It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated my portfolio, but it’s also been quite a while since I’ve been working on so many personal projects. A few of my works are still under non-disclosure agreements and I won’t be able to share for a while, but now that I’m drawing regularly for Patreon and livestreaming on Picarto, I have more to show!
This was the first drawing I livestreamed. Ever. It took quite a while to get back into the groove of drawing something like this, but I like how it came out. Still rusty, but still an improvement from previous works, I think.
I have more work on the way, but I will be giving early access to patrons as a thank-you for their support. If you’re interested in seeing works early, as well as weekly WIPs and private livestreams, please go check out my Patreon!
Also, as you might have seen from my other posts, I livestream every Thursday at 6pm PST on Picarto!
It only took all semester for me to get back in the flow of portraiture… I’m just happy I did. Forty minute life drawing done in graphite!
I have been working on the texture for the body and blocking out the rock groupings! Still figuring out the arms and the head is in a different file (don’t ask me how that happened. I don’t really know…).
School. Need I say more? I’m so busy working on projects that I can’t really work on projects.
We’re finally starting a project that I’ve been looking forward to all semester, though. The Elemental project in my Concept Design and Storyboarding class. The earth element crystal golem I’m designing is going to be one of many crystal golems that are being added to the Spider Project!
So, for the scope of this class, I’m creating a front and side orthographic (extra credit opportunity for doing a high definition rendering of the head in orthographic views), a narrative digital painting of the elemental in its environment, and then a gray scale storyboard of the elemental that includes the scene from the narrative drawing. The deadline for all of this is May 20th, but I’m going to try to kick out as many of these as I can as fast as I can and turn them in as I go. I have a lot of work ahead of me.
So far, I have a couple steps of the work up; the thumbnails with silhouettes I was deciding between and progress on the one that caught my attention.
As far as references for crystals and stones are concerned, @dusted77 and @kelleye_ on Instagram are two of my favorite accounts to follow. The way they display crystals in a specific lighting is very useful for understanding how both the surface and reflectivity look on a semitransparent object.
So, yes. That’s where I’ve been with projects right now. Hoping to do more regular updates to the blog, as well as the ArtStation project page!
This is my first big Figure Drawing project of the year. The piece is titled “Disconnect/Allergens” and was an experiment in layering traditional media. The figure was drawn first, followed by the branches coming from his head, then the branches surrounding his body. For this drawing, I used graphite, coffee, ink, tea, marker, watercolor crayon, and colored pencil.
The idea here is that people may often feel separated from each other and will sometimes engulf themselves in the natural world to attempt the creation of peace, but nature is not always so nurturing. The soft, fuzzy feeling one may get could just be the start of a sneezing fit.
I’ve also been thinking a lot about how people look to nature to “find themselves”; the psychology behind that as well as a visual expression of that. More work on the subject to come!
Also, this drawing was put up on Patreon almost a week ago. If you’re interested in seeing new projects and pieces first, I’d appreciate the support!
I’ve been doing a lot of different things, lately, and that has been making me very busy. So busy, in fact, that I’ve been forgetting to post here (for shame, Katie).
I did recently post something I’m excited about on my Sketchbook blog for my Digital Media class. My rotoscope is going super slow, but the GIF of the first handful of frames is looking really nice! Take a look:
It’s not looking TOO badly, but I’m definitely going to go back in and work the background better later on.
And, with that, I need to run to class. I’ll try to post more, now that I have weekends off.