I had another post planned for today, but I was having trouble with one of the files…so it’ll go up next Monday.
Instead of that post, I present ‘Chodrak’ the Northern Wanderer.
There’s always a stage in these drawings where I think to myself ‘why did I draw that line’. With Chodrak it happened early. I drew the line that started the touque and cringed. You’d never know it to see the finished drawing, at least I don’t think so. He turned out quite well, but I tell you there was a lot of self doubt in the early stages.
Sometimes, you just need to put the drawing down and come back to it later.
The Daily Drawing – ‘Eye Monsters’ series is an exercise in creativity. Each day, I start by drawing the ‘same’ set of eyes somewhere on the two page spread of my sketchbook. Granted as you can see in the image above, they’re not exactly the same.
When I start the drawing, I don’t know what kind of creature I’m going to draw, so my goal is to make them as different as I can. The only limits, are the size of the paper and my imagination.
I like to think of this exercise as an extension of one we had to do in school, where a student would draw a random line on paper, and then pass it on to the next student, who had to turn that line into an image. It was one of my favourite exercises.
My goal is to draw 100 of these characters…by that time, I’ll be ready for a new set of eyes, and perhaps some new drawing rules.