Next time I say I’m going to boot the blog back up in a couple days or so, don’t believe me.
Anyway, I’ve returned from the dead (again) to bring you some lineart I just finished. More practicing to do, writing, thumnails, etc. Trying to finished stuff to you soon but again, don’t trust me.
EDIT: Should clarify, these drawings themselves aren’t what took up all that time. This style’s actually pretty comfortable and not too time consuming.
I won’t hold it against you if you’ve lost interest at this point, but yes, I have been doing stuff. Most recently, I took the style above for a test run and redrew a few old posts.
I’m mostly happy with they style myself, and I’m sure you guys are even more sick of waiting than I am, but what do you think?
Et voila, she’s all finished.
Small shout out in the back to Grimdark Big Mac, who’s blog I very much enjoy.
I sure do seem to love disappointing you guys, eh?
Anyway, here’s some of that filler material I promised, like, two weeks ago. Still a work in progress at this point, but at least it’s something.
What would (Christ, I need to start proof reading) you think of the blog if it were done in this sort of style?
Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. I’ll try to remedy that.
Here’s a quick (kind crappy) picture I drew of Applejack.
I imagine some of you are familiar with the 25 Essential Expression Challenge template used above. Figured I should give it a go. It’s pretty rough, admittedly, as by the end I just wanted to get it done as quickly as possible.
Now, I don’t know if you lot are aware of this, but I don’t own any kind of touchscreen or tablet, or even a scanner. Never have. Everything I post on here is drawn entirely by mouse, and drawing with a mouse is a huge pain in the ass. It’s doable, but very slow and often frustrating, especially if you’re out of practice like me. This little exercise, for example, took around three hours.
That said, I really do feel like I’m getting the hang of these faces. Shouldn’t be too long now before I’m ready to move on.
Been practicing for the last couple of hours, and now I’m taking a break. Here are some of the faces I drew.
is it that important that have the nose right? you could always practice it by drawing full body so you dont just focus on 1 thing.
It’s the entire muzzle that matters, really. The nose and mouth are very connected so it’s important to get right because it affects the whole lower half of the face.
Besides, it’s not just the muzzle I’m trying to improve but the eyes, ears, and general shape of the head as well.
Here’s an example of what I’ve been practicing lately. Getting facial features/expressions down pat is my main priority right now.
REMEMBER WHEN I SAID I MIGHT BE ON TO SOMETHING WITH THE NOSE THING?
TURNS OUT I WASN’T!
PS: If you’re wondering where the finished version of that lineart I posted earlier is (and rightfully so) the unfortunate truth is that I simply haven’t gotten around to it. It’s low on my priority list at the moment, as I’m more focused on getting the base sketches themselves up to par.
Fucking noses, man.