I have noticed one thing I don’t really do, or at least post about: my sketches. This blog, being about my personal art progress, lacks records of me actually practicing. Admittedly, I rounding out my drawings with more finished lines, colour and shading and I like showing off those. I do sketch, but they are more like doodles and to me, it’s kind of embarrassing to show off. See, I’m still comparing myself to every other artist out there.
A two hour sketch that kind of stretched to about three hours with all the little tweaking I did after I should have “finished” it.
I am working on a bigger project, but I didn’t want to stop doing my 2 hour drawings. Tonight, I felt like practicing painting in Clip Studio Paint.
A 2 hour sketch in Clip Studio Paint to celebrate the first polar vortex of the season!
Between Sims 4 and suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and a bad back, I haven’t been drawing much. I wanted to get a whole slew of stuff done for the holidays, but that probably isn’t going to happen.
I’m actually suffering from pretty severe back pain right now, which probably happened a day or two after a bike ride home. I don’t know. In any case, I’m stuck on the couch and it’s hard for me to walk. Fortunately, I’ve got some time off, which I was supposed to use to enjoy this summer. Oh well.
Honestly, you think those big poofy things in the sky would be easy to draw, but nope, not for me. I don’t do a lot of backgrounds in my work, and if I do it ends up being an amorphous mess, so I go back and painstakingly clean things up and add details.
A lot of my days are still spent playing World of Warcraft, so I’m still drawing a lot of inspiration from it. When I got into Warlords of Draenor expansion, I had an amazing time leveling, mostly because of the quest story lines and how they flowed so nicely. We were introduced to Yrel in that first mission in the Tanaan Jungle. She isn’t my favourite character … I’m not too drawn into Mary Sue types, but I’ll admit she is kind of badass.