Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Look What I Drew! 11/05/2014

Thank you, Naruto!

I can't believe it's finally over. I'm still waiting on the last chapters to come out, but man...15 years of Naruto. I remember reading the manga in Shonen Jump first, then onto zip files I had to download (you youngins don't know squat about the early internet). Things got easier over the years, and so many sites popped up that it made it very easy to read the manga. Then I find out a month ago that the manga ends in November, and many memories. From playing the fighting games on Gamecube to getting statues and figurines at conventions, this series has been with me for so long and I won't lie that I'm pretty emotional about it.

Here I am, waiting for the last two chapters to come out. Here I am, on pins and needles,waiting for a part of my life to come to an end.

...I feel like I have to do a cosplay, now.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Look What I Drew! 10/30/2014

The Naruto piece is finally finished!

Man, did that take a while.

So I was trying out new ways to color and I'm still not satisfied with the techniques I've used. I'll figure out something one day but I'm happy with how this piece came out. Now I've got time to work on other projects!

Tomorrow's Halloween and I'm suped as hell! My costume is gonna be awesome...I may even post a photo of it.

Oh yeah.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Look What I Drew! 10/27/2014

Finished a commission today!

Sorry for the lack of updates: I've been working on this piece and I still need to finish my Naruto/Sasuke drawing. I really want to work on other things, especially SOMA, but with work and other things getting in the way I haven't had much time. I've got free time this week and I plan on getting some work done and this was a step in the right direction.

Anyone catch Hell in a Cell last night? Pretty good event: AJ Lee and Paige was a good match, plus they're both so very hot...but I digress. I'm heated that Cena won, like he needed another just know he's going to beat Lesnar. Ugh. Having Rollins win was great! I love that dude. In my older age I've realized that I'm siding with the heels more. Nothing against Ambrose, I just don't dig the crazy guy persona.

That ending, though. Bray Wyatt coming back to interfere in the match, and in such a way! The Sistet Abigail hologram was nuts. and Bray's entrance was extremely creepy. I can't wait to see his feud with Ambrose after this, and then Rollins/Orton. Guess we'll see how things turn out tonight on RAW.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Look What I Drew Today! 10/02/2014

Naruto is finally colored! It must have been the lack of sleep earlier because my art game jumped a level with this drawing, I swear. 

To be honest, this piece has given me a confidence boost in regards to selling my artwork at conventions. I'm very happy with how it came out! Coloring is usually the least favorite part of the art process for me since I never considered myself particularly good at it. I feel much more optimistic about it now, and I can't wait to work on more pieces and see how they turn out. Now all I need is for a convention to come around so I can try to get into an artist's alley.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Look What I Drew! 09/19/2014

My Naruto project!

I wasn't even in the mood to work yesterday; I was dead tired from having to wake up early. Nevertheless, I'm very happy with the results of my exhaustion! Inks for both pieces will be coming shortly, then there's the task of merging the two and coloring it all in. That's gonna be fun.

 I also started working on SOMA again! I checked the last time it was updated: Over a year! I couldn't believe it has been that took me a minute to get into the groove but with a bit of planning I'll be kicking ass in no time.

Now, I really want some coffee.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Look What I Drew! 09/17/2014

Anbu Kakashi in greyscale.

So things have been going well lately. I'm learning not to stress so much over things, and I've realized that I don't really care much for Queen's Quartz anymore. I miss Short Order Mobile Action way too much and I'm going back to it. If the mood hits me I'll return to QQ, but it's not terribly important to me at the moment.

I came to this conclusion after posting the preview pages and not really getting much of a response from them. I've also been thinking about my first comic and the liberties it gave me, story and art-wise, so it was an easy decision to go back to SOMA. Of course, this leaves me with a lot of open spaces since SOMA is an ongoing comic and I post about two pages every week so I can work on other pieces.

I also think that being stressed out with other things in my life kinda soured QQ for me. Life's getting better and I've realized that my negativity was really affecting every aspect of it. It was taking away the happiness I felt when I was drawing and I wasn't focusing on that. Instead, I was too busy wondering why my art wasn't more popular, or how others were getting ahead and judging them for it. I can't do that anymore; I won't. It's not fair to me and my art.

Anyway, I've got an awesome idea or a Naruto fanart and I'm gonna get started on it tomorrow. Peace!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Look What I Drew! 09/02/2014

I can't believe I forgot to post this.

It was day 6 of the Art Jam: bounty hunters. I knew I wanted to do an anime character so I decided to go with Yoko from Gurren Lagann. The original piece was terrible: a rushed traditional piece where the proportions and body type were way off. I wanted to redo it and this is the final result which I'm quite happy with.

I've been drawing somewhat recently, but definitely not how I should be. I think I burned out and the stress of trying to finish Queen's Quartz made me shy away from it. I know it's not an acceptable reason to stop working, especially since that would never fly professionaly, but it's what happened and I'm working through it.

In the meantime I've been working on sketches here and there, trying to get back into the groove. I missed my deadline for QQ but I'll still be working on it. I at least owe everyone that much.