After watching the trailer for Rogue One, I felt inspired to put some characters I've been developing into a Star Wars scene. I took progress shots as I went to hopefully show a little bit of the process.
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I discovered this post from over a year ago. It's still relevant so I'll post it here. It's surprising how quickly drawing can become a chore. I have talked before about the importance of keeping your drawing fun . I think all too often as an artist you can get into a rut of drawing when you are tired and quickly associate the two together. I think it's important to draw at different times of the day in different locations. To achieve this you will need to carry your sketchbook around with you wherever you go. There is always small moments where you can be drawing, waiting for an appointment or bus for example. All too often we reach for an electronic device to fill those small moments, however if you are an artist, you can easily bag these times to do a quick sketch. You also need to find a way to draw that is natural to you. This sounds obvious and easy and if you aren't paying attention it might seem like this would be impossible not to do. I have found it is
It was Robert Crumb's 70th birthday the other day so I drew this Melbourne street scene in a crumbesque drawing style. Like many cartoonists I started out being obsessed by Crumb's work and it showed a lot in my early work. I have tried to work away from this and I hope my style today is more my own than anyone else's. Although, it is hard not to look like crumb when you are doing black and white comics with cross hatching. Look closely enough Crumb's work and you can see Basil Wolverton , Thomas Nast , or E.C.Segar .