Uncategorized

Keep Going. (Perseverance)

Hey Folks,

March was quite a crazy month. I spent much of the time moving into my new place and getting settled… which I am still not done with. I was a little worried that I might not get much artwork done.

Thankfully I did manage to get some practice in and work on a few things, including a digital painting of a D&D character of mine Tayla. I’ve made work of her before, she is just fun to draw. She is a regular character in my D&D games so I enjoy tinkering with her design based on what’s going on in the game at the time.

tayla3bweb1

While working on this I remembered that I had some older drawings of the character. I ended up digging through my folders to take a look at them. After looking at the drawing from 2014 I realized how much progress I have made.

Sometimes I get too focused on the flaws in my work and forget that even though my work has its problems I am still making progress. Being able to look at both my 2014 and 2016 drawings and know solidly that I am making progress is very validating.

 

Compare1

Continued practice, even if it’s only five minutes at a time, it is so worth it.

I know my work is far from perfect… I think there is a TON I can improve on, but I work very hard to not let that deter me from trying. Taking a single step will get you closer to your goal than never taking any. I sometimes catch myself saying “when my work is better I’ll be able to do X” in reality I just need to do it and not worry about being perfect at it.
fd3d970c53aa6ae1dfdda0c2aa7c344c883bf5455bf924fdb6e3d8b1f4983385
In the cartoon Adventure Time, Jake the dog says it perfectly. “Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something”.  It’s an important lesson and I know not a whole lot of people will read this, but if you do and you are learning a skill; art or otherwise… keep going. If you don’t like the way your work is coming out or you aren’t that good at it just keep doing it, you will get better at it.

I am adding a link HERE to a video that my friend Nick made with this very subject in mind. Feel free to check it out. It’s a great reminder when you find your self in a slump.

Thanks for checking this out!

You can check out my Portfolio HERE

You can reach me on Twitter HERE

See you next month!

 

 

 

Uncategorized

Getting back into Practice

I have been continuing to practice drawing/Photoshop painting and it has been a very rewarding experience.

I finished the last two characters left for my friend Nick’s project. You can check his videos out HERE.

I intended for these characters to be quick projects because I didn’t want to spend too much time on any one piece. Being able to quickly move from piece to piece forced me to trying different techniques and colors pallets in a short amount of time. I’ve found that working on smaller, shorter projects enable me to learn more than if I dig into a year long project.

Below are the Paintings of the characters from Nick’s Instant Roleplay Live project.

Roan1postCaidaPost

IRLGroup2

One of the side effects of doing art work for by buddy Nick is that I caught the eye of a YouTuber named Beardy (you can check out his channel HERE) He hired me to make some art work for him. The timeline was tight so I teamed up the my friend and fellow artist Zac Perkins, you can check him out on twitter HERE

We had week to finish to illustrations for a D&D game that Beardy was going to run.
Below are the results.

Beardy_Place11Villain_Color13

I am very happy with the way these came out and I am looking forward to doing more work like this in the future.

 

See you next month!

Uncategorized

Re-Starting

It’s been a long time since I have touched this blog.

I intend to change that.
I’ll be posting sometime within the first week of each month starting… Now.

This will continue to be my little art blog and I’ll be posting what I am working on at the time.

There will be work on here at various stages of completion, so maybe things of this as sketch book of sorts?

 

First thing is first, I injured my hand roughly four months back.
I have only recently been able even hold a pen let alone work with a tablet.

It has been a rough few months having to shelve many projects that I had my heart set on working on. Thankfully, I am on the mend and I am getting back into the swing of things with some drawing. It feels so good to make work again.

Below was the first thing I drew (Kylo Ren) after such a long time not drawing anything.
I just needed to make something… It was driving me batty.

My hand hurt for hours afterward, but in another sense I feel better than I had for months.

Kylo

After taking another shorter break I decided I needed to get back in there and practice more.

So I found another project to work on.

Below are a handful of drawings I made in support of a friends project.
You checkout his project on his youtube channel Instant Replay Live HERE


I still have a couple more characters to draw for it but this has been a great series of short projects for me to work on.

 

My work on Centerpoint came to an end in October 2015; Shorty after that my doctor told me to take a break from art making.

Below are some of the last things I worked on for that game.

You can stay up to date on the game HERE and on their Twitter HERE.

 

Thanks for checking this out!

You can check out my Portfolio HERE

See you next month!

Uncategorized

Centerpoint Concept Art and Flora

Hey Folks,

WOW, it has been a busy few days.. weeks?? uhh… however long its been, I’ve been crazy busy.

Anyway here are few things I have been working on for Centerpoint.

FloraWeb01

I have add some flora to the world of Centerpoint based some much earlier concept art I made. >View here<

Pistol

I was recently given the chance to design the basic pistol for the game and boy-howdy was that fun to draw. I really feel good about this one.

energybladeconcept2web

ALSO, something I forgot to post was this energy blade that I am make for the game as well!

Splashpage1

It was time for another splash page for this new version. The new one will end up being a animated 3D version of the concept above.

Catch me again on Wednesday the 20th.

You can catch me on Twitter  >here<

You can visit my main Portfolio site >here<

You can Download Centerpoint >here<

Uncategorized

Centerpoint and What is Next.

Hey Folks,

SO, we’ve released a version of Centerpoint to the public and we are already getting feedback on it.

It feels great to have made it to this milestone… but there is much more to do.

You can check it out here on PC, Mac and Linux –> http://www.centerpointgame.com/

Centerpointsoon

With Unity 5 recently released I now have all the tools I’ll need to edit the Centerpoint world.
In the next update expect to feel like you are on another world…

You know after I design it.. and model it…

Rocks02web

You can catch me on Twitter  >here<

You can visit my main Portfolio site >here<

Uncategorized

Announcements

Hey Folks,

Mondays have become one of my busiest days of the week.

I am going to have to change my post schedule once again.
I will be posting on WEDNESDAY evenings starting this Wednesday!

See you then!