February Faces Recap

February is over! I admit I am breathing a sigh of relief, because trying to figure out WHAT to draw every day while still trying to challenge yourself with things you haven't drawn before for 28 days straight is tough! Don't believe me? Try it next year with me when I do it all again. I'm just glad I chose the shortest month of the year!

This challenge was a great success for me. I have at least 3 projects that I will be developing more as a direct result of these sketches. My favorite, by far, is the crowd of animals that showed up at days 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 14! They feel like ME, they were a lot of fun and I kept wanting to draw more! There were 43 of those animals in total, so with that evolving sketch alone, I exceeded 28 faces in 28 days. I don't feel bad that some days the faces were very quick, or more graphic than drawn, or kinda sloppy. I think that adds to the project, since it's supposed to take you out of your comfort zone anyway. 

If I have to pick a fave that is NOT the menagerie of animals, I think it's the knitting squirrel on day 16. He's cool.

 Well over 28 faces in 28 days!

Well over 28 faces in 28 days!

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I was going to draw more animals today, but on the way to work I saw a guy I couldn't pass up the chance to draw. Black hoodie with a red hood, iPod earbuds, and lots of hair, half black, half blond. All I could see of his face was nose, mouth, chin. But even with the long hair, he had distinctly male features.

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Update: apparently, I CAN'T count OR write. In my defense, it was early. Unedited post below.

Apparently I can count and wrote 19 twice. But I still have posted the correct number of faces.

Tried to draw a fox this morning, but instead it felt more like a bunny/deer. Started to explore head shapes then wrote down the animal each shape felt like immediately after. Got fox on the third try :)

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After countless hours of commuting and trying to figure out personalities of the backs of cars based on the proportions and shapes of their taillight and bumpers, I decided to actually draw one: mine! So I present you Mr. Prius-C. I don't have the marker here, but his tie should be bright orange.

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Working through possible char design for an upcoming project. It involves steampunk and dragons. 'Nuff said. :)

Hopefully, this project will fulfill 3 needs: portfolio pieces of sequential characters, something in comic-like format for Long Beach Comic Expo in May, and something geared towards SF/F for ConVolution in November. (Will add links later)

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