Saturday, August 27, 2011

Son, I need a friend

Watched breakfast at tiffany's earlier this week, something about the look on doc's face when he talks to Paul in the park about Holly not being who she said she was really stood out to me, maybe it was just the look of an old man, tired of searching everywhere for the wife that had left him, tired of the journey and sadness it has brought upon him.

Just a quick drawing this morning, wanted to see what I could do quickly by not spending too much time rendering him and still try to capture just the feelings and emotions in the painting that I saw on the screen.

Came out better than I thought it would, still having a hard time making him look old and weathered but I did my best, learned some stuff that I can apply to the next piece I do.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Value study

Just a value study I did today of one of the necromancers I sketched the other day. Wanted to work on some value and was glad with how this came out.


So after that kennen piece I have been rather apprehensive to do any digital art, I would start something, it wouldn't turn out anywhere near what I had in my mind and I would just alt+f4 that bitch. So while I haven't done too much digital art I have been trying to keep up in my sketchbook, here are a couple of pages from my sketchbook, I think i've progressed somewhat throughout it.

Playing a ton of league of legends, I just started drawing some champions. Nothing special.

Saw some UMVC3 videos and it got me thinking of taskmaster who I tend to use on my team. Random sketches of him (and a note from my gf :D )

Ryze and some more random sketches. Copied a face from bob kato as I was watching it (bottom left) and tried to shadow it myself.

Watched the dota 2 stream while I drew most of this, Morphling at the bottom.

Guild wars 2 got me thinking about necromancers

More Necromancer stuff, kinda hard to see because of the blue pencil.

That's one for JJ! (or Le actually)

Well I suppose as my first post I should start out with something decent. For a while I was without a wacom tablet. It sucked but it didn't hold me back in art as much as I let myself. I made too many excuses for myself that 'Once I get my tablet I'll be godlike'. But art doesn't work that way. Once I was able to get past that I started to pick up the pencil and just put it to paper again, I even tried to do some stuff with my mouse, not letting myself be held back and trying to just use the tools I have to make art and not let the tools make the artist.

Then my good friend Le felt my cry, his spider sense tingled (or his message box on skype made a noise, not sure which exactly) and I told him about how i've been, how art has been and how I had somehow ended up without a wacom tablet.

The next night I got a text from him saying he was shipping me his old wacom tablet. One of the nicest things anyone has done for me, without his help I would still be scrub a dub dubbing with my mouse and dreams of artistic grandeur.

So this first (second) post is for him. This art piece is dedicated to Le, for liking ninja's and hooking a Nega up. Not only did he help me throughout this whole piece, he helped motivate me and let me know when I was bad at drawing so I could make the proper adjustments to fix it.

This is the first part I did of it, when I thought I was the shit and had inked it.

Then he told me it was bad lol. So to spare you lots of different revisions, I'll just show you that with his help throughout and many emails back and forth, I was able to create my very first finished piece of digital art (well mostly finished at least). A ninja (Kennen from league of legends) for Le.

And so it begins.

This is going to be my own personal art blog. Just something to keep track of my journey through art and hopefully the progression I make throughout it.