Rich the Ostrich

I wish I could say that Rich is an original character of mine, but he is an adaption of a drawing from my new Christopher Hart Cartooning book. I love Christopher Hart’s illustration style so I like to re-draw his characters to get used to the lines and shapes he uses. The original drawing didn’t include the hat but Rich doesn’t go anywhere without his baseball cap. Wouldn’t he make a fun kid’s book character?

100 Digital Heads Challenge, # 21

I keep trying different brushes & techniques with these which is good because it’s helping me figure out what I like & don’t like. Hopefully by the time I get to 100 I have brushes and a style that I’m happy with.

Sketch Daily: Free Draw Friday

I got a new Christopher Hart book. Yes, this is my 6th one (I think I have an art book addiction, send help). This one is all about cartooning and even includes a section about animals. I really like it because I’m trying to learn how to simplify shapes and details and it gives tons of examples and things to practice. Today I decided to draw a teen boy because I very rarely draw boys and I definitely need the practice. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, but it took me quite a while to get it right. I kept wanting to add too many details and I had to force myself to simplify. I know I’ll get the hang of it eventually, but for now it’s a struggle.

100 Digital Heads Challenge, # 20

I wasn’t really inspired by today’s portrait so I just plowed through it. I’ve noticed the ones I don’t enjoy drawing are usually sculptures. I’m not really sure why, but they don’t excite me. 1/5th of the way there!

Sketch Daily: Farewell

Happily waving goodbye to 2020. It wasn’t all bad for me personally, but it definitely could’ve been better for everyone as a whole. Let’s hope that 2021 brings us back to our socially active normal.

Sketch Daily: Wolf

I had a lot of fun playing with procreate for this prompt and I learned how some of the effects work.