A little summary of last month’s daily Creatures.
A little preview of the paintings I’ve been working on.
Still a few details and touches to add before they can be considered ready.
This year the Creatures decided for light, bright colours and ridiculously high wigs and hats.
Most of them wearing colours and attires they would never in their every day life. They are unrecognizable, but this was the theme of this year masked ball – trying the untried.
This project is really pushing me to try new techniques and colour combinations.
Today’s was supposed to be the last of this series, but I think I’ll just keep going and develop the theme, I’m having too much fun!
It all starts with a sketch of the Creature done with ultra fine point sharpies. I usually use two colours, mostly shades of the same colour.
I like to do a fast sketch with the lighter shade and then draw more accurately with the dark one.
Then I scan the drawing, clean and colour in photoshop.
It’s not a technique that I’ve been using too much until now, always preferring to work on vector illustrations or traditional drawing, with no help from photoshop. I think I’m converted now 🙂
Been drawing a lot lately, among the other things.
For the second group I opted for a simpler technique: fast sketches with biro, with a few touches added with flou markers – simple but effective.
New group starting tomorrow. And I think it’s time for the full colour experience.
Let me present you my delightful Creature 6.
I’m rather happy with it.
Maybe because 6 is my favourite number, maybe because today is the day of the Befana, one of my favourite holiday.
I’ve started the first draft in pencil, at work, and done the inking when back home, adding a few details.
I don’t usually draw in pencil, preferring to start directly with the pen, and I forgot how more flexible is to work with a pencil, you can always erase and correct! This is also permitting me to experiment a bit with shapes and decorations.
I’m already looking forward to tomorrow….
Another day, another creature.
I’m feeling particularly creative and motivated at the moment. Each day I’m looking forward to the moment when I sit down to work on my daily Creature.
I’m curious to see how they are going to change (if that’s actually going to happen..), to see if this experiment will help me change as well.
Anyway, here’s Creature #3
This is the first project for the year: I will draw a creature each day throughout this year, to celebrate the new decade.
It’s also going to be an excellent way to see the changes in mood and technique from drawing to drawing. It’s a challenge, and I think that’s why so many artists like to embark in projects like these.
I draw a lot anyway.
I’m going to post a new drawing everyday….more or less.
Here it goes….