I've recently joined a few new sketch groups. The first is Savannah Drink N Draw, where a small group of people get together and sketch at a local pub. Usually each night a theme is presented, but there's no pressure to necessarily draw the theme, its just more of a guideline. They have an instragram page that I recommend following, because some crazy stuff gets posted, especially on their Exquisite Corpse nights. Check it out here: http://instagram.com/drinkndraw They also have a facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SavannahDrinkandDraw
I've also joined a Facebook group called Daily Drawing Challenge. This group was started by an old professor of mine from SCAD and features a new photo each day to serve as inspiration for a warm-up sketch. Here are the first 6 days worth of sketches. We're up to Day 16 now, and I am behind, so I may post a few more image-heavy posts like this.
Day 1: This is Copic F01 drawing pen and brush pen on 6x6 bristol vellum. I love these Copic Drawing pens. They're nib tips, so they allow for some nice line variation, and you don't have to keep dipping in ink like a traditional nib or brush.
Day 2: I decided to get some inking practice in Manga Studio. There can never be enough inking practice.
Day 3: The photo was a barbarian holding an axe, but I decided to turn it into Axe Cop. Just a quick sketch in my sketchbook.
Day 4: This one is brush pen on paper. I wanted to go for a Tsutomu Nihei look from BLAME!
Day 5 and 6: These are just quick sketches in my sketchbook. Day 5 was the day before Thanksgiving, and everything after that I didn't have time to do.