According to the non-existing experiment schedule, Day 3 is doodle-day! Granted, once I threw myself at the empty paper I did make some minor discoveries concerning shading AND attempted some light tracing.
After failing a couple of portraits I had to look into the majestic world of Warhammer 40K in order to draw the basic shape of a head from a Tau Warrior (GTFO Tau haters!). I say basic because the actual design is pretty basic itself.
I am not sure whether tracing is cheating or not (it's not) but it certainly helps in order to teach your muscle memory. I opened the D&D Third Edition Monster Manual and immediately flipped the pages to D, for Dragons (as you do...). After tracing the head and part of the wings I tried to do the rest with the "look and draw" technique. There are three different types of legs on the poor Bronze Dragon.
I added the little man later (he is there in the Manual as well) without looking and got the scale roughly right. I wouldn't want to run into that, ever (even though they are Lawful Good). Going through him I realised how different shades help out when using a single pencil.
The rest are just little bits and pieces including an amp pedal I have here in the lair.
Day 4 will probably include watching Sheldon Borenstein videos before putting pencil to paper.
For now, y'all enjoy the weekend!
- Frixos Masouras 2014
PS. LONG LIVE DIO (July 10th 1942 - May 16th 2010)