Day Eight: Star
It was inspired partly by the ongoing analogy in My Fugitive, whose protagonist based her mindset and values heavily on the story of a man who, upon finding thousands of starfish stranded on the beach, started throwing them into the sea.
Another man saw him doing this and commented, "You know, it doesn't matter how many you throw; you'll never be able to save them all."
The first man smiled at him, picked up another starfish, and tossed it into the ocean. "It mattered to that one."
Day Nine: Precious
I decided to do this drawing in marker, with a pencil sketch beneath. In retrospect, I should also have put a piece of cardboard beneath, haha; there was so much ink on the table. >_<
I need to practice clothing folds more; these ones look all wrong to me. It is now my artistic duty to stare intently at wrinkled clothes! But hey, at least I know where I need to improve.
Day 10: Flowing
Sadly, I didn't have time to add a background before I had to run out the door - the whole thing was kind of a rush job - but when/if the mood strikes me, I might make a better version of this, probably digitally.
Day 12: Whale
Day 13: Guarded
I'll draw my other idea another day, when I have time to do it justice instead of having to rush out the door like I did after drawing this.
Day 14: Clock
Day 15: Weak
On the upside, drawing traditionally DOES force me to tone down on the nitpicking, adapt to my mistakes instead of simply undoing them (the striped shirt hides the fact that one shoulder's line was in the wrong place), and finish the picture in a more reasonable amount of time than I would if I had an undo button to enable the perfectionism I'm working to overcome.
It also gives me this chance to internally chuckle at the fact that the panel with the difficult perspective turned out better than the one in an easy pose, haha. Granted, I did the latter without a sketch, because I was deliberately trying to get this one done quickly so I'd have time to work on Just Cause.
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