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Day 178

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puck sketch with flats

Another take on Puck from JEREMIAH WILLSTONE AND THE FLYING GARDENS OF VENUS, a quick sketch with roughs in non-repro blue, Pigma rendering, and flats in Photoshop - through which process I discovered she was black with blonde hair. Concrete descriptions for the representational win! Below, a quick sketch over non-repro blue of the Wings of Wisdom or Wisdom's Folly, the ramen sailshop where Puck works. All she wants to do is serve Venus some ramen, man, cut her a break.

wings of wisdom

Drawing every day.

-the Centaur

Days 174-177

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Just because I haven't been posting doesn't mean I haven't been drawing. Day 174 was a super quick Sharpie sketch of a face from one of my steampunk desktop backgrounds; it was too much of a quick sketch to be able to recover some of my initial mistakes:

Dim Horizons Face Study

Day 173 was a quick character sketch of Puck, the point-of-view protagonist of a new story I'm working on, JEREMIAH WILLSTONE AND THE FLYING GARDENS OF VENUS:

puck character sketch

Day 176 was a quick sketch of Byron (or Brainyon) from JW&TFGOV:

byron character study

Day 177 included some quick sketches of speakers at the Embodied AI Workshop, which I was monitoring today; I'm not going to identify the speakers because (a) privacy and (b) many of these are terrible:

face sketches

pen tests

Drawing every day.

-the Centaur

Day 173

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frost sketch

Super quick sketch of Dakota Frost with a Sharpie.

Drawing every day, even when exhausted and crashing early after a long day.

-the Centaur

Day 172

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picard sketch

Picard, Level 2: non-repro blue used as roughs for the quick Sharpie sketch. I don't like how this one turned out at all - he's frowning in the sketch, and smiling below:

picard headshot

Worse, despite being careful, there's no way to line up the head and features. This, I'm afraid, was another failure of measurement - an error in the "landscape".

picard comparison

Welp, back to the "drawing every day" board.

-the Centaur

Day 171

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data as light-bulb head

Super-quick Sharpie sketch of Commander Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation - I think this is from the rare lost episode "Tick Dracy in the Twenty-Fourth-and-a-Half Century" where Data plays the old cartoon villain "Light Bulb Head". I mean, man, this one is just awful, but, it's 2am, so I am going to bed.

Drawing, not always well, every day.

-the Centaur

Day 170

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Well, if yesterday was Picard Level 0, this is Picard Level 1, a quick Sharpie sketch based on the below headshot of a determined Captain Picard:

picard headshot

How did I do? Well, you can line up the head outline, or the features, but not both at the same time. Still, overall, not so bad:

picard comparison

Drawing every day.

-the Centaur

Day 169

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picard fast small

As it says on the tin. Regardless, drawing every day ... somehow, someway.

-the Centaur

Day 168

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eckener sketch

Dr. Hugo Eckener, the "Pope" of airship pilots. Even though I carefully noted the angle of the head, I nevertheless tilted the eyebrows wrong - and even caught myself doing it. But, even though I saw the problem, and did some work to correct it, it was too late to recreate the fullness of the face:

eckener headshot

The comparison shows a 5 degree tilt and 10 degree horizontal squash, but, frankly, there's no way to make everything line up no matter how you stretch it, as the nose is misproportioned compared to the eyes, which led the dent on the face on the left side of the page compared to the original.

eckener comparison

Ah well. Drawing every day.

-the Centaur

 

Day 167

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riker drawing

Quick Sharpie sketch of Riker from Best of Both Worlds, Part I:

riker headshot

The comparison below shows that the hair and eyes are OK; the beard doesn't line up.

riker comparison

Ah well. Drawing every day.

-the Centaur

Day 166

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masego sketch

Masego from his amazing one-take performance on "Tadow" with looping artist FKJ. How did I do? Eh,  meh, it looks like I dented his face in compared to the original.

masego headshot

As usual, I missed the ~3 degree tilt of the head, and while dude is thin, I gave him a giraffe neck because I stopped measuring when I got to the shoulder section. Sigh.

masego comparison

Sigh. Drawing every day.

-the Centaur