Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Doodle 070 - Warrior Princess Bubblegum and a Self-portrait.

Lately I have been wanting to just draw strong female characters, I guess it is because at the moment I am battling my own demons and trying to get better while recovering my drawing skill.

I still feel my drawing hand is rather stiff, but thanks to drawing every day I have started to be able to sit here and try for longer periods of time. Soon I will start simple character design exercises and see how I do. I have a couple of ideas for interactive Fridays that will challenge my imagination.

When you try to shut off a big part of yourself away it takes a while to coax it back out into the light, and in a way you could say it is similar to working out again after not doing any exercise for years, it is painful at first, but after a while it becomes easier, and eventually it is second nature. My poor imagination is so rusty and filled with cobwebs and blocks that it is hard to come up with interesting things sometimes, so bear with me as I delve into my own crazy mind and rescue my inspiration.

Today I drew Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time, she has been a rather strong princess for several of the past episodes, she is made of sugar, but she sure can pack a punch:

Warrior Princess Bubblegum - red mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 15 mins.

Then I tried my hand at a self-portrait... I am bad at them, I much rather draw other people/things, but it is a good exercise on time to time, still, I am not sure it really looks like me that much:

Self-portrait - red mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 10 mins.


Jan said...

Beautiful both! You make a great super hero. You are a fantastic strong woman and we all enjoy watching your growth! Carry on!

Drawing Saudade said...

@Jan: Thanks so much. Onwards I go!