Trying something different. I haven’t drawn in forever and I can’t remember how, but I’ll give it a shot. Scroll down for page links.
notes on Inktober:
- Considering that most of these sketches were completed in less than half an hour, I’m quite pleased with the results. If I can produce something recognizable in that little time, it seems logical that if I take more time and sketch more carefully, I could come up with something even better.
- My symmetry sucks. See #1.
- Funny how some pictures came out more as I intended that others, e.g. the male blood elf looks exactly like a male blood elf but the female version doesn’t look like a blood elf at all.
- It feels weird but others have assured me it’s fine to look at a picture while you’re drawing. I’ve seen too many advanced artists draw something fabulous from memory; I thought that was how you were supposed to do it.
- Once again, it’s amazing how many things I don’t notice about an object until I try to draw it.
- It’s true that you have to be willing to be stupid before you can learn. How will I learn to draw textures unless I can admit I don’t know how?
- Piglet and Pooh have very similar faces. You’d never know I set out to draw Pooh, would you?
- Static poses are boring. Yes, I began my Hordies by drawing an amigurumi who doesn’t do much but stand there, but still. Pun, yes I know. Intentional. The “real” artists don’t do every picture with the subject just standing there, arms and legs by their sides. They use dynamic poses.
- The cat tail in the tree amazed me with its texture. I couldn’t figure out how to do the bark on the pecan tree, it’s difficult in monochrome, and yet the cat’s tail came out surprisingly well. Soft and fluffy.
- I think it will take a lot and another lot and still an additional lot of work for me to learn to draw people the way I want to. I wonder if I’m supposed to pick a style I like and study how to draw that, or try out various styles till I find one that’s comfortable, or what?