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drawing-way-week

Drawing – making Mondays bearable since time began!This is a first draft of a new scene I’m working on. It needs some neatening up and extra bits added in, but it turned out okay.It will also be the first time I create a version of something with textures on top. So the final stage will be to create fur, grass and rock textures.As always, let me know what you think because I’m still learning and so feedback and tips are always welcome…

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They were everywhere, but now they’re nowhere. Six word stories took the internet by storm, but nowadays we’re lucky to see the odd post reflecting on their brilliance.What made them so popular? They were captivating. An entire story in one line; superb.Wait … ‘an entire story in six words’ – that’s six words long! *Epiphany music plays* (Whatever epiphany music may be – suggestions welcome).Anyway, they caught our attention and sent our imaginations wild with possibilities. You could read one hundred stories in minutes and suddenly feel inspired to do your own.But here is where the problem lies. Where do they lead? They are, after all, an entire story. They are everything that needs to be said. Sure, they could turn into the plot for a book or short story, but that one line of brilliance is then lost.So, I sat racking my brain trying…

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establishing-drawing-style

So after my first attempt at creating some digital characters, it was time to see what else I could do.It soon became apparent that I have a certain style: a thick-ish black outline and using solid colours without any shading or texture.It may look primitvie and a little plain, but I’ve come to like it.What you see is still a draft as the lines could be neater and there is potential to add shading in a variety of ways, but it’s a good start.I’m also in the process of experimenting with backgrounds, changing the tool to get a variety of scenes to suit the character(s).Hopefully one day you’ll see my drawings in children’s books!What do you think…

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My first digital creation

Introducing the Bear Family (original name, I know!)This is the first digital illustration I’ve completed and I’m super proud of my first attempt. Story pending…

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