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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...

Friday, December 14, 2018

Sketch Diary: Mo gestures, mo betta


Just some gesture practice. I'll keep saying it - you wanna get better at drawing ANYTHING? Practice gestures. It's like jumping in the fast lane. In 10 minutes, you can get what feels like 10 hours of muscle memory and eye to hand connection practice: quickposes.com and no, they don't pay me to plug them.

with love - M

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December 05, 2018 at 11:04PM


Just some muscles and curves. This one started out real rough... But I think I recovered Lol. #digitalsketch #quickposes #gesture #pose #clipstudiopaint #wacom via Instagram https://ift.tt/2QfqosH

Monday, November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018 at 10:16PM


Quick color study with my new monitor ooooo aaaaah. #bladerunner2049 #ryangosling #colorstudy #digitalpainting #clipstudiopaint #wacom #impressionist via Instagram https://ift.tt/2DZxbQC

Friday, November 23, 2018

Sketch Diary: Who me? Mermaid ink


D'aw ain't she cute. The scales are always murder but I love doing them anyway.

with love - M

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Sketch Diary: Unwinding woman


I was definitely dealing with some things mentally/emotionally when I sketched this out. I decided not to record it for a video cuz I wanted to just really get into it and see what happened. It was therapeutic for me. Looking at it now still makes me feel some kind of release.

with love - M

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Sketch Diary: Soft and smooth lines - Ink portrait


I enjoyed the original sketch of this but the ink process was more tedious. Not sure why. I think it was... too simple? So it was actually challenging to keep the lines smooth and uncomplicated. I like the result well enough. Again... should have waited so I could ink this for Inktober!!! What a fool I am.

Watch me draw this portrait-----
5x speed

1x speed


with love - M

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Sketch Diary: Cutie character design - Ink


I should've waited to ink this for Inktober... what was I thinking lol. Oh well - I was on a roll and just wanted to play with my new lightbox as much as possible. Such a 'worth-it' purchase.

Watch me draw this cutie below-------
6x speed
1x speed

with love - M

Monday, November 19, 2018

Sketch Diary: 60 seconds of gesture chaos


Just a sketch dump full of gestures. I think my fave poses are in the bottom left. Quickposes.com - go check it out. Do some gesture exercise pages! It's fast, fun, and you'll feel super productive. If you're just starting out, I recommend focusing on drawing as fast as possible so maybe even just do 30 seconds or less per image. Just get those basic shapes down. You can always go back and pick out a favorite at the end and develop it further into another more formal drawing.

with love - M

Friday, November 16, 2018

Sketch Diary: Snake tail mermaid character


This is what happens when you just go for that gesture/pose... but don't pay attention to positioning on the page or ratio between head and hands, etc. Still like her. She a lil' sassy.

Yo - watch me draw this madness...
5x speed
1x speed

with love - M

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sketch Diary: Pretty boy portrait - Ink



Here is my handsome boy. You're welcome.

Watch me draw this here--------------
7x speed
1x speed


with love - M


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sketch Diary: Hangin' around - aerial acrobatics


This was hella fun to draw. Lighting on the reference image was great, had so many great little shapes going on. I goofed up a bit on the head and the feet. Still love it. Aerial acrobatics is amazing. I would never do it myself but will always watch other people in awe while they perform.

Watch me draw this beauty---

5x speed

1x speed

with love - M

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sketch Diary: Gesture mashup - all the curves


Guess what! I like to practice gesture drawing... can't you tell lol?!

Wanna watch me draw this? SURPRISE you can...

4x speed
1x speed



with love - M


Monday, November 12, 2018

November 12, 2018 at 10:49PM


Oh hey random doodle that turned out ok. I'm really enjoying playing in Clip Studio. #linear #digitalsketch #drawing #fancy #beading #portrait via Instagram https://ift.tt/2qHI691

Sketch Diary: Lilac haired digital portrait


I'm late to the Clip Studio party... but man is it sweet. The drawing above was a quick sketch that turned into playing with a bunch of settings and such. It's far from perfect hah but it was really fast and fun. I'm excited to spend less time rendering and more time just drawing and painting digitally. But if you want to see something wild... See the image below! A similar colored drawing that I scanned and then colored probably using the original Photoshop back in 2002. 


with love - M



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018

October 27, 2018 at 12:07AM


Sometimes there's only enough energy for the thumbnail. And that's okay. #inktoberprep #thumbnail #wip #pencildrawing #sketch #octopus via Instagram https://ift.tt/2SmA3er

Thursday, October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018 at 12:38AM


So many scales... But ultimately, still fun to draw. Inktober day 10 - flowing. #inktober2018 #Inktober #ink #pendrawing #mermaids #lounging #scales #fins #lineart via Instagram https://ift.tt/2RfuPQo

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