Draw What You Never Draw Challenge
Here’s a challenge that will help you improve your illustration. Your thinking. Your “eye” for things.
Do a series of 10 drawings of a subject you don’t normally draw. A lot of people do life drawing - but they never use the skills they pick up from life drawing for other things. They study drawing people, but then have trouble using what they learned from that to draw everything else there is in this world.
So. Pick a subject. That you never draw. And make ten drawings on that theme. Draw too many people? How about trying to draw ships? How about drawing flowers? Clouds are surprisingly difficult - so are bicycles (bicycles are one of the most commonly poorly drawn everyday objects out there).
What you’ll probably find is that you’re probably pretty bad at it. Despair not though, the truth of the matter is, none of those things is appreciably harder to draw than human anatomy. You’re just not used to drawing those things, but drawing anything from life is basically the same as drawing any other thing from life. Come to an understanding of your subject in all dimensions, and get it onto paper or your screen.
Reglob if you’re going to go for it. :3
Anime Drawing Challenge
Oh man I spent WAY too long on these but they were so fun <3
Part 1: Draw yourself as an anime character in whatever you are wearing RIGHT NOW.
So this one is pretty simple. Tore up jeans and my wrestling sweatshirt. I added the tail for funsies <3
Part 2: Draw yourself as the opposite sex. Choose your own clothing.
Since my clothes were already boyish, I figured I would draw boy!me in kind of a variation on my original outfit. I figured I would probably still be on the small side as a dude…and the hair was REALLY fun to draw haha
Part 3: Draw the evil version of yourself.
Oh goodness I was NOT sure what to do with this for the longest time. At first I thought
“evil!me would probably have brown hair and really feminine clothing and big boobs and whatever”
but then I felt like it would be more fun to draw myself how I look but with a totally different personality. THUS evil!me is very structured with her uniform (still based on the first outfit and with the skull of course) and cleancut hair. She’s also perpetually angry. When I was trying to decide if she would have frosted pieces in her hair or not, it occured to me that of course she would frost her tail. All proper foxes have sleek, light-tipped tails after all.
WHEW. Feels good to finish that <3333 You guys should try it! The evil one especially is fun to think about.