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 long...it 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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Look What I Drew! 08/27/2014

Edward Elric, from Fullmetal Alchemist! (Google + request)

Sorry for being inactive as of late: I've been trying to balance work and drawing. It's hectic. I'm still working on Queen's Quartz but it's going much slower than I thought. I didn't meet the deadline I set for myself, so at this point I may just release the pages individually so everyone has something to read and hopefully get excited about. I think I need people to get excited about it so I feel like I'm not wasting my time or something.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Look What I Drew! 08/19/2014

Day 7 of the Art Jam: April O'Neil from TMNT. Just the inks for now; I may color it in soon.

Queen's Quartz is moving along nicely, but still slow for my tastes. I've got 3 rough pages finished as of today...I should be using my tablet to do more of them. I'm gonna. I don't even know why I brought it up.

I'll be going to NY Comic Con on Thursday only, so if anyone is heading there lemme know!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Look What I Drew! 08/07/2014

Art Jam, Day 4: Skeletor (Masters of the Universe)

This was one pretty fun. Only 2 more left and that's the end of the Art Jam for August!

Uhhhhh let's see...I worked on a new page for Queen's Quartz. I'll post up a preview soon, but I gotta get my work drive up if I wanna be at least halfway finished. I also tried using a different anatomy method: the bean. I've seen it used before but I never really liked it because I wasn't sure how to define the body from it, but I decided to really study this video by the artist Stan Prokopenko and it clicked. It's a very good method especially when you're working different angles of the body. I incorporated it with the latest page and I can already see a difference in anatomy.

What methods do you other artists use? Lemme know in the comments!