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A dirty soap bubble

A dirty soap bubble

So, I haven’t been sketching for over three weeks now. Sorry about that. I’ve been kinda busy for parts of that time, and for other parts I just forgot.

Today’s sketch drawn without a reference (can you believe that) and with the topic given by matrin on #ludumdare. I guess basically I just tried to draw a brown soap bubble. It doesn’t really look very soapy or bubbly. Or dirty for that matter. It’s round and brown though.

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A pig

Sketch #18

Sketch #18

Today’s sketch is a pig from photo reference. I think it turned out pretty good. Obviously it could be a lot more detailed, but I think I nailed the proportions pretty well.

This was also a digital sketch, this time using my wacom tablet and the GIMP.

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A mushroom

Sketch #17

Sketch #17


I’m way late on today’s (yesterday’s?) sketch, but here’s a digital sketch of a chantarell. Used a photo reference. I think it’s an ok sketch, although I must say, I wasn’t really feeling the 3D shape. A hindering factor there might be that it’s kind of a complicated shape, although I guess basically it’s just a cone. Also the gills are pretty much just lines. Some of them overlapping. Maybe this sort of complex repeating patterns should just be hinted at in a sketch like this.

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Ugly chess pieces

Sketch #16

Sketch #16

Today’s theme is symmetry. I drew some chess pieces and tried to make them symmetrical. There’s also a random scribble on the right there. Also symmetrical. What you may notice is that the chess pieces are pretty butt ugly. That’s because I couldn’t find any chess pieces in my apartment and I didn’t want to use a photo. So I made some up, and the abstract models of chess pieces that I had in my head don’t quite stack up with the real thing. The castle and the rook aren’t that bad, but the bishop and the king just look weird.

Another thing you might notice in this sketch is the complete lack of paper grain. That’s because I decided to switch to digital tools for a change. This sketch was made using a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet and DrPetter’s CherryBrush paint application, which seems pretty nice (using it for the first time now).

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Wireframes

 

Sketch #16

Sketch #15

I’m late with this post, but I did actually draw this sketch yesterday. My camera’s batteries were dead so I had to charge them overnight. Anyways, this sketch is a bit of an exercise in three-dimensional objects and basically just getting a feel for the actual shape. It might not look like much, but I think it was useful to do this. Having a three-dimensional feel for the actual object instead of just drawing lines on a flat surface seems to be a pretty useful skill.

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Headphones

 

Sketch #15

Sketch #14

After a bit of hiatus, I’m back. I’m having a lot of trouble picking subjects though. This time, I drew whatever I had lying on my table, which happens to be these Philips headphones. I also took a photo of them from the position I was looking at them from. I think the major problems with this sketch are that I wasn’t really able to capture the shape of the earpieces, and the headband looks kinda twisted. I think the latter is because the arc I drew isn’t completely smooth. It should probably closely resemble an ellipse.

I hope I can manage to keep a steady schedule from now on. I think I need to invent some sort of system so that I don’t end up trying to come up with a subject for half an hour every day.

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A boat

Sketch #13

Sketch #13

Here’s a tall ship. The sketch is not very good. I don’t much to say about it. Photo reference.

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A gamepad

Sketch #12

Sketch #12

So, more negative space. Didn’t fill out the whole area around it this time. I’m not really sure here if I messed the picture up or if it just looks weird because there are no details. I drew this from lifewith an Xbox 360 gamepad as my model. I’m looking at it from the left a bit. It was on the table in front of me. The battery bulge in particular looks kinda strange. I should had probably taken a picture so I could compare these digitally later, or maybe I could fill in some of the details to see if it looks weird.

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A guitar

 

Sketch #11

Sketch #11

Today I’m employing a technique known as “negative space” to draw a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar. To be honest I think I ended up flattening the perspective on this one. Probably should had picked something with more depth. Not that it’s perfect otherwise.

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Gradius

 

Sketch #10

Sketch #10

 Today, two sketches. They’re related though. The first one, on the left, is a moai head. I decided that alone would be too simple, so as a bonus, on the right, Vic Viper 2, the ship from Gradius 2. Picking them was inspired by watching Andrés Delikat’s tool-assisted speedrun of Gradius.

I’m pretty happy with both of these. The ship lacks a bunch of little details, but it looks pretty decent anyways.

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