Making small, simple sketches each day is proving to be more doable overall with my current busyness level. I highly recommend it for a stress reliever.
I’ll try to group them together for more interest generating purposes.
I like doodling strange little things like this. A lot of that inspiration came from the particular illustrator I studied under in college.
Though I’m quite certain he would be disappointed at my lack of effort in my artistic career overall. But I am happy he gave me tons of great advice and the push to not give up drawing completely at least.
As a practice for building up my currently waning self discipline, I’ve been trying to sketch every day. This has sadly turned into every other day or every three days; but I am using up my sketchbooks, which is a great improvement from a few years ago.
A bit silly as it may seem, if I don’t at least celebrate my improvements every once in a while, I’d risk the chance of doing something rash or stupid, like ordering three route 44 coke zeros at Sonic and drowning my sorrows in fake sugar and crushed ice.
Crushed ice is good for any occasion, though.
As some fun things to look forward to, I’m still planning on a longer more extensive post on my past June art trip to Japan, as well as couple inspiration posts.
Also, I’ve had a Tumblr under this name (Draw you draw me) for a while, but it’s sadly only been my way of gathering artistic inspiration from other art tumblrs as well as just reblogging of geeky anime, Doctor Who and Sherlock stuff. But, I’m planning on slowly converting it to a hybrid of an inspiration blog plus a place to feature a few of my sketches every week or works in progress, starting today.
You can find the link here: Tumblr!
And of course, some sketches to finish off this post.
I undertook the challenge of creating a series of something for my last semester, because that’s sort of a good thing to do (it’s not always good to be sporadic with everything you do). I find it hard to stick with creating a series of artwork unless I really love what you’re working on and don’t get easily bored (like me).
Unlike my lackluster attempts at young Batman villains (which was more my novice use of watercolor than getting bored with the project), I enjoyed this new one of story illustrations for some select Japanese Fairy Tales.
The stories are “The Spider Weaver”, “The White Rabbit and the Crocodile” and “Issun-Boshi (One Inch Boy)” respectively.
Pencil and Photoshop. They are around 8.5″ x 10.5″.
My portfolio is available on Behance.com: http://www.behance.net/drawyoudrawme