What a day! Unfortunately, I had to make a trade-off and have no finished sculpt January piece ready today. After I was repeatedly told my sculpts look soft like butter (and I am aware of this as well), I looked into another tutorial to learn how to make hard edges. I only have a set time per day to work on my sculpts, so unfortunately the extra research and training ate the time up, but I’m confident that I have learned quite something today and already started the next sculpt.
1 – It is okay, if things don’t work out at the first, second, or x-th time. Keep trying and don’t stick with the same mistakes every time.
2- It’s also okay to not deliver daily, when you really have to focus and put the time into a work that will be “the first of”. You haven’t established a routine in that yet, so where should fast speed come from?
On the 2D front I have some really cool things for you today! I decided to spend my 2D part of the day with free experimenting around and finishing some things that were hanging in the air.
A piece for one of my favourite discords, the one where I came into contact with vaporwave & synthwave and am spending a great time with great people since we all went through this phase. This maybe will be the avatar of our custom bot.
Recycling of destroyed Blender topology into 2D concept art:
What is also interesting about the piece was the reception. I really have to think about it. If a classical/historical European look seems so authentic when I’m drawing it, does that mean that is one of my true and not I-wish influences and I should expand on it?
Value exercise with a limited value scale on the bright side. I have a tendency to fill a lot of things up with pure black, so today was the day to go the other way and not set any dramatical shadows. Was an interesting experience! Also Dollface! This is an original character of mine who hopefully will get his own comic and you’ll see for yourself what he is all about. These are not my most successful gestures by the way, but I decided to focus on the values this time. The biggest present this simple practise piece made me was that it inspired me to expand and draw Dollface without mask. This is probably the nearest thing to a comic panel I’ve ever drawn. Good progress! The direction is right, I just have to be patient and work on.