Still in the “I’m not sure what I’m doing with this, but I’m going to keep trying” phase of the Daily Drawings, I continued working in a variety of mediums and styles. I even went back to my partially-redrawn AD&D1e monster manual and added another illustration to it (the Giant Goat), while having fun with the OSR.
I also hit a few pieces I really like – the Defenders of the Obelisk at left here is probably my favourite early piece from this attempt at drawing stuff, and the Shunned One on the right (from the Empire of the Petal Throne RPG) made me realize that I was getting almost decent at this – certainly a lot better than my attempts at Drawlloween a few years ago.
Somewhere around the three week mark I started drawing dice. Dice are fun, and I had a lot of fun getting them all crinkly and weird and abused looking. These are pretty iconic of what I would love my “style” to be – Thick heavy bold lines detailed with little crunchy weird bits.
More dice (because everyone needs a natural 20 illustration at some point) and a return of the Gazing Beasts of Triumph Mesa – one of my cooler “monsters” from my B/X campaigns. I had a thing for various eyeball monsters like these and Obscene Eyes and of course Gibbering Mouthers.
And here the style from the dice starts to finally show up on other subjects. This kneeling imp is pretty much what I was trying to get to when I started this whole Daily Drawing exercise. A body shape that makes sense, bold lines, crinkly details… But I’ll keep experimenting as the days go on, with over 90 more drawings already done since these were drawn.
(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)