Sunday, June 25, 2017

Daily Sketch Day 80 - Pigs

On this 80th day, I'm still on Drawing Farm Animals.  What with  just 19 more days left, I'd like to circle back to quadrupeds. So my drawing for the day- pigs.  I sketched these out faster than my normal.  I kept my drawings loose and decided to do away with colors and just added a bit of white in some areas. Because it's Sunday, I'd like to finish early so I can relax after.

Daily Sketch Day 79 - Turkey

Today's sketch is a Turkey, the bird not the country. It's a complicated-looking bird to draw with all the overlapping feathers it has. And so I just loosely sketched groups of shapes for simplicity. It took me awhile and a number of repeats before I got to this stage. As always, it's not perfect but I like it enough to say it's done.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Daily Sketch Day 76 - Swans Marching

Swans Marching
Today's waterfowl is a swan.  Swans are beautiful animals known  for being graceful and peaceful to look at. But can be aggressive when any intruder gets close to their nests and younglings. The baby swan is called a cygnet, and stays with  the mother for the first six months of life.  In my drawing, the mother swan seems to be coaching the baby swan how to take a big stride . Cute, huh?

Daily Sketch Day 75 - Ducklings

Today's Daily sketch is a  group of ducklings.  Ducklings depend on their mother for survival, to feed them,  shelter them  and protect from predators. But sometimes, they are orphaned if their eggs hatched quite late and the mother left the nest and led her ducklings to water.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Daily Sketch Day 74 - Chinese Geese

There's less than a month left in my 100-Day Sketch Challenge, so for these next few weeks, I'll be drawing animal groups for only a few days to cover as much different species as I can before the end. Still continuing with the drawing-birds series, I'll be drawing waterfowls in the next few days. First up is the Chinese Goose. This domestic breed descended from the wild swan goose, which can be distinguish from other geese by the strongly developed basal knob on the upper side of the bill. These bird have exceptional hearing and eyesight, aggressive, extremely vigilant, very loud and very hard to shut them up, that they had been used like guard dogs by the police in some parts in rural China. They had been known to spread their wings and attack strangers entering someone's home. Beware!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Daily Sketch Day 65 - Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Euarasian Tree Sparrow
Photo ref cr: Tonji Ramos

This bird is known in the Philippines as a Mayang Simbahan (Church Maya), probably because it's  usually seen, peddled and sold outside the churches. But it's actually called the Eurasian Tree Sparrow, found in Eurasia and Southeast Asia.  While this bird is viewed as a pest in some parts of Australia, in China and Japan it is widely celebrated in oriental art. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Daily Sketch Day 62 - Paroaria


I discovered this bird while researching for today's sketch subject.. It's the Red-crested Cardinal. known as the Paroaria.  It's a songbird with a prominent red head and chest that belongs to the tanagers species and not the cardinals species despite the name. One thing's for sure, I will never run out of subjects to draw, and it would probably take me a hundred lifetimes to cover all the different species just in the animal and bird category alone. I haven't started with the fishes, insects and humans yet.  No more excuse for me to say that I don't know what to draw.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Kitten Playing - Drawing & Painting Process (Time-lapse)


        This painting is part of my Daily Sketch personal project, using. ArtRage 4 as my drawing app. It has a script recorder that records all the brush strokes that I did. I always start with a rough sketch of the subject, Then adjusting the size, construction, and proportion as I go. For the kitten's fur, I used the brush preset called Mimosa.mostly. Then with the Palette Knife tool I scraped and smudged the colors into hair at the edges.

Music used: Hyperfun by Kevin Macleod ( Incompetch. com)