I figured before my 365th day in a row comes around, I should at least spend a day doing some pen and paper drawings. I set up a chair outside and did a little bit of doodling, and for awhile there I wasn’t too sure what this was going to end up as, but then I saw the Super Mario mushroom. I colored it as such.
Alright, let’s start the countdown!
Okay stop there, I have just 10 days remaining before this year long project is complete.
I figure before my Year of Creative Habits is behind me (which happens in less than two weeks!), I should do what I said I would do a little while back; start trying to draw some people! This is my youngest niece, Emily. She’s a few years older than this now, but I found this picture in a Facebook album and right away I knew had to draw it. It looks so celebratory. This must of been the best day ever.
Sometimes you learn a lot more when you limit yourself with some rules. Today I decided I would draw the first thing that came to mind, while restricting my Photoshop tools to just one really large brush (But allowing myself to adjust pen pressure, as usual). It was a brush that I’ve never tried before, actually. It was a nice change of pace to try something new.
All the work I’ve put into this picture over the past – oh I dunno – 10 days or something, really paid off, eh? I’ve pretty much said it in every post since I started this Horizon: Zero Dawn project, but I’m super happy with how the process went. I truly don’t believe that there’s anything going on in this picture that, at this time, I could of done any better. So, I’m quite proud of this one in particular.
So my drawing time today ended up being a little more condensed than I thought it was going to be. Not that it’s a big deal or anything, it’s just going to take me another day or so to get this picture all finished up. That being said, I was still able to get a bunch of that ground finished up today. I still believe that I’m a day or two away from completion, however.
I finally feel like I’ve nailed down that perfect sky! I think it looks pretty spectacular. I used the actual Photoshop Render Clouds option to get it started. Then I used a fluffy brush to spread some different colors around. This is what I came up with. It actually looks like storm clouds, and such. I couldn’t be any happier with it.