Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bonus: Here's my plan for the week.

I've been complaining a lot lately about how nothing gets finished, right? I started work on that missile shooting guy but little progress has been made. I'm concerned I'm biting off more than I can chew right now. So I'm going back to a previous work that's quite a bit simpler and I'll work on that this week. Here's the image:

Today I did a little tinkering with the sword guy:

And another guy who might be from the same universe:

I think I'll shoot for something nice and big and fill it to the brim with details and stuff. It's not particularly demanding perspective-wise. Obviously the only way to get better at something is to practice it, but at this point I just want to finish something. 


I found a crayon at work the other day and went through one of my sketchbooks and vomited blue all over everything [except everything that isn't blue, which I drew at school one evening with fellow artiste Sarah]. 
Got some cool stuff I wanna try this week. I would have posted more stuff in this post but the image was 2.2 MB and I feel guilty uploading huge files. But yeah, get ready. It will be a rad week. If I get up off me butt and draw n stuff

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Here's a thought:

I might take this to a completed state because the perspective isn't as much of an issue compared to the other thing I was working on. Mostly because there's no background or complex pose. Lazy? Perhaps.

Also, this would look awesome if I had drawn puffs of cold air puffin' outta his mouth. He is wearing a jacket. It's probably cold. The jacket is totally a projection of my subconscious desire for a colder climate.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It's too hot.

It's hot here.

I really need to buckle down and finish something.

Monday, June 24, 2013


shoulda done all the lights on a new layer. 


Finals are over and I can't be lazy anymore. I'm still struggling with the missile stuff. I will work on it. What I won't work on (anytime soon) is that thing I posted last time. Yuck.
Here's some stuff

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Still alive during finals week

I should be working on my final for Drawing 1 but I wanted to let you know I'm still alive. It's just super hectic. So here's some dewdelz

Monday, June 17, 2013

Missile Man's head

Tinkering with MM's head. In the upper left corner is the original for reference:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Some landscapes

Took a Frontrunner ride yesterday with some art buddies. Here are some of the results. I tried to color it in but I was just getting frustrated. The values are tough, especially where the clouds are casting shadows. I should stick to grayscale and draw a trillion still lifes. I spend a lot of time drawing from my brain and it's not doing me any favors at the moment.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

100th post!

Some environments. I'll lie and say I'm going to put the missile man I've been working on into these places. Well, I guess I could...

But yeah. I don't have time I gotta go to work asap and yeah

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Exploring some ideas for the PICTURE...

And something else.

I didn't post yesterday.

Yeah, cuz I got home from class at like 11:50 and ate lunch and went to work. I told myself, "I'll post when I get home" but I was so tired when I got home nine hours later that I just went to bed. But here's some stuff:

I'm going to work on a "PROJECT". Or just project, I guess. Basically, I went in to talk to my academic adviser yesterday [and found out I had accidentally signed up for several of the wrong classes, despite having the correct list in front of my face when I did so] and we talked portfolio. She said, "How's your portfolio?" and I said "Nonexistent" and showed her my blog. 
Nothing is ever finished. So basically, I want to complete a picture. I'll do some thumbnails. Then I'll map it out. Then I'll finish in pen. Then maybe I'll color it. So I'll do that in addition to the daily poop I throw against the wall. And now I go to class. You'll hear from me again later today.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


I'm scared of details. I'm sure all of you have noticed that by now. It all stays really loose, and I never tighten anything up. I look to favorite artists and the stupidly detailed line work they have and know I need to work harder. But the flaws become more apparent the more stuff is tightened... It's scary! Anyway, I was just trying out some lighting stuff here. And I was reminded I should have done that before I painted the glowing blue lines. But I did the glowing blue lines first because I was really excited about it. It just took forever going around them later. Ha.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Some stuff I'm tinkering with... Threw some color on that junk. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Why Hello

Lately (like the last week or so?) I've been getting that "I feel like I'm not doing enough to be improving as an artist" feeling. I can't speak for everybody, but it feels like the improvement is happening so slowly (if at all). I feel like I've been fooling around too much and not pushing myself artistically. You all get demons and silly sketches but when are we going to do something more? ARGH. Anyway, I guess I'm saying I just want to be better NOW! Ha. I guess it's the moments like these that act as a catalyst to get to the growth.
I'm not satisfied. Complaining is terrible but there ya go.
I'm gonna go draw something now.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Sun is Outside

...And I hate it.
I'm moving to Antarctica

Wait, they still have the sun down there, don't they?
And there's a hole in the ozone, right?
Maybe it's hotter there!?

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Just doodling

EDIT:  A couple minutes after posting the above I realized I forgot to upload these guys, too:

Not much but it has been a hectic week.

I remember now that I promised to upload my failed experiment in perspective.

I blurred the characters out because I'm quite embarrassed by how they turned out. First time really throwing dudes into perspective was quite difficult.
 Above: You can see the confusion in the lines in the front of the bus. I was like, "Wait, everything is going to vanishing points..." While I was drawing I knew it looked wrong and I started correcting it. But the correct looking lines weren't going to my vanishing point! Let's move to the back of the bus to check...
Above you can sort of see my thought process. The top line of the bus went to what I had decided was my vanishing point. But the bottom did not. I drew the bottom how I wanted it to look (What seemed normal). If I had angled the bottom of the bus up towards the point the angle would have been far too extreme.
I went in and showed my art professor the next day and was like "HEY WHATS THE DEAL" and he looked at it and told me that in actuality my vanishing points were off the page, as seen below:
Seems so blatantly obvious now. But now I know! Learning experience.