Pinch, Punch, first Shapes of the year! (And day of the month)
The Shape Challenge has returned and with increased regularity too! But more on that in a moment. This month's shapes should inspire some obvious forms and some not so obvious ones - the drill is the same as usual: just draw what you see!
If your imagination is anchored to your first impressions of the shapes then challenge yourself to see more! Remember that artistic freedom is available to you - while your challenge is to design characters based on the shapes, things like rotation and subtle manipulation is allowed. We encourage you to stick as much as you can to the starting points but more importantly, we want you to have fun with it. We're excited to see what you come up with for the month of November!
We often talk about silhouette in character design and so you will notice that the shapes have been filled for clarity compared to the line drawings in previous months. DAC long-timers can find the line-art versions in the deviation descriptions should they be more comfortable to use. This is one of the small tweaks I've made to the challenge that accompany its return this year.
We also want to schedule it to be more regular than a monthly thing which feels a bit too spaced out. Before that's set in stone, we want to get your feedback to know what the perfect schedule would be so far as more regular shapes for this challenge - weekly? fortnightly? Expect to see a poll in your message centres shortly and please feel free to let us know anything more in the comments below.
PS. Since it has been some time since the last challenge, here's the example sheet for newcomers and DAC veterans alike: