art, dailies, Uncategorized

Dragon Mage Artist (D1)

dragon artist warriorI was messing with a character generator and decided to sketch the result. A dragon mage artist person. Apparently he prefers casting fire spells instead of breathing fire.

I starting up the dailies again for the million time and pray that life doesn’t put wrench it in. To make dailies doable this time I will only make sketches. If I get into a drawing or painting, that’s fine. But as long as I can spend 30-45 minutes drawing something every day, I will be content. No 3d dailies as they just take too long.

art, artwork, concept art, daily painting, digital art, monsters, paintings

Armadilo Barbarian Sketch (Daily Monster: 06 out of 30)

Daily-Monster-06---ardvark-barbarian

The daily monster painting has been a two edged sword. It’s given me the motivation to paint and explore but because of time restraints I do not have time to fully research material for my subjects. This means the anatomy and potential variations suffer. I will try to figure something out. For example I love the face but the clothing is very plain because I had time to skech armadillos but not any time to research clothing. I might lengthen the project to give me a extra day to do some research and prelims for each character.

animal, animals, art, artist, artwork, Daily Doodle, daily sketch

Deer (Daily Doodle)

oh dear

I realized it was a mistake to abandon my daily doodles. It is important for me to do a daily doodle before working on big projects.  I helps loosen me up. I will do this every day. I might miss a day here and there but I plan on being consistent

I always set limitations to challenge myself. Here are the the two:

1.I can only work on in for 30 minutes to and 1 hour. Once the timer goes off. I can no longer work on it . This is not speed painting, it’s to teach me to use my time effectively. Also it should help me block in the big stuff first.

2. I have to attempt to draw it in a somewhat realistic style.

What I draw can be anything real or imaginary but I must use refs.

BTW here is the first daily painting. A deer. I spent 30 minutes on this.

art, artwork, dinosaurs, doodles, dragons, drawings, self portrait

The 21 Day Drawing Challenge: All 21 Days

I participated in Von Glitschka‘s 21 Day Drawing Challenge (http://www.lynda.com/Design-Illustration-tutorials/21-Day-Drawing-Challenge/164144-2.html?utm_medium=ldc-partner&utm_source=SSPRC&utm_content=524&utm_campaign=CD14621&bid=524&aid=CD14621). Truthfully I was hoping to upload the new challenge drawing every day, but I have been swamped with homework this month. Being the genus that I am, I took 15 credit hours at 3 different colleges. I am almost done with a 8 week psychology course, and I spend around 6-9 hours a week on the darn thing. It’s driving me crazy. So I haven’t post in a month. But I did successfully finish the challenge. I have a friend join me on the challenge and it helped a lot. I enjoyed the challenge, my only gripe is that it was supposed to be for all skill levels but my non-artist friend struggled with it, I had to help him along and teach him techniques that the videos did not mention. I actually enjoyed teaching him. However, the course made him discover that he loves drawing and had decided to continue with it, which I am excited about. I definitely will do another monthly challenge after I finish dreaded Psychology get caught up on other things. (It will be a while).

art, artwork, dragons, drawings, indie, indie games, ink, markers, mcpixel, sketchbook, traditional

My best sketches of My Tone Sketchbook (7-2013 to 8-2013)

Finished a tone sketchbook. Out of hundreds of sketches i did, I picked my favorites. I have switched to markers to build confidence in my line work and simply because I love the look.

I made this stupid rule when playing video games: every half hour I must take a break and sketch something from the game. So there is a couple sketches of McPixel. It’s a very short game. The weirdest, strangest, most demented adventure game I’ve played so far. I was very addictive and ended way too soon. Also a few drawings of dragons, strangely enough out of the 100s of sketches I did, these are the only dragon drawings I did around that period, yet they are some of the best that I’ve done. I also sketched a tree from my house and a barn from my imagination. And that horse… I need to practice drawing equines more.

Next’s weeks sketchbook drawings will be ones I did a the zoo.