Hello, and welcome to drawesome! We are a friendly community of fan-artists who enjoy drawing. We hope to inspire and motivate each other to practice and hone our drawing skills in a stress-free, supportive environment.
As a start, I'm thinking maybe weekly themed drawing exercises to get the ball rolling, as well as larger collaborative projects later on. Stay tuned!
Please feel free to drop by and say hello in the Introduce Yourself post. :)
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As a Drawesome Community Member, I intend to: (check all that apply to you)
Take part in the Weekly Challenges and/or other drawing exercises
Leave Feedback for our Artists
Participate in Discussions
Post Prompts and Ideas
Share information about Art-oriented Resources/Activities
Observe the community only, until I am able to contribute in one of the above
Do something else, which I will tell you about in the comments
It's been a few weeks since you joined this community, Have your expectations been met so far?
I have suggests on how to improve the community, which I will tell you about in the comments
Thanks for your input! :)
Fandom: Merlin (BBC)
Characters/Pairings: Arthur Pendragon (with Excalibur)
Content Notes: This one's a pencil sketch. My choice of object was inspired by this gif set on Tumblr. I had to make up certain parts of the sword for both perspective drawings, and found this YouTube vid really helpful as a starting point: How to draw a sword in perspective.
(Click for larger image at my journal)
For our fourth challenge:
One Object, Two Perspectives
Choose any object or artefact, and draw it from two different perspectives.
The object you choose to draw can be either fandom or non-fandom-related. It can be drawn from different angles. eg. front, top, side view, etc.
(Thanks to mific for the prompt ideas for this week's challenge)
A round-up post for submissions to this challenge will be done on Friday 28th July, 2017.
Happy drawing, everyone! :D
Here's a round-up of all entries submitted for the Weekly Challenge #3: Song Lyric Prompt:
- Good Morning Starshine by mific - Stargate Atlantis, Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Teen
- You Know By Now by alias_sqbr - The Adventure Zone, Lucretia and the Voidfish, G
- Bulletproof by goss - DCU, Wonder Woman, G
- Weekly Challenge #1 - Squiggle Challenge | Round-Up Post
- Weekly Challenge #2 - Word Prompt: Villainous | Round-Up Post
As usual, these challenges remain open to later entries.
Look for a new weekly drawing challenge to be posted tomorrow!
Fandom: Wonder Woman (2017), DCU
Content Notes: This is a quick one, sketched with pencil. Don't have the time to do a proper watercolour painting job as yet. So in the mean time, I've added some digital tinting in Photoshop, as well as played around with the lighting. I actually like the results. ^___^ Inspired by Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia (Ricochet, you take your aim, fire away...).
(Click for larger image at my journal)
In case anyone else has been hanging out for a panfandom remix exchange that allows for fanart as well as fanfic.
I've linked this a few places because I am super excited. Afaict the only other time there's been a panfandom fanart remix exchange was the one I ran in 2014, fanartremix. Which was lots of fun but taught me that I am not up for modding exchanges, so I have spent the last three years sadly waiting for someone else to create another opportunity. And now they have :D
If you want to see some other fanart remixes there was a bunch for Ladystuck Remix 2016.
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Characters/Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Content Notes: The morning after John and Rodney's first time. Warning only for extreme sappiness and fluff. Pencil drawing.
I happened to be listening to some old 'blast from the past' sixties classics, and felt like drawing the boys.
Rodney's so smug and happy the next morning John can't resist grabbing his guitar and singing 'Good Morning Starshine' to him - one of the first songs he ever learned to play. Rodney scoffs at the ridiculous 'nibby nabby noopy' lyrics, but he finds himself humming it off and on all day in the labs, and smiling. (Here's an especially cute Muppet version of the song).
( Please take a moment to fill out the poll below... )
...and then feel free to use the comments sections to elaborate on your choices, post questions, suggestions, advice, and any other discussion dealing with the topic.
For our third challenge:
Create a drawing inspired by a lyric from one of your favourite songs.
Include the song or lyric you used in the Content Notes when posting your work.
- Submissions for Weekly Challenges can be as simple as a quick doodle, or as elaborate as you wish.
- You have the option of submitting your entry as its own post, or by replying in the Comments section of this post.
- Posting Guidelines and Template can be found here.
A round-up post for submissions to this challenge will be done on Friday 21st July, 2017.
Happy drawing, everyone! ♪ ♫
Here's a round-up of all entries submitted for Weekly Challenge #2: Word Prompt - Villainous:
- Universe's Most Fashionable Villainess by korafox - Doctor Who, Missy, G
- Me A Monster by goss - Black Sails, Captain Flint, G
- Kolyaaa by mific - Stargate Atlantis, Acastus Kolya, G
- Samifer by amberdreams - Supernatural, Sam Winchester, G
- Kick-ass Dottie by mekare - Marvel's Agent Carter, Dottie Underwood, PG-13
- Red Demon by sexycazzy - Charmed, Balthazar (Cole), G
- Boredom Doodles by adafrog - Original art, G
- Poison Ivy by minoanmiss - DC Comics, Poison Ivy, G
As usual, weekly challenges will remain open to art submissions even after the week is up.
We would like to take a moment to especially thank all our members who have been posting art and comments to the community so far. We understand, as fellow artists, how much effort and courage it takes to create and post in a public space. So thank you for getting this new community off the ground - without you there would be no community. And we do look forward to further participation from our growing numbers here.
Look out for a new drawing challenge to be posted tomorrow morning! :D
Fandom: Marvel's Agent Carter
Characters: 'Dottie Underwood'
Content Notes: canon-level violence (she is a Red Room Graduate)
Medium: watercolour, inks (details in my journal)
Full art and WIP images in my journal
I wasn't quite sure if I should post this image-dump here so I posted it in my journal just in case.
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Characters/Pairings: Acastus Kolya
Content Notes: The villainous Kolya! Known by SGA fans as Kolyaaa for maximum villainous effect. The weird gun is a Genii model.
Plain pencil drawing
Pencil drawing with digitally added background
Title: The Witness
Fandom: Star Trek
Characters/Pairings: James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Spock, cat
Content Notes: pencil drawing done on a train (with a tired Dutch guy traveling home to Amsterdam sitting next to me)
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Our new drawing challenge this week will be a word prompt: VILLAINOUS
Thanks to all who have been commenting with prompts and ideas at the Prompts Post, and especially to chacusha for this week's word prompt.
A round-up post for submissions to this challenge will be done on Friday 14th July, 2017.
Happy drawing, everyone! \o/
Notes on Posting Artwork
- Posting Guidelines can be found here.
- Artists have the option of contributing artwork for the challenge by either (a) posting your own entry to the community or (b) commenting to this post with your artwork.
- Artists may submit multiple artworks for a challenge.
- Members are encouraged to submit artwork to each Weekly Challenge by Friday, to facilitate a weekly Round-Up post on Friday evenings, however the challenge will remain open to subsequent entries.