Throwback Thursday: Lute and Flute Girl

tbt_lute_flute_girlJust a lute and flute girl by the name of Noeve (plus some other drawing bleeding through the page).

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.

 

Throwback Thursday: My trio of characters slaughter a box of inking pens

tbt_airika_vince_tren_ink_drawingContinuing 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.

Throwback Thursday: Airika and Vince inked with bad anatomy and sliding faces

tbt_Airika_Vince_line_drawingAhh, 2003. You were a good year for wasting Micron pens and erasers in the grand college-induced effort to INK ALL THE THINGS.

What was with my instructors and inking? They had me (and most other students) convinced that a drawing wasn’t done until it was inked. Everything had to be inked. I wish they’d spent more time beating the importance of anatomy and reference into my thick skull instead! Haha.

Anyway, today’s Throwback Thursday is a familiar couple of characters to regular visitors to this blog/Tumblr/Twitter/DA or wherever you are reading this from. As usual for my older artworks, Airika really only had two looks: sexy or dumbstruck (this is an example of the latter) and Vince looks, well… pretty much the same as he does in every decent drawing of him. I always struggled to get his face looking halfway okay so I imagine my 2003 self was pretty satisfied with this one seeing as I still had it laying around in 2015 to photograph and share here. BUT WHAT HOLDS HIS SCABBARD ON?!

I still can’t decide if my continued fascination with these characters is evidence of my consistency and commitment to an idea… or just proof that my creativity well is pretty shallow. 😀

These old artworks always make me cringe and smile at the same time.