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Monday, June 30, 2008

Vacation Scribbles....not so much

So, the idea for when my wife and I went on vacation was that I was going to sit down and draw a lot. Just, crank out some practice to make progress.

Sadly, the weather was too darn nice. I couldn't stay inside....I had to go out, go biking, visit some wineries, check out the local sights....darn Canadians, ruining my vacation with good weather!

I did manage to get a few in, so I can say I did that much at least.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Respawn Scribbles

Nothing too fancy about these....I just wanted to do some practice of full figure poses, so I decided to try and sketch out the pose of the people who killed me while I was playing Team Fortress 2. Fun game, I highly recommend it if you've never played it.

Anyhow, nothing fancy, just more practice.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

More expressions & A New Toy

I have nothing creative to say, these are just some more faces and two expressions. I really didn't have much desire to do anything tonight. I really need to get into the habit of just sketching whatever.....

Course, I did get a birthday present for myself: A Bamboo Fun Drawing Tablet :) This should be fun to play with.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Head Scribbles

I needed to draw...I picked out some expressions from my chart and tried to draw it on a 'Hero', a 'Cutie' and a 'Heavy'.

I'm still working on eyes, and getting womens lips is sometimes a trial (see #9). And I have absolutely no idea what happened with #2. Don't ask...it's just...one of those things....

Saturday, June 14, 2008

And moving on...

I didn't think it was possible, but it's too dang hot to draw. I've been sitting at my drawing desk the past couple of days sweating up a storm and thinking to myself "I'm not doing anything strenuous...how can I be sweating?" Stupid heat and humidity.....

I decieded to take a stab at a two drawings though, the same old girl I've been working on and the next pose in Action Cartooning, a similar walk but with a guy in a slightly different pose. There's errors on the girl still (her neck seems a bit too long), and the guys arms are a bit odd, but overall I'm pleased with them. It's progress...slow progress, but progress.

Now I think I'll go read some more Dungeons and Dragons 4th edition in the nice air conditioning....

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Quick Scribbles

The start of this week has been rather busy, so I haven't had any chance to really sit down and draw anything. But tonight I had about 15 minutes, so I sat down and decided to do a quick 'recreation' of the last drawing I had done (On Monday). It was part "I gotta draw something" and part "Let's see if I can recall the steps to draw the first picture.

It's far from perfect, but it came out relatively well in my opinion for a quickie drawing of something that's given me trouble in the past. At least I'm remembering a few key lessons.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


I needed a change of pace from the full figure drawing, so I decided to draw a head and do a few expressions on it. It's just a generic 'Hero' template from Action Cartooning, combined with the expressions list I found at DaniDraws.com . I didn't do them all right away, but it's good practice.

Some things I learned: I was using a simple dot for the eyes, just to make things easier on myself. Well, that's something of a mistake...a number of facial expressions are shown mostly by how the eyes are. The exhausted attempt came out badly, and devious is a bit 'meh'.
I also learned I need to work on hairstyles one of these days, the one I drew in this was from the book and I kept it so the guy looked the same. Don't like it much myself, but oh well.

A good learning experience though, definitly going to try this with multiple different face styles.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Practice practice practice

See, there's that subject again.....

Today was not a very productive drawing day. I had a unexpected bike repair to perform (screw came lose on one of my panniers, so I had to run to the store, get a replacement...very annoying stuff). Then I spent time working on some simple graphical buttons to help out with someone making a Fantasy Grounds ruleset (if you play D&D or other RPGs, check FG out, lots of fun).

So I only got to draw these three pictures. The full figure one took me quite a while, but I was taking my time on it. I'm rather pleased with it, except for the neck. I obviously made that too long. Fret not, I'll be drawing this pose again as its in Action Cartooning and I figure I should do it several times til I get it right anyhow.

Then there's the two faces, which I drew while 'relaxing' and playing Team Fortress 2. So, not much, but practicing :)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Sideways Scribbling

So, while I sat down to watch 'Sideways' with the wife (not a bad movie, thought it was a bit slow and a lil bit of a downer with some very funny moments), I did some simple practice from the book Action Cartooning. It's not much, but like I say, somethings better then nothing.