Here are some of the photos I used:
I basically just did a google image search of many of the gamers and casters from the tournament. Here are how the drawings came out:
|Ugh. I know they're quick but I'm still feeling discouraged.|
Even though they weren't bad drawings, some of the proportions and likenesses weren't the best. I decided to revisit the drawings this morning and make some tweaks and polish them up a little bit. Threw them into photoshop and made a lot of proportional adjustments. I also looked at the photos again to try and improve on the likenesses.
|Much more stylized.|
The first set of sketches were sort of idealized realism. I'm really working on a shift in my drawing style to something better suited for more typical "concept art." In my revisions I reverted to my more typical style, but I've still been working to enact some changes by making things sharper and more angular. I'm going for more "cool" and less "cute," with fewer organic shapes.
Overall I'm pleased, but I still feel like I have a long way to go.