Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Look What I Drew Today! 10/23/2013

Well, it's not so much just what I drew, but also that it's a redraw of a previous piece.
The first drawing was done back in...oh, I'm not sure: 2008-2009? It comes from the second sketchbook I've ever owned. Back in high school, I spent so much time doodling on the pages of my classwork that I finally decided to buy a sketchbook. I took it with me to my first ever convention, the Big Apple Anime Fest, back in 2002. It wouldn't be until years later that I bought another sketchbook that holds the drawing you see here. Well, I was flipping through the pages, saw this old picture and decided to redraw it.

My, the difference a few years makes. Oh, and increasing skills and experience. Can't forget those. I probably could have moved the photo on the right more, but you get the gist of the drawing.

This was also in the sketchbook, and I've actually redrawn the photo on the left a couple more times but it's never come out the way I wanted it to. Problems with anatomy, foreshortening, and overall balance have plagued me for years. I'm happy to say that I've gotten much better at it~

Monday, October 14, 2013

Look What I Drew! 10/15/2013


Luffy D. Monkey - One Piece (New World outfit)

I posted the traditional piece a while back and I really wanted to color it in. The only problem was that  I couldn't think up a good background so I went for something that might match his expression. I need to start working on more dynamic poses for my characters, though...you can only have people staring seriously in angles for so long.

Anybody watching Kill La Kill? It has the same director/writer from Gurren Lagaan so it's immediately top notch stuff. The animation is crazy, with such fluidity in majority of the episodes, yet for comedic effect in some scenes they lowered the frame rate. The art style itself is right up my alley: I'm a huge fan of a less detailed character in a more fleshed out world. The angles they use in some shots are what you'd expect from the company that produces this anime: very dynamic and sharp. The main character, Ryuko, has the typical badass personality but it gets switched up with very funny scenes. Also, she's really hot. Like...really hot. 

I love the enemies she faces, as well. Crazy designs and personalities...I can't wait for episode 3.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Look What I Drew! 10/12/2013

Lance Corporal Levi - Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

Wuddup, my snack packs! I've been quite busy today, taking care of some drawings I've done recently that I wanted to color in because I like the way they turned out. This one, in particular, was fun: The original sketch was done in my sketchbook and I loved how it came out. I did a bit of shading, finalized some lines, and then moved on to inks.

I botched it.

I use a sharpie to outline the drawing, and I went over Levi's face and kinda ruined it.

I had lost control of my life.

The eyes were also too small and seemingly far apart from each other, and the mouth also looks too low. To fix this, I scanned it in and began reparations. I think he looks much better in the colored, final image. What do you guys think?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Look what I drew today! 10/10/2013


Eren Jaeger from the really popular anime this year: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin). 

I did a quick sketch and really liked the way it came out, so I decided to scan it in and color it up. Oh, and I added a background digitally because I need to do more backgrounds in my pieces. 

The art jam finished, and I'm sorry to say that I haven't uploaded the rest of the pieces save for the first subject. Don't you worry, though: I'll post them up tomorrow~


Monday, September 30, 2013

Look What I Drew Today!

THE ART JAM HAS BEGUN!


Day One: Any character from Futurama. 

I chose Fry and the Planet Express ship. The subject included multiple characters but Fry is my only favorite and I wanted to make a dynamic picture. The first draft was only Fry but he was in a very boring pose and the more I looked at the piece, the more I hated it. I think this one came out great~

I also started working on SOMA again, and I'm going to try to pump out 5 pages by next week, in between the Art Jam pieces. Keep your eyes peeled~

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Look What I Drew! 9/18/2013


Luffy D. Monkey in his New World outfit~

He had a legs but I decided not to add them. I don't quite know why...laziness, I guess. The shadow is from my phone, by the way.

The second chapter of my story, The Fallen Prince, has been finished. Each chapter takes on a different character's point of view, ala A Song of Ice and Fire, and the character I had written has ended up being my favorite so far. Writing from different perspectives has been pretty easy, I feel. You're not constrained to following one story throughout the entire book, even though every character in this book will eventually cross paths. It's exciting, and I hope that anyone who's reading them likes how it's going.

In the meantime, I'm playing Grand Theft Auto V and it's sucking up all of my time because, well...it's bloody awesome. IV was pretty good, though it definitely had its faults, but V has gone and fine tuned these problems and made a solid game that's been very, very enjoyable.

I'll keep trying to post pieces, but if you don't hear from me...you know why. Oh! and there's an art jam coming up soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Look at what I drew! 9/15/2013


Uzumaki Naruto! He's wearing the Toad Sage costume. I drew him too close to another drawing and got its arm in the way...

I like the inks a lot. The foreshortening on the forward arm came out well, too, but the hand could use some work. The hands always need work. I'll remove floating arm near his leg and color him in soon, then post the final product for you all to see.

Truth be told, this was drawn last week but I didn't plan on uploading any of my pieces until recently. I haven't gotten around to fixing any of the drawings up as of late since I've been busy writing, but I promise I'll get to everything I've done. It's been a very artistic month, I have to say, and I'm happy with how everything has been turning out.

I'm enjoying writing again. I've been spending a lot of my time thinking up plots and characters, and even though I'm revamping an old story it really feels like something new. It's been such a long time since I've even attempted writing a story (at least, in novel form) but the results are awesome.