Monday, March 25, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hordak -wip

WIP for game artisan challenge - redesigning a Saturday Morning Cartoon.

He-man and She-Ra look cheesy as hell nowadays, but I have fond memories of watching it growing up.  I wonder if that's where my love of fantasy themes and shiny things came from.

Monday, March 4, 2013

charcoal heads

Once again, I find myself in an incredibly lucky situation.

I've been feeling stuck when it comes to drawing.  I hate my drawings for being safe/stale, yet shy away from pushing it so far into stylization that it would become cartoony.  It's more of a mental block than anything.

Right at this time, they got a kick-butt instructor for our usual wednesday night life drawing session.  The instructor is an old-school commercial artists who stresses the needs to make people look attractive.  Having my head firmly stuck into the realms of realism, I disagreed inwardly but decided to give it a try.

Then it finally clicked.  Knowing what the ideal would look like does not take realism away from me.  It gives me more freedom to push things one way or another from the idealism, and allows me to capture the essence of people.  Pushing shape design is the only way I can break out of my current stalemate against myself.

Glen Orbik, you are such a badass.  Thank you.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Girl with Gun Final

calling it done :)

Girl with Gun wip

gonna catch some dinner and continue... trying to push my stuff in a different direction than usual.

Saturday, March 2, 2013