I finally finished the 9th sketch for the event, featuring a worker robot finding a pot of plant. Honestly spending late night finishing sketches in intricate shading with a 0.05 pen really took a toll on my right hand and mind. I need to refrain from the crosshatching shading and just settle on simple lines/shading.
So tonight, I managed to draw two sketches of feminine robots, both to catch up the March of Robots, and to hopefully celebrate the International Woman’s day in an appropriate manner. This proved truly difficult, as I have to combat both my fatigue and the difficulty to design composition and shading for each sketch.
Last night I missed a sketch due to the night lesson (which is in every Tuesday). Tonight, I drew a sketch of a disgruntled border patrol robot checking the pass, while the twin guns above him aim for the applicant should they decide to do something dangerous and extreme.
After work, I’m not sure if I have enough time to draw a sketch for March of Robots tonight. Yet here I am, completing a sketch of my new robot OC (a cyclop mother robot searching for scraps to feed her progeny, which are in her “backpack”) for the event, complete with the shading (done entirely with a 0.05 pen.). I guess my work is done here.
Somehow, after finishing two sketches today, I decided to finish the fourth sketch for the March of Robots. Glad to know I can finally catch up with the event.
So I just realized the March of Robots began 3 days ago, and I forgot about it due to work. Deciding to catch up, I drew around 3 sketches starting 2 days ago. I may not be able to draw a sketch a day, but I hope to complete at least 10 sketches this month, if I could.
For the theme, I plan to just draw my robot OCs I created during Inktober 2 years ago, tho depending on situation, I may or may not draw some TF chars as well during this month.
I understand that my art skills may be shaky due to not drawing much for a month, plus some physical condition of my right hand. Still, I wish to use it as an opportunity to practice in expanding my art skills and concept.
That said, here is the process of the 3 sketches.
So tonight, I finally completed a belated sketch of Ratchet/Arcee for Valentine’s day. I decided to keep the poses and content simple for convenience.
Since it’s Valentine’s day, I decided to draw a sketch of my OTPs for celebration, and I chose Lugnut/Strika, despite the fact I am not familiar of Lugnut’s design at all, and the fact my hands hurt from the stress. Due to this, my inking has gone rusty. I may draw another sketch of another OTP of mine later.
So continuing on the last sketch, I decided to colour it on Photoshop. Drawing the base colour and filling it with gradients of lighting and shading is quite fine, but then I realized that with the black lines, it looks grungier than I expected, so I decided to just put gradients on lines directly.