Sketchbook Update: Private Detective

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The Character Design Challenge group on Facebook posts a new character idea each month and invites artists to contribute their version of the character. It’s a lot of fun. This month’s theme is ‘Private Detective’. I started noodling around with it a bit for my morning doodle and came up with this. Might take another crack at it tomorrow.

Sketchbook Update: Shape of the Week

 

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Thought I’d try something different for today’s warmup sketch. Every week artist Mallory Carlson posts a random shape on her Twitter feed and challenges other artists to do something with it. Above is this week’s shape and my take on it.

Sketchbook Update: First Time Skiing

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I was noodling around with a drawing prompt from the Pose Drawing Sparkbook that reads, “Skiing for the first time.” I liked how the initial doodle turned out, so I decided to tweak it, clean it up, and add color.

In hindsight I maybe should have chosen different colors for the gloves and hat to make them pop more. I also think I over-rendered the tree a bit and could have made the branches a bit looser and bouncier. But that’s what sketches are for: playing around and making mistakes so that next time you can do better.

Sketchbook Update: Learned Elephant

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The League of Cartoonists group on Facebook posts a new drawing prompt every other day. A recent one was “Learned Elephant”. I liked how my initial sketch turned out so I decided to polish it up and experiment a bit with some color and texture effects in Photoshop.