Edit: Project is on hold; see my posts on second page.
I have a shit-ton of new art supplies and I don't know what to draw, and one of my goals for this year is to get back into arting. Tell me about your character and I'll draw them. I reserve the right to produce shit art, work in any medium or style that I fancy, change details of your character at whim, and maybe even ultimately flake out and do nothing. Go.
(Chejop you have no idea how tempted I am to just draw Korra and then label her with your character's name.)
Okay so this thread hasn't resulted in any art I want to finish so far but it has resulted in a resolution to by a goddamn lightbox the next time I get a paycheck so that's a plus.
Originally posted by Blaque
Out of curiousity, what are the particular tools you picked up and what are some of the things you're trying so far?
That's irrelevant until I actually produce.
This has actually been really instructional. I've done about six different sketches of Chejop's character, who in my head looks like a cross between Korra, Samantha Wright, Ashol-Pan (Google her), and a genderflipped Shan Yu from Mulan, and I've hated all of them. And because I'm trying to do a piece worthy of finishing, I'm drawing on good paper, which means every time I half-finish a sketch and realize it won't do, I erase it.
If I had a lightbox I could do the initial sketches on less good paper, finish them, and learn from them as I iterate towards something useful for tracing onto good paper to make into a real piece. So. Project on hold until next week.
Originally posted by danelsan
Infinitely iterating sketches is one of the reasons I do most of my artwork digitally these days.
Whenever I do digital art I get more and more frustrated until I delete it. Switching to physical media is an attempt to do an end-run around this.
Originally posted by TheCountAlucard
Check the first sentence of the original post - it's on hold.
Project is on hold indefinitely while I teach myself how to draw again from scratch. If you're interested in how that's going, check out stephenleasheppard.tumblr.com where I post horrible sketch pages every day, except for this week where I'm trying to outrun Daredevil spoilers instead.
Well, I finished Daredevil, so back to spending all my free time practicing art again.
If I ever actually do any, I'll post them here, but for now the project is on indefinite hold while I re-learn to draw. I swear I used to be better at this, but likely I just used to be less self-critical.
Yeah, this went nowhere. Instead of putting time into improving my drawing, I got into painting miniatures.