I saw a sketch the other day of an Asura & it inspired me to draw this little doodle. First thing I've drawn in years. Think I kinda went a little overboard with the ear, but I like the way the eyes came out, ans given that it was pen/ink, not to bad. My wife wants me to keep drawing so I can do some kind of crazy mural with all her characters in Guild Wars 2, but it's like 20+ toons! Doing this little thing really did kinda get me back in to the creative mindset, but only the future knows if I actually want to keep doing any artwork. I was once pretty proficient with Photoshop, so I may wind up doing something for her characters in that. If I do, I'll post it here.
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Over the years, I've always found myself working on various projects, for school, for others, for enjoyment and for myself...I've dabbled in video editing, photo manipulation, audio mixing, podcast creation, game editing, storytelling, roleplaying & a host of other things I find entertaining.Here I present my projects, both past and present. Have a look around; use the categories above to sort through various project types. As I rummage through my digital clutter and create new stuff, I'll continue updating this site. Comment if you want, and enjoy!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
Found this in my sketchbook and wanted to share. What's interesting is that while it's a picture I drew of my right hand, I'm actually right-handed. Why didn't I draw my left hand, which would have been a ton easier? I dunno. Ask 19 year old me. I guess the challenge? Or maybe I'm just lazy now. :)
I've always been into the show "Ranma 1/2" Below are some original drawings I've done of the series over the years. Unfortunately, due to a flood, some were damaged. I've been able to restore a few, and if I'm able to restore more in the future, I'll post them on my site.
|This is my favorite pen / ink drawing of Ranma. I love the look in his eyes and the contemplation you feel from this drawing. I may have skimped on the ear a bit, but I enjoyed this so much, I put color to it (shown below).|
|While it may not look like it quite as much on this scanned version, the original crayon coloring looks much better. The background was painstakenly blended to create a sunset 'lost in thought' picture that remains on of my favorites to date.|
|Colored with crayon & blended with heat from my finger & friction :) I think the coloring improved his piece significantly, but I still don't like the placement of appendages.|
|This one of Azusa had extensive water damage. I was able to clean it up below.|
|I may eventually add color to this one, but since the original is so corrupt, I'll have to do it digitally for it to look alright. If I decide to do this, I'll post the finished product here.|
|Because there was so much ink on this, I didn't want to try to do a restoration. I never got to write something on his sign. Kinda sad. Maybe I should use it as a 404 error page...|
|Mr. Saotome's Panda form ink bled through onto this piece. Damn you Genma!|
|The restoration turned out to be alright, but I lost a bit of detail in the hair, and I think there were a few bits in the cheek area I wasn't able to translate. Still not a bad restoration.|
|If you look closely, you an see a bow in the middle of her head, I think from another Azusa drawing I lost.|
Two of my all-time favorite female characters: Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop & Harley Quinn from Batman the Animated Series.
|Pencil to paper, I really enjoy this pose and look for Faye. I'm not too happy with the collar & neck, but the eyes and expression make up for it. I believe this was back in 2003.|
As I see this drawing after scanning, for a brief moment, I thought this was a picture of a male elf. Then I saw that I had small protrusions on its chest. While this was the only sketch I ever did of this original character, I can't help but think this started as a man, and changed to a woman upon finishing the piece. This was done in 2003, and looks to have a few braided areas inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean or Star Wars padawans. That said, I think it's an interesting enough character that I may go back and draw a few updated versions.
The following drawings I did based on "Record of Lodoss War" anime. The character is a high elf named Deedlit and her beauty and grace are captivating in the anime. While an older title, it's regarded as one of the most definitive swords & sorcery anime series out there. Definitely worth a watch!
|I regard this as the ugliest elf I've drawn. LOL. Comparing this to the first one in this post, you can clearly see strides in skill. That said, this was the first I ever drew of Deedlit (maybe the first elf). Drawing done in the late 90's.|
Below are a few pieces of artwork I did using both colored pen / ink & pencil. I've always been more comfortable with ink vs pencil, even though there's such a finality with it. However, I hate to erase, so sometimes flaws in pencil stick out sorely. While I may make those same mistakes in pen, for some reason, I'm more forgiving with myself.
|Done in 2004, I'm not sure what's going on here, other than a porcelain doll giving into the corruption and chaos and the pain that comes with it. Or maybe I was just havin fun. ;)|
|Anime-stle done in Pen / Ink. Girl trying to decide, while covering up with a blanket... or praying over someone who's covered with a sheet. I dunno. Done in early 2000's.|
I was playing around with a Spider-Man design which would make his mask resemble something more like a spider, rather than two large eyes. I drew inspiration from both Spidey and Spawn and came up with something I thought would be cool. Below are the concepts:
|A flying Pixie / Fairy. Kinda liked the idea of a pixie having elf like ears. I think mainly I was playing around with the outstretched female form (which is why she doesn't have clothes). This pen / ink sketch was done around 1997.|
Below are a couple of drawings I did from photos in 1994 and 2002.
The first is a girl I drew from a Freshmen art class. Kinda all over the place with this one. Hand size, eye placement, etc.. But I noticed I changed a few things from the picture, I believe to make it a bit different than the original, so I don't think I was going for complete realism. Either way, it's not a bad effort, especially for an art project around 1994.
Below is from a magazine I decided to draw (and for some reason to make an elf?!?) This was drawn in 2002. The differences from the above submission to this one are quite noticeable. While not 100% my best work, I think it shows promise and not a bad job with shading. I know the cheekbones and eyes are a bit exaggerated, but I actually think that's what I like the most.
In the early 90's in junior high school, I sketched an anime-style picture which I was roughly basing on myself. A sorta anime-inspired exaggerated stylized selfie (before there was even such a word!).
|I had a rough draft sketch of this idea before I did a full page with pen & ink, below.|
So here's a group of doodles I did back in the 90's. These are just some quick, one-offs I did on a green note spiral (most with a shiny blue ink I was playing with). I just wanted to group these together since they were all done as quick sketches on the same day back in Jr. High.
|I think I may have been doing an Anime-style self-portrait. Kinda looks like me in Jr. high.|
|Was working out some different wing shapes, I think.|
Um, I dunno. Lips of various design for some reason.
|Probably X-Files or Half-Life inspired.|
|Why the cat eyes? Why not!|