Day 864: Unconventional Tree House

Day 864: Unconventional Tree House


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Time taken: 20 minutes

So, not really sure whether this is a real image or not though I would hazard towards no due to the scale of the plants in the upper right hand side but I still really liked it and thought it would make a cool little sketch. So cool in fact that I actually did two sketches of it, one in my usual pen and this one below with some Charcoals and pencils.

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Not sure which one I prefer to be honest but I do really like the Charcoal one for the tones in it though there is still a part of me that wants to a try and push certain parts of it to pure black rather than the dark grey. Still anyway, I look forward to doing some more of these in the future with the sketch kit that I got for Christmas.

Till next time!


Day 845: For Honour Centurion

Day 845: For Honour Centurion


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Time taken: 40 minutes

Bit more involved with the sketch from yesterday as it was the first one in a new sketchbook and I wanted to draw soemthign a bit different and choose this pose of the a Centurion from the game For Honour. Think I managed to get the pose down well and the proportion aren’t too bad in it (though the sword should be a bit bigger). I’m particularly happy with how the left arm came out (his left).

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Day 389: Kingdom Death Monster: White Lion

Day 389: Kingdom Death Monster: White Lion


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Time taken: 25 minutes

So, bit of a random departure from what we normally have on this blog as I’ve recently started watching Kingdom Death Monster playthroughs on youtube and wanted to sketch one of the monsters from it as the lore and designs of some of the monsters seems pretty cool. Anyway this is the first monster that you’ll face in the game in the form of the White Lion,  a strange lion creature with human hands. Interestingly I couldn’t find any drawings of it so I made this sketch from the picture of the miniature that’s included in the boardgame. Quite like how it came out as well though I wish I’d managed to make it look more horrifying or brutal looking.

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Day 539: Georgian Faerie house

Day 539: Georgian Faerie house


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So this on I love, the reference is a really interesting looking cottage in Georgia. Called the Faerie cottage I just loved the unique architecture and the fairly organic look of it, even if it is abandoned.

 As for the actual sketch I really like how it came out. I think it was also a pretty quick sketch which makes it even better with everything just seeming to flow well and probably few distractions. The brickwork is one part that I especially like, not that there’s anything that inherently interesting about it I just think it stands out well.

Anyway I hope your enjoying this attempt at me catching up. I’ve got another 6 to go so there should be a fair bit for you all to take a look at when you next visit!

Till then!

Day 488: Patch

Day 488: Patch 


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So, as we’re nearing Christmas, I decided to do the first of what I suspect will be several Christmas sketches with the Elf character played by Dudley Moore from the film Santa Claus the movie, one of mine and my brothers favourite Christmas movies (looking back though this film was a slightly over the top explosion of colour but damned if I’m not going to make my son watch it as he grows up!).

Anyway, the sketch came out quite well given how hard it was for me to find an actual image that I wanted to sketch from, choosing this one above (the actual image was a cropped version of the one of the Elf and the evil businessman). Quite like the likeness that I achieved with the sketch as well though the expression is a little bit vacant looking and he looks like a Thunderbird character as my wife pointed out, but still, I’m happy with the sketch which is the main thing.

Right, so that’s day 488 posted and as you’ve probably noticed were a bit behind again so let’s get at least another one uploaded tonight.

Till then!

Day 486: Goblin

Day 486: Goblin


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So, here we change from vampires to Goblins, specifically, those that resides in Goblin Town from the Hobbit films. Another film series and book that I really like and have already done several sketches from (Radagast was the most recent one I think).

Again I like the outcome of this one though didn’t think it would work out at all whilst actually doing it. Admittedly though it does look a lot better now as originally I did have several other goblins in the background but unfortunately, there wasn’t anywhere near enough contrast in the goblins and it looked like a mess, hence why I went with solid black background.

I also really like how I managed to successfully forshorten the goblins hands and thank god for the white gel pen or none of this would have stood out in the end. I’m also really happy with his expression, overall just a really fun sketch.

Right one more for tonight as I don’t have today’s photogrpahed so lets get as caught up as wer goign to tonight!

Till then!

Day 485: Marishka

Day 485: Marishka


Reference image: Lost the reference image I’m afraid, but if you search for Van Helsing vampire brides it should be one of them.

So, another Van Helsing themed sketch for day 485, this time though in the form of one of Dracula’s brides that are seen attacking the town early one in the film (no idea which bride falls during the fight though). Anyway, I choose a snarling image or her from this scene though blacked out her background.

Really love the look of this sketch, in the end, especially the expression on her face and her mouth. I think the black background helps portray the horror and evil look as well.

So, another Van Helsing themed sketch and another blog post down, at this rate we may just catch up tonight!

Till then!

Day 484: Van Helsing

Day 484: Van Helsing


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So, once again were miles behind and I plan on having a bit of a blitz this evening to catch us back up starting with this sketch of Van Helsing.

No idea why I really choose to sketch Van Helsing. I assume it was a google search result for some other search that I was doing but there we go. Quite a fun and quick sketch that came out quite nicely when it comes to my normal figure sketches as most of this one seems to be in proportion, and although a little cartoony the face still doesn’t look too far removed from the actual actor.

Really liked the added background as well and how I tried to make it sit back from the focus of the sketch. Not sure if it’s a style that I want to do with every sketch but I think it worked here.

Anyway, this is just one of the 5 days or so that I have to upload so I think we should just try and push forward with it so I'[ll see you all again in a minute!

Till then!

Day 483: Werejaguar

Day 483: Werejaguar


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So, today we have another Teen Wolf sketch, this time of a Werejaguar (at least I think it’s that but having never seen the show I’m not entirely sure).Probably one of my favourite sketches that I’ve done in a while and it was a quite fun to do as I just didn’t really think much and just drew bits of the sketch between doing other things.

Also, I choose to give this one a black background and the border around it which is something I haven’t done in a little while so that I think actually helps with the sketch (don’t worry it’s not quite as wonky in real life, the camera just did some funny stuff with it).

Right, so were now all caught up again so let’s hope I can keep up from now on (though let’s not hold our breath). We ‘ll have to see tomorrow though.

Till then!