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Re: SKETCH SURVIVAL!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1470 on: January 20, 2020, 06:08:32 PM »
Niiice! And haha angry rage can be surprisingly inspiring sometimes. Like how sassy she looks.

Late upload but didn't miss the day.

Day 14

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Re: SKETCH SURVIVAL!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1471 on: January 21, 2020, 04:22:41 PM »
thanks
I like the lines on that last one.
It's like still sketchy but the lines are super sharp and long.

Day 22: possibly second worst one yet.
I was literally what the helling my way through it. My arms and hands didn't feel like my own. I have never erased so much, I went though about 8 thumbnail sketches, just erasing and trying again. I eventually gave up on the entire piece and just moved on as best as I could. it happens.
It doesn't help that I had a super bad night and I'm tired from work.
Didn't do anything else today. gonna reboot my schedule tomorrow.



That being said I'm optimistic for the future. Gears have been set in motion.
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Re: SKETCH SURVIVAL!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1472 on: January 21, 2020, 06:44:57 PM »
Dammit I keep on forgetting to upload. But I did do it on time. Writing Survival I'm out for the count though. Gotta start from Day 1 there again. Welp

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Two weeks huh. OK

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Re: SKETCH SURVIVAL!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1473 on: January 22, 2020, 05:32:12 AM »
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Day 22: possibly second worst one yet.
I was literally what the helling my way through it. My arms and hands didn't feel like my own. I have never erased so much, I went though about 8 thumbnail sketches, just erasing and trying again. I eventually gave up on the entire piece and just moved on as best as I could. it happens.
It doesn't help that I had a super bad night and I'm tired from work.
Didn't do anything else today. gonna reboot my schedule tomorrow.

'Helling my way through it' Sounds like an epic metal song... Or it'd make a nice shirt or something.

Sorry about the suck. You think it's just a general sucky day or was the sleep the thing that made everything worse? Asking out of morbid curiousity.

Keep at it suuper!

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« Reply #1474 on: January 22, 2020, 11:34:17 AM »
That's "what the helling my way through it" mind you :P
I think I slightly injured myself lifting heavy things, so my body was sluggish and achy. Plus a bad night not sleeping led to both body and mind not quite up to performance. Even today I'm not great but at least I'm not pulling my hair out.

actually only now that I don't feel like drawing do I realise that I haven't felt like not drawing for absolute ages, I just got used to doing it so i did it. habits ftw I guess.

Still gotta get todays sketch done.
I did some browsing on DA to find some artists styles that I'm gonna steal. Picked 10 so far, all of a similar art style. Not sure how to implement a style shift with all my WIPs in tow. I have some workflow ideas but they weren't meant to be implemented for nearly another year. Might have to bring forward my schedule again. Haven't done my requests for a while now as well.

thanks, ganbarimasu!
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« Reply #1475 on: January 22, 2020, 12:52:26 PM »
Day 23: made a good recovery.
getting a bit more control on the quality vs time. Trying to make it a little more sketchy instead of neat, as I will be processing these as WIPs anyway, so I'll get a neat one later on.



@lego - I'm wondering if I should do the same as you and have some pre-done sketches to give me inspiration for my daily sketch. I get the feeling because I try and come up with an idea on the spot that I'm not stretching myself at all, not even inside my comfort zone. Partly related to not knowing what my style is.

Also: if you have an idea for a drawing that outside of your style, how do you draw it? I get the feeling my normal style would interfere.
I definitely think I'm overthinking it :P
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« Reply #1476 on: January 22, 2020, 04:11:15 PM »
Haha well for the past 5 days if I didn't have that bunch of characters sketched up I would've lost. All of my other regimens fell away (I'd added some other general ones for my day to day in hope of regimening my life) but this one held strong even on a pretty nasty 2 days. So yeah pre-dones could be lifesavers. I'll see if I can do that for my writing too. Just 5 at a time in case of emergency.

Drawing outside of my style hmmm. Well the last time I actively tried to do that was by looking at one of your sketches and that turned out different at least in terms of line quality. To be honest the best sure-fire method for me is to trace. It's so frustrating that my pride gets in the way, but tracing was honestly the best feeling I got from 'studying' especially when I traced all those Bleach pages. It forced me to work on my line work and though there wasn't a 1-to-1 transfer of Kubos' art skills to mine, I felt like I touched a bit of his spirit of things. It was a fastcinating experience, that tracing regimen. I'd recommend doing that. Grab a page off the internet and put it in gimp then trace the linework. Admit it's a trace to yourself and see how you felt during the whole process.

heck, I'm going to do a tracing regimen again. I really think there's something valuable to learn there.


Day 23 is pretty great! Dress and hat bonnet not only match but have some top notch detail.

You're almost at a month again suuper! Gambateeeeeee

Day 16




Arthur is a cyber warrior who wears an Azilov cloak. Azilovs are sentient parasitic creatures that evolved with this strain of humanity and after 6 years of age permanently bond with their hosts. They consume a percentage of their hosts brain and upon their death severely cripple their human hosts, but until then they enable telepathy, protection, fashion and various other benefits. Arthurs' Azilov in particular is specialized in shielding him from heat and intense impact, and greatly increases his reflexes.

Other warriors have Azilovs that let them breathe in space, others have Azilovs that make them geniuses in mathematics. Other Azilovs just give their hosts great fashion sense. It varies across the galaxy.

Arthurs' laserblade Byzantium is a prototypical attempt at making what we would call lightsabers. It has a laser edge that projects between two ports.

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« Reply #1477 on: January 23, 2020, 01:43:23 AM »
Ahhhh glad you managed to keep it going despite not having the best of days (I know what that's like lol)
And indeed goes to show what spreading the mental workload onto previous days can do for helping when you're having a bad one.

Hmmm tracing - I've done it, infrequently, but actually had it on the list to try again. Just to make sure that I have the ability to draw what I want - tracing shows how good your lines are when you are drawing them in the right place. You can indeed learn a whole ton, especially from working zoomed in when tracing.
A tracing regimen is an interesting idea, as it might come in handy for those days when I'm completely not feeling like doing anything.

Regarding drawing images with different styles as well, my WIP processing is incredibly weak against this sort of thing - as it's suited for working on lots of similar images with the same brush and the same layer structure. So say, if I wanted to start drawing animals, I couldn't mix them in very well with people sketches, because the rendering and sketching will follow a different pattern to people sketches (i.e. no clothes or hair iterations, but fur rendering instead) It's one of the things that's annoying me as I think that's partially why I can't lean of my style.

and thanks. now it's only one day until I'm where I was last time and failed dramatically :P

awesome character and concept with the Azilovs. reminds me a little of the "my favourite martian" suit.

Day 24: Possibly one of my most favourite drawings, ever. This is the style I'm aiming for but even more of it, if you get what I mean. well it's a different kind of generic lol.
went hopelessly overtime (mostly because of shading and getting too serious) but totally worth it.

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« Reply #1478 on: January 23, 2020, 05:58:19 AM »
Daaamn suuper I've got to say this is pretty damn impressive! Totally concur. Love it! Great design, clothes, proportion and mood. Love her!

Can I kidnap?

And yeah. The work you do today will lead to tomorrow and all that haha.

Day 17



Alice Benevolent.

I wish I could make dresses like you, suuper haha

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« Reply #1479 on: January 23, 2020, 06:26:42 AM »
nuuuuuuu the legomaestro kidnaps again!!!!!
I feel bad saying no don't kidnap, but also I also feel bad saying yes haha. WHYYY would you ask before kidnapping??????

I love how we both envy each others art for the parts that we lack haha
Nice soft shading and, well, soft everything on that last one. Feels a lot more solid, maybe because of the tone added.
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« Reply #1480 on: January 23, 2020, 05:57:47 PM »
My kidnapping ethics are higher than other petty kidnappers.

Thou mayeth haveth a pointeth, though.

Haha if I could draw your clothing and had that lineart discipline I'd be set for life. I'd be selling 1 buck commissions with my insane output and after 200 days cash in that 'cheap' 200 dollar check for a heck of a lot of pizza and beer and decide to level up to 2 dollar sales. So on and so forth until I am a legendary 5 buck commission artist who gets at least a hundred bucks a month on the side (with the occassional 15 buck commission) and happy as a bug in mud.


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« Reply #1481 on: January 24, 2020, 07:29:09 AM »
Day 19



Thus ends my batch of pre-sketches. I'll make a new character spread just in case for the next couple of days

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« Reply #1482 on: January 24, 2020, 02:45:05 PM »
Lego - you posted twice in a day? you catching up somehow?

cool mysterious scarf elvis.

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Haha if I could draw your clothing and had that lineart discipline I'd be set for life. I'd be selling 1 buck commissions with my insane output and after 200 days cash in that 'cheap' 200 dollar check for a heck of a lot of pizza and beer and decide to level up to 2 dollar sales. So on and so forth until I am a legendary 5 buck commission artist who gets at least a hundred bucks a month on the side (with the occassional 15 buck commission) and happy as a bug in mud.
I seriously wish I had the confidence to do this haha. Although wouldn't you consider a 1 dollar commission to be underselling your work? There's the whole risk with cheap art that you can misrepresent yourself or something like that, from what I've heard. I think pricing is one of the things that scares me a little as well.
what platform(s) would you consider selling your art? I might actually try and do exactly what you just described, pizza and all.

Day 25:
I haven't been feeling great for the whole week, the whole family has been super tired, we blame the constant grey skies.
I inked this sketch at a lower zoom, and I tried to put less effort in the inking because then I start to get too serious. That's not what I want from this regime, its more of doing something every day. The awesome stuff (hopefully) comes from my iteration thingies which is more controlled.

And I am definitely going to switch to pre-sketching so I'm not stuck for ideas on the day, although I'm not sure how to organize it. I wish I was spontaneous like you are, Lego haha.

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« Reply #1483 on: January 25, 2020, 02:10:33 AM »
Day 26: got my routine almost fully back. it feels great to wake up refreshed and energetic again.
the skirt pattern came out nice. still trying to avoid getting too serious for these sketches.
it's still difficult to get these standing poses looking 100% right though. I need more practice and study :/

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« Reply #1484 on: January 25, 2020, 02:43:33 PM »
Day 19

Nope I made a mistake lol.  Forgot i'd already posted