Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Old Artwork Is New To You!


Drew this around the same time I drew the last Soul Eater piece. Then it sat around for a few months. Colored it probably about 3 weeks back in about 30 minutes toward the end of work one day. Then it sat around for a few more weeks. Figured I'd post it since it's not dong me any good just sitting on my desktop. BG is a modified photo. I didn't paint it.


This is a progress meme that was going around DeviantArt and I liked it so I decided to jump on the bandwagon...just this once. I've never done one of these things before, but this one seemed fun. And I didn't have to draw anything new for it....and I'm lazy....

It was quite a challenge finding artwork for some of those earlier years..... actually, let me rephrase that. It was quite a challenge finding artwork for some of those earlier years-that was already scanned into my computer, because I didn't feel like scanning anything extra...because I'm lazy. Luckily for everyone else, this time line didn't go back far enough to see my REALLY TERRIBLE drawings. Just a couple more years and you would have been in for a treat of bad anatomy and non-existent composition skills.

So, drawing skill wise, sadly I haven't progressed a ton in the past years... I've just kind of plateaued. But what I have done is gotten a lot more ambitious with my compositions. All my earlier drawings used to be eye level single character with nonexistent background. It was probably the storyboarding that got me a lot more interested in making my drawings more into scenes and less into photo shoots. I try to use more dynamic perspective any chance I get nowadays. It tricks people into thinking the drawing is good. ;)

Another very obvious addition to my artwork over the past few years is the use of color. I still suck at it, but I've been trying. You can see a very definite point in the time line where color started appearing in my work. It's probably because that was the time I finally got a real computer set up and a Cintiq to go with it! I can't color with a mouse to save my life.

19 comments:

Michael Pfeffer said...

I enjoy the new photo scenes.

The last left 4 dead scene was fun.

jme said...

Loved Soul eater! I like the pose and the angle, I feel it's it very fitting.

King M. Mugabi said...

the dynamic perspective seems to be working.

Andrew Clarke said...

Blackstar and his arrogance was absolutely amazing.
I hope you draw and post Excalibur!

Operation GutterBall said...

How do you get the 'cel'-type color on the Soul Eater? It's awesome!

Colm Griffin said...

Wow your work is terrific. your posing and detail are amazing.

rad sechrist said...

great post. I can't believe you are that young. From looking at your artwork, I always assumed you had been doing this for much longer. You are extremely talented.

Reggie said...

ummmm...nothing in here sucks

love your art, and wonder woman and green lantern movies were great. can't wait to see whats coming up next!

Brian S. said...

.....WOW. I'm 24 and praying my work get's HALFWAY as good as your grad work by the time I make it out. Gotta double down...

Esteban Pedreros said...

Well, I wish I could draw as bad as you used to :D jajajaja

What actually amazed me is that you are my age and you are directing animated movies, way to go! (thought you were older).

Please keep posting your artwork. Best luck

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