In 2014, I attempted a Doctor Strange fan art, from a prompt on Sketchdailies. When I finished the drawing, I immediately hated it. I tried to hide mistakes behind horrible shading and visual fx, but it was just a big mess. Unfortunately, I posted it anyway. :p
— Pamela Pagayonan (@blackdaisies) September 1, 2014
It’s really difficult sometimes to see where all your mistakes are, especially when you’re starting out and you don’t really have the patience to be objective. Nowadays, I’m trying to be a little more patient and see things with more of a critical eye. I am constantly comparing my work to other artists, and not in any kind of bad way, I hope. I study other artists’ techniques, their lines, and shapes and the stuff I like, I try to emulate as much as I could, while still trying to make it mine.
Anyway, with all I’ve learned, I thought it was about time I attempted one of these again, so I redrew Doctor Strange, though this time inspired by the movie version starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
It’s still not the greatest, I can see a lot of problems, but I think this is a bit better than the first attempt. To be fair, I have better reference now. Let me know what you think!