I like how this turned out although I liked it a lot more before I colored it. Sometimes the urge to “finish” something is just too strong. Submission.
I wish I would have saved the black & white version before I colored it, but it still turned out pretty cool. Submission.
I’ve been binge watching Drawing Wiff Waffles videos on YouTube and I love her character creations. I want to develop a character design style so I’m going to try to incorporate a character with Sketch Daily prompts. The more I draw, the better I will get. Hopefully.
More work on my illustration style.
I’ve been a little out of sorts the last few days with this blog. I wasn’t happy with my new format for Draw Daily so I am changing it again. I may not be posting daily, but I will have daily drawing sessions. If that drawing session yields something worth posting, I will most definitely share it.
Tonight I felt like drawing another ballerina.
I missed my daily draw yesterday because I was really sick. I’m feeling better today but just lost all inspiration. I started to even question why I’m even doing this blog – why am I drawing every day? This is supposed to be fun and it hasn’t been for the last week or so. It just feels like work. I realized that it’s probably because I’ve been pushing myself with the portrait drawings. Yes, I want to get better at portraits, but I also don’t want to squeeze all the joy out of my art. So I am going to take a step back for a few days and just draw what brings me joy.
Today that little ray of joy was this betta fish from Reddit Gets Drawn. I love to draw fish. I’m not super happy with how this turned out – there’s an ink drawing under all that colored pencil that was way nicer than this final piece, but being that I didn;t want to draw at all today, I’m giving myself a pass. I sat down and created something with joy. That’s what really counts.
Struggled with the shadows a bit. I was having trouble deciding what direction the lines should go. I’m going to need lots of practice with this illustration style.
I kept going back & forth about putting the shirt stripes in the background. I was really liking just the shirt being colored. But ultimately my original idea won out and I just went with it. I do think it would have been a better piece without the stripes in the background, but I’ll just take it as a valuable lesson: Sometimes, less is more.
Trying a new illustration style with this piece. It needs more development, but I am really excited about the foundation I’m starting with. I’ll be finishing this piece tomorrow night.