Monday, September 8, 2008

Challenge – Day 1

Here is my first post on my new self challenge. My goal is to draw a human character (and maybe some animals here and there), each day until I feel I have developed a consistent style from drawing to drawing. I also want to focus on action poses, and different angles to work on foreshortening. For now, I am just going to sketch, then progressively add color.

My goal with all this is to work toward an decent online portfolio by the beginning of the new year.

On this, his arms are a bit long, and I was trying for a strenuous, "going-to-hit-the-ball-as-far-as-I-can" kind of look on the boys face, but not sure how well that worked. Overall happy with this, though.

Check back tomorrow!


Jennifer said...

Good for you, Tom! I like this kid-- he's got a super look of concentration on his face. :-)

Diana Evans said...

wonderful to have a personal challenge Tom...and when I saw this piece I heard the bat hit the ball ...wonderful work!

Edrian Thomidis said...

What a great idea for a challenge and I applaud you for challenging yourself! You've definitely captured movement and action! Love the boys expression too!

Chickengirl said...

Good for you, Tom! I will be checking in. Its a challenge for me to draw human characters too. I'm sure in the end you will get a whole gang for your portfolio.

sketched out said...

Yay Tom! You are once again inspiring. I've been so lax and really falling short on my goals lately, so this is a shot in the arm for me to see... not to mention, you are doing a wonderful job! Look at you go!