liz’s undertale sketchbook ]: )

in the eight months since i played undertale and got SERIOUSLY back into drawing, i’ve managed to fill up a 60-page sketchbook of nothing but undertale. (i know that’s slow–about two pages a week on average, for those who don’t like math–but i do most of my drawing digitally. my sketchbook is where i scribble to let off steam and practice new things/get down ideas.) the difference between my first drawings and most recent is pretty damn cool if i do say so myself, so i decided to go ahead and upload the whole thing for posterity. 

here’s some shots of very first vs. more recent drawings. (not always MOST recent, because i’m looking for the most dramatic improvement, but you get the idea.)

that last one is both my first sans and my first undertale drawing ever. i’m telling you now, dudes (or dudettes, or variations thereupon), if you think you can’t, you can. it’s just a slow and steady deal. stay determined.

the rest of the sketchbook is under the cut, page by page. so like, don’t click it unless you’re prepared to load sixty images. (if you’d prefer to load one big image, you can also see this on deviantart; additionally, you can zoom in further there.) unfortunately, i couldn’t clean up every page to look as nice as these, sixty is a lot! i boosted the contrast a bit and smoothed out the backgrounds (because you could see the page behind the page i scanned), but you’ll notice as a result some kind of dark blobs on the left side of some pages–that’s just because my sketchbook has rings and doesn’t fit in the scanner properly and the scan-light hits unevenly, but i wasn’t willing to tear all the sketches out just for smoother scans. even still, it’s MUCH better than the “crappy phone cam pics” version i did awhile back. there’s quite a lot in here that got cleaned up and turned into full drawings later, and, if you’re ridiculously sharp-eyed, you may catch a handful of tiny spoilers for my fancomic, REFUSE. there’s also, like, so much wingdings, because i’m a complete nerd and i love it. translations available upon request, but there’s a key, too, in case you wanna learn it yourself. :P

learning to draw these characters over the last eight months has been a total blast. i can’t wait to see where i might be in eight more.

(one last little note: my sketchbook is for learning, and sometimes the way i learn is by emulation. you’ll probably see some stuff that uses elements such as styles, poses, or expressions from other artists that i admire. i’m in no way attempting to plagiarize ANYBODY’s work; playing around in other styles and picking and choosing what i want to keep for my own is just how i roll.)

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Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.
You claim to love her, inside and out, but the only time you call her beautiful is when it’s 3 in the morning and I’ve already turned you down.
—  girls tell each other everything, c.j.n.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.