Some practice drawing things I usually don’t draw. Football player seemed like a good idea since lots of news about who won the Super Bowl and what not gave me a chance to refer to people with this build and clothes without looking too hard for reference. Not based on any picture or specific player, I just used super bowl video footage for proportion reference.
Second part of prince design is making fancy clothes. The side view head is way off I have to redraw this proto-design in different perspectives. This is a continuation of my “prince in need of saving” and I think I’ll get some heroine designs up tomorrow. I’m thinking something between scruffy princess mononoke appearance but with clothes from a western culture and a carefree demeanor. Also around like 14 years old.
The shading didn’t come through on this well when I scanned it. I have a heavy hand so shading is hard to pin down, it ends up either too light (because I was overly cautious) or too dark (from pressing down too hard). This candle has a vanilla scent and is pretty big. The wreath around it is metal with beads on thin wires weaved around the thick ones and the ceramic base is a brick red color.
A WINNER IS YOU. Er, me. US. Right.
It came close a few times, but I made it, and I’m happy I did. A lot changed for me during sketchbet, all positive, and I wont go into it all here, though I will say I’ve lost somewhere between 30 and 40 pounds. Still fat, but less fat. So yay me.
I’ll be back next time, I hope all the winners are. I hope we can set up some way to chatter amongst the participants. And I hope we get lots of entrants who bet nice things and then flame out in the first week. Is that wrong of me?
Seeya next time, Sketchbet. You will not beat me.
It’s not Bagboss fanart per se, but it’s Bagboss inspired. I really like the Blade Runner vibe I get off of some of his sketchery.. guys - or robots? - in these big bulky suits with face masks (or robot heads) just.. y’know.. sitting at a lunch counter, waiting for their coffee. Or stir fry. Or whatever. That’s just cool.
Some.. ninja configuration. Yes.
.. I’ve been working on a way to make Sketchbet more sustainable. I’ve been putting too much in some days.. or spending too much time trying to think of an idea, rather than just drawing and letting it happen. Often, when I’m done, I am drained and don’t want to draw anymore. It’s called Sketchbet, not concept drawing bet. I should be just sketching and throwing it online, it doesn’t need to be over-thought or highly-refined.. and half the time when I refine something, people don’t seem to respond. Tumblr is fickle, I know, and it doesn’t really matter in the big scheme of things, but it’s frustrating when you put 2 hours into something and don’t get more than 3 ‘likes’ on it, if any.
Annnnyway, this round’s almost done.. since it started I’ve sketched much more than I did before.. but I also stopped working on other projects. I need to be able to do both to continue in round 2. It needs to be more sketch than drawing, if that makes sense. I’m going to start timing myself, so that I don’t spend more than half an hour on it, from when I open my sketchbook (or art program) to when I close it. If I can keep it down to that, I can do this and not drain my motivation to do other art.. like my comic strip (which is not publicly viewable yet) that I havn’t touched since the second or third entry, when I posted a panel rough and got told that I wasn’t allowed to do that anymore. If I can’t do this and my other projects at the same time.. this has to go. I’ve enjoyed this, really, and I wish there was a forum or other community chatter venue for participants. I want to keep doing it.
Expect more sketchiness.