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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Day 482: Berserk
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So were back in the whole fantasy theme again but this time we’ve moved away from StarWars to Teen Wolf. Now I’ve no idea what Teen Wolf actually is having never seen any of the series but this monster looked suitably dark and evil enough to sketch from yesterday sketch.
Quite a fun sketch of a monster known as a Beserker. As you may have noticed I’ve kind of given up with the whole Frank Miller style comic look and just gone with the look that I naturally seem to end up doing most of my sketches in as they always end up like this anyway so I may as well just try and develop it.
Really liked the outcome of the sketch as well. It was pretty quick and ended up looking a lot more accurate then I thought it would as I was doing it. Definitely want to do more sketches that contain ribs/bones in them as I really enjoyed the challenge of trying to get them looking correct
So, we’ve got another random Teen Wolf sketch that I did this morning so let’s get that one uploaded too and then we’ll all be up to date!
Day 445: Dovakhin
Reference: Skyrim Game Guide
So yesterday again, I didn’t have much time so did a sketch of the Dovakhin from the Skyrim strategy guide book. Been a bit into Skyrim lately and always loved the much-used Skyrim image of the crouched Nord ready to strike. Anyway, I really liked the outcome of the sketch, especially for how long it took as it was a pretty quick. I really like how the tones come out in it as well as half way through it, it just looked really flat so I went a bit mad with the black which really helped the outcome of the sketch.
So, that’s the next day done, one more to go, though I might upload it tomorrow as I’m a bit typed out right now so will hopefully have two to upload tomorrow.
Day 438: Tarn Crossing Bridge
So decided to actually post a sketch of the actual bridge over the river Tarn that actually gives the settlement. Decided that the bridge itself should be older than the surrounding buildings and therefore made out of stone rather than wood like the other buildings. The idea is that this marks the entrance to the town with the tower on the countryside and the arch on the town side.
Again I liked the sketch (though no as much as yesterday’s) and it quite nice to give the town its namesake. Right, now I’m falling asleep so I’ll upload today’s tommorrow.