Thursday, 16 June 2011

Self portrait thing!

Did a quick little self portrait, just because : )

I decided to use a different brush for once, and it ended up working out quite nicely! I will use it again : )

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

First ever life drawing class!

I FINALLY got around to going to the local art shack's life drawing course, and I gotta say it was totally worth it! I went with my bud Janelle, two hours straight of nekkid body builder guy haha! He was a super nice guy actually.

So it started out really fast, a lot faster than I thought it would be! 10 second poses and stuff like that. I was a little thrown off because I was never sure how fast I had to draw, so sometimes I'd have barely half the pose drawn and he'd change, and other times I'd finish WAY too early and could have done a way cleaner and nicer drawing. I suppose I'll get used to it!

Starting out with the quick stuff, nothing too impressive :

A bit more time...

A biiit moooore..

Now we're starting to see strong outlines

Had time for a tiny bit of shading..
 Some very rough shading..

No some fully shaded stuff!

I'm looking forward to going again! : )

Some blah blah and some art

Well, life is being pretty.... fickle. In general I'm happy, quite happy actually, college is coming to an end, I'm in a very happy relationship, I feel pretty good about myself on most days, I've got awesome friends and I feel like I'm making progress with my art. But..... I just don't seem to be going anywhere. I really REALLY want to get into animation mentor and do that course, but its an online class so getting a student loan is not going to be easy, or impossible. Its expensive too (not nearly as expensive as my original schooling plan, but getting a loan for that one would have been way easier...) So I'm kind of stuck right now. I was having some communication issues with the people at AM, Some emails didn't get through to me and the ones that did, my replies never got to them! We finally established this yesterday though, and I was told they would let me know if I got accepted within 24 hours. Still haven't heard from them, hope the email gets through!

I'll be getting a new job soon hopefully! I don't like my current job much, the hours are reeeally stupid and all that. I needz moneyz to follow my dreamz!

Anywho, here are some fairly recent anatomy doodles :
I started drawing various characters from movies I like, just to practice different styles and such. Here are some how to train your dragon doodles, I don't think I got their personalities right at all, especially hiccup, buuuut its a start! 

I've been designing lots of characters for an old story line of mine I've been revamping! They're all really quick lines I did one morning, I reeeeally need to learn to sit down and take my time for this kind of thing... anyways, the designs aren't nearly final, they're just vague ideas and what not! 
 Added some color with my prisma's on this one, looks so sloppy lololol

Got me a number of commissions so I'm working on those right now, although I wont be posting them until they're paid for and given to the customers : p

Monday, 13 June 2011

Expressions and cell shadery

Omgggg college is almost oveeeerrr I so want it to be oveeerrr eeeuuggh. My last physics test it tomorrow and then I'm SUMMER BOUND. Except for work of course. Which I will doing a lot more of :c

Anywhoooo I've drawn lots of stuff, but I'm too lazy to upload all of it at once so I'll just upload the rest later.

Somehow, I can't believe I'm saying this, I actually love drawing expressions! Not all types though, surprised or wide eyed expressions are always easiest and most fun, I've got to work on sad expressions, and maybe some that are a little subtler.
 Some of these are quite derpy tee hee, specially the three quarter views. I'm not very good with consistency, but I'm working on it!

I also tried a quick attempt at cell shading:

It went decently I suppose, I dont plan on color like this very often though! haha


Thursday, 2 June 2011


So I bought myself 30$ worth of new micron pens and I've been itching to use them (inking has been one of my biggest weaknesses for a while now) so I decided to pull out one of my old original characters and use her as a guinea pig of sorts. Expressions have been another one of my weaknesses for a loooong time by I feel as though I've made a lot of progress! (Damn you anime for handicapping me with large eyes triangle noses and triangle mouths eeeeurgh)

I made this character up when I was barely 10 years old, she has been with me for as long as I can remember! Recently I started drawing her again, I needed a subject for expression exercises and, obviously, I chose her.

more to come later!