Sunday, 31 January 2021

Day 57 - Digital Watercolours

 





Day 57 - Digital Watercolours

My first attempt at digital watercolours. I don't think it's too bad for a first try.

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Saturday, 30 January 2021

Day 56 - Panel for Storyboard


 Day 56 - Panel for Storyboard

This was more a continuation as I was concentrating on the wall cupboards in the background. Created in Clip Studio Paint.

Friday, 29 January 2021

Day 55 - Curves in Single Point Perspective

 



Day 55 - Curves in Single Point Perspective

This wasn't as simple to draw as the final image looks.

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Thursday, 28 January 2021

Day 54 - Lazy Day


 Day 54 - Lazy Day

The t-shirt says it all for today's Draw Every Day. Created in Clip Studio Paint.

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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Day 52 - Single Point Perspective

Day 52 - Single Point Perspective

Playing with single point perspective and a little colour in Clip Studio Paint.

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Monday, 25 January 2021

Day 51- Putting things into perspective


 Day 51 - Putting things into perspective

This was really just a test of using the perspective rulers in Clip Studio Paint.

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Sunday, 24 January 2021

Day 50 - Working on ideas

 

Day 50 - Working on ideas

Some days it isn't all just about drawing nice pictures. These little sketches are just working out some ideas on paper.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Day 48 - Character continuation

 

Day 48 - Character continuation

A little ink work and some flat colouring added today.

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Day 47 - Second character rough sketch

 

Day 47 - Second character rough sketch

I still need to return to the previous character for refinement, but I want to get the draft sketches of all the characters completed first. Refinement will be easier when I have all the characters thought out.

Timelapse of above sketch



Timelapse of creating a basic idea for a character

Timelapse of creating a basic idea for a character. Created in Clip Studio Paint, this character is the foundation for a character I will be animating in a future animation.

Timelapse Drawing - Tracing an Image. Trace 3.

Timelapse Drawing - Tracing an Image. Trace 3. Drawing created using Clip Studio Paint.

Timelapse Drawing - Tracing an Image. Trace 2

Timelapse Drawing - Tracing an Image. Trace 2. Drawing created using Clip Studio Paint.

Timelapse Drawing - Tracing an Image. Trace 1.

Timelapse Drawing - Tracing an Image. Trace 1. Drawing created using Clip Studio Paint.

Timelapse Drawing - Study 3 - Copying and enlarging an image

Timelapse Drawing - Study 3 - Copying and enlarging an image using just bounding boxes in Clip Studio Paint.

Timelapse Drawing - Study 2 - Copying and enlarging a drawing using a grid

Timelapse Drawing - Study 2 - Copying and enlarging a drawing using a grid in Clip Studio Paint. The image I was copying doesn;t show for a while as I was copying from another window and I didn't realise I had deleted the copy from image.

Timelapse Drawing - Study 1- Copying an image using a grid.

Timelapse Drawing - Study 1- Copying an image using a grid. Created in Clip Studio Paint.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Day 46 - Bird's Eye View added

 

Day 46 - Bird's Eye View added

I'm still new at drawing characters in perspective. Actually, this is my first attempt really, and whilst it hasn't come out too bad, I think I need to recreate this character to get perspective correct. This will be the end of this character for the moment as I move onto practising with the second character.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Day 45 - Character progression


 Day 45 - Character progression

Worked on the worm's eye front facing view today, with the hands being a particular challenge.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Day 43 - Initial Character Sketching


 Day 43 - Initial Character Sketch

I need to create some characters from different angles for an animation I'm going to be creating so I am just putting some ideas together for the characters. This is the initial sketch of the first character that I will be developing along with some others over the next few days and weeks.

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Friday, 15 January 2021

Day 41 - My first birds eye view perspective sketch

 

Day 41 - My first birds eye view perspective sketch

My first attempt at sketching a figure in birds eye view perspective sketch , following along to the tutorial How to Draw Characters in Bird's Eye View | Drawing Lesson 7 by Megamaster on Youtube.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Day 40 - Drawing in perspective

 

Day 40 - Drawing in Perspective

Today, I needed to begin to learn how to draw figures in perspective so as a starting point followed the tutorial How to Draw The Figure in Perspective Pt 1 | Drawing Lesson 6 by megamaster on Youtube.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Day 39 - Female Head

 

Day 39 - Female Head

A little practise creates continual improvement (I hope!)

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Day 38 - Basic Body Construction

 

Day 38 - Basic Body Construction

I used the Draw With Jazza Character Creation book for this basic body construction. Whilst it isn't yet finished, it is easy to see how this method enables easy creation of the basic body. The stick figure construction will certainly come in handy when animating.

Monday, 11 January 2021

Day 37 - Cartoon Eyes


 Cartoon Eyes

A very small sample of some cartoon eyes, trying out different shapes and colouring.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Day 36

 

Day 36

I have taken the feet sketches from yesterday and inked and flatted them. The feet practice is over for now, so I don't think I will be adding shade and highlights to these.

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Day 35

 

Day 35

I have been busy animating today but found a little time to try out some feet. I think I need more practise!

Friday, 8 January 2021

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Day 33

 

Day 33

The first student has been added to the scene. I still have to add various extra sprites and bones to the student to allow me to animate, then replicate and change the student 5 more times to create 6 individual students for the scene in total. Complete animation can be seen here.

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Day 32 - Creating a character for animation

 

Day 32 - Creating a character for animation

This is just the beginning of one of the characters for use in an animation for entry into a competition later this month.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Day 31 - Sheriff Steve

 

Day 31 - Sheriff Steve

Sheriff Steve says, "Howdy Partner! Have you seen my six shooters anywhere?"

Well, I don't think the Sheriff's colouring, shading and highlighting came out too bad.  I experimented with the selection tool and airbrush for the shading and highlighting, and I think with practise this technique might prove quite useful.

Day 31 - More colour shade and highlighting

 

Day 31 - More colour shade and highlighting

Character No. 2 completed.

Day 31

 

Day 31

And, we have Doug the Wizard; inked, flatted, shaded and highlighted. I don't think he looks too bad at all.

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Day 29


 Day 29

Sheriff Steve is a character created from the Udemy course Ultimate Beginners Cartooning Course pt 1: Characters. This is at the outlining stage and checking out the silhouette.

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Day 28

 

Day 28

The last lesson in the Udemy course How to Draw Cute Cartoon Characters is the creation of the dog kawaii character. As mentioned previously, the course is pretty basic and simplistic, but sometimes that is what we need to concentrate on the basics without getting distracted by the complicated stuff. The course leaves you feeling as though you have accomplished but want to learn more. Highly recommended.

Friday, 1 January 2021

Day 27

 

Day 27

Kawaii style cat, the penultimate lesson in the Udemy course How to Draw Cute Cartoon Characters. Only the Kawaii style dog left to do, then it's experiment with my own characters and drawings.