Northern Tiger-Elks are generally very solitary beasts. Their mothers leave them a week after they are born. Instinctively, they will fend for themselves and know what to do. In the past few centuries, there have only been a few recorded cases of their companionship with humans. The people of the north say that Northern Tiger-Elks never forget a favour, but many have died trying to validate it.
I have conquered you once again, digital painting assignment @___@ I tried a new technique to painting fur this time, and I'm quite satisfied with the results.
*portolfio piece* :D
*EDIT* just updating the pic. got my critique from omar and made a few changes.
"His heart pounds like a boulder rolling down a cliff. Yet, he remains still, gripping closely to his axe as the cold bites his fingertips. It's tiring to chop down a beast. It'll be even harder to chop down it's master."
Another digital assignment done! I found that I had more fun working on this assignment because I got to use my character that I've been developing for Character Design. Originally, I wanted Uthur to look like he just killed his first man. I wanted him to look as if he was filled with anger and guilt. But after getting some critiques, it turns out he looks like he's just about ready to get some more action. So I tried to change his facial expressions to something more regretting, but I found that in doing so, I lost a spark in my picture. So thank God for multiple saves lol.
Intensity, ready, and waiting. I hope I got it this time.
Yet another Digital Tools assignment. I'm satisfied on how this one turned out, but hopefully I get a better mark than the last u_u... I never know if the image will actually look nice because of so much compooper crap. My cintiq has a discoloration problem, which keeps me guessing cuz the colours may seem nice on my tablet, but are crap on my actual monitor. On top of that, whenever I try to save jpeg's of my work, the export a lot darker. But that's only if I open them with Windows Photo Viewer. And they're a different shade if I open them on FireFox or SketchBook. >:r
Finally back to the studio after a looooooong summer of caricatures. I haven't digital painted as much as I wanted to over the summer. This is the first assignment for my digital painting class. I find that I'm still having a hard time doing realistic paintings, but I guess practice is the only remedy. Although,I am quite satisfied with this one :) It was a slow start, and had a lot of art block moments. I found that I was uninspired a lot, and I pretty much had to sit down and force myself to finish.
Well, manga, actually. For the longest time, I've kept saying I'd go back to anime. But that's easier said than done. I'm gonna have to start at the basics again.
In the past month, I've started to watch anime again. Sammi started me off with Gurren Lagann....and it was... EPIC. *_* After that series, my anime-craving reappeared (plus i found out there were a bunch of good quality animes on youtube). After GL, I watched AFRO SAMURAI. TALK ABOUT BADASS. yes. Continuing to satisfy my anime-craving, I watched Last Exile. Oh man... such a good anime. SUCH a good anime. Plus, I loved the artwork by Range Murata. After watching Last Exile, I`ve started to (try to) draw anime again. It's been frustrating... but it's been fun. I've still got a lot more to teach myself.
Trying to get my groove back after all the lack of drawing at home. I haven't been exercising my creative muscles (or any other muscle for the fact) and it makes it hard for me to draw what I want to draw. Maybe I just need some new inspiration or motivation.. I don't know :r
anywhoo this is a little sketch I just did while watching Mythbusters.
I think I'm overdue on updating my blog lol. Too much drawing in Wonderland makes me feel like I need to take a brake from my other projects at home... which is bad D: I haven't even touched my Panty & Stocking pic in a while and I've yet to start my page for the ANI year book @_@ ugh.. well, here are some shots that I took of my favourite drawings in Wonderland....
This couple was great to sit with. If my memory serves me correctly, they went canoeing in Algonquin park last year and wanted me to draw it somehow lol. I liked how it turned out, especially because it got me a lot of customers after :P
Ugh. Ok well, I was proud of how the picture turned out. That's the most I can say from this memory @_@. Ugh... The lady was "backseat drawing" throughout this picture which made me take super long to finish. I probably lost 6 customers because of the time it took. Nonetheless, I like the drawing, but no more backseat artists for me. >:@
ahh I love it when I get fun people to come sit down for me. I especially like how I was able to be playful with the guy's face and was still able to retain his likeness. I still need to practice more on being more playful. I feel like I'm playing it too safe with my faces sometimes, but oh well, the customers seem to like it. ahhh, in time :]
So Sammi reminded of the challenge I had set for myself X months ago lol.
Ever since college, and now that I'm drawing caricatures constantly, it seems like I've been losing touch with my anime side. Maybe if I try to commit to this challenge, I might get my anime groove back. It seems so much harder now because I'm unconsciously trying to incorporate the things I've learned in school.
WELL, first up for the challenge are these two lovely angels. If you haven't watched the show, watch it! It'll be over faster than you think LOL. So far, clean up is proving to be a b***h. Hopefully I'll finish soon.
I know I still need a lot more practice with colours, but I'm just having too much fun with black and white.
Sammi was complaining about how Leslie looks cute in the photo I chose of her, and that the photo I chose of Sammi was.. well, a little more funny haha. I have a reason why I chose these specific expressions.
I wanted to use expressions that I believe are genuine to these people, and not just reference pictures where they fake a smile for the sake of looking proper for a photo. I feel that caricatures have to be quite personal to the person I'm drawing. I mean, you don't have to know someone's every single quirk to draw a good caricature of them, but it helps I guess. Like how they act when they're alone in public, or how they really smile when they find something funny. I've known Sammi for a long time now, and I love it when she does that smile. It's the "I-did-something-stupid-but-I-won't-say-what" kind of smile. I think it's cute haha.
And as for Leslie, I believe she can attest to this, but she zones out a lot. And that's the expression that she has when she does xD It's like when you hear a friend's name and you imagine their face in your head. This is just one of those expressions that I can easily imagine.