I took a day off from posting yesterday, but here’s Day 19 of our daily sketching habit. That does bring up a good point, though. It’s OK to take a day off from sketching every day (or any other daily habit). Just get back to it the next day.
Welcome to Day 16 of our daily sketching habit. There will be 30 days of this “program” and you can apply this principle to other habits. For example, I’ve been doing 5 minute writing sessions every day. Today I’m drawing some heads using pencils.
Welcome to Day 14 of our daily sketching habit. I’ve heard that it takes 30 days to build a habit (some say it’s 60 days) but I think a month is pretty good. I’ve gotten into the habit of building habits, for example posting these every day.
“Project D” is the working title for my planned series of fantasy novels and world. It began with Dungeons & Dragons (as many things do).
The main character of Project D aka “D” was created back in the early 2000’s. She was a rogue, and I sketched a picture of her, but the game never got played, and she was put into the portfolio.
Fast forward a few years and I had the idea of starting another D&D campaign. This also ended up not being played (I think I was just looking for an excuse to worldbuild). This time around, I created new characters and forgot about the previous one.
As it was, none of the D&D games were played, and I spent my time on freelance work illustrating other people’s characters (which I do enjoy). However, my characters and their stories were gestating in the land of imagination, waiting to be born kicking and screaming.
Due to a long story, I had to throw away all of my artwork that was done on paper, which included the initial sketch of D, so the first sketches I have of her are digital, from 2014. The ideas I had for the two separate D&D games merged into one big story, and I started sketching some of the other characters.
As fate would have it, it wasn’t until several years later that I was able to work on my story once again. I really wanted to establish the look and feel of the characters, and use that as inspiration for writing the books.
Congratulations if you’re sketching along, because it’s Day 10, or if you’re just watching the videos, that’s also very much appreciated. Today’s inspiration is a skull, which is anatomy, and that’s a useful thing to know.
I initially posted these videos in July, so it’s interesting to see them again. I wanted them to be accessible and useful to a wide variety of people, not just artists. I think experienced artists will find it helpful, but also beginners, too. They’re also about building habits, which for me is the most important thing.