Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 28

So it's the last day of February. I wanted to do a more finished piece for the last day, but I suppose I just sketched all day. The ones in blue pen are from wrk while waiting to get tables, the rest I did while watching Young Victoria.

So I need to come up with a new challenge or I want to continue this one. The only problem with this challenge is I feel rushed sometimes so I draw a quick new sketch instead of making a more time intensive and ambitious piece. I'm going to think about it for a bit, and then by the end of the week I'll come up with something new to do. I'd like to start working on my comic.

Overall, this helped me enjoy drawing again, for the first time in several years. For a long time I was drawing but uninspired and not enjoying it. Even when I was in Art school. I think I was pushed in a direction I didn't enjoy, and I should have stuck to my guns and did what I liked, even if I needed to get better at it. My more stylized work doesn't come as naturally, but I like it more. And that's what matters.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 27

So unfortunately I haven't done much today. I just colored Bella and I'm deciding whether I want a bg or not. Hmmmm. I'll see what Amanda(Bella's owner/mom) thinks. I'm going to try and have something good for the last day tomorrow.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 26

Only two days left!!! Whoa!

I got home at 11:15 and had to do SOMETHING by ten of, so this is all you get.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 25

I got a gig drawing some dog stuff when people saw the drawing I did of my dog Stella earlier this month. Here's a puppy that I know that just happens to be wearing a sweatshirt. This particular puppy is owned by my friends Amanda and Sean. I hope to give them a print when it's done.
I wish I could have gotten further but other stuff took precedent.

The coloring of this will be similar to the one of Stella, bright and kind of pop. I may do some texture on it though.

On another note, besides Daily-Draw. I am hoping to continue doing a drawing a day for March, to just get the habit going and I'm also looking for other artists in the area to connect with. I want to get into a figure drawing class and want to revamp my portfolio. While I may be more naturally talented at doing photorealism and portraits and what not, it's not what I'm passionate about. I hope to do more concept art because that's what I originally loved doing. Hence why I've been doing so many creatures lately. So.... here goes!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 24

I did this sketch before midnight...

And then colored him after midnight....
His sinus' are in his fingers and toes(why? because I wanted to draw it)and apparently he has a cold..... if I work with this character design more I may get rid of the weird hands and just have pudgy 3 fingered hands.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 23

We've all had these days. Where you know you should draw, but you put it off so long that you can't think of what you could possibly draw in the allotted amount of time.

I feel like I'm worse on my days off. I'm excited for this challenge to be over in a couple days, but also worried that I'll stop drawing again after the month is over. Hmmm. Considering doing it for another month.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 22

I didn't have to work early today, so I tried to make up for days of 10-20 minute sketches. And I posted early! Well, earlier than 10 minutes till midnight.
I worked more on the cave piece. I don't really plan on doing anything else with it. Just trying to get the creative juices flowing and practice scenery.

I also did this guy. Inspired by Dr. Parnassus in Dr. Parnassus' Imaginarium. I was a little disappointed by the movie, but it was still fun to look at. I added color really quickly too, but I like the sketch more.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 21

I looked up and saw it was quarter of midnight! So here is what I was working onjust before then.

It's not much, but I'm hoping to work on my backgrounds and scenery.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 20

It's amazing how much energy I had at the beginning of the month and how my expectations have lowered bit by bit for how much I would get done. I think it's a combination of work picking up and the newness of this challenge wearing off. I went from, "YAY! I'm drawing!!!" to "Oh shit, it's 10 and I need to draw something!"

Did this pretty quick, but I still like him. Or her. It's probably a her.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 19

I definitely think I'm getting something. My throat has been getting sore. :(
Well, I doodled this guy earlier. He has a tail, just never got so far as to draw it.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 17

This is something I've come back to a few times. I like the idea of this swan, parrot thing. I'll probably use it for the comic I've been stalling on.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 16

Another bad drawing day. But I still drew.

And a creepy old guy.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 15

So today is not much at all. It's just the preliminary sketches for what will hopefully eventually be a finished piece, not just a sketch. I have been watching Avatar: the Last Airbender, the awesome cartoon. Not the shitty live action movie.
So here is Aang and Apa against the Fire Nation's war ships. Tomorrow I will hopefully have a color comp.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 14

I watched RoboCop, and had fun. :)

I'm currently working on the sketches for some fanart for Avatar: The Last Airbender. The cartoon, not the movie. Boo. I hope to have some comps for it for Dy 15.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 13

Uhg, nother long day. This is all you're getting tonight!! I hope to redeem myself tomorrow or Wednesday.

Bearman. I overheard the cooks at work saying something a bearman, 1/2 bear, 1/2 man. This is a really shoddy bearman. I hope to rework him though.
I imagine he has a very difficult life, and finds it hard to relate with man, or bear.

I also watched Red Sonja, an old Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
She has the most fantastic mullet.

And from this day on, I will do at least one landscape, or background a day. Probably only sketches. But we'll see. I need to practice.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 12

Just worked 11 and a half hours at the DW, without a break on Valentine's weekend. I made bank, which was great. But I'm exhausted and didn't draw at work. This is all you're probably getting. And don't expect much more the rest of the weekend either.

Edit: I did a quick study as well.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 11

This daily-draw, while awesome, and incredibly motivating, has caused me to lose so much sleep. Sooooo tired. And it seems like no matter how much sleep I try to get it's not enough. But I'm having fun. And it's good for me.
I did this guy at work. I call him the Frogman, and he's a Sensitivity Councilor.

And I also did this guy.

And a little Super-villain action.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 10.2

Couldn't not draw again... oops.
When I was in High School ages ago, we had to do at least one self portrait a class. It was required regardless which art teacher you had. They always said that it's the best way to see how much you've progressed as an artist. You can't really argue that the reference was bad, or that you don't have an image of the reference for the class to see. It's been.... eh.... 3 years since my last real self portrait? So I had the boyfriend take a picture, put the timer on one hour, and whipped out the charcoal.

Day 10

Just some studies of Stella for today. I hope to do one of mybig colored pencil pieces with one of the sketches.

My good friend Amanda cut my bangs today and brought over her puppy Bella. I think I'm due for a self portrait.... and I may need to draw Bella.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 9

So, unfortunately I didn't do a lot of drawing today, I just fixed up the hammerhead on the bike.

So I met with a woman who owns a pet store, she saw my work and wants me to rent some space in her shop for wicked cheap to show pet related images to sell. I'll make up a bunch of smaller prints and maybe merchandise(shirts?) for the store and hopefully make some money... and some clients?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 8

I had a lot of fun with this day. And I went a little Hammerhead crazy....

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 7

So this first one is just practice, some of it I'm happy with. I've never been very good at painting in photoshop, but I'vegot to practice or I won't get better. Right?

And here's a dog lick, which now looking at it I want to make it smoother.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 6

I did this not at work :)

I was afraid I'd miss the day since I worked a double and woke up late.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 5

So it's no secret that I'm developing a comic. I plan on it being online but I'm quickly realizing it takes soooo much work. Here are two characters from the story. I'm in the process of figuring out how everything will look stylistically.
Here's one of them:

And here's his sister:

I'm working on coloring her right now and I'm kind of liking how it's turning out.
Posted, just in time :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 4

30 minutes to spare. I went out for drinks with a friend and Rich. I drew all day but didn't finish anything so I've revisited an old idea. I'm not sure what she is..... would be fun to make a story for her. I've drawn her a bunch of times...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 3

Today was really difficult for some reason. I couldn't thing of what to draw, and then tried too hard. I finally just gave up and choose a couple sketches I did that I don't completely hate. Tomorrow I'll have more time and maybe I'll get excited about something. Also, my scanner automatically adjusts the images I scan. I'm going to have to play with it so it stops doing that. It makes some images hard to read.
Here I was just trying to loosen up.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 2

I had a dream last night that my dog, Stella, helped me defeat the Darkspawn. It was pretty awesome. So this is for her. I may add some chaos and destruction in the background if I get motivated.

Feb 1st Sketch

Didn't post my first sketch yesterday because frankly I did it, but forgot to post it here. Ooops! :D
Anyways, this is just a doodle of a character for a comic I'm working on in my spare time. Obviously it's not much to look at since she's walking away.... yeah, sorry about that! I'm hoping to relearn how to paint in photoshop so you may see this again as another day this month if it looks pretty enough.