Firebird's Sketch of the Week Series

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Firebird, Apr 28, 2021.

  1. Firebird

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    As I mentioned in my Wrath of Khan comic book thread (https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/a-little-wrath-of-khan-comic-book-sketch.307439/), I'm taking some time every week in 2021 to draw something that catches my interest that week. This is to give myself a boost and restoke the artistic fires after last year put a serious dent in any motivation to be creative. I've been meaning for some time to create a parallel thread to share my artwork here in addition to my social media, so it's about time I get around to it.

    To start, I'd like to share the highlights of the last few months before getting to the most recent drawings. The first sketch was in late January, and was supposed to be of James Garner. Well, it had been years since I last made a serious effort at drawing portraits, and it didn't come out great. But it was a start!

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  2. Firebird

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    I spent a lot of February trying to rediscover what artistic style worked best for what I wanted to do, so I drifted back and forth between portraits, Trek, and various anime that I started rewatching.
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    A tribute portrait of Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music after his passing:
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    Jaken from Inuyasha:
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    A self-portrait, based on a photo I took a few years ago (which subsequently became my avatar here):
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    Ryo-Ohki from Tenchi Muyo:
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  3. Firebird

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    A lot of March was spent on my Wrath of Khan comic book adaption, but in between those, I still did some other material.

    Post-Third Impact, from The End of Evangelion:
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    A tribute to the Shatman:
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  4. Firebird

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    This month, I finally bought a set of Prismacolor pencils and made the jump into color sketches, to varying degrees of success. Overall, I think I still prefer regular greyscale sketching with my mechanical pencil for linework and a full set of normal pencils for shading.

    Gendo and Fuyutsuki from Evangelion:
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    Bones and Scotty do their part to mindscrew Mudd's androids:
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    Another Evangelion shot, of the main cast trying not to kill each other while crammed in an elevator:
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    Everyone's favorite tailor, Elim Garak:
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  5. Sgt_G

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    Incredible. :techman:
     
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  6. Firebird

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    With this week's sketch, I aimed at trying to capture the color palette and overall vibe from Norman Jewison's 1971 film adaption of Fiddler on the Roof, while still working on my color skills:

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  7. publiusr

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    That last is my favorite.
     
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  8. Firebird

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    This week's sketch would like to register a complaint before things get far too silly.

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    These are all great, nice work. :mallory:
     
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  10. StarCruiser

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    It's not dead, it's pining for the fjords!
     
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  11. Firebird

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    And we're back! This time, it's a drawing of my all-time favorite set from the entirety of the Star Trek franchise:
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  12. Firebird

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    Had some inspiration this evening to do a bonus sketch for this week, featuring the pets from some of my favorite anime and manga series.

    There's a trope that goes "everything's better with penguins," but if you ask Pen-Pen, I don't think he'd quite agree at the moment.
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