Sunday, July 14, 2013


I've been meaning to get this guy fully rendered. I drew this line art in flash a few weeks ago. I liked how it turned out, but since then this character has evolved into something more. I thought I'd do a sort of throw back to my earlier style. I always loved other artist's progression art dumps, and perhaps more for myself than anyone else, I need to see how far I've really come. I'll post that at the end of this post.

I've talked about not being inspired to draw ever since I started college. A lot of it has been a lack of motivation, but taking those drawing classes made me almost retreat to a blank slate. My drawings throughout school looked like those that I have criticized both on the internet and my peers as being not 'good enough'. Instead of worrying about what I wanted  it to look like, I was worrying about how accurate my anatomy was... it was very demeaning towards myself and I stopped drawing all together, which I realize is the last thing needed when I had an art block as big as I did. 

So, long story short, this is the first piece that I've drawn start to finish since I've gotten out of college. I'm sure that there are some issues with it, but I was mainly concerned with just getting something to a state that I was comfortable showing others, or even simpler, just to be able to say that I did something this weekend.

I finished this last night, and as I was looking over it this morning, I realized that I could go a lot further with it. I had sort of rushed through the painting process in order to 'finish' it last night so I could go to bed. I didn't want to leave it like that... so I painted over it this morning and come up with this!
I think this is a big improvement! The character pops out from the background and features like the hair, tail, markings, anything that is glowing has more definition. I am much happier with this, and I've learned that I must not end the process prematurely. 

As promised, here is that art drop I mentioned in the beginning of this post. These are snippits taken out of my 2006/07 sketchbook. At this time, I was just starting college. There are a lot of fox-type animals, and cats... little obsessed at this time. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Pup-Pup Mini-Sculpt

Long time, no post! So... this isn't animation or drawing, but here is a puppy I made with Sculpty! The painting was fun, but I learned a lot of what not to do when painting future sculptures.

There has been a bunch of exciting things going on, and they are all pushing my creativity to try mediums that I've been afraid, in a way, to attempt them. The fear of failure is becoming easier to push aside so I can focus on what I know I can achieve, and this has been accomplished by being thrust into a program I was rusty in. 

After fumbling around for a bit in it and feeling like I was not good enough to pull off the project that was in front of me, my stumbling around became less and less. My confidence in my abilities are slowly building up. 

Surely, I feel I will be using this blog for more and more.