What are you drawing today?



  • 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."

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    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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ I've also been doing what you said about, by sketching the shapes lightly and that's been working great too, so thank you πŸ™‚

    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 πŸ™‚

    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 πŸ™‚

    It's weird, you watch the videos and they make it seem so easy, you try and do it and ARGHHHH, what a mess πŸ™‚



  • @carriecopa love that blue one … the lil bit of pink adds a bit of mystery too. Really like the feel of this one πŸ™‚


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    Working on an illustration for a Sports company ! πŸ™‚


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    @sophie-lawson Thanks, I'm a fan of the pink too! It a cheery accent to all that blue. It's kind of hard to let these go as gifts πŸ™‚


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    Wow, reading all these posts makes me think that I am not spending enough time drawing in a day or that I draw ridiculously slow! Maybe it’s because I have been working on 1 composition for so long. I am working on the refined sketch for the creative composition assignment, which I am hoping to finish today. Drawing 25 items is trickier than I thought, and I made it even more difficult on myself by choosing a challenging perspective for the composition. I love hearing about what everyone is working on, it’s a great way to get the creative juices flowing.


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    @inkandspatter There's no right pace πŸ™‚ Besides, the ones who do it full time obviously have more time to draw! I can so rarely find time for my personal projects, really respect the people who are able to put time aside for it!


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    Today I'm working on feedback and tweaks for client work. Favorite request: "The cow looks a bit too young." LOL I love my job



  • @sophie-lawson I am working on the thumbnails in the workbook as well. And I agree that it is can get pretty hard. But I can see it paying off already. I am excited to use what I have learned on my own projects! Thanks @Will-Terry



  • Im working on 1 point perspective in my sketchbook πŸ˜ƒ
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    This is 'courageous' for a collection of illustrations for the idea of civic responsibilities for kids. I want to make the cat easier to see and I think the white fur isn't working... :smiling_cat_face_with_open_mouth:



  • This weekend I am redesigning a Christmas painting from a few years back to improve it. I am also experimenting more with gouache which I really love .I am just finishing up a watercolour of a fairy in the woods painting and generally just relaxing with watercolour πŸ˜€



  • I'm going back and forth over thumbnails. I've been trying to take stories I read and draw an illustration or set of illustrations for them and it's quite a transition from my usual drawing and painting from life. Think I'll try out the creative composition class/workbook today and see if I can improve my results.


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    @thiskatecreates It sounds like a great exercise to practice visual storytelling!



  • @nessillustration I am finding my imaginative and narrative skills fairly taxed though. I guess that's how you know it's challenging you! πŸ˜›

    I started with the idea I would do 5 or 10 storytelling pieces for Dracula and it's already been two months just figuring out what are the key narrative elements and which characters to focus on and how they look and dress. 0.0 Now every short story I read I'm trying a single image for but finding this is a slow and ongoing exercise for me. All these tiny sketches are really showing me what I need to focus on next to level up though.


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    Today I am:

    • Coloring ancient Egytian style plants
    • Researching quilt patterns for new project!

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