DIY: My First Autodesk Art // A Princess Character



I don't even wanna start sharing with you guys the tales of how I disliked Autodesk sketchbook for reasons best known to me and how difficult or technical I thought the software was.
My joy today is that I could make use of the same software I hated some years back and that I am getting to understand most of its features and the function of some brushes and tools.
I am still yet to be perfectly acquainted with it but with time I believe I would get a hang of some things if not everything.

So for my sketch today, I decided to recreate a princess although I didn't use the reference photo for this, I only just imagined it to look like the princess after giving my sketch a similar color and looks, like that of the princess.
And the princess I am talking about is Princess Jasmine in the cartoon or animation ALADDIN.
Initially, I had nothing in mind when I was drawing. I only later chose the color of the dress based on the picture of that cartoon I had in mind and if I could remember very well, the princess's color is always blue and yellow. So I chose my princess's color based on that too but this isn't really princess Jasmine as in the cartoon.
It's just a character I recreated from my imagination.

I started with the plain outline sketch. I went further to add the colors to the vital part that needed coloring. And then after this was where the real work began. The most tedious process is always in the finishing part where you have to give the art some proportion, highlights, and shadows. Filling up the little spaces you missed while adding colors, smoothing the edges, and lining them better. And then choose a fitting background color, style, and pattern for your work if you wanna use a plain background.
It took me close to 48 hours to finish this and that is because I didn't work on it for the whole two days but I had other things to do in between.
What I specifically love most about this sketch is the hair. I have a thing for lovely hair, a special love for it and I always take my time to work on the hair each time I make any artwork, it's my best part of sketching or drawing🤩🥰

I have a little walkthrough of the process of my work. Do well to glance through it below. Take a quick look and tell me how best I can improve too.
Because to be sincere, I am still an amateur artist and I need some professional guide as much too.😁




Work Process

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It's another lovely week to participate in the @splinterlands art contest, and this is my entry.
My eyes are already popped out and my jaws dropped with the amazing art I have seen so far lol.





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𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫


𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐖𝐚𝐤𝐲! 𝐀 𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢-𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐳𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐫. 𝐀 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐭𝐡 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐝𝐝𝐬.
𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐨 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞, 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞 "𝐀𝐛𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞".
𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐝𝐲𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐰𝐚𝐲
𝐇𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐎𝐌𝐄 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐏𝐀𝐂𝐄.





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𝑨𝒑𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏


𝑻𝒐 𝒎𝒚 𝒇𝒂𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔! 𝑴𝒚 𝒘𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝒉𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔!
𝑻𝒐 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅, 𝒎𝒚 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒈𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒈𝒖𝒚𝒔. 𝑻𝒐 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒄𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒎𝒔 𝒎𝒚 𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔 𝒇𝒊𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕.
𝑰 𝒂𝒎 𝒔𝒂𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒚 𝒋𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒚 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝑯𝑰𝑽𝑬 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒖𝒏-𝒇𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏𝒆. 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒍𝒚 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒚 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒖𝒑𝒗𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒔, 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒔. 𝑰 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑮𝒐𝒅 𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 :)



             8 September 2022
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My skilful friend, this is so beautiful 🥰.

Keep doing the good job 👍.

I think I would love to research more on Autodesk. Just a quick one: is it use only for sketch works and drawing of cartoons?

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Yes, it's just for digital sketches and painting.
Thank you!

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