Tuesday, September 20, 2011

COMMUNITY NEWS: Robert Atkins Daily Sketch Challenge!

Robert Atkins, Comics Experience Intro to Comic Book Art instructor, and artist on Snake Eyes, GI Joe, Heroes for Hire and more, is practicing what he preaches in 2011!

Starting on July 7, 2011, Robert began a daily sketch blog challenge -- and "sketch" should be in quotations, because most of these pieces are far beyond what you think of as a typical sketch.

About the blog, Robert wrote:
"Every day I will update with a new sketch that I've used as my warm up. I have a full list of 366 characters (that many of you contributed) and will be working my way through them all year long starting today!

Each daily warm up sketch will be timed and take 30, 60, or 90 minutes. After which the timer goes off and I'm done. On to the rest of my day's work.

The blog is for the challenge, but I also want it to be a place to interact with people and answer any questions about my work or art in general. So comment if you have any questions about the work or process, and I will be happy to answer them.
As you can see accompanying this blog, Robert sometimes has a theme for the month (with this month being X-Men!) and, as with the examples shown here, sometimes has the sketch colored by the amazing Simon Gough.

With the daily sketch challenge, Robert shows the kind of commitment comics creators need to continue growing. And he also demonstrates why we think he's a fantastic instructor and valuable member of the Creators Workshop community.

His current Introduction to Comic Book Art class sold out, but keep your eyes open for more classes being announced in the future.

In the meantime, pop over to Robert's blog, check out his work, and leave a comment!

Robert Atkins Daily Sketch Challenge Blog

If you want to make comics, write or draw comics, or improve as a comics creator, you'll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!

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