Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Back from Boston!

So I'm back from my trip to Boston! It was a lot of fun, but I'm super tired from all of the exciting things I did. When I was on the trip, I did manage to keep on drawing at least once a day, so these are some of the doodles I did in my sketchbook while I was there! A lot (pretty much all?) of them are continuing with my Music Mania activity. A lot of these were drawn during car rides, so the lines got a little crazy at times.

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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Gradd & Marble

These ones are related to some of my more main characters.

Gradd is a martial artist who is very strict with his students. He is very protective of Shimahari, the girl who he raises when her father goes missing. Gradd can seem like a very tough guy, but he has a soft spot when it comes to children. He is one of the most powerful members of Black Fortress, so he is often trusted with lots of responsibilities.

Marble is one of the leaders of the Tano tribe who is very laid-back. Though she is part of the military, she often isn't taken seriously, especially in comparison to her brother Garlint and her husband Centrino. Both of them are very controlling, so she is used to being an assistant and following their orders. Unfortunately this mindset is passed down to her son Hericots, who follows his cousin Veetoff's every order.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Some Quicklings

Yesterday was kind of rough but I managed to stay up later and work extra hard to get in a few extra doodles.

Some vent art of Sarah

So this is part of a game I'm working on. In The Gek's World, The Nays used to do this thing where they would draw fusions of themselves and a character. Well this is that but with a different element. They had to draw themselves with another Nay. Sooo I tried to draw them partially different styles to fit with how I think those Nays might draw. Obviously these were quick and I didn't focus a whole lot on the styles themselves. But from left to right: Malphie Reys, Jr Gair Saknah, Zandrou Roku, Scozu Ragsu, and Shed Braves.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Kami & Flesh

Both of these characters had been designed previously, but it was fun to draw them again.

Kami is a researcher at Muko Inc. who focuses on cloud energy. He wants to develop new technology using cloud energy. Kami is very calm for the most part, and doesn't really let things stress him out. He's very spacey and doesn't pay much attention to the world around him, since he's usually in his own little world. Kami is always making up new theories and is known for doing shady work.

Flesh is the humble grand-daughter of the well-known magician, Shear. She is one of the R Nays, and was asked to join due to her well-known family heritage. Flesh is one of the spokespeople for the R Nays. She always fights from a distance, due to her magic abilities. Flesh never goes into a battle alone, but is typically accompanied by her allies, or at least has some back-up that she can easily contact.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Floor Plan of The Gek's World

I've been working on a short RPG Maker Project recently, and so I made some floor plans to help plan out my maps better.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Franz & Munn

Some more animal characters!

Franz runs the Bucko Museum in Slumber Falls Village. Meushi sold it to him because she plans to make a much more successful museum in a different location. Franz is often cranky when he's tried, but it doesn't take much to get him to talk, if it means he can go back to sleep. He is often clumsy, so is never the one to handle the fragile artifacts.

Munn is a happy creature who loves using his powers to help others. He is the nicest creature in all of Biggert City, and he selflessly puts everyone else's needs before his own. Munn does many deeds to help out, including bringing his own desk to school when the classroom is filled, and paying for people's meals at the Gozo Burger when they're short on money.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rough Backgrounds

Since I struggle with drawing backgrounds, I decided to try and make a few background studies as practice.

Inside of a closet (partially referenced the one in my house)

In an old bed room

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Woobin & Chippy

These were two quicker characters! Neither are very main, so they're allowed to be more simple.

Woobin is one of the assistants in Evan World who is known for conducting games, such as Mable Table. They are often the judge on who wins games in Evan World, and will help deal punishment to anyone who mentions real names. Woobin has psychic abilities and is known to use confetti in battle. They do not speak very often, but are mostly there for purposes involving games.

Chippy is an orphan girl who is taken in by Gond when she is very young. She has mysterious healing abilities and was able to heal up Gond when they first met, after he escaped from his abusive family. Chippy is always very optimistic, even if she hasn't been the best situation herself. Once she arrives in Biggert City, she helps out at the hospital and is able to be useful due to her abilities and kind personality.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Birthday Art!

Since I have super cool friends, sometimes I draw their OCs for their birthdays.

Today just so happens to be Laura Mansfield's birthday! I was planning on drawing her main character, Daisy, but I struggle with animals so I ended up drawing this guy, Theo.

And last month was Hillary Hastings' birthday, so I drew her character Freckles!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Speedvore & Cefto

Daily characters!

Speedvore is a mysterious man who has super-human speed, therefore is the best at Speedvoring it up. He is the youngest of the three Merco brothers, and was orphaned at a very young age. His special ability is what makes him so well-known, and he has known how to use this for as long as he can remember, even when he was a young boy. Speedvore cares too much about impressions and wants to grow up faster, therefore he is often reckless. He tends to do very unpredictable things, especially considering his humble and soft-spoken personality. Although, his older brother Gonavee does not approve of Speedvore using his powers for his own personal gain.

(P.S. This is actually my first time drawing this design for Speedvore. All of the ones from like 2 years ago were unsuccessful so I just decided to try and re-design him for today? I'm not sure if I like the design or not, but I can assure you that it is much better than any of the old attempts)

Cefto is one of Winged Baby's nays that loves swimming. He has a huge ego because of how good he is at swimming, so is often talking down to others. Because of how strict Winged Baby is with his nays, Cefto has a very tough up-bringing and takes situations in Tag World very seriously, especially the Master Bird tournament. He is very competitive and a terrible sore loser.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Developing Characters

I've been working more with this trio recently.

Character height chart for these guys.

I was trying to get Yumi to look as good as my first two drawings of her. For some reason, she's been giving me difficulties. But this is when I just have to draw her like 800 more times and then eventually she'll look right. It worked with my other main OCs, so why not?