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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?

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!