My pet rock tower enjoying a laugh with his friend, Daisy.
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?
Sea slugs are fascinating and look like little aliens. I decided to design my own.
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.
I made myself a cartoon. 🙂
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.
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!
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.
I had a lot of fun playing with procreate for this prompt and I learned how some of the effects work.
Just a quick sketch today.