This little foal is a sub-species of the Plains Zebra. Notice the faded stripes between the black ones and the stripes going down the leg. Based on photo reference taken at Marwell Zoo and sketched over 2 days using Photoshop on a Wacom Companion 2.
Here is the finished African Wild Dog sketch… I had a small issue in one of the sessions today accidentally loading a low resolution version of the file. It was easy enough to copy that section back into the main PSD once I spotted my error. You can see me fixing it in the time-lapse.
African Wild Dogs are fantastic creatures. Their marbled fur is so exotic it has been a joy to sketch..
Here is something I’ve been wanting to do since I started sketching on the Wacom Companion, a timelapse video of my #dailysketch.
This lion was done in 1 hour 30 minutes and I’ve condensed it down to 5.
I had planned on recording myself sketching, but it didn’t work out using EZvid. I’ll try another software tomorrow..
I played a few games of Magic the Gathering with my son this weekend. My deck is a Kiora deck with lots of big sea creatures. I was inspired to draw this Leviathan today for my #dailysketch ..
This little fella was just crying out to be sketched today …
This magnificent Hyena standing without a care in the world. The fur is great fun to draw as it’s so scruffy.
Well I missed a day for the first time yesterday. Simple commitment to do two sketches today to stay on track ..
Today marked the one month mark of doing a sketch every day. How does it feel now a month has gone by? Amazing! It has totally transformed how I feel about my art and the reasons for doing it. I feel free and relaxed rather than fearful and scared to even start. All those self-doubts of “one day..” and “wouldn’t it be good if..”. Doing is far better than not doing.
They say it takes 30 days to form a habit. I believe all it takes is intention. The days that follow, follow from intention. Before, I used to try sketch for 15 minutes a day or some other made up criteria. The freedom for me was when I took away all self-imposed expectations and just sketch every day. That was it. Doesn’t matter what or for how long, just sketch. Every day. #dailysketch