A bit of a mixed bag the last few weeks. There’s been a few practice days and a few sketches that I spent a long time on. I’m still drawing a lot of movie and T.V. based pictures, but I’ve branched out and started trying to use toned paper; it’s amazing, why didn’t I use it before! You may have to take my word for it though as it doesn’t photograph very well.
I have created my very first sketchbook tour video on youtube, so if you want to hear what i have to say about my first sketchbook of daily doodles then click
sketchbook tour video.
I have also done my first time-lapse video of a full sketch, in this case it is the peregrine falcon from 07/05/16. You can find this at
Falcon time-lapse video.
Check out the videos, like, comment and share if you feel so inclined.
Thursday 19-05-16. This is one of the few children’s cartoons that I genuinely liked, I still like it now. Recess, T.J. Mikey, Gus, Gretchin, Spinelli and Vince. In black felt tip and gel pen for the finer detail.
Wednesday 18-05-16. This one is definitely a doodle, just some felt tip pen to colour in parts of a structured scribble.
Tuesday 17-05-16. Another avenger, Black Widow. Soft pastel pencils again, didnt really have a suitable colour for the hair.
Monday 16-05-16. Ash Ketchum and Pikachu in pencil crayon in my tan coloured scrap book.
Sunday 15-05-16. Still on the toned paper, but this time with normal pencil crayons. A scene from Disney’s animated version of The Jungle Book. Baloo and Mowgli.
Saturday 14-05-16. My first attempt at using toned paper. Iron Man, in soft pastels. The paper is a bit scratchy for the pastels but I am pleased over all.
Friday 13-05-16. Felt tip pen and gel pen line sketch from The Sword in the Stone. Merlin and Mad Madam Mim.
Thursday 12-05-16. Figure practice in pencil.
Wednesday 11-05-16. Airport sketches, I’m heading off again so back to limited supplies. I really need to practice drawing from life. I’m not quick enough, or don’t have the right approach, people move before I’m ready.
Tuesday 10-05-16. My first attempt at watercolours since I was at school. It’s by no means perfect but I am really impressed with myself.
Monday 09-05-16. A kingfisher in spectrum aqua markers. I like this one too.
Sunday 08-05-16. Away from home again, a quick late night sketch of a pile of books.
Saturday 07-05-16. A peregrine falcon in soft pastels. Not really a doodle, it took about 2 hours. Check out the YouTube link in the blog post to see its creation.
Friday 06-05-16. Wine glasses in gel pen and pencil crayon. Quite pleased with this.
Thursday 05-05-16. A pen sketch from Tarzan, featuring, a young Tarzan, Tantor and Terk. One of my favourites from this collection.
Wednesday 04-05-16. After another, unnecessarily, extremely long day, this is how I felt. I made this up myself, face practice is paying off.
Tuesday 03-05-16. I had a long day, only time for a quick pencil sketch of Pongo and a few puppies from 101 dalmatians animation. I never even got around to inking it or adding spots.
Monday 02-05-16. More face practice in pencil, specifically looking at angles. I meant to do others but got bored.
Sunday 01-05-16. Face practice in pencil.
Saturday 30-04-16. Merida from Brave, in spectrum aqua markers and some pencil and gel pen. I really like how the hair turned out.