Monday, 25 July 2011

Updates and things!

Things are moving forward in life!.... I think? Well I have an appointment at a local TD bank this week for possible funding options for animation mentor, getting a line of credit is kind of meh, but if that's what it takes to follow my dreams then I GOTTA DO IT! Hopefully something can be worked out.

Been working on commissions lately, I got all the descriptions from everyone sooo I can start really working on them! Will do so soon. Not much to show yet though!

In the meantime I've been doodling some stuff up, I've realized that my drawings really do lack form and movement. Coloring has ALWAYS been my strong point which is just sad. Its probably the least important thing. SO! I'll be doing lots more life drawing and studies to try and improve my drawing abilities, I'd also love to be able to pick up my speed and be able to doodle expressive characters. Here are some random doodles of my characters, very rough and just kind of fail buuutt wwttvv its a start!

I'm really enjoying working on them again which is awesome, I've really missed it! The story itself is taking shape as well I suppose, although its very Harry Potter like at the moment lolololol

So yeah, doodles!

Aaand some concept art of sorts for what the inside of a student's tent would look like. Didn;t turn out like I wanted it to, but meh I'll work at it.

I doodled this guy ages ago and thought he was super cute so I thought I would add some quick colors!

Anyways, more soon!

Friday, 15 July 2011

The end is near, lol nvm

Man, I'm feeling really good lately. Not just good health either, I'm just happy! Its funny how that works... one day can be the end of all things good, and the next is butterflies riding unicorns on rainbows!

Anyways, I've been very active with my paintings lately! For a while I just didn't enjoy it all that much, but now I can't even understand why I would ever feel that way. I think it may be because I started drawing my characters more often again, which I always loved before and now find that I still love! I guess I'm just drawing them more often while I wait for some commission information so I can get started on those, buuuut I do have one big commission in the works, its proving to be quite a challenge though!

Awesomely enough I was commissioned to paint Hiccup and Toothless, two characters that I love, but I'll admit my knowledge on dragon anatomy is well... inexistent. But Toothless is coming out surprisingly well I think! Hiccup on the other hand still needs some work, not sure I like the direction I have going for him. Anyways any kind of crit at all would be awesome! I really want to do these characters justice : )

I finished two simple paintings of some characters of mine, I'm happy enough with how they came out : )

 The top one is Noena and the bottom is Rayna, they have a sort of love hate relationship, mostly hate though. Hmmm how I have missed them c:

Did some more hand studies today, gosh I'm still so terrible! I'm not so bad when I have refs I suppose though!

Aaand a few anatomy sketches.

I've got more stuff on the way soon!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Anatomy, sketches and a new dawn?

Hey! Been a while since I updated, I don't want to let this blog die like all my other ones!

So anyways, lots of stuff has happened since my last entry, conventions and maybe some self discovery to name a few things! Animaritime was two weekends ago and it was awesome. I wasn't really sure how well it was going to go seeing as I don't exactly draw anime, but I ended up making a good profit! Met some really great people and fellow artists, new friends, awesome time! I've still got some commissions to finish up which I am working on, but in the mean time I've been working on some anatomy as always!

Here's a sketch I drew when the con started and I didn't have any commissions to work on (didn't have any time to draw for myself the rest of the con haha)

So she's an OLD character of mine, my oldest actually! Rayna Swigston. I'm thinking about modifying her first name though.... but anyways I mentioned some self discovery earlier, and well I guess I just realized how I miss the old me a bit. To clarify, I use to be EXTREMELY shy and had a VERY low self esteem. I'm still not completely over those things, but I have really changed and grown over the past year thanks to having the right people in my life. So I always really avoided my old self, but... I somehow also avoided things I loved back then. Like story telling and story building! I really want to get back into it, like really into it like the old days! so you guys are going to be seeing a lot more of my characters soon!

I also realized just how much I need to work on my anatomy at the con. I mean sure my shading is pretty, but a shitty car with an awesome paint job is still just a shitty car. Gotta work on the internal functions! Unfortunately I've been busy on almost every tuesday which is the only day life drawing classes are held, but I'm going to work on anatomy on my own in the meantime! A lot of these sketches were referenced from, awesome stock resource!

Yet another thing I realized at the con is that I really, really, reallyreallyreally need to work on drawings hands. Its just sad how bad I am at it! Sooo I'm taking steps to change that. It'll be a while till I'll be any good at drawing them, but I feel like I've made a bit of progress already!

And here's a random face doodle I felt like painting for the lolz!

Aaaand a little face doodle for my bud Caro!

A commission for a con buddy!

Drew a map for my storyline just for fun ahah, I'm thinking about making it look really nice like a legit map! Although I dunno how good I'll ba at doing that haha!

AND THAT'S IT! Got some paintings in the works, they may or may not be finished very soon!