As I mentioned in March’s Doodle Roundup, for April I’ve been making just one illustration a week, rather than doodling something every day. I wanted the chance to work on more than just individual figures, and to do something a bit more substantial. So here’s April’s four weekly illustrations, all based on the theme of Supervillains. Each one has their own ‘theme’ too, I guess. First was a Psychic-powered villain, next one is Elemental-powered, the third is Technology-powered, and the last is a Physically Strong villain. I’m pretty pleased with all of them, and they’ve been good practice with doing more with my Cintiq. I’m still working out how I like to colour digitally, so that’s a fun adventure.
Next month’s theme is Mermaids, because it’s Mer May again of course, and I’ve got some other cool work coming up for you all later this month, so keep an eye out!
The theme this month was Superheroes! And I made the poor life choice to decide that I wanted to do most of them in colour, so of course I didn’t have time to do every single day. I’m not super bothered by it, I got a lot of practice in on my Cintiq – which is my new adopted child, by the way. Also some of these heroes I’m keeping to use in Other Things in the future because I love them.
But, doing them in colour got me thinking, and I’m getting a little bored of just doing the same kind of doodles every single month. I want something a bit more substantial. So, from April on, I’m going to try out doing weekly illustrations in the same style as I do my doodles. This way I can just put more into what I’m making, and still do some kind of drawing every day. I have no idea how this is going to turn out, so we’ll see how it goes! I’m still going to use themes to base my illustrations around, so April’s theme is going to be Supervillains. Depending on how my sketchbooks look – usually messy and incomprehensible, so – I may still be posting sketchy things from them on the old sketchblog. We’ll see how this goes!
Fanart is fun and all, but original characters are where it’s at. December was Original Characters month, mostly featuring the cast of the novel series I finished drafting in November. For Fun Facts and Story Origins of any of the characters seen here, you can hit up my sketch blog. Follow me there to see January’s doodles – the theme is Monster Boys this time, if that tempts you – in semi-real time on a mostly daily basis, as well as WIP’s of other things I’m working on!