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Sunday Snippet

I don't know that I'll keep it up, but I was quite productive on the sketching front this week. By "keep it up," I mean follow the same sort of schedule, i.e. dedicate a whole week to sketching only one animal.  Doing a few calculations, I think I'll run short of time if I don't bring a bit more focus to what I'm doing. I need to sketch (learn to draw) 22 real critters and invent 11. That's 33 weeks just on the animals, and I'll still have to develop two kid characters, do roughs, and draw a couple of actual page spreads for the dummy.

So I definitely need to work faster, or rather do fewer sketches. I think, though, with time, I'll naturally get quicker as I improve my drawing skills.

Here is a compilation from my sketchbook since Jan 1:


I doubt you can read the headings, which are: "reference photos," "ref and drawing from memory," and "illustration references and tutorials."

What is still missing is the page(s) where I work on my own illustrative style. I already moved on to the next critter and will come back to drafting my own roosters once my brain has cleared a bit from other people's styles.

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asakiyume
Jan. 10th, 2016 08:32 pm (UTC)
I'm **amazed** at your chickens from memory. I couldn't begin to draw one without a reference image.
mnfaure
Jan. 20th, 2016 01:27 pm (UTC)
I flipped back through my old sketchbook last night and looked at a rooster I had sketched off the top of my head. It was world's apart from what I was able to do after drawing reference after reference and really looking at the makeup of roosters.
khiemtran
Jan. 11th, 2016 07:51 pm (UTC)
That's interesting. So how do you know what your own style is?
mnfaure
Jan. 13th, 2016 02:56 pm (UTC)
So how do you know what your own style is?

Good question. :P

I'll let you know when I feel a little closer to an answer. ;)
rabiagale
Jan. 19th, 2016 04:11 am (UTC)
:)
Wow. These look fantastic. Well done!
mnfaure
Jan. 20th, 2016 01:31 pm (UTC)
Re: :)
Thanks. Not only is it fun to learn and practice a skill, I find it quite relaxing, too. And funnily enough, drawing is now occupying my mind like writing does when I concentrate on it.
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