Manuary

It’s Raining Men!

Welcome to January all of you amazing artists out there! It’s a brand new year, a brand new month, and a brand new challenge! Let’s jump in with both feet to “Manuary”. That’s right, this month is all about drawing men.  If you’d like to join in, you can download, print out or reference my drawing prompt list here: ManuaryDrawingChallenge. Of course, if you want to join in but you don’t like my prompts, feel free to follow your own!

Why Manuary?

In November, I took the entire month to draw females in monster form. Before that, I drew females a lot. Probably 90% of what I’ve drawn pertains to women. That is in large part because I’m not confident in drawing men. When thinking of a challenge for the first month of 2018, I decided to push outside of my comfort zone and devote an entire month to drawing the male form. I’ve got good men, bad men, fantasy men, monster men, and regular men on the list. I plan to spend January getting better at drawing the forms and shapes the differentiate men.

February is Coming…

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I already have my February challenge started. February will be a month of couples! Given that every drawing will have two people in it, the month of February will only have 14 prompts, allowing two days for completion of each drawing.

But What about Drawcember?

I know, I left you all hanging in December when my computer decided to die. But that doesn’t mean I stopped drawing! There were a few days where I ended up having to combine drawings. For instance, December 16th and 17th, I combined lights and reindeer, then over the last week, I combined the 29th-31st into one big New Year’s drawing.

Instead of posting each drawing individually, I decided to put them into a collage like the one I made for Inktober. I received an amazing set of Copic markers from the mister for my birthday, so a lot of my later drawings are colored with my new Copics. Yay!

Here is the compilation of Drawcember artwork:

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New Artwork:

I’m three days into the new Manuary challenge, so without further ado, here are the drawings I’ve done since the new month began.

Manuary Day 1: Wizard

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I really liked this one. I was going for kind of an Avatar vibe, and apparently, I hit it just right. My brother commented that he just needed a blue arrow on his head. Made me feel pretty good that I hit on the right look.

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

Manuary Day 2: Warrior

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This little guy was a lot of fun to draw. Finding a good stance for a warrior in chibi form is not easy! While I’m mostly working on just drawing men, I’m also trying to improve my hand drawing. I’m trying to draw them in different positions. It’s still difficult, but I think I’m starting to improve.

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

Manuary Day 3: Boxer

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I can’t tell you how happy I am with this one. He looks so fierce and cute at the same time! This one was a bit easier with the hands because I could draw big mitts on him lol.

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

Next Week?

Tonight I’m sketching out a loner, and tomorrow will be a nerd. Over the weekend I’ll be having some fun with some more fantasy types with a rogue and pirate. Next week I have some bad guys coming up with a villain, vampire, and werewolf! So stay tuned, and be sure to use #Manuary2018 if you’re joining in on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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


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