Monday, 25 February 2013

A female character

A couple of Sundays ago one of my friends from church asked me if I could draw a picture for her. I said yes and then had absolutely no inspiration to draw anything for about a week. 

One Sunday, which was probably last Sunday, I drew a girl. A female character. (I don't normally draw girls.) So I thought to myself, I could give this one to her (my friend). After I drew the outline during the sermon like usual, I showed it to my friend after the service. She liked it, so in the evening service I started colouring it in. The colours that I wanted weren't in my pencil case so I only coloured the polka dots on the character's ribbon that is in her hair. 

After five days I pulled out my 72 set of Derwent watercolour pencils and art book and started colouring in the character's dress and then at church I finished it. I coloured in the hair and gave the drawing to my friend. 

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Saturday, 16 February 2013

I have been inspired

Yesterday I was completely inspired by the anime characters Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Sebastian Michaelis from Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler). I just had to draw something, I couldn't let this inspiration go with out drawing something. So I drew a somewhat scary looking dude in a hood. Not only was I practicing drawing a hood, but I practiced tracing my hand and getting the head the right size to look in proportion to his hand.

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The position he is in was inspired by Sebastian Michaelis from Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) and his eye, mouth and dark character was inspired by Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
It's a pity that this inspiration only lasted one day and not a few days.

Hat and a wrinkly hood

For the last few Sundays at church I have been drawing a picture in the morning service, then colouring it in in the evening service. Sometimes, I can draw another picture as well as colour in the one I drew earlier, but that isn't very often. Some pictures I have drawn have taken a couple of weeks to draw and colour in. This is one of them.

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Monday, 4 February 2013

Trying to draw a good hood

A few days ago, I was watching some of Mark Crilley's How To Draw videos on Youtube and was inspired to draw a guy in a hoodie.
I pulled out my art book and my pencils and I started drawing, but the first character I drew ended up wearing headphones instead of a hood.

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So I drew another one - this time inspired by the anime Hyouka. With this one, I know where I went wrong. I didn't draw the hair and face first. I drew the hood first, so it also ended up looking like his face is either very small or a bit squashed. 

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The third picture I drew was at church, and it looks better than the other two, but the more I look at it, the more his eyes get wonky and his nose gets longer.

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