Saturday Sketches: Week 2

What did you draw this week? I was lucky enough to get some requests last week, so just to prove that I am drawing them and willing to do requests, here is the first of them. Yomu gave me a selection of characters from Overlord, all with obvious waifu potential.

I also thought I would try something new. As in, I bought a new pencil, one of the mechanical pencils with a fine point. This way I can focus a little more on the line work. I’m not too worried about shading just yet, especially as my ultimate goal will be to scan the images and do all of the shading/colouring digitally.

Anyhow, here it is. I selected Albedo from the list Yomu gave me because she has some of the best facial expressions. Even for animated characters, she takes things to a whole other level.

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Hopefully, just from looking at it you’ll be able to tell that it’s Albedo. I also enjoyed working with the new pencil, it came out very clean and no mountains of sharpenings either.

Want to see me draw someone or something (I’m prepared to draw mecha or monsters too) then put in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

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Saturday Sketches: Week 1

Is this category new? Yes, I’m glad that you noticed. I’m going to try and get my drawing skills back up to full speed and wanted to do something that didn’t take all my focus away from writing. So, I’m going to do a sketch of a character from a manga or anime, although eventually, I do intend to create some original characters.

This week’s sketch comes from Ikki Tousen, a manga about teenagers with the spirits of ancient warriors trapped within ancient jewels that grant them incredible powers. Basically, it’s just a big inter-school turf war with clothing shredding battles.

The lead character, Hakufu Sonsaku seems to be a laid back ditz, but when you piss her off, you had better hope your in a different country at the time.

I’m hoping to see an increase in my skills and style as the weeks go on and am willing to give most characters a go. So, if there’s anyone you’d want to see me draw, let me know in the comments.

Heavy Metal

An evil green orb has made its way to Earth and is about to destroy the one remaining person in the universe that can stop it, but before it does so, it’s going to show her what it’s capable of.

A New York taxi driver goes against his own rules and helps a girl escape from a bunch of criminals. She convinces him to help her sell a mysterious artefact to the criminals and split the money. He reluctantly agrees.

A young boy is transported to distant and dangerous land. He is transformed into a musclebound mountain of a man. Caught in between two factions seeking to complete an ancient ritual, he must decide if he really wants to go home. Continue reading “Heavy Metal”

The 100 Days Project

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

This quote from Stephen King is very much at the heart of the 100 Days Project. The idea is to do the same thing every day for one hundred days. It’s a great way to prove to yourself that you don’t need to wait to be inspired, you’ve just got to go out and find it.

I learnt about this project in 2014 when the company I worked for sponsored it. A call was put out to find employees that would be willing to enter and partner with the project in more ways than one.

Well, how could I possibly say no? Challenge accepted. Now, there are many ways to complete the 100 Days Project. Some people take a photo every day, some knit, or create origami sculptures. Not me. Continue reading “The 100 Days Project”