Well after being forced to settle on a speed drawing, I decided I wanted to do a video and keep the full commentary, regardless of how bad it may turn out, because I’ll never learn otherwise. So, here you guys go!
Alright, I’m going to post this anywhere. I know it’s kinda stupid, but it’s my first YouTube video AND I’M JUST SO PROUD OF IT. Hope you guys enjoy!
Just to pad things out a bit, here’s one result of a challenge I made to myself to practice some sketches completely in pen. Didn’t turn out terribly. I kinda like the headwear, and if I hadn’t gotten lazy with the torso this probably woulda turned out a lot better.
Yesterday I decided to draw a nondescript hand drawing a cool-looking knife. The knife would be like something out of Warhammer 40K, emblazoned with tiny skulls and biomechanical tubes and crap and being two sizes too big.
The knife… didn’t really happen, but that’s okay. My main focus was on the hand that was holding it. Let’s face it, I’m terrible with hands. It doesn’t make me feel bad saying it, even the guys getting paid to do this stuff have trouble with it. If you don’t believe me, just check out Google. Anyway, yesterday I actually had a hand turn out decent. It wasn’t quite in the pose I was going for, but a learning experience is a learning experience. After some time with it I started going with visual reference (Which is to say, I ogled my hand as onlookers backed away slowly).
Here’s the not-so-final product, with another hand I didn’t quite have time to finish.