Saturday Sketches: Week 5

What did you draw this week? I just finished watching Goblin Slayer! and felt compelled to follow that up with a quick sketch. The review will be out shortly, but at the moment, I can tell you that I loved it. I think the first episode was so polarizing that for some the rest wasn’t as compelling, but I would disagree and I’ll get into that later.

For now, let’s just enjoy the Goblin Slayer in all his glory. I also felt the need to add a splash of colour to this sketch, because is he really the Goblin Slayer if he’s not covered in goblin blood?

It’s also the first male character I’ve drawn, although he could be a mecha with all that armour on. The hands are the only thing vaguely human about the picture. Still, I think it captures his rage, which is what I was going for.

I never realised just how cool his helmet is until I drew it. It has all those little details and curves that make it look like a dragon. I think I need to start doing more pictures from a distance. It’s great focusing on the details, but I feel like I need to get a full body on the page. Maybe next week.

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 4

What did you draw this week? Maybe, it’s too soon for an original sketch of an original character in a story I wrote. Maybe, but you try telling me that. After two weeks of requests, I decided I would bite the bullet and have a go at one of my characters.

Obviously, this means that you have no basis for comparison. What I will do, however, is give you a little more information about the character and the story she’s in.

This is Doctor Joan Crawford. She’s a marine biologist who has dedicated her life to finding proof of extraterrestrial life. You’d think this would be easy once mankind started to colonize the galaxy, but so far, nothing. That is until Joan is sent to a frozen world where a water extraction plant believes it’s found something in the water…

This is my first original sketch and one that would probably accompany chapter one when I turn my novella, Asteroidea, into a light novel. I plan on publishing the chapters on a weekly basis here in the not too distant future, so keep an eye out for those.

Again, I’ve focused on just the line work as I’m going to try to do the shading/colouring on my computer. Going to try and get some more action poses going for the rest of the images. Anyhow, I don’t think it turned out too bad. Any feedback is welcome.

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 3

What did you draw this week? Back in week 1, I also received a request from Winter, suggesting either Eureka from Eureka Seven or Arin from Trinity Seven. Now, I’ve not seen either of those series, sorry Winter, so I jumped onto Google images and checked them out.

This is again where I shall apologise to Winter, as I was looking through the images of Arin from Trinity Seven I kept noticing this redhead in the background. Something compelled me to further my search and long story short, I drew Lilith from Trinity Seven instead.

There is a good reason for this… well, just look at her. Other than the obvious, it seems like a good picture to prep me for a little project I’ve been planning for a while. If you read my Make It Anime post, you may know what I’m talking about. Anyhow, I’m going to start work on character sketches for a gender-flipped version of Predator. If they look good, maybe I’ll even turn them into a light novel!

Anyhow, here’s Lilith!

Once more, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, but this one wasn’t as straight forward as Albedo. When I did my first outline, I accidentally made the torso far too long and it looked stretched. I was seconds away from starting again when I remembered to put my eraser to good use.

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 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.

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