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List of Monthly Drawing Challenges for WHOLE Year

After totally missing out on Inktober recently, I decided to seek out some other monthly challenges. Why shouldn't we have some set cha...

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sketch Diary: Mopey face portrait


I feel like I'm getting the hang of doing these quick 5 to 10 minute sketches every day. Well, every other day maybe. Some days I don't even sit at my desk (for gaming, drawing, banking, whatever). Just not enough time some days. But it feels good when I make time for it.

with love - M

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sketch Diary: TBT - Teal hair elf portrait


So this was sketched in college and colored a couple years later with Copic markers. This was one of the first marker drawings where I started using a color palette more. Nowadays I do little color blocked mock ups on a separate page to try out color combos because that's just not something I can easily visualize yet. It's way easier to just try it out on a small thumbnail first. A lot of weird things going on in this drawing. But as a whole, it still makes me happy.

with love - M

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sketch Diary: Feather's for hair


I had a specific image in my head of this when I started drawing it. Now that I'm looking at it, I think it'd be cool if it was part of her head and she could open the feathers like a male peacock does, in a big fan. Hmm...

with love - M

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sketch Diary: Mermaid back bend


A quick 5-10 minute sketch in my mini sketch book. I'm liking this one. I think my versions of mermaids are usually more like serpents than fish. Or at least eels. Fish don't really bend the way I like to have my mermaids look.

with love - M

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sketch Diary: A dud


Welp. Happy Monday. Here's a 5 minute sketch that fell flat. I'm trying to get out of the habit of erasing... like ever. So when I saw this thing was wonky from the start, I tried to work with it. It was only 5 mins of my life. I think I'll live.

But I promised (to myself) to post ALL of my sketches for this diary thing... your welcome.

with love - M

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sketch Diary: Bad posture girl


5 minute sketch - I thought it might be good to practice a little bad posture on purpose. Usually it's an accident when the posture or shape of the back curve looks weird but for this drawing at least, it was meant to be. I wanted her to look a little... shy?

with love - M

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sketch Diary: TBT - Cute little ears portrait ink


Throwback to 2006! Whoa now. This is one of those drawings where, as soon as I see it, I'm transported back to when I sketched it out. I remember vividly drawing this portrait and being so proud of myself. I don't remember inking this at all... but look at those little ears!

with love - M

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sketch Diary: Perfecting 'oh hey' woman


I do this kind of body twist pose thing a lot. I think it's something to do with the interesting contrast it creates in the line of the body. It's like how I like weird angles of long necks. Something about it looks so cool to me but IRL it's super awkward and uncomfortable probably.

This sketch is in a small sketch book that I keep next to my computer that I like to practice quick, 3-5 minute sketches in between playing a game or watching videos. Keeps my hand loose.

with love - M

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sketch Diary: Dude sitting with a dog


Another sketch done at the airport on my way to NC. Messed up his torso angle. But the face turned out ok for that weird angle.

with love - M

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sketch Diary: girl hanging out




I mean, I think it's a girl. Woman. Doesn't matter. I drew this while waiting for my plane to head to North Carolina to see my parents for a long weekend. I kept getting interrupted by a sweet older woman so I couldn't focus long enough to fix that broken arm thing lol.

with love - M

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sketch Diary: Wavy hair portrait


I wonder how many of my sketches are called something like 'wavy hair portrait'. It's just a fun kind of hair to draw. I goofed up on the eyes, though, the one eye looks too far to the right side. Would that be the opposite of cross-eyed?

Anyway, I'm excited cuz I started editing my images in Krita now instead of a basic uploader for the interwebs. The images look way better now.

with love - M