Here’s a self portrait from August 9th, 2004. I was about 1 year into art school (in fact, I probably did this as a class assignment). I really had no idea how to render hair realistically, but I still think the shirt collar turned out nice. The one on the right looks more like me.. ish.
I started art school in October of 2003. For the first time in my life, my sketching hobby was legitimized. I basked in it and drew all the time (as if that was much different than what I did all through high school, and elementary school, and before).
Honestly, some of these are so bad I cringe a little bit as I post them now, feeling like they might offer a window into some part of my brain I’d rather keep buried.
My college program was really big on developing a story, and it was during those years that I started to build the world which I still like to explore in my personal art.
My main ladies have changed surprisingly little in 12+ years. Tzipora is still short and red-haired with a preference for black clothes, Tren is tall and blonde, and Airika is somewhere in between with messy brown hair and a blue sweater.
Vince is still a dude in the woods with a sword and a cape, though he’s not an enigmatic (or dickish) character anymore.
What has survived is the “forbidden love” nature of their relationship.
No, I don’t know why they look okay with the idea of being sliced up by this crazy guy with a sword on the page below.
There are probably only about 20 people on the planet who remember this comic book cover – it was the first completed piece I ever debuted in class. It looks amateurish to me now, but at the time it was my crowning achievement.
I can’t believe it’s been 12 years since I drew all of these (and nine years since I graduated)!
Hope you enjoyed these old drawings. 🙂