Hayo, Bombcrop here. I've noticed that my journal is on the verge of becoming prehistoric, what with the lack of updates done on it. So, to keep it alive, I decided to make a post. And what better way of doing this than reflecting on my time drawing? Creating and submitting cartoons:
Admittedly, I don't do this often. At the time of writing, I'm halfway through a two-week break, so I dedicated the first week of it to exclusively doing two things: lazing about and drawing. I drew "In the thick of it" during that time, and I'm really proud of what it became and how it finished. I originally planned it by drawing the characters and a bit of the background, so most of it was made up on the fly.
Hopefully when exams are up, I'll draw and submit more.Using a graphic tablet:
is actually something I've only just gotten used to, which is silly. If you're ever in possession of a graphic tablet, make sure you're comfortable using it, and use it!
Up until "In the thick of it", I barely ever used my tablet. Now I can't draw without it!Character creation:
Drawing characters is mostly simple as their facial features consist of lines. However, it means that to give my characters unique features is difficult, and comes in the form of hairstyles and equipment. I've toyed around with using differently-coloured eyes (like the wolves in "
In the thick of it") but it doesn't look right on human characters. I've also practiced drawing bulkier bodies with muscle and fat, but I'd benefit from more practice.Minecraft drawings:
It also occurred to me that I don't make Minecraft drawings as often as I'd like! They're usually pretty well-recieved and theres definitely a fanbase for them, too. I'll get around to doing that! As I write, I'm in the mood to draw some sort of exploration scene. It'd be big on the scenery, and Minecraft scenery is always a bit fiddly to work with since it's all 90-degree angles. You'd think that makes it easy to draw, right? So did I! If anything, it makes it more difficult.Academic drawings:
As I write, I haven't uploaded my ICT graphic drawings. But it occurred to me that I draw and make a lot of images for academic reasons, so if I wind up making more, I'll definitely consider uploading them on here.Misc drawings:
And to wrap things up, I've been toying with the idea of moving away from fantasy and into an urban theme. Drawing armour and weapons is all well and good, but drawing hoodies and fashionable clothing is more of a foreign concept to me. I'd like to start something with an urban-fantasy vibe, though I should draw some characters for it.
As for other types of drawing, like drawings that don't relate to fantasy or Minecraft, it's something I have also been considering. Drawing pictures like "Habit RPG: The Dishwater Disaster" and "Harmonix" is really fun, but it seems to be a bit too random. We'll see, anyway.In summary:
wow, I've got a lot of things I want to do.