Copic Adventures!

My sister got me some new Copic markers for Christmas!

So I decided to finally have a go at drawing and coloring something beyond the basic shading I did in Inktober.

I decided on a basic self-portrait.

Not terrible for a first attempt. I rushed through the drawing so I could get to the coloring.

The drawing sucks, but the coloring isn’t terrible. I’m especially pleased with the shading on the hat.

Things I learned: you cannot erase pencil after using these markers. Note to do that going forward next time.

Doing the edges first and then blocking in results in inadvertent rim shading.

Learn how to draw clothes. It is NOT all cake once you get the body drawn.

Also realized I unconsciously avoided hands and feet, so I need to make a point not to Liefeld any more.

MikeyMegaMega tutorial – “gym fit girls”

From another MikeyMegaMega tutorial. Needta be able to draw those heroines. Took me an hour to do the first 15 minutes of this 30 minute video. I’d do the second half but I gotta get up in six hours for work. Tomorrow, I reckon.

Second half will focus on upper body musculature, as opposed to lower.