I use to mimics the Japanese anime drawing style. You can
see the influence in the above character. Through all of
these years of drawing, I developed my own spin off anime style,
but you can still see the heavy anime influence. The above
is proof that once you've learned something, it never really
leaves you. It's just a matter of picking up and getting
it back. Like riding a bicycle. You can be rusty but
you still know how to ride.
Next I attempt the female figure. Having seen some cool
fashion sketches, I attempt my version of a fashion sketch.
A lot of legs.
Sketchbook does a great job of replicating pencil sketch.
The above is not scanned. It's a direct sketch on the Tab
S3. Next, clean up the sketch and add some color.
Next thing I know I'm starting to get a hang of drawing
women. It's slow going in the beginning, but as I make
more and more drawings the female form become easier and easier
You can guess what this sketch is about. This is already
It's funny how one of my art teachers back in the day didn't
like my drawings because I always have a heavy black
outline. He actually asked my why I always put a heavy
dark outline with all of my drawings. The answer is
simple. It's me and that's my style. If you don't
like it, tough. Like I mentioned before, I've done my fair
share of traditional art. I like my heavy anime influence.
There's something to note about all this, I'm red/green color
blind. Just because I'm color blind, it doesn't mean I
can't draw. It's just means I have a potential to color
clash. But who cares. Oh, my wife actually likes the
shoes the character is wearing. Completely made up
fashion, but sure. Funny that.
Having drawn this girl so many times over, my curiosity was
peaked. Who the heck is she and what does she look
like? Hmm... I guess I have pickup my fake pencil and find
What's her name? I have no idea...
How about Elizah? That's the cool thing about this stuff,
you just make up whatever you want.
I had fun figuring out what she looks like. I probably
could have done better with darker shading. I'm figuring
out the tablet is a bit darker than the computer monitor.
Now I understand why Photoshop, back in the early days, want to
calibrate the monitor.
[ Wednesday - January 30, 2018 ]
Oh the convenience of digital art. In the end it's still a
lot of hand motion and pencil strokes. The last image has
Elizah a little anemic. Here's the corrected nose and some
color to her skin.
She still has this slightly odd look to her, but I like
it. If anything it shows it's hand drawn.