Monday, April 24, 2017

T is for Toad

... and Toadette!
This is my least favorite drawing so far... Mostly because I only had about 30 minutes to draw it; and it looks like a 10 minute drawing... For such simple character designs these two are deceptively difficult to draw.
I like the idea of it; maybe I'll play with it again.
I'd feel bad; but all of these are pretty rough sketches.  You can also tell as you go through them which things I'm better at drawing...

I don't totally hate it, but I also don't like it.

I hope for the reflections post that I'll have time to go over ALL of these sketches and makke  them look a little more done.  'cause right now they are embarrassing.

~Alicia

Saturday, April 22, 2017

S is for Spyro...

This is another kids game one, because I was thinking of doing Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, then realized I didn't have that kind of time lol.
Outside of Skylanders, which I bought to play with my son, I haven't played any Spyro games, I've alwayys thought they they looked like fun, but have never played one.
I did my best with reference from google, he's not quite right, but meh.

Also I realized today I'm apparently a day off, probably why I always feel behind...

~Alicia

Friday, April 21, 2017

R is for Rikku

Yet ANOTHER final fantasy character.  What can I say? They are fun to draw :)
I'm noticing as I keep going back to the Final Fantasy franchise for characters to draw that they re-use a lot of character design ideas.  Aeith, Rikku andd Quistis all have pretty similar designs, part of that of course is just the style that Final Fantasy games have, but I still find it interesting that they re-use so much.  I guess that could be said of any series that wants to maintain a certain appearnce.

SO here is Rikku.






I've been having a hard time drawing lately, not just finding time but liking anything that I've drawn.  To be totally honest I'm not happy with this one at all... BUT I've also not been posting so I need to just post even though things aren't up to the standard I wish they were.  Only way to make that happen is to keep drawing and keep posting... my problem is being out of practice more than anything else.

~Alicia

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

K is for Kirby

So this isn't my best sketch ever, I had a hard time with the letter K so settled on a character my kids love.  Surprisingly it is very difficult to draw a circle freehand... and since Kirby's design is just a big circle... oh well my daughter will enjoy it.

I was also experimenting with some new markers I have, 'Spectrum Aqua' they are a water based marker, which is different from the alcohol based I'm used to.  I want to play with them a bit more on something less pink.  :D

If you don't know the games he is from, just google him he'll come up.  The one my kids play is Kirby Super Star and of course Smash Brothers.

well here it is:

~Alicia

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

J is for Jaina Proudmoore

I'd like to finish this past the initial sketch period, but even as it stands I really like how it came out.

Jaina is a rather important character in the Warcraft series.  She's been fascinating to watch through the series from when she first appeared (Warcraft 3 I believe) to who she is now in the MMO World of Warcraft.  She's a character with surprising depth.  I find myself loving and hating her at different moments in the story, which I think makes her a pretty decent character.

I don't really have much more to say about it.

~Alicia

A to Z challenge update

MAN I'm AWESOME at this.

Ok; so I've actually been drawing *nearly* every day for this challenge, but I do the initial sketch in a non-photo blue pencil.  Like the name suggests... it doesn't show up very well by itself.  So I have a few unfinished sketches that need to be inked. 

I now have most of my computer desk set up in my office, and I have space on the desk to draw. So that'll help me get on task.

This:


will also help me stay on task.  One of my greatest difficulties in getting anything done is I don't have a great place for the baby while I work.  Today I came up with the idea of using her highchair on my desk, so she can play and be close by while I draw.  We'll see how it works but I'm optimistic! (it's a corner desk, so that gives me more space than a normal desk, I was going to use the spot she's in for something else, but honestly giving up the space is OK if it means I can draw) 

Oh and don't freak out about the screen, it's been moved since this picture... lol

I'm going to play catch up this week, so probably two posts a day for a little while, but I'll post date the old ones and link them to the proper letters on the main a to z blog/fb page

~Alicia

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

C is for Lara Croft

I enjoy these games, I am yet to play to the end of any of them (something about having other things in my life besides games...) BUT I love them so much. 
I also love Lara's character design through the years, this most recent one is so much fun! 
So I drew the current character design instead of one of the older ones.

~Alicia