Ink Sketch

Hey everyone, I haven’t been feeling too good this week so it’ll be a short description.

This sketch wasn’t my initial plan for this week’s post. I wanted to do something different, but it wasn’t coming out right and just stressed me out instead. I figured that I should try to loosen up and have fun drawing again. I’ve been getting pretty stressed from sketching and not being able to make what I envision which halts my workflow. Hopefully drawing more loosely helps.

I did have fun with it though!

Octus Arcade

Hey everyone, I finished my pixel art gif from last week. I tried something different this time. I made each part on a separate file and copied and pasted the assets to another and came out with this. This method was a lot easier for me to animate with.

With that done, I now have completed 50 weeks of submitting at least one art piece a week. 2 weeks from now until I’ve done it for a year!

That’s all for now, later!

Character Redesigns R3

Hello everyone, I’m back with another character redesign post.

Starting with my turtle kaiju, who doesn’t have a name yet, I can’t remember when I first created this character. Here is the earliest drawing I have of him.

I made this back in 2012. Before, he was just a turtle monster that was friends with KotO and QotC. I don’t remember how I felt about him here as I was having a hard time getting KotO right.

I drew this one in 2013 and I think this was the last time I drew him(or at least the last drawing I uploaded). I really liked this drawing at the time as I was having fun drawing weird characters.

In order to fit with the other two kaiju, I did a major redesign- making him a lot bigger, changing his body type, and making him more angular. I really like this color scheme I made, so I decided to keep it and make tweaks as necessary. I still kept him as a turtle as you can do a lot of fun and creative designs with them. With Koto being a water kaiju and QotC being a fire/lava kaiju, I thought that earth would fit this guy the best.

Moving on to Rocket,

This was the first drawing I made of him back in 2012. I made this with Colors!3d for the 3ds. Funny enough, I decided to look for my colors page and this was the first link.

This one was made in 2013. As I look at both of these, I cringe at all the anatomical errors but I also remember being happy and impressed by these as I compared them to my older drawings. I also really like the way I colored him in this, might have to try this tout again someday.

This was the last time I drew him- back in 2015 for inktober. I don’t remember why I stopped drawing him, I think I was discouraged because I didn’t think my drawing skills were where I thought it should be. I was in my first year of college at the time, so that was also a big factor. I really wish I hadn’t taken such a long break from drawing, but I’m glad I stuck with it and am still at it!

Nearly 10 years later I have a redesign! Here is my colored sketch. This time, I used gradient maps. Wasn’t too hard, but I’d need to practice and experiment more with it. I kept his design mostly the same, I made his ‘hair’ long to make his silhouette more distinct. I’m not good at drawing fashion, so the clothes will change in the future. There are some minor things I’ll tweak here and there, but I really like where this is at right now.

Thanks for reading!

Shocking Umbra

Hey everyone, I have another pixel art gif for this week. I wanted to animate differently, mostly by using fewer layers. I ended up using 3 layers for this and found the process to be a little easier than my last animation. I’m not sure if this way is better for making games, but I’ll just have to continue experimenting and find what works best for me.

Regarding my game design journey, I was researching which game engine to get into and practice. I think GameMaker is the best choice for me right now. I might make super small Game&Watch esque games to start off and get used to the program.

Lastly, I was really feeling burnt out this week. I was drawing on my iPad, but I just didn’t like anything I made. This week marks 42 of posting something each week. I am so close to my goal of one year so I’m not gonna give up.

That’s all for this week, later!

Copic Clouds

Hey everyone, I have a traditional drawing for this week. I used my ink brush and copic markers for this. I was going to also use my fountain pens, but I realized that they both ran out of ink. Really unfortunate, but more is coming on Wednesday. I got some grey copic markers and wanted to see how they would blend. I also found out the paper I use isn’t very good for blending, oh well…

I hope to get my next piece finished soon so I can post earlier in the week.