03 / Cinderella

I've come across a term I quite like - Daily Doodles! I think this is what I might call these daily drawings from now on even if they aren't necessarily just a doodle. I think I still want to try do pose practices first and a more detailed drawing, but I keep putting it off it seems and going…

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02 / Spiderman

Reference via Reddit user /u/TheYoungGriffin

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01 / Ruby Rose

This one didn't turn out nearly as well as I hoped it would. The problem I was having here was that I was trying to balance realistic proportions with a cartoon-ish art style. In hindsight it doesn't surprise me it ended up the way it did. But what I will say though is that I'm pretty happy with…

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00 / Bowsette

I’ve not done all of my daily objectives today, but I did manage to get a character sketch done using a photo as a reference.

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D.va sketch

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I've not had access to my PC or the internet for the majority of today and as a bonus, I'm running on very little sleep. No progress on that Maya Skillshare class has been made today.

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180701.42_ Senjougahara Hitagi

I've not had much time today to make any progress learning Maya, but I did decide to try start sketching each day again and adding it to the journal posts. A single sketch of something I am wanting to be a minimum, but I also want to try doing more varied studies and learning exercises which I…

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180625.36_Makise Kurisu

I've began watching a Udemy course on how to get better at drawing. I've completed section 2 so far and it is now asking me to do an assignment, but I've decided not to do them all as some of them aren't that great as a learning exercise. However, I did sketch Makise Kurisu from Steins;gate since I…

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I've done my first mini time lapse video of myself drawing in Photoshop. I've not drawn in quite a while and I'm still not used to being recorded, but it's not too bad all things considered. I did this today because I wanted to try experiment with a new layout, which I ended up quite liking, but…

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Here's the final sketch of the week! I know Tracer normally has her Chronal Accelerator on to stop her from time skipping but it was a bit too complicated and I don't fully understand how it works. This now marks week 1 in updating this journal on a daily basis and I can already start to feel…

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Hello! The journal you see here is a place where I document my work progression on a regular basis.

If you’d like to know more about what I’m doing here in more detail, check out the 2019 Manifesto blog post I’ve written or the Q&As below. Also, feel free to check out my progression and/or message me over on Twitter!

It’s been very much on and off for a few years as I’ve explored how I learn best, but this time round, I started on January 1st 2019.

What you will find here on this journal are three things:

  1. Firstly, is a post of the main work done that day. This can include things such as tutorial work, working each day on longer projects, doing one-off shorter pieces each day for a week, doing a monthly theme such as 36 Days of Type or something totally different. Whatever it is I am working on that day, is what I will post.
  2. Secondly, is a drawing-only post which is really split into two. The first segment is the warm-up sketches; anatomy poses and studies most likely. After that, is the main drawing. This could be a character sketch, a master study, or a continuation of a drawing I’ve done before. As long as it involves stylus to tablet, then that’s what I will be doing.
  3. Thirdly, anything else! This is a journal after all. If anything I decide is worthy of a short entry then I will upload it and place it under the general category. For longer posts, they will go on my blog.

There are several great reasons why one would want to journal:

  1. The first, is that it is a form of discipline. By committing to a task such as this might not seem like much at first, but as life gets in the way, you begin to learn about yourself and what your limits are at pushing how far you can and want go.
  2. Secondly, it’s a frame of reference. If I ever forget something or would like to know what I was doing on whatever week, I have something to look back to. It was one of my favourite things to do back when I used to do this over on Instagram.
  3. Thirdly, this journal isn’t just for me. Just like I do when I visit other websites or profiles, I, as someone less experienced, am always learning something new. I want to share that exact same experience for someone else. If someone who knows less than I can learn a thing or two from me, that would make me pretty happy.
  4. Finally,

The number you see on the left of each title post is a representation of what day I am on. If, for example, if the number says 31, that means I have been documenting my progression on a daily basis for 31 days.

Originally, I wanted this page to function exactly the same as a wordpress.com or Tumblr account would, but due to the theme I am currently using, this is not possible without adding code that causes problems overall. I’ve managed to come to a compromise by simply creating covers, using excerpts and then hiding all of the text content behind a read more button, similarly to how a typical blog might handle this, but other than that, there is not much else I can do.