Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BONUS: I posted too soon!

Right after I uploaded that last one I put down the computer and picked up a prismacolor pencil and started some sketching. I started like normal (see the really dark lines on the right side of the image) but remember what Bob Kato has taught me in the last couple days I tried again, just keeping really loose and remembering a few key measurements and to darken things I want to accentuate this happened, and it turned out well, I think! I do think I could work on making the eyes smaller, because they always turn out too big.
I might work more on this later, but now I have to go to work :(


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dungeon delving and a confession

A guy going into the cave to get the trayshure.
And other sketchbook stuff from today:

 In this first one, I was trying to get the hands right for the guy at the top who was supposed to be holding a sword. In the process it inadvertently became JoJo-esque, with after images in an arc shape. I DID NOT DRAW THE BLACK AND WHITE IMAGE, I just placed it there so you could see what JoJo stuff I was talking about! Also, my sister was talking to me about tardigrades. She showed me a picture and I sketched one out. I thought it looked like a squatting dog and so I drew that too. Also a nude man.

Some perspective stuff and then working on the human head. I've been trying to figure this stuff out with the aid of some Gnomon tutorials. 

So yeah, confession time: I didn't draw at all yesterday. I have been a little lazy as far as posting goes this month, and yesterday I wasn't feeling great... Art has been slow and it has felt like I haven't been learning anything. I hope that growth is taking place but it's tough to see. But all that kind of came crashing down on my face and I just felt kind of poopy. I played video games for an hour or so and did some reading and was just kind of lazy in general. I'll try to do better. 
But now I have to go fold laundry and get ready for bed. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013


It's hilarious how hard it is for me to draw from below looking up at the human head. For whatever reason that outside edge of the face is outrageous. I need to practice more. I try to draw the jawline and then I move up to do the outline of the face and it all falls apart.
Been drawing heads. Sorry for my absence, it has been a busy weekend. I have a paper to type tomorrow. I hope all these lame drawings add up to something soon!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Welcome to the Circus of VALUEEEEEE

Playing with hard form and soft form. I really like the blue guy and the punching guy. It says "Hadrian's Wall" because I was taking notes in art history, and that was something I wanted to look at. And I guess I didn't erase it? The bottom picture feels a little soft around the edges. Those dern edges. I do like the robot on the bottom in the center, though.
I'm tired, going to bed. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Ugh. I'm secretly very proud of how this top one turned out. It's a robot shopkeeper, selling goodies to adventurers. "Hail!", he calls out as you enter his shop. He's got some knives, grenades, boxes of ammunition (even though you can't really tell that's what it is) and a gun. Let me tell you, that gun was awful to draw in perspective and as a result is not going to be ergonomic and comfortable to hold. I don't know what he's charging for it, but you're probably better off going to a different store to buy your firearms to fight the villains. There's also a totally unrelated assassin holding a grenade launcher having a phone call. He's busy.

This next guy fired off a buncha round from his shotgun. He's sizing things up before moving on to blast more aliens. Also a guy firing like a maniac.

Oh, and since you scrolled all the way down here to read my words, I'll talk to you about anime. Friday night a buddy of mine recommended  FLCL to me. I'd heard about it, but never seen it. It's only six episodes.
I watched it.
I loved it, and will watch it again soon. It's off the wall and doesn't look like butt, like most anime does. So yeah, it's awesome. Loved it. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Grenade Cookin' 2: In For a [trick or] Treat

Murtcurf credited me for his most recent post over here, so I do this in exchange: might noodle on this a little more, it doesn't feel done. But I have too much to do right nao

Friday, October 18, 2013

It's late and I'm tired.

 This next one has a guy saying "Action." Or maybe his shoulder is saying that. I want to use the guy in the banner for the website, we're due for an update, aren't we?

I've been listening to my favorite band Protest the Hero's new CD, Volition. It was supposed to release on the 29th, but it leaked on the 16th and the band sent everybody who helped fund the CD on indiegogo an e-mail with download links saying that since the CD leaked they'd rather have everyone listening to the best quality. There's some good stuff, but the last track on the album, "Skies" is totally amazing. The first time I heard the chorus (which is weird for Protest; their songwriting is bizarre and typically chorus-less) I was blown away. Great song, great album. Favorite band. Nice work, guys. The song isn't about a hideous orc-looking mutant, but I was listening to Skies as I drew it and it subconsciously got onto the paper.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Perspective and fan art. LOL!

First up I got a sand worm from ARRAKIS! Joking, but not really. Then there's like a door to the dungeon. Reminds me of the entrance to The Depths in Dark Souls. Again, I'm doing tons more perspective noodling but I'm scared to upload... It's hard for me to get.
Next up we got a team of guys, just preparing to mess some bad guys up.
 Next it's some Hayao Miyazaki fan art with No Face. Ha! And a guy wearing a snapping turtle helmet. Turtles have shells, so their defensive value is high. So make equipment look like turtles. No Face doesn't give out gold nuggets in my fan art, he just gives out bombs and entire gold bars. So yeah, that would be nice. Can I also say how hard it is for me not to draw bullet casings pouring out of that gun? Any time I draw a gun, I feel obligated to have shells flying everywhere. Even if the character is reloading, shooting a revolver or not shooting at all. I read Kohta Hirano's Hellsing in high school and combined with Yasuhiro Nightow's Trigun (my favorite comic ever, if I haven't mentioned that here) I was a bullet happy little boy. Lastly, if you read the word "Trigun" and thought, "Yeah, I love that anime!" do yourself a favor and read Trigun and Trigun Maximum. The anime cannot even begin to hold a candle to the comic. Seriously. Anime is wicked boring. Comic talks about wave phasing, deep space travel and other cool sci-fi garbage.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Okay, here's some perspective stuff.

I just drew this for you! Just kidding, I drew it for me. But I'll let you look, if you promise to be good.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Perspective is all I care about.

...But I'm not uploading anything really today. It's kind of awkward, you see?
There's an alarming amount of similarity in some of my faces. 
Always room to grow, nowhere to go but up.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Studies in perspective

It's like there are pieces of the fundamentals I'm missing. I'm working through some thing and it's hard to figure it out.

I'm experimenting with the idea that elements closest are darker. I'm angry at how the guy in the bottom left (pointing a firearm of some sort) turned out.
I like the little guy on the right here with the antenna. It would be cool to polish that up.
 Just examples of what I've been doing nonstop. Just puzzling.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Gnomon, etc

Here are some thumbs from today. My fingers are cold now and it's uncomfortable to type.
Doing more Gnomon stuff, this time with Feng. It looks like it came from the early 00's, though. Ha! Feng, you sly time traveler, you!
Perspective is interesting to study. I have a lot to work on and plenty of things to practice. Nowhere to go but up. It's exciting.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I'm busy.

I went and checked out some Gnomon DVD's at school (We have a million. Seriously. I wanted to take a million more but I settled on 4) and I've been working my way through the first one. I don't know how long it is, but I've been at it for about 4 hours. Just basic perspective stuff... It's hurting my brain. A GOOD HURT. So there's a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff going on right now. I want to be a gooder artist. Y'know?

I'm going back to try and finish this DVD. How can it take so long for me to finish it? Maybe if I weren't pausing and rewinding all the time? UHHHHHHHHHH

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sketch from my meeting at work.

Sorry for noposting. I was at my parents house for the weekend and I forgot my scanner and graphics tablet. But I have some fun things to show. Maybe.

Here's a sketch from today:

Thursday, October 3, 2013


I was reading comics and I was like, "Okay, it's time to go to bed" and so I closed all my windows and saw that I had something opened in Photoshop. 
I meant to finish it but apparently I got distracted at some point!?

Here's what I had:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Today is October!

Some studies done in 15 MINUTES: 

This is what your hand looks like when you throw a baseball:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


I thought I'd be feeling better today, and I sort of do, I just have a horrendous headache and I can't remember when I last took advil and I've been givin the ol liver a run for her money and out of love for my dear, dear liver I'm abstaining from stuff again until tonight (when I'll try [prolly unsuccessfully, once again] to sleep).

So yeah, I'm saying I didn't do 15 minute stuff. Maybe I will tonight! Leave me alone! You guys, my head really, really hurts, and my eyes hurt and my throat hurts and my kneecaps ache and throb. Be nice!

Adam, you created a monster when you taught us how to make custom brushes last Thursday. I have every intention of abusing this knowledge (think Papyrus, Comic Sans, and Jokerman font!).
I made a stupid brush that says "BLAM" a lot. Ha! I think it's funny.

EDIT: I forgot to say... I posted something every day in the month of September! This is a first for me! Sometimes the number of posts equaled the number of days, but it's because I did extras. I really truly did it! But did I have anything meaningful to say? Ha!