What are you drawing today?

  • Pro

    Thought it would be fun to shout out what we're doing today! Illustration is such an interesting and varied job... For instance today, I'm drawing some cute pandas and later in the afternoon, ancient Egyptian style wall paintings!

  • Fun!

    First is morning practice which looks like a page of lines (curvy, straight, thick n thin, circles, etc) and then a texture rendered on a cube using best reference I can find.

    Then is personal project (draw 50 kids). I'm on to DND characters ๐Ÿ™‚

    Then I'm going to draw a school of salmon fishing and processing themselves (gaffing, bonking, filleting and hanging to dry) as a self-centered smug looking bird-person looks on extremely satisfied.

    After that'll be a random caricature commission.

    Then maybe if there's time, webcomic.

    It really is a varied job, isn't it?

  • Pro

    @art-of-b Wow you have a full day planned! That school of salmon one sounds really unique hahaha!

  • SVS Team SVS OG

    I been working on a new xmas project "12 Days of Christmas" I am creating 12 different characters to start posting one a day starting tomorrow. Then on Christmas day I will put all the characters together for one larger image with them all.

  • Today I will be experimenting more in Gouache. I really do like it, I know there's a post of this already. So I have 5 colours I am going to play with blending, layering, adding more water, less water ect.

    In January I am going to paint two Inktober ideas in Gouache for a friend's birthday gift so I need more practise.

    But I got to finish Christmas shopping now,


  • Pro SVS OG

    @chip-valecek Sounds familiar ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Pro

    @chip-valecek Ohhhh I can't wait to see your drawings starting tomorrow!

  • SVS Team SVS OG

    @smceccarelli you kinda influenced me with your halloween project. Although mine won't be as amazing as yours was.

  • Pro SVS OG

    @chip-valecek It will be amazing in your way!

  • SVS OG

    No drawing today... but here are my plans for January.

    1- make up. Fun! My niece does the makeup tutorials and Iโ€™m totally going to make her buddy up with me. Sheโ€™s gorgeous.

    2- honey bees. Cause they are awesome and I need them ready to go for spring. Wouldnโ€™t it be cool to put a packet of wildflowers in the order to save the bees!

    3- collaboration with an awesome 16 year old friend who has a YouTube channel around American girl dolls. We all wish to have her following. Iโ€™m going to paint a few of her dolls. Then maybe make a free printable for her people. Like a paper doll type thing. They can be the fashion designer and color the inked linework.

    4- purses and shoes. Iโ€™m dreaming about going to my sister in laws and snapping pictures of all her fabulous treasures. It seems like very chic collection.

    So- no drawing today. Folding laundry and doing dishes. But I can brainstorm for when after Christmas paintings are done. And get distracted by the forum!

    @Art-of-B dude, thatโ€™s an amazing list right there! Knock it out of the park!

    Happy painting friends!

  • It's really interesting to hear what people are working on, especially the pros!

    I am getting to work on a side project doing the visual development for a video game my friends are coding. I need to draw some interiors for a little Victorian town and will probably do some perspective practice first.

  • @nessillustration Drawing kids, or more exact a little boy from the movie Le Ballon Rouge for a project. Momentarily trying to "learn" him and observe him - manerisms, character, proportions, pose, gesture, movement etc and hopefully will be developping him into a more stylized version soon

    Which soon i have no idea when it will be since i am crazy busy with moving to another country and sorting through a life of stuff to put into 2 pieces of luggage to leave in 2 weeks (the rest i'm putting into boxes at my parents). Found my manga drawings from when i was 17 and 18 and realized that was 20 years ago.. scary

    Many drawings and so many notebooks of fanfiction hahaha. oh well :))

  • Fun thread! Are we supposed to share pictures for accountability? ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Today I'm working on some thumbnails for an art Secret Santa that I'm a part of, and then trying to finish up some book illustration pages. I've got 5 more to go, but they're each about 70-90% done, just have to do touch-ups. Trying to get them done by the end of the week.

  • Moderator

    This morning I started on a mental health art break๐Ÿคฃ. Iโ€™ve been focusing so much on getting my book dummy finished that Iโ€™ve neglected everything else. So I drew a funny bear from a photo and inked it. Brought it into procreate to color and then realized how much time i was spending and went back to the dummy. One more loose spread and single page, then a redo on a full color page and itโ€™s ready to go. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Finished not perfect, right?๐Ÿ˜ถ

  • SVS OG

    Today I started a project with my 5 year old niece. Once or twice a month, I am going to mail her an illustration I've painted of a scene with animal characters and she is going to write a story based on what she thinks is going on in my picture (or dictate it to her mother.). After a year, I will compile my pictures and her stories and print a book for her. She'll learn about writing stories and I'll continue to improve my painting skills... and it will be fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Today I just started thumbnails for the Creative Composition Assignment โ€ฆ blimey, I tell you what, this workbook has been one of the hardest things I've done in years lol

  • @sophie-lawson

    lols I haven't started the workbook as of yet. But I have watched roughly 33% of the videos and I have printed off Design Composition Checklist which is Amazing! I have two ideas I am working through. I am very happy with one composition, the story in the other is now set but working through the composition with the aid of the "concepting" part of the checklist. But I really enjoyed this part in school. I went to a conceptual art school so it seems natural and organic once I get into it.

    I am sorry I haven't update on the Virtual Studio - I had to clean my working surface and then I got busy. I hope to update on this upcoming Saturday. Thanks to you I have added two review practise days to my week and have gone back to drawing shapes and combining them.

    Today I am working on Corel Painter Essential 5 to continue to experiment with blending pastels that I started up last week. I was sad to find I couldn't find Gouache on Corel Essential 5. ๐Ÿ˜ž

    Anyways, that's me today ๐Ÿ™‚

  • SVS OG

    I finished up some watercolor postcard/bookmarks meant for Christmas gifts. You guys get to see 'em first! I tried out brown ink on the top one and am pretty please with how it turned out. The linework isn't as stark as black.


  • @carriecopa

    I like how they are light and playful. Your first one has a bit more contrast then your second piece. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • @carriecopa Ooooh I love your character design, so beautiful โค

    I'm working on some comic black and white spreads for a project in my day job, and in my spare time I'm trying to work on another one of my haunted house story pieces, it's becoming a very slow process annoyingly! I'm hoping to have 3 examples from that story for my portfolio ๐Ÿ™‚

    On my list for the new year, I'd like to illustrate some scenes from The Secret Garden and I've designed my own version of Postman Pat so I would love to work on some scenes from that!
    Always love hearing what everyone is working on, don't know about anyone else, but it always motives me ๐Ÿ™‚

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