February 3 – A Reminder

Posted in comics, Concept Sketches, Sketches with tags , , , , , , , on February 3, 2023 by bethwagner

I think my subconscious is trying to tell me something… 🙂

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February 2 – Into the Mines!

Posted in Sketches with tags , , , , , , on February 2, 2023 by bethwagner

This was not the drawing I was planning on, but it’s the drawing we’ve got today.

February 1 – Quick Like a Mouse

Posted in Sketches with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2023 by bethwagner

I’ve always been a fan of Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse, not the comics (they are pretty dated) but I love the art style.

January 31 – The Quickest Sketch

Posted in lazy, Sketches with tags , , , , , , , on January 31, 2023 by bethwagner

I slept in and am running late, so here is the quickest sketch that I could do before running out the door!

January 30 – Dragonfly

Posted in Concept Sketches, Sketches with tags , , , , , , on January 30, 2023 by bethwagner

I drew it based on the cover of the Dragon Magazine (an old D&D magazine) issue #78. It was a lot of fun to draw.

January 27 – One Take

Posted in Concept Sketches, lazy, Sketches with tags , , , , , , , on January 27, 2023 by bethwagner

I promise that I understand proportions. But this exercise is to get me drawing and releasing. No erasing. I mean part of that is because the Rocketpad is challenging to erase one part of it, but mostly it’s to keep me from overthinking and erasing anything before I even start. And so, we have the broken faerie. If I like a sketch enough I can work on it digitally and clean it up that way. which will be a later post. 🙂

January 26 – Shading

Posted in Concept Sketches, Sketches with tags , , , , , , on January 26, 2023 by bethwagner

January 25 – Throw Away

Posted in lazy, Sketches with tags , , , , , on January 25, 2023 by bethwagner

I could blame the tools. I could say it was a bad day. I could say that I needed to warm up. They all play a part in bad art.

In this series, I am not allowing myself erasing nor am I warming up. It’s funny. When I took art classes, I was always taught that you should do half an hour of warming up your artistic muscles by doing shading and scribbling. I don’t see many artists doing that. But it honestly helps.

What I’m also learning from this series is the value of being able to erase and to be able to put down some foundation lines and building up from there. Anything where I don’t do that, I’m considering a doodle, as seen above. I’m getting to the point now where I want to get back to working on actual artwork. It’s a nice feeling.

January 24 – Science Fiction

Posted in lazy, Sketches with tags , , , , , on January 24, 2023 by bethwagner

My brain in the morning thinks, “I’m not awake enough to work on comics, but I can handle doodling”

I think I may have to get back to work on comics. 🙂

January 23 – Tree Nymph

Posted in Concept Sketches, Sketches with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2023 by bethwagner

I want to get some sketches done for when I start heading out to conventions this year, so I’m limbering up my creative muscles.