As I began illustrating “Kevin and His YouTube Channel,” I came across this Domestika course. The instructor is Felicie Haymoz, Character Designer and Illustrator. She was the designer for “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” This course is called “Anthropomorphic Character Creation” and I’m excited to learn a lot! I want to make this book a lot better than my last one. Oh, and having tons of fun on the road to the final product is always the objective.
I love Jon Stich’s teaching style and his art so I am super excited to start the exercises in this book. This, despite the fact that he’s big on details (not my forte), mixing colors (my artistic Achilles Heel) and drawing items that take more than an hour (I like quick exercises)! Here’s to learning, getting dissatisfied and frustrated, and persevering.
I realize I have a tendency to put too much water on the brush.
I’m learning and it’s fun. Posting just to hold myself accountable for daily practice.
I enjoy drawing these each day while sheltering in place. 🙂 It’s interesting to see what I am excited to draw and what I dread…but I never let myself off the hook. I’m not skipping any. I believe persevering and working consistently will improve my skills even if I’m not happy with results.
One thing I’m learning about myself as I draw is that I often miscalculate the amount of room I will need for something. For example, take this lionfish: His “legs” should be a lot longer. But I was having a lot of fun sketching last night. An hour and a half flew by!