So, this week my sketchbook was forgotten while on the way to do laundry. Faced with the choice of going home to get it versus just sitting there and musing, I decided to save some gas and travel on the imagination highway. Several dayus later, I pulled out my sketch pad and decided to do one of the lessons in the drawing book I picked up a few weeks ago.
I chose a woman standing in 3/4 view, and after completing their rendition of a swimsuit clad lady, I started another sketch. This time, I chose Lucretia, a vampire that Sarah created for a Vampire: The Requiem game I created which spanned thousands of years worth of game time. After muddling through Lucretia, I realized that her somewhat Roman appearance combined with her blacksmith forged leg brace wouldn’t be enough to get the character across, so I added her brother Ignatius (played by Nick) into the picture.
I feel like I did a fair job, but would probably do better if I had reference materials on hand for some of the elements. Additionally, I need to again remind myself to go light on the lines.
Important anatomy lesson that I learned today: the big toe is on the inside of the foot. I had forgotten about that and had Lucretia with two left feet for a while.
While I’ve been having fun with the sketching, I think that I need to work more diligently on it. While I’ve been happy with my slow improvement (I THINK I see improvement), I think that daily or every-other-day would be better than weekly. Of course, I’d still only post 1 a week, so if you don’t come here for amateurish art, you won’t be swamped with three or four sketches per week.
That said, I have to decide what haiku I should post for this week.
PS: I promise there will be fewer ape arms next week 😉