Day 19 – Thursday, September 27, 2012

Another day, another drawing! I put the previously mentioned method involving thumbnail drawing to the test today. You can find closer details on the method right here. Magic! Click me! It’s on page five, by the way. I followed the steps as close as I could, but I didn’t give my sketch the polished, final version treatment fully, as I was running out of time for the day. The theme for the day was; harmonious post-apocalypse.

Anyhow, without further ado, I present to you, as per usual, some of the steps of the process. With words! Enjoy!

First off, thumbnail sketches! I was a bit behind schedule, so I only had time to do three sketches. It didn’t really matter though, since I felt the first sketch I did had potential, so I chose to refine it for the next few steps. Since one space was empty, I filled it out, just for you all! (Click to enlarge.)

The touched up version of the thumbnail sketch I chose to process. I drew the individual buildings and elements, shaded them and added some vines, to enhance the post-apocalyptic feel. (Click to enlarge.)

The final, colored sketch version. I would’ve added further detail to it as to not make it look so rough, but as I mentioned before, time was running short. Instead of just skipping the coloring step though, I decided to color the sketch, just roughly. (Click to enlarge.)

Overall, I’d say I’m decently proficient enough to use this method at least semi-regularly. It did take a while to get it done and I didn’t go through the step of making a final, detailed version. With or without skipping that last step, it’s still a fun and effective enough method to work with. Since I also get better with time and practice, I’m sure this method will be even more useful in the future.

That’s all for today. Tally-ho!

Marcus out.