Every Sunday around here is that kick back and relax kind of days. It’s a time to reflect on the previous week, and think and plan about the coming week. It’s also the day I sketch the most.
I draw or sketch daily as it is, but Sundays tend to get more time devoted to it. Some of my best work has come from lazy afternoon Sunday sketches.
While this is not an official resolution, I thought I’d share my Sunday sketches this year.
My sketches usually start with just moving my pencil across the page to see what starts to happen. In this case, I started with a circle (head). From there I drew the curved line down right arm down to his hand. I really don’t know how a sketch will form but I knew this was going to be a random character with that second line after drawing the circle.
A few more lines and several adjustments, the character’s personality begins to form. This is the exciting part of the sketch as now I start to think about who the character is, where they’re from, and their back story.
A recent academy graduate of the Island Sentinels with the rank of two, Gorlon is faced with a tremendous obstacle!
That’s as far as this story goes for now. The fun part of these little character sketches is to continue building a story behind them. What’s he looking at? As a recent graduate of the academy, how did her earn the rank of two? What’s that tank for on his back? What’s the tremendous obstacle?
I encourage to find a few minutes once a week to just free sketch. You’ll never know what stories you’ll find at the end of your pencil.