Friday, March 8, 2019

Meanwhile, Back in the Studio...

Here's another behind-the-scenes for a different project I'm working on.

Starting on January 1st this year, I gave myself the goal of drawing a Toy Every Day!
Then I added a few more parameters.

First, I was aiming for 5 out of 7 days - it's not always possible to spend the time necessary since I always overdo these things. And the week that I was in the hospital - I didn't do any drawings.

Second, I'd work on 6"x6" cards, and use materials, like alcohol markers, that I needed more practice with.

Third, the toys (I have thousands) would primarily focus on figures. So, not a drawing of an American Girl bicycle, unless there was also an AG doll on it.

Here is the process for the toy I drew today:

pencil sketch

inked

darker markers in the brown and gold shadowy areas

warmer browns and yellows, then darkest blues

blending the blues so it looks SHINY!

Finished!
And then I post them to Instagram
It is very satisfying to see the collection grow...



...if I can keep this up, then later this year, we can do another Kickstarter and turn the toy comics into a book!

2 comments:

  1. Sounds good! Have you considered individual prints?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and creativity. Love the ones with the little girls in them and Mr. Potatohead?

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails