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YesNOnoNOYes
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(10-04-2017, 09:27 AM)
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Day 4 - "Doggo"

prompt from Sawneeks and El Topo. Thanks both <3

Amalthea
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(10-04-2017, 09:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mutant

Same

Day 4

StanleyPalmtree
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(10-04-2017, 10:25 AM)
Day 4 - Insect.

Diamond
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(10-04-2017, 11:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Amalthea

Day 4

exhume
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(10-04-2017, 11:23 AM)
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Day 4!

heavy liquid
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(10-04-2017, 12:42 PM)
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4.

Originally Posted by Blizzard

Thanks for making the thread! I also used it as an excuse to install the latest version of Manga Studio 5 (Clip Studio Paint Pro) and browse the instructions, as well as the Art Rage 5. At least for now I'm using CSPP and not resizing the art. I'm also using an ancient cheap Monoprice tablet.

I'll start by quickly catching up on the first few days of October. For personal background, I did some drawing books with lessons on perspective and stuff as a kid. I'm aware of some basic principles. I've messed around with pencils and art programs. In general however, I don't know how to draw, ink, or paint.

Personal goals:

  • Use the month to force myself to do regular drawings.
  • See if I improve over time.
  • Use a rough time limit on each drawing so I do not struggle with finding time.

If ultra beginner drawings bother anyone, please let me know and I will put them in spoiler tags so they only show up on being clicked.


Entry for 10/01/2017, a human head. 10 minutes.

Keep it up! I love seeing people begin their journey with drawing and where it takes them. I especially like your hand and chair drawing. It's important to draw objects from real life, because you're training yourself how to look at things and translate it onto paper (or tablet).
If there's one thing I may suggest, it's to start out with a sketchbook and a couple pencils. It doesn't have to be anything fancy. I think digital art should come after learning how to draw traditionally, but that's just me.
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Originally Posted by heavy liquid

Keep it up! I love seeing people begin their journey with drawing and where it takes them. I especially like your hand and chair drawing. It's important to draw objects from real life, because you're training yourself how to look at things and translate it onto paper (or tablet).
If there's one thing I may suggest, it's to start out with a sketchbook and a couple pencils. It doesn't have to be anything fancy. I think digital art should come after learning how to draw traditionally, but that's just me.

I certainly agree with the bolded in general, and I have both pad and pencils sitting out from when I tried to start practicing in the past. However, if I had to scan every drawing I would probably be too lazy to keep up with the challenge, so having an instant digital version makes it a lower barrier for me to keep going this month. :)

Thanks for the kind words.
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(10-04-2017, 12:56 PM)
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today's effort

i'm rapidly running out of games i played this year (with recognisable characters) lol. I might have to dip into games I didn't play but think look fuckin dope
Servbot24
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(10-04-2017, 01:19 PM)
Day 3

olympia
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(10-04-2017, 01:25 PM)
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2

Vulcano's assistant
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day 4

ZombiePlatypus
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(10-04-2017, 11:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Servbot24

Day 3

Originally Posted by olympia

2

Loving the style and detail with these. They already look amazing as they are (but I bet they'd look super endearing with some watercolors).
so1337
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(10-04-2017, 11:41 PM)
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#3

#4

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StoneFox
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(10-04-2017, 11:44 PM)
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Haven't had time to post these with my work schedule being overbearing but here are day 2 and 3.

I feel very meh about the Kamata-kun but it was just a quick <20 minute sketch. Eh. I shouldn't draw past midnight. :P
Raging Spaniard
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(10-05-2017, 12:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Servbot24

Day 3

Originally Posted by olympia

2

Originally Posted by Vulcano's assistant

day 4

Originally Posted by so1337

.

Yall are hitting your stride here. Wow!
Jintor
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(10-05-2017, 12:53 AM)
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how do you get your goddamn lines so clean so
Fulminator
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(10-05-2017, 01:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jintor

how do you get your goddamn lines so clean so

Practice
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Originally Posted by Fulminator

Practice

sounds like space magic to me
Fulminator
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(10-05-2017, 01:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jintor

sounds like space magic to me

Me too lol
Diamond
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(10-05-2017, 01:45 AM)
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Music
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timing myself has revealed to myself jesus christ i am inefficient
Ignatz Mouse
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(10-05-2017, 01:52 AM)
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My second, I started Inktober yesterday.
mu cephei
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(10-05-2017, 02:38 AM)
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Messed around with several of these faces for practice, none fit to be posted bleh.

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(10-05-2017, 03:39 AM)
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Day 4: Donald Pleasence was too good for us all.
my name is ed
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Day 4 underwater

Microns, markers and gel pens

Fulminator
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(10-05-2017, 03:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by my name is ed

Day 4 underwater

Microns, markers and gel pens

this is really nice
Raging Spaniard
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(10-05-2017, 04:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by my name is ed

Day 4 underwater

Microns, markers and gel pens

wtf do you think this is, Paintover?

Looks amazing, the sense of depth is really well done!
Vulcano's assistant
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(10-05-2017, 04:11 AM)
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The Labyrinth/Bowie piece ed made last year is one of the best things I've seen in these threads, and it was black and white only. We are for a treat if my name is ed is painting them this year.
Platy
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(10-05-2017, 04:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by First Day

Originally Posted by Second Day

Originally Posted by Third Day

4th day !

When in rush, silhouettes anime style
LegendX48
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(10-05-2017, 05:26 AM)
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Day 4! This came out nowhere near as good as I was hoping:

if nothing else, Inktober is really good at exposing my actual skill level vs the illusion of my perceived skill level >.>
Soma
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(10-05-2017, 05:29 AM)
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effed up on the helmet A LOT but whatevs. day four outta the way!
ExMachina
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(10-05-2017, 05:48 AM)
Day 4 - Max from Life Is Strange

luffie
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(10-05-2017, 06:17 AM)
Joining in the fun: current piece, Overwatch Mei

snickothemule
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(10-05-2017, 06:44 AM)
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sketching on an envelope
Servbot24
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(10-05-2017, 07:00 AM)
Day 4

Raging Spaniard
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(10-05-2017, 07:01 AM)
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Day 04

Before Morgana

ivanthebearable
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(10-05-2017, 07:06 AM)
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Day 4: Fortes Fortuna Juvat

(from Capcom's Haunting Ground/Demento)

EDIT: Lemme know if it's too big and is breaking people's pages. I'll resize if needed.
Xun
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(10-05-2017, 08:52 AM)
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Truly brilliant work guys.

I was out last night so I'm going to have to get day 4 and 5 done tonight if I can... 🤔
Blizzard
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(10-05-2017, 10:13 AM)
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Entry for 10/05/2017, a drawing of an Amiibo. 10 minutes.

This time I figured I would try the pencil sketch, ink foreground method. I was aiming for 5/5 but it ended up being something like 6 minutes sketch, 4 minutes ink.

Observations:
  1. Oddly enough, the sketch actually looks better than the combined or inked version.
  2. This may partially be because the sketch was done looking at the Amiibo, but the ink was done looking primarily at the sketch while running out of time.
  3. I spent too much time making the sketch detailed instead of just a rough guideline.
  4. Drawing and inking an 800x600 image at 150% zoom means small details like faces are nearly impossible to do accurately. I will need to start zooming in more or learn to make my drawings bigger. My drawings end up taking less of the page than I expect.
  5. Drawing a tiny thing feels difficult, but interesting large things are hard to find without looking at photographs.
  6. Shading with ink is hard!
  7. Inking without erasing is hard, since I accidentally make lines too thick! I feel like allowing myself to erase or clean up ink lines at this point might encourage bad habits, however.
StanleyPalmtree
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(10-05-2017, 12:09 PM)
Day 5, with ynnys prompt of "Big Ass Monsters" i basically just went straight into EDF fanart.

Jintor
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day 5

i really liked va11halla
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Day 5: The Wings of Rebellion



Wanted to get an early start on today's pic and ended up staying up all night =_=
Vulcano's assistant
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(10-05-2017, 04:19 PM)
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Day 5

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Originally Posted by Fulminator

this is really nice

Originally Posted by Raging Spaniard

wtf do you think this is, Paintover?

Looks amazing, the sense of depth is really well done!

Y'all too kind. Color markers put me on edge sometimes haha

Originally Posted by Vulcano's assistant

The Labyrinth/Bowie piece ed made last year is one of the best things I've seen in these threads, and it was black and white only. We are for a treat if my name is ed is painting them this year.

I had forgotten about that one! Glad you liked it. Funny little story about that one. I did it as a gift for my sister-in-law. My mother-in-law went to go get it framed at Hobby Lobby and the dude taking the order straight up tried to buy it from her haha

In case anyone is curious about what it looks like

Amalthea
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(10-05-2017, 07:17 PM)
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Day 5: Gallery of Horrors #1
ZombiePlatypus
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(10-05-2017, 11:31 PM)
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Came down with a stupid fever last night so now I'm a day behind. >:c

Aaaanyway, Day 4 - Underwater:

Ghostandgoblin
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(10-06-2017, 02:03 AM)
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Trying to catch up after missing the 5 first days :p




Obviously some of those were very quick to do but hey, I do it to get better with my inkpen. Very fun to practice with.
Diamond
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(10-06-2017, 02:47 AM)
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Drawing... too... slow...
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Day 5: She just loves her little boy yo. Get off her back.
Platy
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(10-06-2017, 04:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by First Day

Originally Posted by Second Day

Originally Posted by Third Day

Originally Posted by Forth Day

Yes, I cheated and inverted the colors of the first panel ..i am a dirty cheater

Yeah that never happened to the Master Sword before =P

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