Daily Drawing: January 2018 Review

Happy (belated) New Year!

There hasn’t been that much update from me, but hopefully this new project will change that.

For 2018, I decided to take on a 365 day challenge by drawing daily for the entire year. Initially, I was apprehensive about my ability to complete such a challenge due to the required time commitment, but I am finding it’s becoming easier to draw and remain consistent as time goes on. I have, admittedly, had days where I’ve skipped and then drew double the following day. Still, it’s overall do-able for me. Plus I’m enjoying the challenge.

Here’s the 1st month’s progress so far!

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Portrait Painting Progress

Back in January 2017, I started a skill improvement exercise of digitally painting human portraits, something I was struggling with a bit. With the goal of completing 10 paintings, I could then compare and see if the exercise helped improve my skill over time. I’ve been hesitating to share because looking back, I’m almost embarrassed by the 1st attempts, but… learn from the past right?

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New Art, Sketches etc

Decided to revive my old blog/sketchblog and dig up some art to share.

I’ve been playing around with ProCreate most recently on the iPad Pro. It’s pretty nice, once you get used to it, though the coloring is more akin to coloring in Photoshop than it is to coloring in Paint Tool Sai or Manga Studio/Clip Studio Paint. I miss the blending that Clip Studio can achieve, but for an inexpensive app that runs on an iPad Pro? This is really nice.

Some examples:

Sylvari sketch
Tested out a pencil brush that I downloaded from another site. This feels a lot more intuitive than the default pencils. This is a drawing of my Sylvari character in Guild Wars 2… probably younger than she actually is in game but oh well.
steampunk girl
Partially done in ProCreate, partially done in Clip Studio, I rather like how this one turned out. A steampunk-designed girl, wearing a starter costume that I own.
girl eating ramen
Tried for softer shading in ProCreate, part of a recent skill-practice/training bout I’ve been on.