Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Few Things

Hi! It's been awhile, hasn't it? Finals are over, I passed all my classes (unless some horrible post-semester grading algorithm rears its head and destroys me), and I have a couple weeks to work on projects. 

You'll remember that last time I mentioned that updates here would be happening as I finished work in order to force myself to get stuff done. I can't say that I've necessarily used my time the most effectively since my last post (I'm currently playing about an hour of videogames per day on average, which is too much right now), but I've gotten some things to a state I'm calling "Done!"

Also, I'm working on another semi-secret thing that I hope to share with you next time. It blossomed out of a school assignment. That's odd in itself, as most of you know, since I despise school and have a hard time jumping through hoops and being a student. But that's just about ready to be seen. Keep an eye out for that.

Here's what I've done:

This is kind of my finished version of the guy from last time. Below that, an earlier draft can be seen for further comparison.

This next one is nice because of the speed it happened. I scribbled it out and then sat down and painted it in a couple hours. Most of the time when I try to finish stuff I hit walls. Maybe I just really liked the sketch (which I included below for reference). Kaitlin asked me what the deal was with his hand, and I guess I didn't flesh it out too much. He has a thumb, but the rest of his hand is just for clobbering.

And I've been putting some of my sketchbook stuff together when I've had free time. This is in chronological order, with newest at the bottom.

So there ya go. It was a bitter longer than I would have liked to go between updates, but I think I have some cool stuff here. I've got a couple 3D projects to finish, the aforementioned semi-secret thingy, and a sketch to polish that might be biting off more than I can comfortably chew. I certainly have my work cut out for me as I work towards the next post. See you then!


  1. I think it is fine to go a while between updates if you are accomplishing good stuff.

    Nice work my son. I am looking forward to the secret thingy!

    1. It's basically ready, I'm just waffling about, unsure if it's the right time to deploy! But yeah, I feel like I had some good stuff to share in this update.

  2. Nice work, Zag Wagon! The only critique I can think of (that didn't occur to me when I saw it on your computer) is that the guy with the giant armor arm looks like he has a mealy potato complexion. His hand however, is red like the rest of the armor. Maybe make his thumb brown so we can distinguish more between his hand and his scary robot arm?

    1. Kaitlin, that's great feedback. I'll go back and ensure his thumb is potato-y enough to match his face. Tanks!