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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...

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

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

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