Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Saturday, November 12, 2011
After all these years, I think drawing fanart is still my favorite game. Pretty much all of my warm ups before getting to work are devoted to drawing characters from different series that I have loved. It's also a lot of fun to look at series like Gundam Wing, which I have loved utterly since it's 1995 American debut. Looking at my GW stuff, I can see how I drew it then and how I draw it now. I can lay out a definitive map of the development of my skill over time by looking back at my fanart, and for me that is so much fun. Fanart is fun. The most important part about drawing fanart is that you think about how you enjoyed that series, and then find a way to convey that pleasure into a piece. I feel like certain characters are my property by this point, to some extent. Characters I've drawn so many times, I'm pretty sure I can see inside their minds. Inside their twisted, fictional minds. You know? YOU KNOW? YOU KNOW RIGHT
I feel like anybody who has ever drawn fanart is with me here.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Time traveling plot devices, secondarily to amnesia, are some of my favorites. Trunks, therefore, is clearly one of my favorite characters in Dragonball Z. His relationship with his fake dad Gohan is strange, and I can't imagine traveling back in time to see your super tough fake dad as some weird overly muscled cabbage patch kid that gets shrieked at about studying all the time can be very easy. I'm surprised not more characters just go insane. This excluding Vegeta, who I'm pretty sure everybody suspects was insane from the beginning.
I think I read on a forum once, some nerd making the comment "Dragonball Z isn't about fighting. It's about never giving up!" Often times I find myself mumbling this sentiment over and over, and humming the Bruce Falconer theme songs while I power walk with my coffee to work. Nerd zen.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Weirdest best friends ever.
I've been looking at a lot of Basquiat recently to help get the creative juices churning for a self-portrait class I'll be teaching over the summer. I still can't stop kicking myself in the pants for not seeing the giant Basquiat retrospective in Paris last year, but the more I think about it, the more I justify it by thinking he probably wouldn't have agreed with his work being displayed alongside the art he spent so much of his time mocking. I guess we'll never know. He's off with Andy up there in the sky somewhere, peeing on the clouds. Geniusly.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Birthday card for the boss man's lady. It's 3am, there's no food in my house, and the smell of maple syrup is being carried around on the wind. :(
A secondary version which is less cute and more badass. In other news I still have no food, but now my house just smells like cat pee. :( :( :(
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I'm in kind of a slump tonight. I drew all weekend and didn't really get enough work done as I would have liked. I am pretty tired of working like a maniac and being really poor. Isn't there some kind of instant good luck slot machine I can play and win every time? Can it shower me with gold coins too?
I love Akira. I love it so much. I'm using that movie to attempt to kickstart my brain again. Drawing Banzai!