Archive for February, 2010


My Bloody Valentine

This month’s theme for the Sketch Theatre competition was “My Bloody Valentine”. Considering any theme in the competition usually produces some pretty gruesome entries, this month will probably be particularly bloody. As such, I’ve stepped a little out of my normal routine and gone the way of gore. I used my Pigma Micron to do the actual sketch and did a quick pass afterwards with the my copic markers, which I still really enjoy. I was considering an attempt at watercoloring it, but I don’t think it really fits with the kind of mediums the judges want to see submitted.

Just the pigma micron

A quick pass with the gray and red copic markers

All in all, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I have so little experience drawing and even less experience trying to take an image to a “finished” quality. But I do think these time-consuming exercises are helping. If you’re not good at something, practice to get better. Sad that I’m 28 and I still need to mutter this to myself so I can accept it as fact. I will get better!