I thought I would do something different for today’s sketch. I wanted to show how I do a fairly quick sketch. So I gave myself 30 minutes to sketch something starting – which included scanning the steps I took (7 in all).
Okay, I thought I would start a little differently. I started off with a gold pen that I seldom use. I just scribbled a bunch of lines here and there. I kind of had an idea that I wanted to do some sort of figure, but that was about it:
From there I turned the page around and took a moment to see what I could find within the squiggles. I could see a basic figure within all of this so I took a 30% cool grey prisma color brush pen and started blocking it in:
Then I took the 40% and 50% brush pens and started to add values to bring out and shape the figure a bit more:
Then I decided to take a nice black ink brush pen and rough in the figure a bit more with real quick strokes. I made sure to tell myself, “Don’t Get Distracted With Detail!” As it’s just a sketch I wanted to just work on the figure’s form and overall pose/gesture:
Okay, now I went back in with 60% and 70% brush pens and worked on lighting and the form some more. Just building it up bit by bit:
After that, more of the same – 80% and 90% brush pens:
Then some final black ink lines to finish it off. Just a fun sketch. And it all started off with some squiggly lines: