Horton for Baby Desi

Des loves Horton so I drew him for his birthday cake topper. This is exciting for me because a month ago there is no way I could have free hand copied anything, even a cartoon elephant. My hands are obeying me better very day. I guess what they say about practice is true.

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WIP: SOLO 2

And the drawing of “Hans” Solo continues… Starting to ink this thing.

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Lucy commenting on this said, “Dad, I gotta admit, Han Solo looks kinda weird. But in the movie he looks really like Han Solo.”

WIP 1: SOLO

Digital work in progress. You know what’s hard? Drawing a portrait without tracing and still capturing a likeness. It’s interesting how some artists do this so effortlessly.

Here’s a bit of a timelapse on the progress so far.

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Still a long way to go…

Daily drawing challenge.

I needed a little fresh inspiration and motivation to stretch myself and try to draw new things. So I found a daily drawing challenge. Of course it starts with a “selfie”. I feel like a drawn selfie is even more narcissistic than and photo one. But who am I to deviate from the challenge? I also discovered that my webcam has a timer! Which is awesome because I can capture the pose I am looking for. I kept having a hard time with pictures pulled from the internet because it seemed like most of the time parts of the body are cut off, which really doesn’t work well when trying to draw the whole human figure. So here are my Selfie Sketches.

I wanted to use a grey marker for the shadowing, but I don't have one. Pink gets the idea across I suppose. I had fun drawing my shirt. Fabric is a fun challenge.
I wanted to use a grey marker for the shadowing, but I don’t have one. Pink gets the idea across I suppose. I had fun drawing my shirt. Fabric is a fun challenge.
"Over.....There..." ( ;
“Over…..There…” ( ;

I didn’t use a model reference so that’s something I could not have done a month ago. However, I see now her legs are just waaaay too small. Pretty silly looking.

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