… Holding my breath for far too long.
~45 min sketch of Vince and Airika. Title from the chorus of Absolute Religion by Colony 5.
A new still life appears! This one was a long slog to get through all that little detail in the snowflakes, but it was fun. I tried something new with blurring to try to get a sense of depth, but I don’t know how I feel about it. An unblurred finished version is at the end. It’s been a little quiet around here thanks to a sudden renewed interest in gaming. 🙂
You can tell this is when they first meet because Airika’s still got her dark real world makeup and her shirt tucked in from having come here straight from school. He’s got his DIY adventurer armor and cheapy sword.
I just noticed I never drew her backpack. 😀
Past Me didn’t write a date on this, but I would date it around early 2003, because I was experiencing a massive creative output around that time and I hadn’t yet started art school so most of my art was pretty whimsical and whatever-I-felt-like. It’s hard to be certain, but I’m sure it’s not any newer than 2004 because by then I was digitizing everything like whoa.
Mele’feren is basically a fortress surrounded by mountains on all sides, reachable only by navigating the icy ocean to its south. I’m not done with this one yet, but at this point I think I should break it up into a few posts. Here’s the first batch!
Continuing last week’s topic of Using a Lot of Ink, here we have… exhibit B! I made this about 1 month into art school and I still think it’s one of the more competent pieces from that era. It’s got action, halfway decent anatomy for the time, and a sense of lighting. Woohoo!
Too bad about all the crazy sword positions. It took me a minute to realize that Vince wasn’t about to chop off Airika’s head with his right hand while her right arm was crossing his body – no, her right arm is behind her body in a strange little contortionist act. I wouldn’t trust her in a battle.