I used to do quite a bit of photography and a bit of drawing in high school and early college but kind of fell out of it.
Just for fun I am thinking of doing some sort of illustrated story about a penguin who really wants to fly. Not sure if I will make it more like a comic or what. Regardless I need to remember how to draw again.
Here is the first thing I have drawn in quite a few years. I am not really happy with the ocean and even less happy with the close ice but I can't figure out how to make it better.
I'd also suggest looking up some reference, so the penguin is more accurate (even if he's a cartoony penguin) and so your background is more interesting/"involved".
I have been reworking it, trying to make it more interesting. Still having a hard time making ice interesting and have found that drawing water is very difficult. I am having a hard time finding examples of other pieces of work that do a good job with large expanses of water.
NightDragon: I am kind of trying to avoid drawing with pencil to get started. One of my big problems in the past was outlining everything too much which, given a pencil, I tend to do. But I agree that the color is a problem. I will probably try leaving out color for awhile.
Thoughts on this one?
You should stop using excuses and learn to draw using a pencil. It's very versatile and lots of fun to use, and you'll learn fundamental techniques you should know before jumping into the digital medium. Learn to walk before you run etc.
Ill post some variety of pencil and paper creation in the next couple days.
Its more of a sketch, I didn't draw it big enough to get all details I wanted in there.