Day 30: Redraw a previous challenge.
The challenge was to redraw a previous day’s subject. I suppose the purpose is to see if you’ve improved. Instead of looking back at the beginning of the Newbie Artist Training Grounds, however, I went all the way back. The first picture you see here is my very first post of the blog back in April, and the latter is in the style I do for the blog today. I don’t know if I’ve improved much as an artist, but Princess Chrysalis’s appearance sure has evolved!
And that ends it! Starting next time we’ll be back on the moon searching for Princess Luna.
Day 29: Draw a pony celebrating.
It’s been quite a busy month. Among other things, we walked on stilts, played thumb war, attempted a front flip, and defused a bomb. Just one more day and this month is over! Except that I (the mod) am moving to a new apartment tomorrow and may be late in drawing it. We’ll see.
Day 28: Draw a pony charging.
TF2 reference today! I’m pretty lousy at the game, but it’s fun. I feel so, so bad when I play heavy (the easiest class) and a medic comes up and ubers me. More often than not I end up killing no one. I hate how medics immediately find a heavy and stick with them. Leave me alone and heal the people who are actually helping us win!
Day 27: Draw a fancy pony
You’re looking lovely, Princess! I think this is my favorite picture to come out of the Training Grounds so far.
Day 26: Draw a pony finding a treasure.
The Newbie Artist Training Grounds is almost finished! I’m keeping a pretty good pace throughout, only getting one day behind in the middle of the month. Last year I let several stack up and had to push a few out really fast.
Day 25: Draw a pony singing.
Rehearsing for when the big day finally comes!
Day 24: Draw a pony with a secret.
Good thing she didn’t pull the string to open the secret compartment of my secret box, revealing an embarrassing snapshot of Vespa at the Christmas party!
Day 23: Draw a pony in the dark.
After pencils, my favorite art medium is scratchboards. For those unfamiliar, you carve into scratchboard with a knife, which cuts the black layer away. I like to draw things similarly as I would with a pencil, and it gives the picture a cool inverted look. Of course, with Photoshop you can just invert it after you draw black on white, but that’s not as fun. There’s one really, really nice thing about Photoshop however; you can erase your knife cuts.
Day 22: Draw a pony with a friend.
This is the third time I’ve drawn this changeling girl. She really needs a name.
Day 21: Draw a pony helping someone/ reaching out.
Now I face out, I hold out
I reach out to the truth of my life
Seeking to seize on the whole moment, yeah.