Happy Friday everyone!
So while last week’s challenge was pretty fun, but Week 4 has been a bit challenging for us both – Su’s had a pretty busy and exciting week at work on top of being unwell, while I was caught up in the drama of the Kumamoto Earthquakes in Japan (luckily – my town only had some strong shaking and no damage but it’s a long story – you can read about it on my blog!)
But regardless, we both managed to pull through and draw our pictures. Which I’m glad we both did – if anything it was a test of our dedication to the project and we both stuck to it.
This week’s theme was Su’s choice and she picked the Assassin’s Creed universe – the challenge being to draw us both in a scenario relating to the games. This series has been one we both bonded over when we first met so it’s pretty close to our hearts. Also – it’s totally cool.
Materials: Promarkers, graphite pencil, watercolour paint, fine liner.
Su says “I decided to draw us as novice assassins with the great Leo da Vinci calibrating our wrist blades. Possibly the greatest character in the entire series.
Next time I’d like to try a more natural set up, perhaps one character should have been poised at the end of the table (not sure Leo would like someone sitting on his piles of Codex).
I tried to use Rembrandt’s light and shadow and some good old chiaroscuro, definitely need to give that another go with more patience.”
Materials: ProMarkers/Copics, fine liners
This week I’m not entirely happy with the piece I produced as I found it hard to focus. Originally, I had a really ambitious picture in mind, and I wanted to focus on architecture in relation to the characters. Backgrounds are by far my weakest area – so I need to work on this!
I drew us both in the scenario where you must blend in the crowd. This is mostly just developing my character style, expressions and speed drawing.
In terms of how long it took I’m actually pretty pleased (done in less than an hour!) and it’s a concept piece if anything. I’m happy with the colour scheme too – practicing with muted colours, skin tones and a sketchy style.
Next week we’ll be back with our new theme and images – if you’d like to leave some feedback, or suggest a future theme please drop us a comment below!