100% actual size. WIP
I FOUND SOMETHING. I ENJOYED IT. ENOUGH THAT IT’S A DISTRACTION FROM WORK. MY MOJO IS BACK *gives it a hug and shows it it’s room that hasn’t changed since it left*. CAN YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE?
Going to be a biiig painting ( well, aiming for it to end up as one. If it doesn’t work out, I don’t mind, I’ve already accomplished what I needed to see here. )…. if anyone has any muscle anatomy references for cranes, I’d appreciate having them! Bit rusty on dragon torsos.
anyway this is the beginings of a vouivre from Buckethead. (Voivre = Wyvern in French.. because the wyverns in my story are from France) I figured I’d post it since it wont be finished for a whiilleee …if that’s not already obvious.
100% actual size. WIP
2(ish) hour unfinished speedpaint of a field I live near at 9am during heavy fog. Used my cintiq companion :D always wanted to paint the countryside with the benefits of an undo button and not carrying around paint.
I would have done more if not for the intense desire to pee and the 80% loss of function in my hands because it was that cold.
I haven’t really gotten around to the satisfying detailing part of painting that I miss so much. When uni work dies down I’ll see if I can get back to it
taken a photo of my bedroom using the Cintiq companion.. not that you would, but don’t buy this for the camera xD but yes. I agree, my bedroom is amazing.
I feel like I’m finally starting to understand where I went right instead of just knowing where I went wrong. While knowing your errors is all well and good for improving mistakes… art isn’t just technical skill; you have to enjoy it. In fear of sounding fluffy: art is passion, and I lost that in the merciless drilling from society and it’s focus on careers. For about a year I’ve had the phrase “you should enjoy what you’re doing” revolving in my head when I’ve been working. I’ve always passed it off as “well that’s all fine, but I have to get through the miserable bit to get to the good bit” and applied it to everything… and it recently became very easy to take an outside look on my life and sum up that every major part of it didn’t make me happy. In all this I became blind and productivity focused, and I expected negative outcomes to my life from here forth and have been trying to accept that life is a dissapointment. The long and tiring processes that changed my priorities towards being the good guy; thinking “it doesn’t matter that I’m miserable, I work hard and to society, that’s what matters”, clouded my vision and while I have sufficient technical skill to bullshit success, I have neglected the fact that a. art is passion, and b. I am an organism. Certain phrases started to hit nerves, instead of being passed off to me as good natured but deluded attempts to help people live happily in today’s society. A particular milestone with my art was realising that the repeatedly proclaimed importance of being a child with your art actually holds true; you need to continue to indulge in playing with what you fancied and throw the rest of the “toys” out your way. i.e: I should stop focusing on the concept so much and paint all the pretty textures. Having just gone through my old drawings and paintings, I realised what it was that I actually enjoyed in art, and how my intentions changed away from it over time.
I feel like I am now in the position where my dogged persistence in doing things I hate has given me the beneficial patience to do things like backgrounds and textures that I find boring,… and that the potential to start enjoying something is not so out of reach. As an artist, it’s obviously very distressing when you can’t enjoy creating it anymore…so once this issue is resolved, I feel like I will have the energy to further improve my situation. I’ve got a long way to go still to get out of my depression, and it feels like I’m trying to wrangle a horse made of jelly with regards to keeping this new onset of positivity in my grasp, but my hope doesn’t feel flat for the time being.
Uploaded the previous pages too because… 3 pages isn’t much. MAYBE YOU FORGOT. I don’t know. *throws them at you all*
I’m half way through to minimum requirement (sans a front and back cover that I need to do as well), but I’m not sure whether or not I will see this through for the entire story. Lots of work to do!
a souveneer from my subconcious as I was falling asleep.
I will colour it later :I it was black, with bright red gums and an off-white green eye.
Want to paint Christmas pictures~
I want to draw the comic panels of Buckethead where the WYVERNS COME IN~ notyetnotyetnotyet
I miss Aileen D:
Maybe over christmas I will have time to draw non-uni things!
me: the pumpkins will be so happy
-sleeps over the night-
Shen: sooool… did you build a fireplace?
me: :C next to a lavaflow…
Shen: THE PUMPKIN…
Shen: WILL BE SO HAPPY
Shen: TO SEE THE WORLD BUUURN
Shen: well, what are you waiting for, go put it off XDDD
not used to Minecraft yet…
first three pages of the short comic I’m doing for uni. Reinventing ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’.
attempting unrealistic lighting has been a huge learning curve..
CRITIQUE IS ENCOURAGED. Seriously. Third year. I will be cleaning the ants footprints off these things if I have to.
btw I’m unsettled on the font at the moment. Will be waiting for tutors comments on that BECAUSE TYPOGRAPHY HAS NO NEURAL PATHWAYS IN MY BRAIN.
ALL OF IT IS UNFINISHED :I
I haven’t and probably won’t be posting much lately due to being at uni, but I thought I’d upload what I’ve done so far for my final year.
The first two are for a short comic, reinventing ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’. A concept painting ( which took about 20 minutes only. New record! ) and a first attempt at colouring the comic itself. Got to get myself out of straight realism and start applying styles :IIII hmmmm.
The rest are developments on that new personal graphic novel that’s set on a different planet in the future ( and yes, I get to do personal work as something to be marked ) It’s mostly orientated on those Mirrorlands, seeing as those are the most developed bits so far.
so many colours .-. how unfamiliar
The abandoned House of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Too big and expensive to dismantle, it has been empty and neglected for 20 years. (more)
SOooo. I went too far with a uni brief that we don’t get marked on. My theme is things going wrong ( which seems apt because I spent ages painting without flipping it, as if I forgot how to paint, to realise at the end that the anatomy is screwed up. )
My face is significantly skewed anyway, but oh well. My eyes are still accustomed to looking at the painting, so I’ll be happy with it till I wake up and notice all the anatomical flaws I can’t be bothered to fix.