Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Inktober 2017

Well,  it was an attempt anyway. I was working massive Overtime during October and my ideas became so ambitious that I simply ran out of time to do a drawing every single day. Half way through I decided to start combining themes to catch up, which made for some fun and interesting experiments.

For my first Inktober, I chose to do a list that consisted of  mythical creatures, and I reverted back to  ink on paper. There were so many pros to switching back to traditional drawing for me. For a long time I had been in an artistic  block - never able to finish what I started. The idea of making an illustration 'perfect' also resulted in me never being satisfied enough to finish any art.  This whole exercise forced me to finish a drawing even if it was imperfect. The results were great. It kickstarted my art again, and I was able to progress.

Oct 1: Mermaid
Oct 2: Dryad
Oct 3: Banshee
Oct 4: Dragon
Oct 5: Witch
Oct 6: Centaur
Oct 7: Valkyrie
Oct 8-9: Madremonte; Kumiho
Oct 10-11: Unicorn; Harpie
Oct 12-13: Kelpie; Grim Reaper
Oct 14-15: Selkie; Fairy

Monday, March 20, 2017

Art'd Me 2

It's been a while since I've posted these. Between moving countries and jobs, I ran out of time to complete 7 more :( But here are the remaining Art'd me projects that we managed to complete before the break!

Bill Watterson style - Calvin and Hobbes

This wasn't my best piece, but it was great to see everyone's ideas. The style is a lot more challenging than it looked, and I might try it again in the future.

Juanjo Guarnido - Blacksad
This project was a little more challenging. If you aren't familiar with Blacksad, it's a graphic novel drawn in a film noir style, containing anthropomorphic animal characters. We had to envision ourselves as an animal, usually human body with animal head.

Game of Thrones

This followed no specific art style, but with Game of Thrones season 5 starting around that time, we thought we'd all have fun trying to do concept art self portraits in the Game of Thrones world.

Avatar - The Last Airbender style

This one was a lot of fun. Many fans of The Last Airbender were present for this one and it shows. We would have to pick a faction and draw our self portraits with their powers.