Sunday, June 28, 2015

Resolution (SUMMER '15 #4)

Okay. Class is done, I have no more excuses! This week I finally get to start my 3D class and paint the billion sketches I have lying around and start finishing my summer goals.

This week my buddy Thomas posted some more stuff he did based on old sketches of mine and they're really cool! You can see them here and here.

As for me? I had to finish my sketchbook for figure drawing and take care of finals. As soon as they're graded and returned to me, I'll upload some of my figure studies and other junk. I don't have any painted or finished work this week, BUT THAT SHOULD CHANGE!

Here's what I've done since I saw you last.

Taking Thomas' idea, I redid an image I drew awhile ago. The first image on the blog! You can see the original here for comparison.

All that techno looking stuff around his mouth was inspired by the suits in Starship Troopers, by Heinlein. The book talks about how the soldiers have a huge array of buttons and switches in their helmet they activate by shrugging their facial features and moving their tongue and stuff, probably because their big meaty combat suit hands were holding tons of weapons.

Next I've got a collection of dudes. 

Next, some swordsmen. The guy on  the left has optical cameras on his suit. They constantly have lasers coming out to aid in target acquisition. When one of the beams is tripped by a foreign object, the suit relays information into the wearer's HUD and nervous systems and he can react instantly, slicing at the point as provided by mathematical algorithm. There are corresponding optical devices on the back. This way, he can't be caught by surprised from behind, and can just chop when his suit tells him. The guy on the right has a similar thing in his shoulder pads.

A Pyromancer.

Here's a warrior guy. I'm really excited about this one, and am adding to the list of things I MUST paint ASAP.

I'm pleased with this one, because it looks kinda Hanna-esque. This is another one I'm excited to color because it's pretty simple looking overall.

This is another wizard guy with a flamberge and a few, poorly detailed knives around his waist.

The rest of these are kinda whatever.

So yeah. No colored or finished work this time. I'm doing poorly on that goal! BUT- School is over, I have free time again, and I'm almost done with the 2nd sketchbook. So all is not lost! Look for me sometime this week, I should have something nice to show you. 

Enjoy what's left of your weekend!


  1. Another one with a lot of cool peeps! I especially like a few of the head-onlys you have on display here. Glorious.

    1. Thanks, Thomas! I like the heads too, but sometimes I feel like I'm a coward for not finishing the character. What do you think about that?

    2. I have actually been fighting the exact opposite feeling. Sometimes I feel I do a whole character to hide the weakness of my heads.

    3. We should just do what we like. I'll draw heads, and you can draw them bodies. I can't remember, did you take Rendering the Human Head? I know we've had this conversation and I'm a broken record, but maybe I have amnesia or something.

    4. No, and unfortunately Im not going to have the chance to ...

    5. That makes me feel better, then. I will say that I was worried by that ominous ellipsis, like you were going to die before you could take it, but then I remembered you'll just graduate instead.

  2. I find that for whatever reason I usually like your bearded old men characters the best. The beardie in the second to last picture is great. He's got soul. I like his innocent and wise expression. I'd love to see you give him more detail and color him up. Good job, Zacheral! I'm excited about your next post! It'll have finished work, I'm sure.

    1. Thanks. Beards are fun to draw, but in a way they make my job easy because I'm hiding so much beneath them! And no pressure? I'd better have a ton o stuff done in your honor!