Today I ran out of space in my scratchbook. All the pages are used up!
Before I put it away and pick another, let's flick through.
WARNING! There will not be much that is pretty in this post
These notebooks are used for absolutely everything you could imagine. Initial planning stages of ideas were never intended to be seen by anyone and are extremely raw and rough.
This is on the first page of the book. I don't recall the context. There is a date 1/1/2012. Honestly I'm impressed that I made an attempt to sketch something from life that far back, even if it's a 5 minute biro scribble on lined paper.
After that there's mostly miscellaneous notes and writing and shopping lists and such. The book didn't see regular/heavy use until January this year.
This is fun. Here I am trying to do gestures to make a strong pose for a cartoon character I had an idea for, a tribal warrior Dunkleosteus (it's an extinct armored fish). I think the central gesture was better than what I eventually did. Oh well.
Here's something really unusual: I'm trying to design a structure to build in Minecraft. The concept is the hulk of a crashed airship that was subsequently converted into a house.
I have plans to do some dedicated studying of buildings and architecture at some later date, to improve my perspective drawing and, uh. Minecraft related creativity. haha. I'm a big baby who still plays with digital legos.
Here I had an idea for a fantasy painting with a Tengu (Japanese bird-demon) perched on a rooftop overlooking a decorative garden, but I wussed out partly because I had no idea how to do the composition and partly because I didn't have the anatomy/construction skills to do it the way I wanted. But I will not forget him... one day he'll come to life.
This is a very important page because it's where it all begins! I am on a bus on the way home from my parents house, it's a long ride of many hours so I start to draw plant and tree details that I see outside the window and put a fantasy spin on some of them. There is THE LIST of study subjects that I have been following in my sketchbook project!
Final page, a face sketch from a photo, and an imagination drawing: using what I have learned from the cat studies I tried to make a realistic anatomy Mew from Pokemon. It's... mildly horrifying. haha.