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List of Monthly Drawing Challenges for WHOLE Year

Update 01-04-2018: I did it! I uploaded for Inktober 2017! Well, I'm still uploading for it. But that's because I want to hit my go...

Sunday, October 7, 2018

October 07, 2018 at 11:46AM


Forgot to upload this in August. But look! The pic that the kennel sent us of Baku... We are twins! #Baku #akita #likemom via Instagram https://ift.tt/2NsfV6X

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

September 30, 2018 at 10:30PM


Omg we slept half the weekend after the party. Long week. But we made it. Halloween here I cooooooome! #pex #pexgardenparty #philly via Instagram https://ift.tt/2NSdqjB

Friday, September 28, 2018

September 28, 2018 at 07:40PM


More face studies #faces #pencildrawing #sketch #portrait via Instagram https://ift.tt/2NLk1w1

Sketch Diary: Welcome to the mermaid conference


Thanks for taking time out of your busy life to join us at the mermaid conference! Hehe but for real, this was a fun break from practicing gestures and trying to work on more challenging drawings. When in doubt, I always go back to the mermaids.

with love - M

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sketch Diary: Brush pen inking of a poofy haired portrait (plus video)


Mmm brushpens! My favorite kind of pen to struggle with when I'm tired. So I do most of my drawing late at night, that's just when I'm able to make time right now. And the later it gets, the shakier my hands (and resolve) tend to get. But I was determined! By thunder, I was gonna brush ink the hell out of this drawing. I think it's... ok. Maybe I'll like it more after I color it.

Wanna watch me battle with sleep before your very eyes?! Help yourself:

5x speed
1x speed

with love - M

September 27, 2018 at 06:16PM


Took a break from 60 second gestures to do some longer face studies. About 15 mins each. #faces #portrait #pencildrawing via Instagram https://ift.tt/2OlFYBa

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018 at 09:58PM


What a handsome boi. #inkdrawing #ink #lineart #characterdesign #portrait #drawing #pen via Instagram https://ift.tt/2xFcnt9

Sketch Diary: Landscape attempts in 60 seconds


When you don't even know what's happening but you just gotta keep going forward hah. These were all sketched from actual photos, I swear. But in less then 60 seconds each... my lack of landscape understanding shows. I just need to do about... 1 million more of these and maybe I'll get somewhere.

with love - M

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 25, 2018 at 09:56PM


Workin' on 60 second poses. #gestures #pencildrawing #quickposes #pose #sketch via Instagram https://ift.tt/2xNeGcM

Sketch Diary: Lovey parrots in green ink (plus video)


A quick inking using old school dip pens and some pretty green ink. Dey soh cuhuuute! I love these two snuggle buns.

And you can watch me ink them here:

5x speed

1x speed


with love - M

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sketch Diary: Mo' gestures, mo' problems


Too tight! I was struggling to stay loose with this sketch session. Just couldn't get those curves to work. It happens. That's the point a sketch book, my peeps. Muck it up. Join me... Quickposes.

with love - M

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sketch Diary: Inked sorceress in blue


This was one of the first drawings I did with my new fancy shmancy lightbox. Why did I wait so long to get one?!?! They're awesome. The blue ink was a random impluse I indulged because I felt like playing with my pen nibs. I was struggling to get the thinner long lines to be smooth. But I didn't really care about this drawing. I thought the original sketch was meh. But I actually like how this ink version turned out with the etching and such.

with love - M

September 14, 2018 at 12:33AM


Whoa clip studio paint is smooth as silk. #clipstudiopaint #purplehair #digitalsketch #beforeandafter #wip via Instagram https://ift.tt/2NH7QiN

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sketch Diary: Inked Kaiju inspired by Pacific Rim


Isn't he cuh-uuute! This just started as a weird doodle and ended up being a ton of fun to draw and eventually ink.

Watch me ink this bad boy -

5x speed

1x speed


with love - M

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sketch Diary: Yoga standing leg stretch


I used Quickposes.com to give me a random reference image to use and I feel like I got really lucky with this one. I mean look at it, profile, no weird angles/perspectives. Super lucky hah. Anyway, I like how the sketch turned out. The shoes don't look quite... real? I clearly don't spent alot of time drawing shoes.

Wanna see my draw this? Here ya go-

5x speed

1x speed


with love - M

September 12, 2018 at 12:24AM


Ah the elusive wine mermaid. They only appear when a wine glass is left full for too long, a rare occurence indeed. #mermaid #wine #inkdrawing #ink #scales #drawing #fins #glass via Instagram https://ift.tt/2p1puQq

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sketch Diary: Hand gestures for the win

Ah we meet again. My nemesis. Let's be real, I have lots of nemesisis...isis. But hands are just tough for most folks I think. So many little muscles and bones and getting the right planes set up from the beginning... but I'm actually quite pleased with these. They show my struggle and perseverance lol.

You too can revel in my drawing adventures-

4x speed


1x speed


with love- M

September 10, 2018 at 11:46PM


Knees are surprisingly fun to draw #gesturedrawing #quickposes #pencildrawing #hunk #muscular #sketch via Instagram https://ift.tt/2NvDznb

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sketch Diary: Another gesture dump (plus video)


Gotta keep practicing those S, C, I lines. I'm still a bit stiff in these gestures. I like the pose on the left, middle. It looks fairly natural. 10 gestures down, a million to go hahah. Your turn now - Quickposes.com.

Watch me throw down these sweet sweet lines -

4x speed

1x speed


with love - M

Saturday, September 8, 2018

September 08, 2018 at 08:05PM


Check out that sexy dude on the right. I should brush up on my buff dude gestures heh #gesturedrawing #gestures #pencildrawing #pose #quickposes via Instagram https://ift.tt/2MemHNf

Friday, September 7, 2018

September 07, 2018 at 07:47PM


Who me? But I don't know any sea witch... #mermaid #inkdrawing #lightbox #micronpen via Instagram https://ift.tt/2wQyb4i

Sketch Diary: A dancer (face experiment)


I wasn't intending to finish this practice. Initially, I just wanted to practice a style of doing facial features I had seen somewhere. But one thing led to another and here we are. It feel stiff, head too big and hands/arms too small but I still like it enough. Not every sketch needs to be awesome.

You can watch me draw her here:
5x speed

1x speed


with love - M

Thursday, September 6, 2018

September 06, 2018 at 06:08PM


Sometimes you just need to draw something WEIRD. #pencildrawing #unwind #ribbons #weirdart via Instagram https://ift.tt/2oNAtx2

Sketch Diary: Gestures for days


Another quick gesture study using Quickpose.com. I was still really stiff here. Some of the more recent practices, I've had better luck with using those smooth S, C and straight lines to get more of the feeling of the pose, rather than moving into contouring too quickly. Each practice has been an education in some way.

with love - M

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September 05, 2018 at 09:01PM


My goto gurl #comfyartstyle #ink #drawing #micronpen via Instagram https://ift.tt/2NRIP1q

Sketch Diary: Curly haired climber girl


Just an ink practice of a sketch in my mini sketchbook. I don't know what I was thinking with the hair. It looks like... idk but it's weird and I'm not a fan. But that's what sketchbooks are for - messing around, making mistakes. This is why I've been working with more references lately. I'm just tired of getting things wrong lol.

But if you're into it, you can watch me draw this---
5x speed

1x speed


with love - M

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September 04, 2018 at 06:53PM


Quick digital gesture practice #digitalsketch #gesturedrawing #dancer via Instagram https://ift.tt/2wJRgFv

Sketch Diary: Sword fighter digital sketch


I've been neglecting to upload any of the digital work I've been doing so here's one. I'm not a seasoned warrior of the pen tablet... but I like using it. It's nice not having to worry about smearing the graphite with the side of your hand. Or accidentally bunching or ripping the paper. I think paper will always be my go-to but watch me 50 years from now be all 'Paper is the devil! Digital art or die!'. Who knows.

Oh hey, you can watch me draw here:
5x speed
1x speed


with love - M