I've been pushing myself to have environments for my characters, to do this, I try to draw 3-4 5x4 illustrations a day. It's been fun but hard at the same time. I'm really getting use to characters interacting, trying to play with composition and character expressions. I don't think I have a problem with character expression, but I am working on eyes. As you can see below, I some characters have dots while others have a more natural looking eye. I like moving from one to the other. I mean some times a characters just calls for dots while another needs the natural eye look. I've learned that from studying Jon Klassen and Christian Robinson's work, they do the same thing it's whatever the character calls for!
I'm looking forward to doing more, but sticking to the 3-4 a day. Since they are small knocking out 4 in 2hrs, more or less, is doable but I'm also hoping to be able to sketch faster so when I'm in the sketch phase for assignments it will only take me few days to get the sketches knocked out and then revise!
Here are my goals for the next few weeks!
The Art of Play