Although the heat has my watercolours and crayons melting, I still manage to remain faithful to my drawing routine.
The first part of the short comic I have been working on is now ready, leaving me plenty of time to experiment and try different styles and materials.
For the past weeks I practiced watercolours, pencil sketches, markers and every other medium I could find on my desk. I am very satisfied with the results which I now present you:
Let’s start with the basics! Simple anatomy practice using ancient greek statues as reference. Having a statue as a model always worked great for me because the lines I see are so defined that I easily can put them on the paper. The sculptor has already done the process of deciding which parts and characteristics are the most recognisable and define the form best.
Those are little sketches not serving any particular purpose. I like sketching various characters from imagination trying to make them look unique and captivate their possible personality.
This is a colour and lighting practice. I have been trying for a while to understand how colours work and which combinations are ideal. Lighting is one of the most important factors in a drawing. It really makes the atmosphere and the vibe the artist wants to emote.
Film noir! How could I resist? It’s my first ever attempt to use ink alone in a drawing and in various tones. I fell in love with the way it can be used for shadows and I totally intent to use it again soon in a similar way. I want to make the most out of this technique!
Character design for a character I used in a comic which I gifted to my mother! Fairytale inspired!
Continuing my love for neon lights, I digitally drew this. It’s a part of a ‘draw this in your style’ competition on Instagram organised by a dear friend (more about her work here )
That’s all for today! I plan to post more right after I come back from my summer vacation! Stay tuned!