So, back in the day, I had posted 100 sketches I had made between 2014 and 2016. I kept continuing into a next folder called 200+, in the hopes that I would get to the next 200…
Unfortunately, 2015 was the year in which I started doing university again, so the rate of sketches went down dramatically, to the point that 2019, the year in which I did my bachelor’s thesis, I ended drawing only 4 of the following images. I also barely remember that year.
These are of course, not the only drawings I did in this time. I filter out fan art, and of course also have an analog sketchbook that I draw in, and which was utilized frequently during lectures and tutorials. But it was a bit of a surprise to see that I only had 4 images in my sketches folder done that year.
The following gallery contains a few avif files, as I occasionally dabble in drawing in rec2020 and floating point spaces, and this format is currently the best way to view such images. Interestingly enough, getting avif support into Krita and particularly navigating all the special color management things for avif was basically my past February and March, so consider this a sneak-peek 😉 If you can’t see these files, Firefox doesn’t enable avif by default, and color management on FF is also half-disabled by default. Chrome does have both, but it’s CM is still wanting, something you’ll see when looking at the gallery below.
March 15 2016, some trees and figures April 17 2016, character looking at buildings. may 14 2016, playing with colors, some faces. May 14 2016, trying out the colors in floating point, some blue haired heads. may 2016, ugly ass dragon, attempt at working in rec 2020 May 27 2016, portrait quickly drawn for Krita manual tut on mixing colors through glazing. may 27 2016, I think I kept this for the eye. jun 7 2016, some landscape doodles june 8 2016, people sitting and lying down. Several faces and bodies, june 14 2016 july 1 2016, sketch of hyacinth july 15 2016, perspective doodle juli 15 2016, portrait used throughout the krita manual to explain things about layers. aug 6 2016, unfinished landscape with canyons. aug 13 2016, collection of faces Aug 25-30 106, tree drawn during Krita sprint, rec 2020 image, was drawn because I had been working on the wide gamut selector. aug 30 2016, people reading augustus 31 2016, girl sitting on square, from imagination sep 17 2016, colorize mask test file. sep 20 2016, some face and body doodles October 2, 2016, girl sketches, toying with patterns. october 2 2016, quick brush sketch october 2… I think my files are wrong, anyway, 2016, playing with gradient map, fsketch of figure made of light. october 2016, fairy character design october 9 2016, face of an old man october 31 2016, several sketches nov 2 2016, symmetric design nov 7 2016, doodles of personification death. nov 5 2016, haunting portrait curlyhaired girl nov 11 2016, another haunting portrait, made with symmetry tools nov 12 2016, several vignettes nov 12 2016, several doodles of siamese cats nov 9 2016, doodles of icy landscapes, people in water and Kiki Dec 17, 2016, first of a set of HDR images. Confused face, blurred to show bright colors effect. Dec 18 2016, another hdr sketch, cold looking building. Dec 2016, ‘Blue Morning’, a shopping street during a particularly cold looking late evening. This was my desktop for the longest while. First blurred variation, using normal blur in Krita. Second blurred variation, I think using fog blur in blender. Third blurred variation, I think using lensblur. Dec 29 2016, Troef, a red tomcat during childhood and adulthood. This one splits the brightness and color. Troef passed away a year later. jan 3 2017, isometric view of building Jan 23 2017, buste of character of mine, also with brightness and color split. Quite proud of this one. Jan 14, 2017, medalion with girl’s face in profile Jan 26 2017, faces, unbounded/hdr painting. Jan 26 2017, character, unbounded/hdr painting. Feb 1 2017, 35 min speed painting landscape. jun 16 2017, attempt at ‘sketching animation’. feb 2 2017, 17min speedpaint with the quick brush of mountain landscape. feb 3 2017, 19min speedpaint of abandoned room, I recall my thesis supervisor liking this one. jun 16 2017, attempt at ‘sketching animation’. July 3 2017, Kiki fully in vectors, done for Krita 4.0 as a test, but don’t like it much. Jul 2 2017, attempt at drawing light coming through clouds with unbounded/hdr painting. Jul 17-18, 2017, sketches of how to think about water/nile. July 22 2017, attempt at using fisheye lens distortion on a interior, animated. Distortion is only on the horizontal axis and doesn’t show well. July 22 2017, mostly saved for the tiny landscape. Sept 28 2017, scrolling ornament. October 4 2017, fish-eye distorted hallway. october 21 2017, landscape test of the multithreaded brushes. october 21 2017, another landscape test of multithreaded brush-tips, this was my wallpaper for 2017 November 2 2017, Witch Kiki lineart, unfinished. november 5 2017, landscape test with multi-threaded brush tips. march 9 2018, doodle done during exams. april 16 2018, sketches of ornaments may 2018, drawing done for Krita foundation joining mastodon. may 1 2018, my first drawing I posted on mastodon. May 5 2018, character drawing, unbounded/hdr May 8 2018, idea for drawing that plays with cropping, unfinished. may 30 2018, witch character doodles. aug 28 2019, first drawing since handing in thesis, showing a mysterious interior. Using this as my hero image on social media. Didn’t pass the thesis. october 2 2019, doodle in an attempt to do anything at all. october 2019, doodle in attempt to do anything at all. october 2019 fairy doodle october 5 2019, frustration sketch october 7 2018, landscape sketch october 8 2018, testing out the new gamut masks with an image of a kingfisher. october 15 2018, attempt at elemental medalions. october 20 2018, image of evergreens that I am quite happy with. dec 19 2018, ornament doodles aug 12 2019, first sketch of the year. I draw sleeping people when tired… aug 22, 2019, sketch that kind of solidified a working method I was happy with. october 16 2019, image of flowers. This was my wall paper for 2019 nov 22 2019, sketch that was kept because I remember drawing it before, and I more or less did. Dwarf fortress fanart, april 14 2020 Layer by layer gif of dwarf fortress fanart May 20 2020, ‘Sarah’, the openg game art mascot. I wanted to take a guess at what she’d look like based on the sprite. May 21 2020, ‘Star’, companion of Sarah. May 21 2020, ‘Puck’, companion of Sarah. May 21 2020, ‘Trevor’, companion of Sarah. aug 20 2020, sketch made during crafts-evening October 12 2020, landscape drawing in rec2020 nov 10 2020, anatomy sketches nov 15 2020, anatomy sketches nov 18 2020, sketches of peplos dresses. nov 19 2020, sketches of chitons. nov 23 2020, more sketches of himations and other capes. Feb 11 2021, we had a lot of snow here, so I decided to paint a snow landscape with swans and ducks. current wallpaper. march 10 2021, mermaid. I was feeling very silly. march 28 2021, sketches of the moon based on what I had seen the day before. april 6 2021, several landscape sketches, amongst two showing martian landscape April 12 2021, girl leaning against railing, playing with the new 2p-perspective assistant 11-14 june 2020, plein air sketches of ducks done on e-ink android tablet June 9 2020, plein air sketches of Large Canada Geese done on my e-ink screened android tablet june 2020, plein air sketch of the Maastricht Jeker Waterpoort Jan 3 2019, first image painted in Krita with full HDR display support.
Some of the images have time lapses associated with them (Made with the new recorder docker in Krita 5.0). The first two, being anatomy studies are marked as ‘sensitive’, but if you have browsed through the above gallery, you will have seen them.
As from here on out, I am looking for ways to make it easier to upload my sketches so I’ll share more easily. Especially with some years being quite dry. On the other hand, maybe I’ll be even less inclined to share as several of the sketches are super basic while others are very complete. Hm… I’ll have to think this through…