I limited myself to strictly 30 minutes. I feel like I am able to get the gesture fairly well, but I still have a ways to go to capturing the light and form properly.
This one was tough, I probably spent more than 30 minutes on it. But the point of this isn't about the final image, right? Its supposed to be a learning process. I feel like I still have a lot to learn...
Day 772 - Batman
I'm going to attempt to do a 30-45 min speed painting each day for the month of January. Let's see how I do! Here's the first one. For reference, these are all images from the Daily Drawing Challenge group on facebook . There's a lot of great work in the group. I encourage anyone looking to sharpen their drawing stick to take a look.
Daily Sketch Challenge Day 206 - Proboscis Monkey. Manga Studio.
Daily Sketch Challenge Day 200 - Bride of Frankenstein
Charcoal on Toned Paper.
Another Daily Drawing Challenge piece. I wanted to challenge myself and see how quickly I could complete a digital painting for practice. This one took about 3 hours. Tali'Zorah from Mass Effect. Original cosplay photo by Joseph Chi Lin.
Here's another Daily Drawing Challenge sketch. John Ford. Charcoal on toned paper.
Some new and old sketches! These are mostly warm-up exercises.
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.