I might need convincing on the belt across the chest. Getting there though!
I ran out of red pencil lead on the bus drawing this Branwen. :(
She’s seriously beautiful here though. She more than makes up for it. <3
I’m a bit rusty after not drawing digitally for a while. I need to tweak all my settings again. :(
So far, I’m liking this 15th Century space pirate look with him, but I’ve yet to figure out how he’d carry a futuristic flintlock pistol. Most of the reference I’m finding has them on a belt across the chest…
…And shooting a flintlock from the hip is really dangerous, apparently. </nerd>
My fellow arty people!
I’ve been curating a selection of video tutorials and drawing resources to both help myself improve, and potentially you guys too.
Here’s a link to the new page over on my domain, which I hope to keep updated as I find new things! Please let me know if it helps!
An off-model sketch of Ridge from last night. His face is a little skinnier than what I would like, and his eyes are far too big. Ah well…
I like drawing Ridge with gravity -defying hair. It’s like it gave up gravity since Ridge likes to be upside down so much. :)
Wow! Your art is seriously amazing! Your sketches hold such movement in them, I love it!! May I ask where you got your sketchbooks? I've been looking for some that look and work like that, but so far with no luck.
Awww, thank you lovely person!
I’ve typically use Moleskine sketchbooks. They’re common in a lot of art shops and stationers here in the UK. Some book shops sell them too. My little A6 sketchbook ‘Pip’ is a Moleskine and he’s lovely. The paper is super smooth to draw on.
I will say though that Moleskines can be a little expensive for people starting out. I found ‘Nurock’, my A5 sketchbook, in a local stationers for much cheaper and the paper quality is just as good. He’s a considerably bulkier Nu:elite sketchbook.
I’m a bit of a paper nerd so I like to get sketchbooks with really lovely paper. In fact, I am such a paper nerd I like to get sketchbooks by paper specification. Anything less than 110 gsm and I get grumpy! I’d probably recommend that you have a look for sketchbooks of a similar paper weight, but have an experiment to see what you like drawing on and what works for you.
I figured out his coat.
… And now, I must sleep…