I have an old pencil box full of random crayons. I found that the crayolas had solid colors but cheap random brand ones could give a nice waxy blend on top. I wish I had thought to take a picture of the lineart because part of it is kind of obsured, but it’s not a huge loss. The whole thing to big to scan in it’s entirety and likes to roll up at the ends; it’s about the size of two sheets of 8” x 11” paper or approximately 11” x 17”.
Been working on an old doodle I must have started two years ago.
It was a fullbody dragon sketch until I picked it back up three weeks ago and inked it with a sharpie pen. I wasn’t willing to spend time using prismacolor pencils on it, so I started using crayola crayons. I’m not sure why, but in the end it was fun (if not a learning experience). Eventually I’ll get a full picture of it instead of a partial scan.
I’ve built up a buffer of discarded images from my attempts at drawing something in Oekaki. Sometimes I get frustrated with a sketch and change it completely or latch onto a radically different idea instead. Either way, I think it’s kind of interesting to look at the framework and totally messy ideas. When I draw digitally I tend to make several layers of scratchy lineart in obnoxious colors; I’m not sure if its a novice technique or if it actually helps with anything, but I do it subconsciously.
This is pretty old; I’m not sure if I ever posted it or not. I like doodling my Zanik dragon character frequently, but I struggle with his face. I often make his face very wide and rudimentarily-shaped so it looks too cartoony for my tastes.
I tend to sketch out people very poorly and then give up once I reach the feet. This person below is a good example where I forget what to do with the leg parts (how do the feet things???):
Below isn’t really a true scrap piece, but I did run out of canvas (the Oekaki I used limits the canvas to a max of 600 x 600). Recently I actually moved the file to my Photoshop elements, where I might finish it later.
I still struggle with drawing figures. I should really sit down and practice drawing people and movement. I was going to draw some sort of oracle with a magic crystal or something, but I became discouraged:
I was trying to draw an accompanying piece to Fire and Ash but I messed up the horn placement:
I don’t always draw people, but when I do, they look like faux-Wolverines.
My character Zanik in his human shape, which by his own admission, doesn’t look that human on closer inspection. He’s really a dragon (the same one from Fire and Ash) with three horns, which I tried to translate into hair, but it only ended up looking like more like Wolverine’s cut than I wanted. whoops.
His shape isn’t a simple glamour or spell, it’s a shapeshift which is based off his natural scale colors which are red, black, and grey (hence the overly grey color). I probably should have drawn him a little more angry or something – the raised eyebrow look isn’t working for him.
1 hour and 34 minutes in Oekaki
(Title shamelessly stolen from Los Campesino’s “Baby I Got the Death Rattle”)
Scan of a pencil and pen sketch of my character Adena from the myth story I posted ages ago: fav.me/d5hm304 I’m still trying to practice drawing people for some reason :)
At first I was trying to render her face very carefully but then my hand slipped, so it became a sort of sketchy outline of the character instead of something nice and smooth.
I figure this is a take on her after she’s destroyed Scrag the ice dragon ( fav.me/d5hm5tj ) and had a few more adventures that have turned her into a true warrior. She’s still got a nice fuffy wolf pelt cloak which was fun to scribble the outline of. I added a shield because I figure it’d be handy to have as a fighter and most of the other characters in my head don’t have one, so here was my chance.
Lineart done with plain ol’ mechanical pencil and then ballpoint pen.
One of my oldest characters, Zanik. He’s not interested in obligations, familial or otherwise, feels loyalty to very few dragons, and mostly sticks to himself. He’s nice if he deems you a friend, but rude to just about anyone else.
He used to be one of those catch-all OCs with crazy super powers and tragic back stories, but in recent years I’ve sorted out his personality and history so he’s a little more respectable. Sometimes I think about drawing a comic for him and his friends, but I’m lacking in the ‘draw anything consistently’ category.
Overall I’m pretty happy about how it turned out, especially his facial profile. He’s supposed to resemble a more reptilian, snake-ish dragon as opposed to some friendly Oriental style creature. The halo is not part of his design, but I thought it would look cool. He’s a dragon playing for the good side anyway. Even if he is a bit of a jerk, he’ll get around to doing the right thing eventually.