper. More specifically, it's this:

Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Art Markers, Fine and Brush Tip, 24-Count with Carrying Case

5 Point Drawing Challenge
I am also giving myself a weekly challenge. The idea is that I sketch one thing a day and then combine those things into a composition at the end of the week. I gave myself 5 things to draw for each day of the week. It goes as follows: 
  1. A character in an outfit
  2. An animal
  3. A vehicle
  4. A location
  5. A prop
The challenge is to not repeat what I have done previously. So for this week, I did 1) a baby in a spacesuit 2) a giraffe, 3) a tank, 4) a football field, and 5) I forgot the prop! But it's ok, I had just thought of it today and didn't do any sketches this week. But next week I will start. I will do a combined composition every week that's different, but the medium will stay the same for the whole month. Let's see how I do.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Kendrick Lamar sketch process

So i'm not sure what went wrong this week. I think one of the things I did differently was constantly flipping as much as I could and then seeing that the image was distorted after every flip. It's ok, it's all part of the learning process. I definitely feel as if I'm getting better at rendering, but I have to focus a lot more on getting the proportions right. I'm starting to gain a pretty good routine of doing a digital portrait every Wednesday night so expect to see another one same time next week. See the video timelapse below:

You can also buy a print of this here.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kendrick Lamar sketch

This week's digital portrait is Kendrick Lamar. This was as far as I was able to get to tonight, and it was a real struggle. I felt like I just couldn't get the likeness I wanted and I ran out of time. Buy the print here.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Little Eggsy

This week's character is Little Eggsy from The Kingsman. The trailer just came out today so I'm excited to how the sequel will turn out. You can buy this as a print here.