From the "Practice What You Preach" file.
Many of you have heard may talk about doing something creative everyday to keep your skills sharp
Here is an example of how that practice helps me as well.
Recently, I noticed one of my daughters in a relaxed stance while watching TV. The profile caught my artistic eye. After shouting "Don't move!" I hurried to grab my sketch pad and casually went to work. Here's what I came up with. I plan to eventually convert this into a completed digital painting, but even if not, it was great exercise:
I then began another sketch based on that pose that fleshed out more detail and began to give the character more personality even with subtle facial expressions:
This final sketch is an example of how I love sketching robots mostly because their gangling form resembles the artist's mannequin many of us have so often used: