… Holding my breath for far too long.
~45 min sketch of Vince and Airika. Title from the chorus of Absolute Religion by Colony 5.
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.
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.
Did I ever mention how much Vince hates overgrown bugs? Fortunately for big bugs everywhere, Airika loves bugs both big and small. I often imagine Airika cuddling the strange lifeforms they encounter on their adventures, because she totally would.
~45 mins Photoshop
PS: It’s a new month! I need to pick a new still life subject to work on for April. I’m thinking something cute and plush… maybe. 😀