“Human Condition” at 87%

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Time Spent: Around 3 hours.

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How I Draw (Sometimes)…

Instead of simply posting a finish drawing, I decided to break it down in an informal “step-by-step” and how we got to the finish line, dudes and dudettes. I drew this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sketch using a Wacom Tablet and Photoshop. I worked on it the past two weeks, about maybe 40ish minutes per session.

I usually make a “sketchbook” file at the beginning of the week I use to doodle in my downtime. That’s usually where most of my stickers come from. Sometimes I work longer on drawings. Like this one for instance.

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Step 1: I start with a quick sketch. When I like poses, I sketch/position/shadow them to “lock” it in.
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Step 2. Inks. My favorite step. Finalizing those lines and giving them weight. Basically creating a “coloring book” look because…
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Step 3. Flat colors. Just lay down color. See what works. See what doesn’t. 
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Step 4. Highlights/detail.  See where you want your light source and what looks best. Grime up the image with lines, scratches etc. That’s my second favorite step. 
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Step 5. Finalize your composition. Bada-bing Bada-boom

And that was last week’s drawing. I’m not over-the-moon about it, but I just thought it would be neat to see the process since it has a little bit of everything. I’m also teaching a Photoshop class at work and feel teacherly. That’s what I got this week. Cowabunga, guys.

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Taste My Sweets…

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Time Spent: About 4 hours.

I was thinking about Halloween pails (as I usually do) and this idea sprung to mind. There’s just something about a pumpkin pailed sultry skeleton man offering his head-candy that really gets me in the Halloween mood, y’know?

I don’t really take part in the whole #Drawtober schtick. I never really seen the point of straining your imagination by sharing quick half assed sketches every single day of October when instead I can share something I’m proud of maybe once or twice a week. I mean, whose counting anyway?

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