Day 7,8,9,…,11 in the Skecthbook Challenge

There are men who fight one day and are good. Others fight for a year and are better. There are some that fight for many years, and are far better. But there are those who fight all their lives; those, are the indispensable ones. -Bertolt Brecht

MADNESS!!!!! Yes it has been very stressful these past few days, so much I ended up not working on the sketchbook for two full days D:

I came back to it today, and I have made progress. How much progress? Well, let’s see: I made an introduction page for the overall theme which is “The Last Word Spoken” (I changed my theme from “The Science of Story” to this one) and I have in mind an “about the artist” page for the last two pages of the sketchbook, so that killed 4 pages that I dont have to worry about anymore *sigh*. On the down side, I have 2 drawings I have finished sketching but Im not too pleased with, so I keep putting off adding color. *hangs head in shame*. Life is difficult!

Enough drama. Here is what I have done since day 6:

Intro page… its not the first two page, as the first two pages are a dedication and I posted that on the first day!

After making the intro page, -remember this drawing?- well I went back to it, and changed a few things… still NOT pleased with it. Any suggestions?

This is an add on from something I had in mind for this sketchbook in the first place, but since the theme changed it would not fit with the new theme… however, time is too precious to waste old ideas :p

The idea seemed so interesting and possible… now it seems MEH and when I think of all the detail on the hair… *sigh* I need a hammer!!! Got one?

What’s going on here? Well there is a broken birdcage, or seems like one… any suggestions as to what to do with it?

This one was one of those ideas you get right after you think you have all your ideas figured out… yep, this one was a saver, as I love it, and it was fun to sketch.

Wondering how it looks with color? :p

And this is it from me…ย  I have one more drawing from Maya, and I left it for the end as it is her last contribution to this mad challenge. Her sketchbook is already on the mail, making its way to NY Brookling… hooray for Maya!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Maya’s version of Jekyll and Hide. Artist: Maya Doan. Model: Maya Doan. lol.

I have only two more pages to think of what to do with… and about everything else to color, ink, finish, and GO! How many days are left? Ugh! Don’t even go there.

Day 6 in the Skecthbook Challenge

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. Jules Renard

Its been two days full of brainstorming, sketching, and finally applying color. I don’t think I have a back anymore because I don’t feel any pain… I should feel some pain, right? Moving on… Today I have nothing from dear Maya… sometimes, in the middle of a deadline and all the madness, you need a few hours (more like a day) to re-think the whole thing and get your ideas in order.

Maya will surely be joining me again in the next post ๐Ÿ™‚

Now I’ll stop babbling and get to the showing.

The finished drawing of the Dream Sketch I did inspired on the Korean movie Bi-Mong. You think my sketch is weird? The movie is even more!

Okay! Lets have fun for a little bit, this time around I’ll show you the whole coloring process ๐Ÿ˜‰

I also have the next drawing sketched out, but need to add a few more details to it. I’ll be completing that one today (hopefully) and tomorrow is the beginning of the end!! 8 More days until April 30th.

Day 5 in the Skecthbook Challenge

I don’t care where my season may end, as long as the end overcomes the impossible. Silvio Rodriguez

I know I have skipped 2 days, but things in the real world got a bit complicated *sigh* … In this post I will still give you the progress of the past two days that for me have not been much. I finished a sketch, and now I’m in the middle of applying the ink. I have not finished with it, but I have to put it down for a bit so I can get a sense of whats happening.

Meanwhile I will share it with you, and also take my time to share Maya’s latest drawings which are amazing.

Maya went back to her Music Muse (as I call it) and did some final details:

and this is her latest drawing! Love it!

Alright so from my part; I got inspired from this Korean movie titled Bi-Mong (Dream) and did some sort of dream sequence which is not completely understandable, but bear with me on this one lol.

First I will post the original sketch, the one that was made right after watching the movie.

this one is the final sketch… like I said, I’m still in the process of applying the ink. Almost done though :p

I changed a few things here and there, and moved them around to fit better the sketchbook dimensions, and also because I thought the composition would look better.

I’ll have more by tonight, and hope that tomorrow I can have half the sketchbook done o.O

The Finished Works of Day 2 in the Sketchbook Challenge

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. Isaac Asimov

As promised (more to myself than anything… must keep up the discipline!!) Here I have the finished drawings of some of today’s sketches… Hope you like them ๐Ÿ™‚

As always Maya’s drawing first ๐Ÿ˜€ :

my drawing:

Tomorrow (or rather today in a few hours) ill have some more awesome drawings from Maya -she is working on a very good one; and perhaps some finished drawings from me.

Day 2 of the Skecthbook Challenge

The best time for planning a book is while youโ€™re doing the dishes. Agatha Christie


Like I said, Im going to keep track of all the progress I make here, and as my honored guest joining me on this adventure I have my friend Maya Doan. Her artwork is very cool, with lots of details, and emotion… she is a great artist.

Today I will be posting unfinished sketches; as I had promised to do this last night, but I got home really late and my blog had to suffer the negligence… what else is new? o.O

First let me give you a dose of really cool artwork I gathered from around the web to get inspired on my very own… enjoy!

and we can’t leave out the amazing Miyazaki and his Castle in the Sky

The City of Laputa

Alright so here is what we have; Maya first! ๐Ÿ˜‰

She had done the sketch and left out putting the detail and the ink for later.

and now mine… its unfinished as I have to apply the ink:

and this one has taken me forever to get it right… still need to fix a few things before I apply the color.

Tonight (yes I will do it tonight)ย  ill be posting the finished works of some of these lol, and Maya’s of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰