Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Off to Boston!

So I'm heading off to Boston to go to Training for iD Tech! Training isn't until this weekend, but my family's making a little vacation out of it for the week, so don't expect any updates here until I get back!

But here are some sketches before I go~

This is starting to be a new really good brainstorming activity! By the end, I got super in the mood for working on some Eventures, so it definitely worked and lifted my mood a little.

The Pokemon Generation 7 starters were announced the other week, so I doodled them! I think Litten is my favorite, but we'll see how their final forms look!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Dundas & Tobarus

Some more characters that had been sketched out before, but never fully designed until now.

Dundas is a very tricky cat that can get anyone to look when he points and says "Hey, look over there!" His persuasive personality and attitude somehow convinces others to believe him, no matter what. Dundas hopes to one day create his own restaurant that everyone will enjoy throughout The Worlds. He at first wants to create a World dedicated to this, but quickly realizes that is too big of a task to start with. Dundas eventually starts a restaurant that he plans to help with traffic into whichever World he chooses to place it in. One day he hopes to be one of the lead restaurants in all of The Worlds.

Tobarus is a mediary who represents Ginko's white cloaks and Mr Dude World. He is very organized and well-respected. Tobarus always carries necessary paperwork when making a negotiation between Worlds. He is very calm and almost always composed. Nothing phases this man, and he is always able to keep his cool.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Artistic Reflection

So it's been a little over a year now since I graduated. Which is crazy. Since I graduated, I've been working hard on trying to improve the best that I can. And I think that I've gotten fairly far with it. Of course I'm not 100% happy with where I am artistically, but will I ever be? Is anyone ever truly happy with their art? Probably not. But right now I'm pretty happy with the amount of improvement I've had, and I'm getting more comfortable with where I am currently. I've been focusing more on the positive and it's been making my growth a lot healthier as well. I know there's still a lot more in this artistic journey, and I'm excited to see what that will be!

This is a comparison to what my favorite piece was in 2015 to what it is now in 2016. I feel like my stuff has gotten looser and I've been able to put down lines a lot more comfortably.

And this is my Art vs Artist thing! Everyone was doing it, so I thought I would join in on the fun.

And then this is a tutorial that I made to show what my process is when I'm drawing these daily characters!
(if you can't read it, check out the full version here!)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Etzor & Yella

Based on old designs and I got to slightly re-design them!

Etzor is an angry boy from Frank Lady World, who has major trust issues. He trusts his classmates, but outsiders take some time for him to warm up to. He excels best in his science class, and is often very helpful in aiding his classmates. Etzor lives in a green house on Would Say Avenue, and doesn't often leave his home for things other than school.

Yella is a body guard for the CrY family who is assigned to protect honored guests as well. She is very concerned about her comrades' well-beings and is always looking out for them. Yella cares a lot about her family and will do anything in her power to protect them. She is very good at her job, which is why Mr. Q puts so much trust in her. Yella ends up leading Punchy and Chozu through the underground Party Place during their visit.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Music Mania

Lots of fun little Brainstorming activities that I did recently!

I was kind of just feeling like doing nothing, so I forced myself to draw for like an hour and a half straight. But this was a really fun activity that I did in my sketchbook during Spring Break camp. And even before that, I did it in my old notebooks from over 10 years ago. Basically I put my music on shuffle and draw whatever comes to mind for the song. And I give myself just the time limit of the song to draw it (in a few cases I cheated a bit just to finish some of these drawings so there weren't like half of faces or whatnot). So I went through at least 24 songs? I wrote lightly what each song was next to it, but that was really tiny and messy because it wasn't too important.

Gair isn't usually emotional, but things happen. I like drawing my characters being emotional, because it breaks a lot of their characters a lot. But it happens to everyone, right?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Diego & Voken

Some more daily characters!

Diego is a friendly bartender from Eustar World who is an undercover Resistance Member. He is very polite and respectful, especially towards his elders. Grimn appointed him as the leader of the Resistance while he and Manny are gone from that World. Diego is often calm-minded, so it takes a lot to get him angry.

Voken is an angel who hunts demons and helps protect the Land of the Clouds. He follows rules very strictly and attempts to uphold peace in the Land of the Clouds. He tries to eliminate any evasive demons and send them back to where they belong.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Some Life Drawings!

The past few weeks I've had the chance to draw from life a little more.

I drew these while waiting for my food at Steak n Shake on Mother's Day.

I went on an Amish tour/scavenger hunt one weekend, and had a chance to sketch a lot during that.