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Sketch Daily: Lois Lane and I drew lots and Lots and Lots of Hands.

Today I drew lots of hands. Digitally. I won't bore you by posting them. I uploaded a few few reference photos via the Art Rage app, and traced them. I repeated this step until my hands hurt. Then I tried without tracing. The muscle memory definitely helped. The hands looked less crappy, and I understood the flow of the digital side a bit better. Overall, I still prefer traditional because I love the feeling and control in my hand. While I can CTRL+Z (that's delete or undo) to death, I think that will develop bad habits for me while I learn. I would personally learn traditional mediums first and then get a better hold on digital, if that makes sense.

In the DeviantArt group prompt, I decided to tackle Lois Lane. I like the feel of the Justice League animated series, about 2001 or so. Anyways, I ended up with this:

It's a start. I'm hoping to improve, as usual. 
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Sketch Daily: Alopex, and Random Cartooning

Today's prompt is Alopex, an arctic fox that is iconic to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. I found drawing her enjoyful, save her hind legs which I knew I derped up. I loved the ragged look and fur, with wisps of hair here and there.

I continued throughout the day drawing a WIP (work in progress) of a mad hatter and drawing hands (again). I inked a random cartoon and was NOT pleased at all with her body, specifically her arms. For some odd reason I could not get them to match or flow. I think I just needed a break because I drew all day long and my shoulder was still killing me from the other day. Doesn't matter, still pressing on.


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Daily Sketching, Noctis, And other Happenings!

Lemme catch you up! So I'm still drawing daily. Sketching at least 1 hour a day, mostly 2 hours daily. I try to take my time working mostly on traditional with pencil and paper, filling out my big ass 600 page sketchbook.

I took off two whole days when I was feeling absolutely dreadful and other than that...kept back at it. Today, I worked on canvas and completely ruined it. Like...omg. It was terrible. Whoa. Terrible. I really, really have to get a hold on watercolors. 
Anyway, I figured I bounce back and just keep drawing. In between making chili all day, I signed up with DeviantArt and put a few of my sketches there. Check me out. Also, I updated my Instagram and Twitter. I've been busy.
I joined the Daily Sketch group which fits perfectly for me. I will keep on with my personal goal of learning anatomy and such and fulfill the daily forum sketch goal on DeviantArt as well. I know there are a few other websites, but I don't want to get too overwhelmed.

Sketch Daily and Andrew Loomis Practice: Frontal Face and Big Hair

Sketch Daily: What's been happening since #Inktober

I have a 600 page brand new sketchbook. It's big. It's thick. It's long. It's sturdy. It's all mine. Each sheet is 10.75" x 12.5" inches, acid free and the book is a hard cover. Oh yes. Its beautiful.
I love it. 
I did a few sketches from #Inktober within the first few pages, but I wanted to do a daily sketch-practicing anatomy, animals, cartooning, illustration, fan art...whatever I wanted to do. The point was: keep practicing. Muscle memory. Learn from my mistakes, compare, see the difference with growth within sketchbooks. While I struggle wholeheartedly with drawing hands, I am getting better. I browsed through my Andrew Loomis book and followed through the instructions of shaping the head. Getting a tad bit better.

(free download here!)

The head and eyeballs are spheres. Draw accordingly, and stop being flat pieces of crap on the paper! Ok. I had to try.

A great start. Keep going.  Well, today I…

#Inktober 28-31 I reached my goal!!!

So, I want to first say thank you all for the love and support that everyone has given me for my first Inktober. This was my first 31 day challenge in using inks and the process has not been easy. What I have learned most of all is that I can level up and accomplish a goal-and Bob Ross was right all along. Happy little trees, happy little accidents. The few times (well, many) that I made a mistake with ink, I found a way to recover. The innate practice served me well and gave me the muscle memory needed to accomplish an even bigger goal I have in mind. I currently have my eyes set on becoming an illustrator one day...practice makes perfect. It's never too late, and chronic pain be damned I will obtain this goal. 
I has also connected with other artists and creatives that I look up to. Taking their advice and getting tips along the way are great resources in education and learning skills required to keep up ones artistry. There's a great sense of community within the creative wo…

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