Day 728: Mexican Bike Taxi
Reference view: map street view
Time taken: 20 minutes
So, a bit of a shorter one for today but I had to sketch one of these bike taxi things I keep seeing all over the city which appears to combine the idea of a Rickshaw with a motorbike. As said above it was a lot quicker than my normal sketches but I don’t think the quality suffered for it and I’m happy with how it came out though the background elements do look a bit disjointed from the bike and rider, still a fun a slightly different sketch. Also I’ve just realised that I’m only 2 days away from two years of this daily sketching so that’s exciting. Now I just need to find something interesting to sketch for then!
Till next time!
Day 496: Santa’s Little Helper
Reference Image: personal photo
So, for day 496 we have another attempt at drawing my son, this time wearing his Christmas Elf/ Santa’s Little Helper outfit and leaning against the chair.
Unfortunately, once again an attempt at drawing my son didn’t turn out well. As my wife put it, I seem to have aged him a lot in his face though I’ve got no idea what I did to get it that way or how I managed to make it look so different from the actual photo but there we go, at least his eye’s actually look right.
I think, looking at it while typing this I may have made his head a bit bulbous which probably didn’t help with the accuracy as he doesn’t have a bulbous head in real life (or at least not that I’ve noticed lol), anyway I’m going to just move onto the next one for now and maybe try again with a sketch of my son in the future.
Day 495: Green Arrow
Reference Image: Source image was pretty much this one though quite a bit darker.
So, again were really far behind but screw it, lets try and get at least a little bit caught back up before I end up way to far behind starting with this Boxing Day sketch of Green Arrow. Now I have to put my hands up and say that I have no idea who Green arrow actually is but never mind, I really liked the image and wanted to draw an archer so there we go.
Turned out quite nicely, though I think the face could have been a bit better as the eyes looks a little bit off. Still the foreshortening came out well which was probably the biggest part of the sketch so that’s all good and the hand around the bow turned out well.
Anyway given that I have god knows how many days to upload lets get ion with it and move onto the next one shall we?
Day 490: The Dark Knight
Reference image:: website clicky!
So, firstly Merry Christmas to everyone who follows the blog (a couple of days late I know but nevermind). Secondly, my apologise for getting really behind on posting these blogs. As usual though, I’ve been keeping up with the actual sketches which is the main thing.
Unfortunately though, this means that we now have a load of days to catch up on starting with this Batman to go with day 489’s Joker. Quite happy with this sketch as he actually came out looking quite accurate and I really like the stark black contrast with the black pen.
So, that’s one down, only another half a dozen or so to go before we’re caught up, better get typing tomorrow me thinks!
Day 489: Why So Serious?
Reference Image: Apologies, I closed the tab and now can’t find the exact image that I used as reference.
So, with the best intentions of continuing the Christmas theme I managed to get distracted watching a youtube sketching video and instead, ended up drawing Heath Ledgers Joker looking rather dejected but in his usual evil way.
Really like this sketch as well as I love the expression on his face and how I managed to get some good looking eyes from this sketch which is something I usually struggle with and I love his iconic mouth with its tearing up the side, overall, just a really nice sketch that I think came out well.
So, another two more to go to catch up but I’m also falling asleep now so will have to do them tomorrow.
Day 488: Patch
Reference image: image clicky!
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
Reference image: image link!
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
Reference image: source image link
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!