Thursday, July 31, 2008


Ok so no posts in 2 weeks is a big, wtf is he trying to pull effort. Well I was busy, doing other things to make my life a little better. I only got a few days off all summer, and the majority of them have been in the last 3 weeks, so I painted the new room I got for college last week, If I post pics they will be edited into this post. And I just got back from my mini-vacation this week.
I completed everything I wanted on that trip, but just barely. It was one of those memories kind of trips where I went up north to the camp grounds I went every year until I became a teenager. We started off in sudbury cause there was no way we were wasting a day pitching and disassembling a tent for a three day vacation, and because it rained we went to science north. Honestly watching Imax movies is a great use of time. They get filmed for just that type of display so the images are so clear and awesome. We watched a film on the sturgeon, and the history of the great lakes, which I learned a lot from, but weirdly didn't make me feel like I should do anything. The movie was about how humans polluted the great lakes, and overfished the sturgeon, but then ended with a, we have done a huge clean up effort, and this scientist we're showcasing found a solution to the sturgeon population problem, so just sit there and enjoy the movie, cause you really don't gotta do jack to help out. The exhibits in Science north are pretty cool, there is this giant porcupine, and the sign outside of his pen says "Don't touch the porcupine, he bites". LOL what an ironic statement. I'm not going to go into any depth about the other ones, just to say that they are pretty cool. Oh, and I found out I have an astigmatism in my left eye. Cause this column turned dark, on a test. I'm really doubting it though, cause I have like 26/20 vision or something like that. So I really don't want to believe it.

The hiking was great. That campground feels like it's my backyard, I know all the trails really well, and pretty much the entire campground area, even though it is huge. I guess going somewhere for 12 years straight does that to you. I didn't see the giant snapping turtle this year, but it's always a fluke to see him, and usually I'm out there 2-3 weeks and miss him anyways. However, I saw herons, and frogs, and turtles, and nothing else there. Honestly so many people going there I'm sure has scared off the wildlife. I was complaining that my trip wouldn't be complete til I saw an actual animal, like a bear, or wolf, or moose, or fox, something big and mammalish. Luckily on the drive home I saw a deer, it was all bright and glowy in the sun, just awesome. It didn't really matter though cause I see them all the time at home. Oh, and we saw a wild turkey, but that's nothing out of the ordinary either

Anyways, this is getting long, so hopefully you've skipped to the end by now to read, that yes, I was drawing on the trip. No I will not be posting up any of my sketches, unless I grab some reference pics off my families cameras to finish them off, cause I was doing like 15 second drawings of turtles, and flowers and such so they aren't worth posting. I have decided I'm gonna draw my little brother and dog, and turn them into some sort of short piece, I'm not sure what yet, but I have a strong desire to do this. And instead of drawing for my series the last 2 weeks, I've been writing it. The entire story has been written out from start to end in a short synopsis form, so I don't forget any of it. Which means nothing to you, cause you can't read it, but at least I'm working on it.

Art post next week???

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cause you deserve it...

I did a little extra drawing, cause there was some stuff about kailo's chin I wanted to fix up. So lucky you get a second post today :D
First pic is the satyr girl all fixed up. She'll probably get a head turn next.
The second pic is her using some of that sweet life essence bending to get some water in a bucket. You'll be glad to know that her grabbing water for her garden is how she gets introduced into the story. And Kailo is all fooly about her.
Third pic is some rough work on kailo's head with me trying to adapt him into that more fleshed out style. Which I think turned out nice, but then I realized I didn't like his chin, it wasn't heroic enough for my taste, so I looked back at some earlier drawings, and that's how the 4th pic got done. I think that angry face is reading so well. Oh, and his hairstyle now has form, instead of just being like generic lines.

Edit: Ok I've relooked this over, and I'm thinking the swan chin on Kailo is best. I don't know why, but it just seems more natural

Working out the Main Characters.

So I have the day off and therefore it is time to update my blog. I've still got several hours to draw today, but I wanted to plan out some stuff, so just incase I didn't finish that I thought I would update what I have to make sure atleast that got done today.
All the drawings today are concept art, because I spend so much time thinking out the story line at work, I thought I should try and catch up on some of the characters, and then maybe start doing some posterlike illustrations of key moments.
The first picture today is some ideas for what Kailo's father is going to look like. Although I really like the look of the bullish one cause he's supposed to look very strong. I'm thinking I'm gonna go with the thinner model cause it just fits better with the story line (which is still a mystery to you, muahahaha). I did a bunch of drawings of kailo in the same style I did those heads, but didn't like the way they turned out, I'll keep working on it though.
The second one is just a rough head turn, which is basically just so I can move kailo into that style, cause I really get lost on how his cheekbones, and jawline are supposed to look.
The third one is a bunch of random things for kailo. Some concepts for what he's gonna look like as a baby (cause it comes up), and his shapeshifted form (which I think looks better like that, rather than making him almost completly a wolf)
The last picture is the main female of the story. She's a satyr, not a demon, don't let the horns confuse you. She's also a druid, and is able to shape aether directly. I'll explain her and the satyr clan more when I do some basic work on them. I will say that I'm horrible at drawing females, however I have tapped into my ultimate art resource. I got so many magic cards laying around the house, I just pick em up and use em as reference. GENIOUS!!!
Don't expect any posts for probably a week, unless I find free time, but I can promise the art is always getting done. Just finding time to scan is a problem.