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 492: Santa Claus
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So, here we have another Christmas themed sketch for Christmas Eve (which, being entirely honest is only fair, I mean it would have been a bit odd for me to not do a Christmas themed sketch on Christmas Eve) .This time its my attempt at sketching the big man himself , Santa Claus, in this case the one from the movie of the same name (the one that also had the elf played by Dudley Moore in it which I sketched several days back (which I do also now realise that contrary to what I said yesterday in the Reindeer blog, was the first Christmas sketch)).
Anyway, I didn’t really have a lot of time with this one as I had work on Christmas Eve and other things that I needed to get done (what with it being a busy time of year and all) so it was a bit rushed but overall I still like how it came out in the end and I think is still recognisable (as Santa at least, even if not as the actor), which is the main thing.
So, with the jolly red guy having had a sketch that’s the Christmas sketches pretty much done with one last one for Christmas Day which I’ll get uploaded in a minute.
Day 490: The Dark Knight
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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
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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 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 481: Little Gamer
Reference: Personnal photograph
So, today we have a bit of a break from the fanart type stuff in the form of a sketch of my rapidly growing son (too rapidly if you ask me) playing around with a PS3 controller
Not really sure what I think of the sketch, to be honest. Whereas it does look quite similar to him it does have a rather large (no pun intended) scale issue when it comes to his head. The actual body and the top I really like how it came out, especially with the mickey faces showing the contours and creases of the top but yeah, the head does look a bit off.
Anyway, we still have 2 more to go until we’re all caught up and I finally have enough time to actually get them uploaded so let’s carry on with them.
Day 479: Its a Trap!
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So, sticking with the Star Wars theme, for day 479, we have everybody’s favourite fishie humanoid (ok so The Little Mermaid and Dr Zoidberg might have the edge but nevermind, he’s my favourite), Admiral Ackbar, famous for his ‘It’s a trap!’ line.
Quite a fun little sketch as well and it came out pretty well. Quite like his eyes and the background as well as they both stand out and help make him pop respectively. The rendering on his face came out quite well as well which was nice though I still want to actually try and do some black and white (as in just pure black and pure white, or at least bring the range of tones back to like 3 or 4) as, at the moment its just rendered in the same way that I usually render things.
So, that was day 479. Unfortunately were still behind by several days but hopefully, I’ll be able to get a couple more up tonight before I’m too knackered and if not, they’ll definitely be up tomorrow morning, anyway.
Day 476: Father
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So, for yesterday I did one of the most iconic scenes from the movie franchise, the scene where Darth Vader removes his mask in the final movie, revealing the withered old man that he had become underneath it. This scene was made more impactful for me after seeing what Anakin looked like as he was interred in the famous black suit in episode 3.
Anyway, I’m really happy with how the sketch came out as I think I managed to capture a pretty good likeness of him and I really like how the tones and the contrast came out in it. Overall a sketch I’m really happy with.
So, that was yesterday’s sketch so its time to move onto today’s where were staying with the Star Wars theme so lets get on with it.