Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I'm still catching these things...

Been awhile since an update, and I'm still been coloring these wonderful little pokemon sketches for when I'm all groggy eyed and I've hooked up my coffee IV in the morning. Probably done with these for a long while though. It's relaxing, but at the same time my drawing skills are falling behind, and that's no good. More drawing. Plus, I still have no idea what the names of these things are, as I don't actually play pokemon.

I realized I've been doing nothing but digital stuff for so long now. I actually had to dig out a sketchbook. Dig it out... just... a pretty good sign that I'm not doing enough traditional sketching. So I've found some more bic pens, and will be doing that for warm-up again. This digital stuff spoils you: proportion changes, a fix it later mentality, insanely quick colors... but it's hard not to fall into a rut with those tricks and rely on them. So, traditional warm ups from here out.

Also I'm gonna start streaming again soon, as I haven't lately because to be honest, that free time I spend to do that I've been using to play through Portal 2 and Super Meat Boy. But i've all but conquered Portal 2 and Super Meat Boy's dark worlds have dang near crippled my button mashing fingers. At about 80% completion on it... and I'm not quite sure if I'll ever hit that 100%. So now I'm going back to drawing now that I've got those out of the ol' system.

Portal 2 was so worth the near 3 and a half year wait though.

Lines provided by: http://www.carlyhwang.com/
Colors by: Mike Puncekar