Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sketches this Week


My sister decided she was moving out this weekend so I don't have a lot of time for sketches. Instead, check out the WIP files for this art I'm still finishing. Does anyone have tips on how to paint marble floor tiles?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sketches this Week

Hey again,

This week has been... interesting. Yesterday I spent almost all day trying to figure out what inspired me and coming up pretty empty handed except for admiring Amano's inkwork. Problem with that is, I wanted to make a watercolour piece so that doesn't help. I'm finding I am more interested in techniques than subject matters so there are all these things I want to try, but nothing to try them on. I want to do some serious work, but I can't seem to find a topic I really want to put that much time into. It's very frustrating and I'm not sure what to do about it.

Anyways, here's what I've sketched with this week:

Last one is pretty much me drawing stuff from my Amano book. I actually have had a huge fear of drawing anything Vampire Hunter D related since I like it so much so this was me kind of working through that. Bottom left girl is just me playing with inking though.

See ya next week.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sketches this Week... and Stuff

So it turned out A-2 couldn't come down for the whole weekend this weekend, but we made the most of today. We spent a surprising 5 hours at the closest Tim's then hit the Chapters to peruse some books we had discussed.

Talk was pretty random, there was a lot of nostalgia and I'm gonna miss how much we think alike and say the phrase the other one was thinking. Still, I suppose we could try to do that over the net, but it just won't freak people out the same. It wasn't very surprising that most of the talk was about art and we swapped a few artists we liked, promising to email one another their sites to check out. I thought we would get time to sketch, but I never got pen to paper, not that I mind, we talked a lot about plans for pictures and concepts, even the idea of getting the monthly challenges back up. Overall I think it was a good and productive time that reconnected my love for all things art and animation. Few things are better than having someone engaging to talk to.

Yesterday I actually did draw something, actually I drew a lot of things, but only one was on paper so I've scanned it in to post here. I'm also including the magazine I picked up while at Chapters. I bought one copy for myself and one for A-2 as a parting gift; I told her I expected to see more pictures because of it, but I'm sure she draws plenty and just doesn't get it up on the net. Anyways, the book's focus is on anatomy and I adore it. It's a special issue from Imagine FX, but I think I mention that mag enough to everyone I know so I won't say more.

I actually played a video game this week soooo ya, tried my hand at some fanart. Probably will never finish it, but I adore Guilty Gear, I honestly do. I want Blazblu!!

'Kay, that's all I've got this week. Have a safe trip A-2!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Getting a Visit, also Update on Life

So, A-2 is coming down to see me this weekend and I am really looking forward to it. It gets lonely down here, you know? Anyways, hopefully we can sketch our little hearts out and I'll post the results of our efforts on Sunday night or something. The weather should be nice so there are plenty of places I wanna take her since she doesn't know the area that well.

In other news, I'm being switched to the day shift at work, which sucks because that means work 5 days a week instead of 4. Not looking forward to that, but I am doing an animation test so, crossing my fingers I'll get a call back on this one. Hope, hope.

Anyone know if there are studios hiring in B.C.? It's the only place I haven't scouted out yet.

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