With the long summer already underway, the idea of setting up a sketchgroup came along.
Share your sketches, comment on others, follow their progress, join the competitions and have a great time!
If you want an invite, just contact me with your email amd I'll send one - Erik

Monday, 31 May 2010


This is Shaun Corbet's drawing for the monarchy piece- Erik if you could add Shaun to the blog listings, his email is shakes2524@hotmail.co.uk

Sorry, I joined in a bit late, so my royalty piece is being posted after the deadline- hope that's okay :)! I went with an Arabian nights theme, my favorite ;)! This is my first digital portrait, and I used my webcam photos for reference- haha I wish that could be a reason for the distortion on my face, though!

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Self Portrait Challenge #2: Merfolk

Thank you all for participating in the first round! Great stuff, that first post will now be what you'll look back upon to see how you've improved throughout the summer on these selfportraits. We decided that everyone are winners, and that we will have a voting poll for the topic for the upcoming weeks, please post in the commentfield to this blogpost with your suggestions and they will be added to the poll that should be up midweek.

The second topic in our challenge is "Merfolk", design yourself as a mermaid or man. Try make it look like yourself!

Deadline: Saturday 5th, I will put up the next weeks competition early that morning as I'm leaving for Annecy

Here's some links for inspiration:

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Hey! Just finished mine! Phew!

Came out like my caricature lol.

"egyptian queen" or one of those countries near Egypt im not sure :p
A bit rough but lots of fun doing it :)

Good stuff everyone!

Viking king

I decided to portrait myself as a viking king :P

I thought my reference photo was quite funny too, so I thought I'd add it.

evil? me? no way?

Francis, you'd make an excellent queen :) haha
Great job to you as well Nat, and thank you both for participating in the first round, hopefully more will join in!

Here's mine, done with a pen, bit too rushed, ill invest more time next round :

Friday, 28 May 2010


Here's my contribution - My warrior queen and a little tribute to Liam's rendition of me taken a few steps further - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?pid=31248622&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=707995402&m=1&id=1279671881

Not happy with this hideous thing :/... I can see the expression went 'flat', it started to get overworked, twas badly lit, and I have to say these 2-mirror set-ups are way more difficult than one.
Anyway, I'm not going to get all negative ripping into my own thing, I'm just happy I got to contribute ^_^

Might as well kick things off, Click here for the WIP

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Self Portrait Challenge #1: Monarch

In the self-portrait challenge you are to make a portrait of yourself and incorporate the topic somehow into it. Michal chose the starting topic, which will be "Monarch". So in this case you will portray yourself as a monarch, a queen or king, someone ruling a state, country or world.

The winner will be chosen on saturday, and will be selecting the topic for the following week.

Topic: Monarch
Start date: 24th may
End date: 29th may