Cartoon Twenty One Pilots! I’ve wanted to make Tyler and Josh into cartoon characters for a while now, but every time I attempted it, I wasn’t happy with how it was turning out. I think part of the reason I was having so much trouble was that I couldn’t capture their likeness. But then I decided to draw them from the music video Chlorine and putting them into a scene with context helped a lot. I still want to explore different cartoon styles for them, so they might show up again. Ok, who am I kidding? They’ll definitely show up again.
Had fun with the oil brush in procreate again.
Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, Banana Phone!
This was way out of my comfort zone. I rarely draw landscapes and I usually draw not paint. But I wanted to try out some of the painting brushes in Procreate. For this I used the oil brush. The clouds were a little frustrating, but overall it was fun.
I really struggled with this one. I need to keep up with my figure drawing practice or it falls away quickly. I am really happy with how it turned out though.
Here is the second in my Emotional Animal series: Surprised Dugong. I had never heard of a dugong before, but they are super cute. I mean just look at that smile!
I drew my favorite YouTuber, Drawing Wiff Waffles!
My pet rock tower enjoying a laugh with his friend, Daisy.
Sea slugs are fascinating and look like little aliens. I decided to design my own.
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.
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.
I’ve decided to try to drawing mostly everything in Procreate so that I can improve my digital art skills. And as you can see, they need improvement. I just started learning how to edit brushes. I need to keep tweaking the inking brush I use – it’s still not quite right. And I haven’t figured out how to color things the way I’d like either. It’s going to be a bit of a learning curve but I think it will be worth it in the end.