Today, after an interview, I decide to just finish 3 sketches involving Satellite-bot and her tiny astronaut robot friend, to catch up with March of Robot. I am a bit disappointed with some sketches, particularly the first one. However, I’m pretty tired, and as I remember, “Finished, Not Perfect”, I may try to draw more refined sketches soon. Also, Depending on condition, I may or may not draw more than one sketches each day to catch up with the event.
So tonight I realized I may not have much free time this week due to several events. Due to this, I decide to hasten the drawing pace and hurry up the March of Robots routine to complete at least 20 of them this month, if I’m lucky.
Both sketches are different in characters. One with 3 floating bots I drew in Inktober (now with different configurations of “skirts” as petals of different flowers. I might make some adjustments later), and one with the flying bot, where I made him bird-like in design to distinguish him from other flying humanoid robotic characters in the past. I might need to work better in the shading and the sketches in the future.
This afternoon, I managed to complete 2 more sketches. The sketches is about Police Bot again, only now with another different version. In my headcanon of my robot characters, there are at least 2 types of common police robots: the ones built for speed, and the ones built for strength/endurance. While both types do not get along well due to their different style of work, I can see a buddy cop show story of a speed/tank duo learning how to get along.
Drawing both characters can be tricky since I haven’t truly finalized the designs of both characters, particularly the tank-police bot. Nevertheless, those sketches can be seen as concept art, and good for future ideas.
So after taking a rest for days, I managed to finish a sketch for the event. This time a type of police bot made for speed, as opposed to other types of police bots. Depending on situation, I may or may not draw more of the sketches today.
So, today I planned to take a rest after drawing 5 days/nights straight. But then I woke up early this morning and unable to sleep back, I decide to just spend this morning finishing a sketch I drew yesterday. For convenience, I decide to just shade by the 0.1 pen instead of the 0.05 pen, and also wring with the robot designs. I really need to work in the practice for anatomy and robot designs.
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.