I did draw yesterday! I went into work late but woke up at the same time as usual, so I spent some of that time drawing.
I’m trying to spend some time doing some warm up exercises: practicing basic lines & shapes, for instance. But I’m also looking at some books that I have, including the ever popular Preston Blair. I’d like to get better at just basic construction and drawing cartoon characters, so I spent a very brief period of time working from that book, as you can see from these ugly cartoon heads:
Ick, that’s a bit painful to look at. I might have gotten a little lazy while doing them. Well, I’ll keep working at it.
Then I went on to drawing the remote control to my stereo:
Ok, that looks a little better. Definitely not perfect, but I think it might be better than the shoe. Maybe. One thing that I clearly fail at is lettering. Anyone who knows me knows that I have bad handwriting. This drawing is relatively small (basically the size of the remote itself), and when I got around to the lettering, it was pretty difficult to get looking halfway decent. The top square buttons are supposed to have numbers on them, but I opted not to – they’re tiny, and the letters are supposed to be white, not black. I’ll have to figure out a better method next time.
So yeah, it’s a bit lopsided (but the remote does have an odd shape – it’s not supposed to be perfectly rectangular) and the shading definitely needs some work! This thing took me way too long (close to an hour). But another finished drawing of a boring household object is done!