Gemstone Challenge Day 12: Turquoise Amulet

A pencil sketch of a child wearing a protective turquoise amulet and bracelet.The birthstone of December, turquoise has also been known for its protective qualities.  I imagine that it’s the perfect gem to create an amulet for those you love, so today’s sketch is of a child wearing a turquoise amulet and bracelet.  They were given to her by her parents and grandparents to protect her when they could not.

Unfortunately, my hand became a little cramped today, so we’re back to posting the pencil sketches.  I’m still planning to complete the Gemstone Streak Challenge, but I’ll probably stop at the pencil sketches for the last two themes as well.  After my hand’s had the chance to rest up, I’ll go back and ink and color them.  It should keep me busy for a little while. ^u^

Today marks the end of the monthly birthstones!  Tomorrow’s theme is Tiger Eye.  I’m looking forward to it!

Gemstone Challenge Day 6: The Pearl Moon (Sketch Version)

A lady in Eastern dress views the moon from a tree.

Another sketch for the Gemstone Challenge!  I’m quite looking forward to coloring this one in. :3

Today I wanted to try something a little different for the composition. Instead of an actual gemstone, as I’ve done all week, I used a figurative ‘pearl’ – the moon. I think it will be quite pretty painted all in pastel shades. Also, I am not sure how I want to render the leaves, so I just used a preset, textured brush as a placeholder. 🙂

Fun fact: Her outfit and hairstyle are inspire by ancient Chinese court dress, but are by no means accurate!  Historic Chinese costumes are so intricate, flowing, beautiful – I’d like to draw more outfits inspired by these fashions.

Gemstone Challenge: The Emerald Knight (sketch version)

A black-and-white digital sketch of a knight holding a sword with an emerald pommel stone. And so the Gemstone Streak Challenge continues with the theme Emerald! So here we have the Emerald Knight, loyal vassal of the Diamond Queen (who I will draw in the future!).  Naturally, the gemstone in the pommel of his sword is an emerald. ^^

Today I was quite busy and only had the energy left to complete the sketch/inked version, so I’ll just post this for now. :3  I may color it tomorrow, if I finish the Pearl-themed entry early, or the poor knight may have to wait until I’ve finished the challenge to gain his colors.  We’ll see!

#Sketchtember Day 30: Sign

TeaserAlmost done~!

Whew, it’s the last day of #Sketchtember!  And it looks like River and Cloud are working on something. . . but it’s not quite ready yet!  So please wait a little longer~

Today’s sketch s wonderfully meta, as we continue to work on our webcomic!  Hopefully we can announce the title and launch date soon.  In the meantime, keep an eye on this blog and my Twitter as we head into Inktober~!

#Sketchtember Day 29: Magician

Cards 1 sketch watermarked

Do you dare to see what’s in the cards?

More of Miss Magician for #Sketchtember!  She’s so fun to draw, she might show up a lot during Inktober too. . .  I mean, just look at that smirk!

I’m not entirely happy with this sketch either.  I know how I want to draw, but my skills aren’t good enough yet. . . . it’s a little frustrating.  Gotta level up fast!

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I used a reference for this sketch!  Another great Sailor Sakky pose:

#Sketchtember Day 28: Cards

Cards 2Pick a card, any card.

I wanted to draw this girl again before #Sketchtember is over. . . so here she is, offering you her cards!  Which will you choose. . . ?

Today I tried to vary the line with a little.  Not sure I quite ‘got’ it yet, but practice practice!

#Sketchtember Day 27: Coven

Hexx Coven conceptWitching hour? Please.  Our time lasts much longer than that.

This sketch took several hours, and I’m still not quite happy with it. :/  Oh well.  The important thing is that it’s (kinda) finished, right?

(I started color tests for this piece also, so I may post that tomorrow, depending on how it goes.  🙂 )