What are you drawing today?
@smceccarelli you kinda influenced me with your halloween project. Although mine won't be as amazing as yours was.
@chip-valecek It will be amazing in your way!
No drawing today... but here are my plans for January.
1- make up. Fun! My niece does the makeup tutorials and I’m totally going to make her buddy up with me. She’s gorgeous.
2- honey bees. Cause they are awesome and I need them ready to go for spring. Wouldn’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. I’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. I’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, that’s an amazing list right there! Knock it out of the park!
Happy painting friends!
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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.
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@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 :))
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Fun thread! Are we supposed to share pictures for accountability?
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.
This morning I started on a mental health art break. I’ve been focusing so much on getting my book dummy finished that I’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 it’s ready to go. . Finished not perfect, right?
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
Today I just started thumbnails for the Creative Composition Assignment … blimey, I tell you what, this workbook has been one of the hardest things I've done in years lol
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.
Anyways, that's me today
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.
I like how they are light and playful. Your first one has a bit more contrast then your second piece.
@carriecopa Ooooh I love your character design, so beautiful
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
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
Love the Secret Garden it's on my list as well. I am excited to see yours .
@heather-boyd I'm excited to see yours too!
@carriecopa That is so pretty, Carrie!
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I am so scatter-brained this week I haven't got much done. My step-daughter had her wisdom teeth cut out, and I've been doing a bunch of Christmas shopping, plus we're getting ready to do home renovations, so I feel like my head isn't on straight.
I'm mostly trying to get a portfolio together. Several years ago I did some drawings about memories of my childhood growing up in central WV, so I thought I'd revisit that for my next few portfolio pieces. Here's a sketch I just did for one called "Catching Fireflies."
The child is supposed to be pre-school, so I think I'll need to re-draw his body. I'm just trying to get ideas for kids and poses and such for now.
I've also been adding some of my work to t-shirts and such on TeePublic and RedBubble, which is a full-time job in and of itself.
@heather-boyd Aww … I must admit, I've been coming back here every day hoping to see an update from you lol
Hope the working surface looks nice and clean though That's so cool about the combining shapes thingy … I'm on day 22 of combining them before bed, and they're finally starting to look a lot nicer, so I think it's going to be worth it I've also been doing what you said about, by sketching the shapes lightly and that's been working great too, so thank you
I have some notes and stuff to post, but, I'm a little overwhelmed with this course. Think it's a bit too much for me, I am trying my best though ... I turned my thumbnail into a sketch, than added colour but it is so bad … like, really bad lol But you know what, I'm so proud of it
I've never done anything like this before, and I did the inks and colour digitally which I also don't have much knowledge of, so while it looks super basic … maybe, in a years time, I can redraw it and make it look a bit more like it is in my head
It's weird, you watch the videos and they make it seem so easy, you try and do it and ARGHHHH, what a mess
@carriecopa love that blue one … the lil bit of pink adds a bit of mystery too. Really like the feel of this one
Working on an illustration for a Sports company !