I have actually got the first quarter done though!
I decided to use the recommended Wacom Pro graphics tablet for the whole thing so I can get to grips with it. I've only used graphics tablets for digital sculpting previously.
I'm pleased with my start, but I've noticed the following:
- Nicer(ish) drawings take too long. I think I've defeated the point of 'thumbnail' drawings. I'm going to try and simplify my next set of drawings, no frills, since I know speed's going to be a big deal on the course.
- I need to work on facial expressions. There's not much variance in the character of the lifeforms I have so far, I should maybe introduce more human facial characteristics in some of them and go a slightly more anthropomorphic, cartoony route.
- I'm particularly pleased with no. 20, I think it came out so well since it's one of the few I've used a construction sketch to put it in perspective properly - it did take too long though, so I'll just use construction lines for the final turn-around drawings.