Daily Sketches from 12-26-2015 to 01-02-2016
Like a I said in a previous post, I want to start drawing more and I’d like to start doing a “daily sketch.” I may not be that good at it, but doodling, drawing, and art have been hobbies of mine since… well, forever. So, I made it my Resolution this year to begin the daily sketch and post my work here once a week. I’m shooting for Saturdays, but sometimes my work schedule gets in the way. My goal is that by this time next year I’d like to see considerable improvement of my skills, and be at least a little closer to being out of the “uncanny valley.”
Okay, so I missed a couple of days last week, but it wasn’t the new year yet! So, I’m good, and since the first I’ve kept up with my sketches. I’ll just consider last week a warm up. I think one of the biggest problems I’m running into in trying to do this is time. A couple of these sketches (like the Taz and Dark Phoenix) were actually done from the cab of my work car, where I had to balance my smart phone and sketch book on my knee while cramping up my back. For most of the sketch references I just did a simple google search (Slimer, Gizmo, and Taz), and just used whatever image came up on the front of the search page. For the Dark Phoenix I used an image from Kitty Honey Cosplay on the Deviant Art. Kitty Honey is an Argentina cosplayer and she has some great costume work on her portfolio. Probably going to be drawing a lot more of her in the future for these daily sketches. Since I am trying to cartoon more, I tried (meh) to make my own facial expression on this one, which is something I really need to work on.
So, I got to got to work now. I’ll have a new bundle (seven) of sketches next week and hopefully some improvement.