31 December 2013 – 11 January 2014
31 December 2013 & 9 January 2014
Full Bloom (HB, F, 2B, 3B & 5B pencils) – (Note: this sketch is very, very heavily digitally enhanced, because, well, the original sketch sucked too much.) I tried to sketch a symbolic “full bloom” on the last day of 2013, but I somehow screwed it up by outlining the petals too harshly. I think I was a little too stressed out at getting the sketch done by 11.59pm, so I became too hasty and made a bad choice of outlining the petals. The resulting flower looked awkwardly stuck in between a cartoonish and realistic sketch… and my focus wore out by the time I realised that, so I decided to leave it as it is.
And then 2014 came.
On 9 Jan, I attempted to ‘fix’ the sketch by increasing the amount of shadow throughout the entire sketch. I think it looks better now, but it might’ve looked even better if I didn’t outline the petals in the first place. Oh well.
I’ve took snapshots of the sketch throughout the various stages of completion, and I didn’t want to waste them so I made a short time-lapse GIF:
7 January 2014
And Off You Drift (HB, F, 2B, 3B & 5B pencils) – This sketch is based on Nikolay Tikhomirov’s awesome photograph in his Zero Gravity project. I’ll be using this sketch for a short story that I’m currently writing!
11 January 2014
The Tree (HB, 2B & 5B pencils) – I’m sketching this for another project that I’m working on! On another note, I think I’m addicted to making time-lapse GIFs:
More to come next time! =)