I’ve been at my sketchbook for the most part of the week.
This week I’ve been trying to get back to the regular morning warmups in my sketchbook. I don’t always use references for my work, but sometimes I like to do portrait-type drawings on some sort of toned paper to help improve my drawing abilities for future projects. The subject matter tends to be related to shows I’m watching, or something from a novel I’ve picked up. This week I was feeling the urge to draw Tom Hardy from BBC’s Peaky Blinders and FX’s Taboo, as I had just finished watching Season 3 and the first 3 episodes of the latter. From Wuthering Heights, The Dark Knight Rises, Child 44 and many more, Tom still continues to be my favourite actor out there. So it was a no-brainer when it came to this week’s sketches.
I decided to go with some of my favourite/memorable moments.
Tom Hardy really does steal the show every time. 🙂
Some studies in the sketchbook from a little while back. I remember drawing a lot of angel wings in my teens, as anime-manga fanart demanded 🙂 …little did I know things start to look very different as your art progresses. I ended up looking at many bird wings and was still unsatisfied with these sketches, perhaps more practice in the future?
I’ve been drawing mermaids quite a lot lately. Preparing for a painted piece perhaps…
After recovering from a miserable week of pulling my neck and back, I was finally able to sit down and do some sketches. I prefer using my Strathmore Toned Paper for more ‘finished’ sketches (if I can use that term); rather than using a regular sketchbook, which I usually do prelim sketches, everyday doodles, etc.
In the past I found using a sketchbook to be a chore; maybe this was because in University we were required to fill it up by the end of the semester with anything and everything we could, and it didn’t help that I was in Contemporary Art. It was just something I wasn’t interested in at all. Luckily I’ve found my interest in sketchbooks again, and I use them for anything from prelim. work to just starting the work day off. Personally, I like to start the day off in my sketchbook because it helps me get focused on my projects and helps me improve my drawing skills…. It just so happens that lately I’ve been drawing a lot of swords and demons, as well as getting some ideas thrown in for future artwork(s).