Here’s a assortment of pages from my recently finished June to July sketchbook, it’s a mix of observational + imagination drawings as usual. Sketching is no doubt where I feel the most free when making art, there’s something really exhilarating about using just lines. I don’t think ill ever grow tired of sketching with a 0.5 uniball pen. I fill up hundreds of pages like these but never feel like anyone online cares to see that many of them, but at least I can dump a few here.
I had a table at Supanova Sydney this last weekend! Drawing caricatures is one thing I love to do at conventions. I draw these with ink and copic markers in about 10 minutes, it’s always a fun challenge. In my style, they are more like ‘portraits’ but it regardless of what word I use, I basically just draw people my way. Here are some of my personal favorites!
I did some art this may for the ‘Mermay’ challenge. After a few days I think I met my mermaid drawing quota haha. I like participating in internet challenges like this , it really reminds you it’s to find the time to make some personal art every day.
As people might have noticed from my social media posts, I went to japan recently! I don’t really feel up for sharing travel photos (I shared enough on instagram and twitter), I thought I’d share the sketchbook I finished while over there. I wanna make it into a habit of doing this more since I’m a big sketchbook enthusiast but need to try to compose pages with a little bit of order to them lol. Japan trip starts from spread 11 onwards, and a lot of these were doodled on airplanes and trains when I was bored.
If i could sum up what I enjoyed most about visiting japan, It would be just taking in all the little details in buildings, people, places, things….oh and the convenience stores. I miss unknown delicious snack products that I bought even when I couldnt read the kanji of…I think it was a kind of fish jerky but I will never really know. But in all seriousness, sketching is my way of remembering people and places and I love it. Here comes the photo dump…
Saw this monthly meme-thingo going around and decided It’d make a decent 2016 retrospective. I can sum up this year by saying…storyboarding on fun projects is a blessing and I have to keep pinching myself to remind myself I actually get to do it for a job. I’m cutting 2016 some slack here, because it was pretty nice to me. 🙂
Heres a miscellaneous dump of some stuff I’ve done lately, or stuff that I can be bothered to upload here.I finished a small looping animation for ‘Loop de Loop‘. Im insanely rusty with animating and this was my first time using adobe animate. Also, having my Youtube subscribers shoot up from under 100 to 15k+ over the last month has been baffling.
I survived Inktober! If you dont know what that is, Inktober is just a challenge to do an inked drawing and post it online for every day of October. It was my first time committing to do it every day and to a consistent size. I ended up doing them all in my Strathmore recycled paper sketchbook. (which isn’t even meant for ink, but whatever its one of my favorite sketchbooks)
I themed them all to ‘demons’, so stuff like youkai and stuff count as demons my book. I might make something out of my favorite ones, I’ve always wondered if people have any interest in adult coloring books? 😉
The older I get and (hopefully) the better I get at art, the more opinionated I get over art things. One thing that I believe with all my heart is the importance of life drawing. It seems some beginner artists are wholly focused on just attaining technical skills, but there is an emotional side comes thru the acting, energy you convey in a drawing. When you draw people in the world around you, you should be observing their movements, their quirks, their character. Same with animals, they have traits we can relate to. I had an awesome sunday sketching at the zoo today, and of course, I couldn’t feel entitled to do a little preaching unless I put in the hours. Keep sketching Peace and later~
I was trying to do more finished illustrations to challenge myself, just because I feel like is so important to make time for personal art work outside of work-work.They’re all somewhat mythological themed. Here are the ones I’ve done since late August.