i took today’s ‘witch’ topic for drawergeeks as an opportunity to draw some kiki fan art:
kiki’s delivery service is my favorite ghibli film (at least until the next ghibli film i watch. it tends to fluctuate) so i wanted to draw something cool. unfortunately, i think this piece suffers from what i think a lot of my illos have suffered from lately. it’s a weak drawing that i tried to make work in color and therefore ended up with a mediocre piece. lately i’ve been more excited about the coloring process and experimenting with some new techniques that i’ve been sort of rushing through the drawing stage just to get it scanned and into the computer as quickly as possible. not smart! good color does not a good drawing make.
even though i learned some new things about coloring this time around ( i have so much to learn!), i’ve decided i need to refocus on my drawing again. thanks to my pal keath, i’ve finally found a place in tampa that holds regular figure drawing sessions and i plan on doodling in my sketchbook more than i do now. it might mean this blog may become slightly less colorful for a while, but i think strengthening my drafting skills is a viable payoff. and don’t worry- i’m not abandoning color completely. it’s way too fun (and i need to practice that too).
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