Welcome to Day 22 of our daily sketching habit. At this point in my 30 days of sketching, I’ve started doing research for my story, so this sketch is of a castle gate.
Welcome to Day 21 of our daily sketching habit. There will be 30 days total, and at the end of it I’ll create a page that people can refer to. Today’s video is more research of swords.
“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.
You can see more artwork for Project D in my Portfolio.
Welcome to Day 8 if you’re sketching along with me. In this video, I demonstrate how I sketch from imagination, but as I like to say, it doesn’t matter what you sketch. I also talk about Project D, my fantasy story and worldbuilding project. Thanks for watching, and have a great day!