I am enjoying what I’m learning from my 30 minute sketches, filling the page with one idea to draw. I’ve done mimes, monsters, robots, and now people in glasses. Here are some things I’ve learned:
- A 30 minute sketch allows me to have a finished product, even if it’s just a sketch-level product; it feels good to accomplish something
- It seems to be just enough time to slightly push ideas…while not pushing them far enough. That’s good and bad. But I’ve come away from these thinking “yeah…I could definitely explore this a lot more,” i.e. push characters expressions or exaggerate features. Maybe one day I will be able to push things farther in that time period.
- Limiting my color palette is impactful to the overall page of images. I’m enjoying that, but also find it to be difficult.
- 30 minutes is incredibly easy to fit into my day.
Here is my page of people in glasses. And I’ve also included a sketchbook page of character practice I did last year. I would love to be able to come up with a character(s) I like and draw all of their emotions/expressions.
In print research news, I think I now have all of the samples and/or paper swatch samples I’ve sent out for from online places. There is one place in town I need to email, and then I am going to make a chart based on sizes I think I’d like to sell and see what costs are. I seriously don’t know how people are selling things as cheap as they are, given what I think I’ve seen so far. Plus shipping and shipping costs? We shall see… That’s on this weekend’s list.