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Day 297-The Lizard by Dan21Almeida95 Day 297-The Lizard :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 5 0 Day 296-Venom 2 by Dan21Almeida95 Day 296-Venom 2 :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 24 3 Day 295-Spiderman 23 by Dan21Almeida95 Day 295-Spiderman 23 :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 16 0 Day 294-Ghost Rider 13 by Dan21Almeida95 Day 294-Ghost Rider 13 :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 88 0 Day 293-Venoms by Dan21Almeida95 Day 293-Venoms :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 30 2 Day 292-SpiderGwen by Dan21Almeida95 Day 292-SpiderGwen :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 28 0 Day 291-Ultron by Dan21Almeida95 Day 291-Ultron :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 16 1 Day 290-Venom by Dan21Almeida95 Day 290-Venom :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 7 1 Day 289-Nova by Dan21Almeida95 Day 289-Nova :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 10 1 Day 288-Captain America by Dan21Almeida95 Day 288-Captain America :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 9 1 Day 288-Captain America WIP 3 by Dan21Almeida95 Day 288-Captain America WIP 3 :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 4 0 Day 288-Captain America WIP 2 by Dan21Almeida95 Day 288-Captain America WIP 2 :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 6 0 Day 288-Captain America WIP by Dan21Almeida95 Day 288-Captain America WIP :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 9 0 Day 287-Punisher by Dan21Almeida95 Day 287-Punisher :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 15 0 Day 286-DareDevil by Dan21Almeida95 Day 286-DareDevil :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 15 0 Day 285-Star Lord by Dan21Almeida95 Day 285-Star Lord :icondan21almeida95:Dan21Almeida95 22 1


Wonder Woman by Marc-F-Huizinga Wonder Woman :iconmarc-f-huizinga:Marc-F-Huizinga 175 18 Wonder Woman by megurobonin Wonder Woman :iconmegurobonin:megurobonin 441 18 The X-Girls go to the beach by Juggertha The X-Girls go to the beach :iconjuggertha:Juggertha 59 17 her first words by NanFe her first words :iconnanfe:NanFe 573 28 Spidey/Venom by Glwills1126 Spidey/Venom :iconglwills1126:Glwills1126 15 1 Super-man Justice League animated style by bat123spider Super-man Justice League animated style :iconbat123spider:bat123spider 80 20 Midnight Owl by  Eryck Webb Graphics by midnightowl07 Midnight Owl by Eryck Webb Graphics :iconmidnightowl07:midnightowl07 72 10 Harley Quinn by lujus Harley Quinn :iconlujus:lujus 89 2 Dark Phoenix by SGTMADNESS Dark Phoenix :iconsgtmadness:SGTMADNESS 149 12 Commission - Kotori Takanashi by somegu Commission - Kotori Takanashi :iconsomegu:somegu 87 3 Blue Hukama by ModaltMasks Blue Hukama :iconmodaltmasks:ModaltMasks 37 6 Dragon Sorceress Zyra by tofuubear
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Dragon Sorceress Zyra :icontofuubear:tofuubear 53 2
:MCU: Lies And Deceit by Awkward-Nerdd :MCU: Lies And Deceit :iconawkward-nerdd:Awkward-Nerdd 27 2 Ioniq 2032 Design Concept by toyonda Ioniq 2032 Design Concept :icontoyonda:toyonda 10 0 Piyeju-Line Art by papillonstudio Piyeju-Line Art :iconpapillonstudio:papillonstudio 13 10 GGGB Starfire by tiangtam GGGB Starfire :icontiangtam:tiangtam 103 38



So a year ago today, on a whim I decided to challenge myself and do a daily sketch challenge for a year which would result in a total of 365 sketches.

I started the challenge for various reasons;

1. train myself to be more consistently productive and to when I upload work
2.gain experience with digital art programs, photoshop,GIMP,etc
3.try various ideas to find inspiration for other work
4.speed up my production process and to become more efficient with my methodology
5.further develop my own artistic style
6.see if its worth using digital media further down the road with my university work.

Regarding the challenge I gave myself some rules to go by, which over time I sortof broke; 

1.all sketches had to be done and uploaded within the day with no prior prep    ( I couldn't start the sketch the previous day and finish it on the day)
2.all digital sketches from scratch, no tracing                                        (with Inktober being the exception to this)
3.all sketches would be "finished"                                                        ( I sortof went against this with some rough looking sketches, but that was the point for those)
4.each sketch/day would be a single sketch rather than a sketchdump       (again I sortof went against a few times)
5.each month would have s different theme  ( at some points ealry on thinking up ideas within a theme was difficult so I decided it was best just to do themes for short periods until I thought of a different idea)

Overall I've used GIMP 2.8, Autodesk Sketchbook for Android, Clip Studio Paint EX for digital sketches and in October ink on paper, my digital sketches varied in resolution until December 8th (sketch no. 181) where I decided to start sketching in 4K (DCI 4K) -4096x 2160 at 600dpi

Intially I did my digital sketches with a WizardPen Genius Tab tablet then, from November 16th (sketch no. 159) I started using a Wacom Intous Pro S tablet 

sketches no. 1-94 done in GIMP
sketches no. 95-112, 114, 144-152, 154-365(?) done in Clip Studio Paint EX
sketches no. 113 & 153 done in Autodesk sketchbook for android
sketches no. 115-143 done in ink on paper for Inktober

Right now I'm still workinng on sketch no.294, not sure how long it'll take me to get all the remaining 81 sketches done and if they'll be done in Clip Studio, since I have since downloaded 2 other programs that I might try out at some point (Krita & Mischief)

side note: I don't have any update/news regarding requests, but once this challenge is complete they will be my primary focus.
  • Listening to: soundcloud, Daft Punk
  • Reading: DC & Marvel graphic novels
  • Watching: gotham, agents of shield
  • Playing: GTAV/online


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Daniel Almeida
Artist | Student | Varied
United Kingdom
Colombian American Artist. I'm a massive Daft Punk fan, love Marvel & DC comics, LEGO and Video games.

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Day 297-The Lizard
several sketches of Dr. Curt Connor's alter ego, 'The Lizard'. Top-left sketch is based on his appearance/design in 'The Amazing Spider-man' film.
Top-right is sort-of based on the various comic book incarnations. Bottom-right sortof based on Legendary's Godzilla (2014) design, and the bottom-left is my own redition of the Lizard.

Click download for the 4K version (4096 x 2160)

enjoy :)


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MartinKropf Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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