Today was another long day. I really wish my computers would stop breaking down on me. It’s somewhat frustrating just how dependent I am on them really. Luckily today was hand day so the sketch was fairly simple to do. At least I didn’t have to spend a lot of time finding something good to draw. Although it did still take me a while to choose a hand pose. My hand has been very uncreative lately.
In the interest of full disclosure, the line drawing for this sketch was absolutely terrible. I’m not being overly critical here, it was just bad. The shading managed to cover for some of that and make it look at least somewhat decent. Shading is good for that. That’s why I try to shy away from it for the most part. Lately I’ve been leaning on it pretty heavily though. It’s just nice to have something decent looking at the end of the day and I really do like shadows and contrast. Still, I figure as long as I at least finish the line drawing before I try any shading then I can still somewhat track whether my line drawing skills are improving or not.