More 10-minute drawings from photographs, this time focusing on poses and clothes (2/2).
More 10-minute drawings from photographs, this time focusing on poses and clothes (1/2).
More 10-minute model drawing, this time from sketchdaily.net (3/3).
More 10-minute model drawing, this time from sketchdaily.net (2/3).
More 10-minute model drawing, this time from sketchdaily.net (1/3).
Learning to draw real bunnies by copying photographs. Alright result I think.
First attempts at drawing poses from the website PIXELovely. Not too bad although 10 minutes is still not enough for me to draw figures like these.
More practice with faces and hair styles (esp. the last ones). The first three faces, then repeated, are new and improved versions of some characters I've already drawn.
Third take on Henry, the character on the right in the ouija scene (filter by the "ouija" tag to see the older versions). A tad too old, probably, but more interesting to draw like that.
Trying to draw different kinds of faces, esp. how the cheeks change. The two men are supposed to be the same, but they don't really look alike; I learned from it, though!
I found out about Sketchfab and wanted to try to draw the exact same face (namely: https://sketchfab.com/models/4e6d59f08f3f4008bd2c57c53cce11dc) from different perspectives. Not that great results with the second drawing, but learned interesting stuff. Will use again :-)
Result of an exercise trying to draw many different heads and faces from different angles (2/2).
Result of an exercise trying to draw many different heads and faces from different angles (1/2).
Exercise to draw the corner of a room. The idea was not to make a good drawing so much as to pay attention to all the details and objects in real places.
Random faces for practice. Just out of my imagination, trying to draw different kinds of faces.
Another attempt at a simple scene. This time, random 1920s-style characters inside a cave, witnessing something unexpected and scary.
Quick sketch of a "cyberpunk" scene with several characters based on pictures
More attempts to copy faces from magazines. The first one was pretty bad, the second a bit different from the photograph, but liked the result nonetheless. At the bottom I was trying to copy a facial expression, with mixed results.
First trying to copy a photograph from a magazine, then trying to draw another person based on the first, but heavier and more feminine.
More attempts to draw fear. The first one was terribly stiff, the second is a bit better. I always forget to use the torso, it always ends up vertical and stiff.
Basic sketch of the view from my hotel in Kirkland, WA.
Experimenting with rabbit and raccoon hands.
More experimenting with winking and hands, and studying how to draw different ages in humans.
Trying to make the rabbit wink, studying raccoon hands, remembering how to draw frogs, and other things.
Experimenting and practising animal expressions and hands.
Experimenting a bit with different ways to draw a rabbit face, and practising my raccoons again.
Trying to experiment a little and understand what makes faces look thin or fat. The two at the bottom are copied from photographs (believe it or not, they're the same person!)
Another attempt at copying a face from a photograph and then trying to simplify the features to keep the essential parts.
Trying to learn from the previous copied photograph and trying to make a new, original drawing with similar features so that the person is recognisable. Also, hands are hard.
Attempt at making a different expression for the famous person I was studying, plus the result of copying another photograph (of another famous person). While at it, some random lettering practice.
Studying a (famous) person's face. Can you guess who that is? The first two are copied from photographs. The third is a simplification of the first, and the last is a completely made-up take, trying to make the character recognisable. I'm quite happy with these.
Trying again to draw some random faces. The ones at the bottom are vaguely inspired by Elric, Michael Moorcock's character.
Another attempt at making a portrait from a photograph. Drew straight (not upside-down), trying to capture certain details.
Blast from the past, part II (3/3). Trying to learn how to draw rabbits and raccoons. Note the difference from these first attempts and the current attempts (still not happy with the latest ones, but they're much better!).
Blast from the past, part II (2/3). Drawing different takes on a given character.
Blast from the past, part II (1/3). Drawing random faces, playing with different features.
Practising portraits, studying face features. This time I drew all of them straight and with the level of detail I expect to use normally. Mixed results, but very nice practice.
Third attempt at upside-down drawing. Again, second one is straight and with the level of detail I prefer to use. This worked a bit better than the previous two attempts, I think.
Second (recent) attempt to draw a face upside-down. Didn't like the result. The one on the right is straight and with less detail, but I was really tired and I tried to finish it quickly.
Photograph copying exercise. The first version was upside-down taking some time, the second was upside-down but faster, and the last was normal and trying to copy only the amount of detail I'd normally use. I have to pay more attention to lips, especially in close-ups.
Playing with animal face features. I realised that the first raccoon looked "too adult" so then I tried to make rabbits look older/meaner, or make raccoons look more childish.
Trying to draw a rabbit fishing, for a panel of an upcoming comic.
More experiments with animal poses and proportions.
More experiments with animal expressions, trying to make them look less childish.
Trying to draw more raccoons, with different expressions and hand poses.
More experiments with breaking free from human body proportions (esp. when drawing animals) and with necks for the rabbit.
Some small, 1920s objects to be used in Role-Playing Games.
Total blast from the (not so distant) past. These are the first attempts I made at the end of October 2013. Still a long, long way to go, but it's amazing how much I've improved...
This is the lower part of the previous page. The fat rabbit works a bit better, but the last one (without a face; the face could be taken from the one on the right) is the best. I think the neck was the main thing here that was missing from the attempt from the previous scan.
I realised that I've been obsessing too much with "correct" proportions. As it's not strictly necessary for comics, esp. when drawing animals, I decided to experiment a little with non-human proportions. The raccoon is alright, but I didn't like the rabbit.
New version of the characters John, Raymond and Obdulia in a standard, boring, front pose. I tried to make the two males look different and to make the relative ages of every character evident. I like the results generally.
Attempt at raccoon profile without reference. Didn't like the result at all.
Study of different animals. Quite happy with the raccoon but not very happy with the rabbit. I have to keep experimenting.
Another take on Raymond Reid. Not particularly happy with this one.
Study of different profiles and expressions. Kind of like the top-left and the bottom-right, but not the rest.
Study of profiles and fronts for Obdulia, Raymond and John, plus other profiles, semi-profiles and noses. Not very happy except with the eye-less semi-profiles and the first lone profile at the bottom right.
Trying to learn how to do some 1920s woman hairdo. While at it, I tried to imitate a bit some 1920s-style clothes. I was really surprised at the result, I think it loses on this scanned version.
Study of different hand poses. Not particularly happy with the results.
Study of bottom-up perspective for character Obdulia Caron. The first one (left) is terrible, the second one is not that good but still a great improvement compared to the first.
Study of different poses and robes, for unnamed characters. Not particularly happy but kind of ok.
Study of different poses for characters John & Raymond. Didn't like the one on the left, the rest are alright.
Study of crouching poses. I quite liked the result, except for the left hand.
Study of child general aspect/proportions. Fairly happy with it, turn up relatively good on first attempt.
Study of different hand poses, esp. grabbing and fists. The character pose is alright, but I don't like the expression. I realised how wrong the angry lines on the face were, so I definitely learned something from this.
Study of different hand poses.
Study of different hand poses. Quite happy with the last gun-grabbing hand pose.
Study of different poses for character Obdulia Caron. Quite liked the first-aid kit pose and the lone face at the bottom.
Study of different poses for character John Hammond. Don't like the one in the middle, the rest are alright.
Study of different poses for character Raymond Reid. Don't like at all the hand on the middle one. I thought the last character's expression looked oddly anime-like.
Study of different poses for characters John & Raymond. Quite happy with both figures actually.
I wanted to make an improvement of the other character in the ouija scene. I like the drawing better, but I liked the design of the other one better. The character on the right is just a study for a new version of the character on the left in the first scene.
Still not very good, but definitely an improvement over the first take on the first scene. Tried with a different expression for the woman, but didn't work out that well. The drawing is definitely better than the original, but I preferred the horror expression.
I wanted to design better versions of some of the characters I had already drawn in scenes. The first one is from the ouija scene, and the other one is from the first three-character scene.
Practising the animals again. This time I had a photograph of a raccoon as a reference, and I think it shows a lot. I don't think I copied the raccoon pose, but still it's very, very useful to have a reference. The other two work alright, but nothing too fantastic.
Trying to draw different animals. I kind of like the frog, and the raccoon is not terrible. I hate the rabbit, though. Stiff and unrabbit-like. The lettering is not good either, but it was mostly in place to practice drawing simplified, smaller versions of the animal faces.
This is another scene, this time it's two characters playing with a ouija board. Still stiff, and too thin. Made improvements for both characters separately, later.
I had been struggling trying to learn how to draw frogs, and finally I'm started to get it with these drawings. The one on the top-right was copied from a frog sculpture in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The bottom-left one is my favourite. The raccoon is not too bad.
Practising some lettering with made-up-on-the-spot font style. Could have been worse.
Experimenting with horror faces, to improve the face of the central character in the previous post.