Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I May Go Blind: The Strain is Immense

My lady told me I'll go blind if I stare into the digital realms whilst my environs are darkened. I told her (or tried to, I'm looking at the text now and it was pretty cryptic) that I had to have the light off because the ceiling fan lights were way too bright and would throw light rays into my eyeballs and prevent me from working. Oh shoot, speaking of working, I was going to draw some bones for my anatomy and figure structure class. Blazes! Oh yeah! And I was going to work on the 3D thing I've been modeling. Blast! Oh my, I was also going to study art history and work on my flash homework! Blimey! Welllllll, I think this was more effective.
Have a look at what I got so far:

I used an M1 Garand as reference (Please tell me how to pronounce "Garand?"), I think it's just such a classy looking weapon. Notice the gun safety in practice here? That finger is off the trigger because he doesn't want to blow anything important to smithereens while he stands around and poses! I'm also a little embarrassed (by the way, "Embarrassed" has two "R"s and two "Ssss okay whatever punctuating/spelling that was a joke. It has two Arrs and two Esses, just a heads up) by the way that the drapery turned out... Those creases? Argh! I'll need to work out the kinks there.

And, as always, he's floating in space. Somebody draw that dude a background. Oh, you mean me? We'll see. Below is the original sketch. I scrapped the pose because it was frighteningly close to a sketch by a favorite artist of mine (Yeah, can't find a link to the sketch, but I have a link of the artist doing the sketch). I didn't have it in front of me but I came home and saw it and was like, "No, I'm no plagiarist!" And so the M1. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

I'm still alive: A work in progress, some doodles

I have to pack up and get going, but I just wanted to show you what I was working on for UVU's annual October art show, Gallery of Terror:

Here are some doodles I was tinkering with.

It's been really busy and crazy trying to schedule time to do art while school is going on. I have an anatomy and figure structure class which is adding to this stuff but everything else is very time consuming. I spent a couple hours yesterday working on 3D, but school as a whole is getting in the way of my artwork.

I might have another update this week. We'll see.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hey, just a quick thing

I'm busy doing my best to work hard. Trying something different... Pencil and whatever.
Oh, I should have uploaded some of my figure drawrings! I blew it.
You can look at these if you want, some of my sketches from the last couple days.  I started rendering them and stuff but my eyes hurt and I'm going to bed. I'll finish these laters.

P.S. You'll be happy to hear that my sketchbook is a cornucopia of disgusting failure. It's marvelous. Mmmyes, marvelous. Simply marvelous

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bad News: Fewer Posts. Good News: More Skillz. Medium News: #YeauLeau

You guys, I have too much to do.
I think my time would be better spent drawing bodies (as in "Human bodies" and not "Corpses", although I suppose they're technically one and the same, sort of ) and mastering anatomy instead of blogging my brains out. Instead of flapping my gums I need to be working now. My Flash class is busy, I have to paint with paints, and I have to draw a million trillion bodies. I just don't have time, really. I'll try doing a few posts a week. It's also 10:17 and I'm barely awake. But I think I really mean this.
I'll just be updated less.
Oh yeah, the other thing I wanted to say was this (well, two things): This blog was started to improve my art. It has been taking too much time. I think it served a purpose in helping me realize that improving at art is really something I want and love. So that's good.
The other thing is that I feel like I'm a slave to the blog. Because of that I can't fail, because I always have to have something to post and show you. So while it started out with best intentions, I think I need to be free to make a bit more of a mess without needed to worry about you guys hating me. Not that you do. But you know. It's negative pressure to try and impress the whole world when I should be more worried about dumping all my time into practice and learning.
So I'll be around. But right now I'm going to brush my teeth and go to bed.
Tomorrow I'm going to go for a run.
Then I'm going to do some worry-free failure-laden artwork. And that's good! But the only person allowed to see is my fiance.
I'm totally rambling, what am I saying

I sum it up like this:

I love artwork and have a lot of it to do and this blog has been helpful in teaching that to me but now it's something that can be scary when I need to fail.

F.I.L.O, I'd rather do nuthin else
If I follow my heart to the last pulse
Like the last man down in the towering inferno of Babylon
First In Last Out 

I'll update again as soon as I can!
...And I'll probably have to clarify what exactly I'm trying to say next time I post. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


School will be busy. It will keep me busy. I have things to do now, things to work on. We spent a few hours talking about landmarks on the human body and it's got me thinking. I don't want to upload all my failures and bad drawings/sketches because I don't want to be pressured not to make those, failing is an important part of growing. Hopefully I have time to work on things I like in addition to things I need.

Here are a couple things:

And I hope the blog is easier on the eyes now.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Today was good, I had the last of my classes today. I think I'll be pushed and it will be hard, but that's probably a good thing? We can only hope.
Here's some sketchbook:

Monday, August 25, 2014

BONUS: Some dudes I drew during art history

Anatomy is for chumps!

Just kidding. My anatomy and figure structure class is looking to be quite enlightening and useful. We'll take it up to eleven.

Here's a guy

Might do some more with this later. I might not. But looking at it now there are a couple places I could push some values and make it more better. Also, I'm perplexed by how the hilt for the sword he's holding fits into the empty sheath. 

But now I have to go eat so I can go to classsss