Daily Doodle for Sunday. This is a Elite..er I mean this is a Vandal. One of the enemies in Destiny. Vandals are one of the most common enemies in the game. You shoot allot of them. You could mock him by calling him 4 eyes and he wouldn’t even be offended. I even shoot them in my dreams. This was good practice because I haven’t drawn futuristic armor before. I will probably sketch the other enemy races in the future. Reference was official promotional shots for the game.
The last three day of daily doodles. Each painting 30 minutes. I need to spend longer on these. One is a comp idea sketch of a video game called Katamari Damacy. I found it in a thrift store. This game is… strange. But strangely fun. What do you expect from Japan?
The story of this crazy video game is that the King of the Cosmos and his buddies get drunk and accidentally destroy all the stars in the sky. So he send his diminutive prince son to earth to pretend that he is a dung beetle, rolling a device called a katamari that makes objects, animals, and people get stuck to it (like a snowball effect),collecting and growing his giant ball of junk until the timer runs out. Then the king warps you back home with his rainbow breath (what my drawing is based off of), and takes the katamari FILLED WITH INNOCENT PEOPLE, and turns them into a star. Nice guy, that king…
The other doodles are not as nearly interesting so I wont talk about them.
Finally a creature that doesn’t remotely resemble a dragon. It looks more like the offspring of a raptor and a alpaca. I will continue my daily doodle project but I need to return to comps and values instead of design. Before I create another creature, I need to spend a fair amount of time doing research.. I cant do that with a daily doodle at this time. I need to break the ‘dragon curse’ that has infected my drawings. I need to explore new things and take the time to research it. It’s my greatest weakness as a artist jumping into a painting too early. Its fine to be spontaneous when I’m sketching but not with a painting. I need to plan out what I need to do as a artist for the to improve my portfolio so I can get a job in this business. I spent about a hour and 15 minutes on this doodle.
An explorer and his hairy stead have discovered the Eagle Ruins. A large granite sculpture is guarding the entrance.. I decided to start recording my process again. I sped up the footage so it should take a few minutes instead of thirty. This is my current process for my doodles. I’ve been very experimental. It is subject to change. 30 minutes.
A return to form after the embassment of yesterday’s doodle. Sure there is many errors but it has potential for a future great painting. It’s crazy, I made a cool comp on the first thumbnail. I did a dozen more but the first one was the best. My current monsters seem to have a rhino like look to them. I will be studying eels and fish for my final drawing project in Advanced Drawing. It will be interesting to see how it influences my future creatures when I doodle these things. Time Spent :45 min
This is artwork I am working on for my advanced drawing class. The theme is “Animal/Plant Hybrid”. Since values have been something my instructor wanted me to work on, I really tried to push the entire range in this painting. I love the trees that have taken over the ruins and have grown on top of them. I wanted to do a painting with that idea in mind. I included a plant monster and a woman into the painting to give it a narrative element. I will be doing two versions of this painting. The first one is finishing up this digital drawing into a finished painting. The second will be doing a charcoal version of this. I upload my progress as I go. 3 hours of work so far.
In the near future.I will resume my daily paintings project for a couple months . however , I must do homework first this week. I will be doing some quick 30min art studies for my online workshop class i am taking. BUT on the creative end I will be working on this painting for class, a Hobbit fan art/parody and a commission of a lizard warrior armed with a halberd, ready to open up a can.
A busy week for sure. I hope I can survive.
The story of the Nectoar : the nectoar is a stone creature that lives in the abandoned mountains. It is said that it’s voice could crush rock miles a way and that it’s stare could turn a person to stone! it has quick strong legs that can catch up to any thing in a instant! It’s thick helmet shaped head protects the brain. it’s only weak spot is it’s fleshly red underbelly and it is the only way you can slay a nectoar. It has a sensitive pod above it’s head it uses as a third eye.
After watching a very motivating video on creativity (I will search for link when I can). It made a point that stuck with me. If you want to do something, you must simply do it, sounds simple right? So why doesn’t it happen? There are some that want to be writers but they never write due to fears and other hangups. But a writer does one thing every day without letup…. they write! So if you want to be a writer, you must write! Doesn’t matter how good or bad your are, if you want to be something, you MUST be it. Every day. Without letup. People like to use the popular excuse ‘I have no talent to do that’. Talent is overrated. Hard work and passion for you subject gets you places. NOT talent. Some skills might take years to learn well, but if it is your passion, make yourself dredge through it! The more you do something the better you become at it. The more you love it.
I have done this with being a artist, every day I draw, paint, and teach myself. I still have a ways to go (what artist doesn’t?), but it doesn’t matter, it is my passion to draw and paint. In just the last 4 months you can see a clear improvement in my skills. However I realized if i want to become a concept artist.. shouldn’t I create concept art? I draw allot of dragons, critters and still life paintings but very few designs. I’ve decided that along with my still life project I should create a critter a day. No excuses. I started creating creatures four days ago, this is the first design that is not too shabby. I write a short story about a creature and them paint it. Unlike my Still life paintings I will not upload every creature I create because..frankly most suck right now :D. I also do some quick daily storyboards as well of story ideas the pass through my reptilian brain. I now set aside 2 hours a day for studies, its called my Art block.
I spent 2 hours on this painting.