Last year I shared some of the prep for a challenge I planned to partake in during February called the Emotion Challenge. The goal was to create a portrait of different characters with varying expressions to improve my skills in being dynamic with my drawings. Around day 11 of the challenge, I stopped. Overall, it was a failure because I did not complete it, though some of my favorite portraits are in this collection from what was created.
Mermaids aren't use to telling their own stories… . . . I think I've might have created a character I want to come back to in the future. Feel like she would have a good story to share. Also, not really for certain why I keep writing "Day" on these since I will probably work on these project when I can over this month and maybe next. #embarrassed #mermaid #practicemakesperfect #newyearsresolution @theshortestsoubrette #dalerrowney
However! That failure is not going to stop me from trying again this year. I plan to do something different though from the last time I tried this. This time I’m sticking to one character like the other versions of this prompt suggests. (Check out Hopefully this will help me be able to draw a character more consistently, and by working with a similar face I can improve the expressions.
It took a bit, but as I was pondering which character to do this challenge with, my current D&D character kept coming to my mind. Her name is Alavara Draxid, a Sun Elf Sorceress. So after this challenge I’ll hopefully have a better understanding of elven anatomy as well, which I’m sure will come in handy later.
What Are The Rules of This Challenge?
- Each day, draw a character with a different emotion.
- Share your progress however is comfortable with you.
That’s it really. Simple enough. The list I created above is the collection of emotions I’m going to try to figure out how to draw again this year. I haven’t decided if I’ll be sharing through Instagram stories or just a post, but I’ll definitely be sharing the progress through that social media. At the end of each week, I plan to share an update here of my progress as well.
It would be such a blast to have you join me! Share where you plan to post your progress in the comments below, or keep an eye out for the round-up post I plan to make at the end of February/early March and share your finish collection there as well!
Thank you all for reading,
Jessi, the ArtsyRobotz