Day 1 of Wicked Nature: Solar/Sun Witch ☀️🌾💛🍂🌻. A strong start so I hope the rest have consistent quality. I should explain this challenge, it's 18 days instead of 31 to give myself some breathing room for one thing. The challenge itself is to design a witch based on something from nature as you'll see in the second slide. I had a lot of fun drawing the witches last year for Inktober so I thought I would focus on them this year! I did draw a solar witch in 2017 but I forgot to add her to this post, maybe I'll compare them on my story. I got much more detailed here and drew her full body with a background, the only downfall it has is that I'm not satisfied with the colors. They don't quite fit, they're more autumnal, but the autumn sunshine is beautiful and I do want to relish the season this month so. yea. I also brought back the stones and a fake flower I found near Michaels a few days ago!
2018-2017-2016-2015. I've improved for sure, but which year do you think I did the best? This year, I think I did best with coloring and linework, but Ren is still a difficult character to draw. His scars were a challenge because I haven't quite figured out how they look from all angles. My anatomy still needs work too. Last year I did well with the folds of the cloak, but it's colored in a streaky, blotchy way even though I prefer the color I used. The expressions also seem reserved to me. Other than that I think it's pretty good. In 2016 I used all colored pencils, which I considered for this year but a big problem I had both then and now was a lack of solid coloring with that medium. It does help create the windy energetic effect but that's about it. I also avoided black outlines for some parts, but not all, which doesn't look great. This was the best drawing of Ren out of all of them and the overall thing was pretty dynamic (you can also see the way the wind is blowing around). As for 2015, this is the worst linework out of the bunch and the mixed media take didn't work at all. I was still getting used to markers and it shows. I like their expressions and Rina's hair to an extent but it's a bit stiff and unrefined. So anyway. tell me what you guys think, your favorite one, and any general tips for how to make my art better!
🇪🇬 Egypt: The second-to-last in this series. Took me long enough! I wanted to do an African nation this time and I thought Egypt, with its Arab and Mediterranean influence, would be interesting. Hopefully I got this accurate, pictured here: kebab, kushari, eggah ('aggat el-bayd), falafel, kofta, feteer meshaltet, qamar el din (apricot juice), sugarcane juice, macaroni bechamel, shawerma, flatbread, and figs. I really want to try the apricot juice and feteer meshaltet, what about you guys?