Better than my last squig but still somewhat off. There's something about the squig anatomy I don't seem to get.
Can't just draw babes in sexy battle armor. Gotta learn how to illustrate the common man too.
I thought drawing a squig would be more fun.
Still in cartoon mode. Trying to find something generic but fun and happy to paint for my office.
My other illustration project is coming along. Should have something final by the end of the week.
After a lack-luster sketch such as yesterday's, it's nice to do something as simple as a cartoon fish. Restores a little bit of confidence.
Today I climbed a small mountain, mowed a huge lawn, flew an RC plane for the first time and painted models. I was hoping it wouldn't keep me from doing a decent sketch but...
Well, you be the judge.
Reminder: you can make sketch requests on Twitter @jfdubeau, #sketchaday
Sometimes I make real artwork from cool sketches. So there's that.
First; our sketch. Kronk. Enough said I think.
Second; I've decided to take one of my sketch and make an honest to Kronk piece of art. I've redrawn it, inked it and scanned it. I'll be coloring the piece in Photoshop, the printing it on canvas and framing it.
I'll post pics as the work progresses.
Sometimes I have to remind myself that sketching is about experimenting and that not all experiments can be successes.
I have so many idea for webcomics that I'll never find the time to do.
Today, and for as long as I keep doing daily sketches, I'm opening up the feature to viewer requests. The catch however is that, in a transparent grab for followers, I'm only accepting these requests from Twitter. The process is simple, starting at this very moment, anyone who follows me @jfdubeau can reply me their request over Twitter. Each day when I sit down to do my daily sketch I'll look at the requests from since my last post and pick one. If a request keeps popping up I'll give it more attention unless I've already done it in the past.
The goal is twofolds; to make the feature more interactive and fun for myself and anyone who enjoys it and to attract more followers.
Now, why do I need more followers? Simply put, if I ever want to publish a book, whether through a publisher or by my own means, I need to have an audience. That audience must be composed of people who enjoy what I do creatively. Sketches and writing are those things and I'm trying to attract, slowly at first, as many people as possible.
Hopefully this feature doesn't fall flat. Remember; the more successful dumb little things like that are, the easier it becomes for me to come up and develop more interesting and involved free content for you.