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!
Novembers Daily Doodle theme was Fanart. November was also, for those that don’t know, National Novel Writing Month, which I have entered every year since 2008 and won every year since 2008 and damned if I was going to break my streak. Therefore, I didn’t finish every doodle on my list for this month, but I’m still pretty happy with what I got done. The novel, if you were curious, ended at 81,500 words.
If you’re interested in knowing which character is which, or where someone is from, or why I chose them as my favourite to draw this month, then head over to my sketchblog, where you can read me gushing about the characters I love.
All your princesses turned out to be in another castle. Septembers theme was Princesses and was really fun to do! Can you tell I like drawing girls yet? I think next year I should do more male-based challenges, to get the practice in. If you’d like to see what individual prompts inspired each drawing, check out my sketchblog on tumblr, where I post weekly round-ups, and occasionally WIP’s of other projects!
And despite the hectic-ness that was July, another month of doodles is done! This months theme was Girls (from the challenge list here).
I was a bit too busy to post these regularly on my sketch blog, so apologies for that. But they’re all done, and I had a super fun time designing all these ladies. I’m especially pleased with managing to be more diverse in my characters – I think the War Girl with her sword is my favourite.
Next month I’ll try to post weekly roundups on the sketchblog again, and the theme is Mermaids.
Oh my gosh, another month done. And slightly increasing the challenge with inking the doodles now too, which is a useful skill that I don’t have much of (yet!). There is a post somewhere on the internet dividing children into three types: horse children, wolf children and dragon children. Most of you can probably put yourself into one of those categories, and if you hadn’t guessed yet, I’m in the latter category. Except that I never grew up and I still love dragons, and if a movie or a book has a dragon in it I will want to experience it.
As always, stay tuned to my sketch blog to see weekly roundups of these doodles before they get posted here, as well as the occasional WIP post of other things I’m working on. Next month’s theme is Girls, so we’re going a little bit more mundane but it’s still gonna be fun! Things might be a bit slow or out of sync for the first week as I’m a) camping/LARP-ing for the first weekend of July, and b) moving house in the first week of July. Lots going on, but it’s all going to be fine in the end.