Sunday, June 14, 2015

Why Bother? (SUMMER '15 #3)

Firstly- I made some changes to how the blog looks, and implemented an infinite scroll function. I've had some issues and so I made any link open in a new tab. It's horrendous web design but I'm still trying to work out how to keep the scroll without breaking stuff. If you have any problems or hate it or love it please let me know!

So, because I gave you those more finished pieces the last couple updates, I became terribly behind on my homework for class. I didn't really realize how much work the class was til I drew it all out and realized I was doomed if I maintained the pace I was working. All I do after work is draw for Figure Drawing til I go to bed. I'm going to make it, but barely. Class ends on the 26th, and after that I should have more colored stuff. In the meantime you just get the sketchbook stuff I do in transit and sitting waiting for class to start. 

I have every intention to demolish my goals (I have a folder full of sketches waiting to be painted and my 55 hour 3D Zbrush/Maya course waiting be initalized), but this class is far more difficult than anticipated. On the plus side, I am getting close to finishing my second sketchbook goal. Nice!

I like the guy on the upper right of this. He's like the Ghost of the Soviet Union or something.

The thing that bothers me about the guy in the bottom right is that his magic, broken sword couldn't possibly fit in the sheath.  Hrrm.

This lady! I've been seeing her on the bus more and more frequently. She lives at an old folks home several bus stops away. Anyway, When I drew this sketch she was just chatting like crazy at the bus driver. Midway through the trip she swapped her plain glasses for ones with star rims. Right before she wheeled off, she said, "See ya tomorrow, darlin!" to the bus driver. I like riding the bus. I like how much personality and story is crammed into one space. So many interesting people.

When I was drawing the guy in the upper right Kaitlin was like, "He looks like a science teacher!" I said, "Science? More like DIE-ence!" He'd be a rad villain. In case there are any questions, the guy in the bottom right has a giant scythe as a weapon. We're looking at his back (he's looking away from us).

The elvish warrior guy on the right falls squarely into the "Want to finish this but don't have time" folder. Also, the guy in the bottom right is a perfect example of why I should use reference. The drapery is simply embarrassing.

Again, bottom left? Drapery? It's like I'm not even trying. Terrible. But I think the idea is cool, stupid cloth notwithstanding.

This guy has a long sword. That is all.

So yes... I'm having a hard time keeping up with my goals, but that should change in two weeks when my class ends. Until then, I'll keep drawing when I can! And next time I should also have some figure drawings to show you.


  1. Oh! I'm excited for you to show off your figure drawings! Especially the one on black paper. And you know I love the intimidating science teacher. Can you please put him on your "color" list?

    Also, I'm glad you threw in the lady with the star specs, she makes us giggle. It's a good thing you enjoy riding the bus so much, it's kind of the worst thing ever to me. But you find lovable characters!

    1. The issue with the figure drawings is that they're on huge paper so I can't scan them at home. I'll have to block out a huge chunk of time to hang out in a lab and scan a billion trillion sketches.

      I'll try to paint the scientist, but I'm not really feeling it right now. It might be good to stretch myself, but I just don't know...

      And that bus lady. I feel like I'm seeing her more and more places now. It's like when you learn a new word, and then you start hearing it everywhere? All I'm saying is I wouldn't be surprised if you pulled back the shower curtain to take a shower and found her in there.

  2. I don't know if you have ever had a post with so many characters that looked so fun to draw! Amazing! Bravo! Capital! Dynomite! Encore! Fantastic! Grand!

    1. Now that is a heck of a compliment! Thanks, Thomas! Some of these are getting dumped onto my anxiety-inducing mountain of "To Paint Later" stuff.