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 www.senshistock.deviantart.com, 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!


  1. Awesome stuff! 8D Real nice hands study you got there. And I totally get you about the storyline thing, I stopped doing that for a while and it made me realize I never want to lose that side of me again, hahahaa. Awesome map too by the way, it looks quite legit. :)

    (ps I think I totally deleted your comment on my blog by accident, I am a noob at this site and I thought the comments page worked like an inbox... apparently not haha)

  2. Thanks! Some of the hands came out derpy as always buuut wtv's yo, still an improvement I think! Actually I always thought you continued with it, you never stopped drawing your characters like I did, and looking at your characters STILL makes me feel nostalgic. Every time. ( HEY WE SHOULD DO AN ART TRADE LIKE OLD TIMES!!)

    Ehehe no worries man! Blogger confuses me as well, I don't even know if I'm replying to this correctly! 8D

  3. ART TRADE SOUNDS MARVELOUS. I have like a billion things on the go right now but I would love to... mannn, nostalgia. XD