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Update catch up!

So yes, I haven’t updated much this week but I’ve been so incredibly busy you have no idea. I also was quite sick for a few days and my headaches just didn’t allow me to sit infront of a screen for too long. But I’m back now aw yea, party!

Alright so first of all, I’ve finished reading The catcher in the rye and well, I didn’t really like it all that much. Honestly, the main character annoyed me more than entertain me. He mostly just hates, complains and calls everyone phonies during the whole book. At first it’s fine and it makes you realize, ok, the guy is definitely not with the mainstream crowd. But he never does anything else and complains about everyone and everything he sees. Halfway the book that gets really irritating. Besides that he has another annoying habit: telling stories that are completely irrelevant. He actually mentions that he himself likes to drift away from topics, but again, after a while I just started thinking, where is the writer going with this? It just made the character (whose a teenager) seem like an old man whose desperately trying to have conversations and brings up anything that comes to mind. Perhaps this was the point of the writer, but either way, it makes reading the book a let less enjoyable.  In the end I just felt meh about this book. Maybe I just don’t get it, but I wont be reading it again for a long time. As for the next next book I’ve started, that would be Paper Towns by John Green.

Artwise I’ve practiced a lot of full body sketches and I’m getting slowly, but surely, better. I’ve also done a couple of actual complete drawings which you’ll see at the end of the month in the sketchdump. I also felt like making something Majora’s Mask related, so have this. I’m quite happy with the result. Hands down the best game in the series still. I may make more of these if I get positive feedback, so it’s up to you!

What else? due to sickness i didn’t train for a few days but I’m getting back into groove again now. For Valentine I went out for dinner with Doro and we had a great time. We didn’t do anything more as I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s and I show her that I love her every day anyways, the woman knows! <3. Lastly, I’ve also been more active on my Tumblr again, so go check that out. I’m currently doing a 30 day Zelda question challenge. I would post these here, but I don’t want to make this a full out Zelda blog. Let me know your Tumblr if you have one too!

I got the whole next week off so you can expect lots of updates to make up of the lack before. And that’s all, so you all have a fine evening now =)

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January Sketchdump

As promised, here’s my first sketchdump of the year. When looking back at this month, I realize that while I have practiced drawing bodies in basic shapes, I haven’t actually drawn any real full body pictures. That’s kind of odd considering I’ve put so much time in practicing. I suppose I don’t feel confident enough yet to completely go for it, but I’ll try and improve and dare to go more complicated starting now. Already on the bright side, I’m definitely starting to draw more than just standard 3/4 with straight arms, so that’s a good sign. A long way to go but I’m totally up for it!

Hope you like my work, but I always enjoy criticism, positive or negative, so feel free to leave a comment. Also, why not drop a question or a request?

Simply Nintendo

Today I want to share some work that I’ve done for class. We got to pick our own theme, so evidently being who I am, I chose Nintendo as my subject. I decided to go the simple route and and went with white vectors on colored backgrounds, each one representing a Nintendo game. Half of these are made from scratch in Illustrator, while the rest has been made in Photoshop with the aid of official images. I originally had more, but I wasn’t completely satisfied with them, so I just went with the ones I considered done. They’re not very complicated, but I do feel the simplicity has a certain charm to it. You are free to use these for a signature or something else, but since I’m so nice to allow that please give credit where due and add a link to my blog or my name. If I see anyone using this claiming it’s his/her own I will take action.

Nintendo Vectors

If I did my job right, and you’re a Nintendo fan, then you should be able to recognize all of these. If not, I need to try harder, or you need to play more Nintendo, which I think I’m going to do right now, so, bye!

Promarkers

Oh my, another post already? Why yes, and it’s about art! You see, I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember, although I only started to take it more serious around age 16. Never before however did I really look up what material is good to use and used basic pencils, until some recent advice. Promarkers, where have you been all my life? Because oh boy, they’re freaking great! I should have started to use these ages ago to improve my work on paper, but better late than never I suppose. I just wanted to show you guys an example or 2 of what I’ve been doing with them because I’m all excited now. I’m only putting up a tiny version (because I’m evil like that) but here you go.

Noodles Dave & Bolts

I know, there’s a dozen mistakes in these and it’s far from perfect, but I’m really having fun again. It’s been a really long time since I’ve really felt like drawing for days on end, but that’s exactly the feeling I have right now. Motivation & inspiration is climbing back up after a 2 years of slipping downhill. I want to try out so much more stuff and practice to bring more interesting pieces of art, so let’s hope this is a good start to 2012 and that we’ll see some progress by the end of the year.

See you, likely, on Thursday!

 

Sketches Preview

Oh hello there! As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been working on improving my characters and I’ve been sketching a lot in general, so today I just want to give you guys a small sneak peak. Don’t expect anything amazing here though, it’s just simple head sketches, nothing more to it. I do hope you like them of course, or this post will be utterly pointless.

This is my character Iluna, at age 12. You can find artwork of her at age 19 on my artwork page. I’ve always drawn her with the barret but never really thought about how her head would look underneath that, which is kind of odd when you think about it. So I put myself on working on her hair a bit more. Besides that I’ve experimented with different angles, expressions and alternate outfits, but for all of that you’ll have to wait for when I upload my first sketchdump.

Next up we have Nessa, which you can find in my artwork page as well. I’m quite happy with her design so I mostly just focused on angles and expression, but I did slightly change her nose which I feel looks better now. If you guys would like to find out more about my characters and series btw, then let me know and I’ll definitely post more info and art about them!

And now just for the hell of it, I’ve been going through some of my older artwork and I found this “amazing” piece of work back (below). This is how I used to draw at one point folks… Shame on me, I know. So word of advice, don’t ever go the manga way. I love reading my manga and watching my anime, but there’s nothing like your own unique style.

how NOT to do it

On a completely different note, I’ve started to play Professor Layton & The Last Specter. First new game of the year and loving it! Then again how could I not love it, it’s Layton after all. And that’s all I have to say for today so I’ll see you guys back on Thursday!

Mayor Dotour

A while ago I joined a Majora’s Mask collab on Deviantart and I just uploaded my submission today. Everyone had to draw a single character from the game, full body, no background. Point is to add them all together in one big picture but that wont happen for another few days, or possibly longer even. I picked Mayor Dotour, because mainly there weren’t many characters left to choose from anymore, but also because I’ve always sort of liked his design. He’s the Mayor of Clock Town, yet he looks like a jester and seems unable to handle his position when you enter his office in the game. In away his looks really represent his personality as well (also you have to dig that purple hair). Then again I’m not sure either how I would deal with the moon closing in on your town during the most busy time of the year. It’s also the first time I’ve just textures in my artwork and although I kept it simple in this case I quite like the outcome. I’m probably going to continue using this more to add that little extra to my characters.

Mayor Dotour

That’s it for today, I’ll be back with my last post early on Saturday as I can’t finish of this year without doing a “the good & the bad” list. However, since the day after New Year is the usual “family visiting day” it’s unlikely that I will be able to post, I’ll try but if not, I’ll definitely update the 2nd. Make sure to check back then as I’ll be posting and explaining my 2012 Challenge list! It will definitely make 2012 an interesting year and add so much more activity to this blog.

See you all on the last day of the year!

Sketch: Captain Windfall

Due to lack in time and being lazy (hey, what did you expect with a blog name like this?) I’m just going to post an older sketch of mine that never really saw the daylight up until now. Obviously it was a design for a captain, now he’s lost at sea until I find a proper place for him.


On a different subject, this whole morning was a big waste. I had to take an exam but (unsurprisingly) my train was malfunctioning and had a 50 minute delay. Being used to improvise when it comes to trains by now, I decided to take a different one heading to Brussels, where I could take another one to Brugge to still make it on time. Of course Murphy is all “NOPE” and every single train for the following hour was delayed by at least 30 minutes. All I could do was smile. So I calculate and check my options only to realize that there’s no way I can make this exam in time… joy. In the end I called school and managed to get rescheduled for a different day. When I finally got home I wasted 1 hour and 50 minutes on waiting and sitting on a train for no purpose. Well spend, should be promising tomorrow!

Inspiration

Inspiration
Remember this well.

This isn’t mine, but it’s incredibly inspiring and motivational. Also, I have a cold, boo.