Sketch-A-Day 001

Welcome to the first Sketch-A-Day post.  Learn more about the rules of and inspiration for Sketch-A-Day here.

What is it: Wonder Woman!  I’ve been in a Wonder Woman mood lately so she seemed the obvious choice.

How long it took: 9 minutes start to finish

How many sketches I did today: 3

Total time spent sketching: 36 minutes

Materials used: My Wacom Bamboo tablet, Illustrator, and Photoshop (for clean up).

Other notes/details: The sketch was done freehand with no base drawing to “ink” from.

What I like about it: I really like the looseness of it and the sketch-y exaggerated proportions.  I like the overall feel of it quite a bit.  It feels fun.

What I dislike about it: My lack of skills with the Wacom tablet are obvious – there is little ability yet to do anything but something loose and sketchy – i.e. the hands look like little claw bits.  Also, the face looks pretty dead and non-specific (that isn’t the expression I had in mind – I wanted something a little more playful) and doesn’t benefit from the fun looseness of the rest of it.


  1. kfugrip’s avatar

    Sweet. I like it. Did you “ink” over a sketch or draw directly in illustrator? You are in the Wonder Woman zone right now!

  2. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    That’s freehand. Straight sketching, no base drawing.

  3. ross’s avatar

    i really dig the design with the belt or whatever removed, with no division between top and star-spangled bottom. nice.

  4. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    ross: thanks :) i think it probably would be a problem in color though. :(

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