It’s Raining Men

It’s Week Three of Amazing Mimi’s 31 Days of Manuary! I have had a great time this week, trying new poses, new fantasy races, and I even drew my husband’s original character.

This week in art

Hands are still a major hurdle for me, but I’m not giving up on them. Every day I get a little bit better at them. I’m still striving to include them in every drawing until I finally figure out what works and what doesn’t. Right now, that’s mostly what doesn’t. A lot of times, I manage to get the shape right, but then the size is either itty bitty or way huge.

Oh well, I still had a good time with my prompts this week. The knight, in particular, was more difficult than I anticipated, but I think I did a pretty good job of following the tutorial I found for it.

Raining Men

At least it wasn’t like this tutorial.

So let’s take a look back at the drawing from this week!

Manuary Day 11: Cowboy

This one is based on my husband’s original character, Beetle Habuki, from a D&Desque game that we play.

I’ve attempted him before, but I think this is the best I’ve done yet. I had some fun playing with different kinds of markers, but I found that my Copics really are the best. I really need to get more colors, they are just super expensive. Worth it in the end though.

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 6H pencil, Sharpie super fine marker, Copic markers, and Crayola markers.

Manuary Day 12: Superhero


It’s a bird…it’s a plane….it’s Captain Awesome! He looks totally stoked to be him, doesn’t he? I think the best part about this picture is the cape. The cape came out SO good. And just look at those pearly whites. He’s going to give Superman a run for his money.

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 6H pencil, Sharpie super fine marker, and Copic markers.

Manuary Day 13: King


Poor young man, thrust into the position of being king. His crown doesn’t even fit. I really liked this one. There is just something about him that stands out to me. This is one of my top four for the week, along with my cowboy, elf, and orc.

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 6H pencil, and Sharpie super fine marker.

Manuary Day 14: Zombie


I was sick in bed most of Sunday, and that is the only excuse I have for this poor attempt at a zombie. Since I did not feel like getting up to draw at the desk, I worked on my tablet in bed. I did try out a different program and found that I like it features quite a bit more for drawing than I like Photoshop, so that’s a plus!

Drawn on Surface Pro 4 using Clip Paint Studio.

Manuary Day 15: Elf


Here we have an elf. Not a Christmas elf, a fantasy elf. A warrior elf. A badass sword-swinging elf. This elf takes no shit and gives no fucks. Clearly, this is one of my favorites this week.

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 6H pencil, and Sharpie super fine marker.

Manuary Day 16: Orc


This little chibi orc is my absolute favorite for the week. I love this little guy so much! He turned out super cute. But he still looks like he will cut you open with that ax, given half a chance. Just like an orc should.

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 4H pencil, Sharpie super fine marker, and Prisma colored pencils.

Manuary Day 17: Knight


The last drawing of the week proved to be the most difficult. I had no idea where to start drawing a knight. So I looked them up and I found a tutorial for this guy. The tutorial can be found over on or by clicking here.

Drawn on 75lb drawing paper with 4H pencil, and Sharpie super fine marker.

Next Week?

Next week, I have some more men in store. It’s raining men up in here! Tonight I’m working on a fantasy dwarf, and tomorrow I have a ranger. Over the weekend, I’ll be doing a robot and a gargoyle, then returning to high fantasy next week with a dragon/lizard, a bard, and a giant.  Be sure to let me know if you are joining in and share your drawings on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #Manuary2018.

Also, let me know which one was your favorite in the comments!

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