It’s been a while!
I’ve made a bunch of progression on my most recent big project, which can be found here on artstation.
I think I’ve come to a good milestone in it but I feel like there is always more that can be done… I thought I would share a couple of small, achievable ideas on how to improve and expand on the project. After that I might think about how to push my AJ project a bit further too, keeping in mind feedback from AJ and the artists at Creative Assembly.
For the Seer Project:
- Include detail and development on boot design
- Include detail and development on pauldrons
- Sketch out back view for most recent finished design and add notes
- Detail shot of staff and further development of its textures
For AJ Project:
- Back view of insectoid creature
- Pick a 3rd character to develop
I’m not sure if I will complete all of these but they at least give me a direction. In addition to these actions (during or after), I realise I need to strive to study more. Lately I have made some progress and I need to keep pushing forward.
hope you all had a good Christmas. Hope everyone got to eat nice food and catch up with friends and relatives. On Christmas day we went to my aunt’s house for lunch and socialising, then on Boxing day my mum cooked a big feast of East Asian food for some family and her one of her friends too. Now I’m visiting J so I thought while it is quiet and there’s not much going on I could write a quick post just to say hi.
Today we are not sure what to do. J would like to relax for the day, I’m happy to do this but I think I need to give myself some tasks or things to do… I need to feel at least a bit productive, or I’ll feel restless. So that is why I decided to do a little blog update. It’s hard to think what to write or do really, I didn’t think to bring a proper sketchbook or my Japanese text book. I do however have several books to read and a mini sketchbook, so looks like my day might be spent trying to: study at least a tiny bit of Japanese, draw from reference perhaps, maybe finish the book I’m reading, etc.
As for my current art projects, I am still working on game design and also the collaborative book project I started with my friend. As I have had some deadlines for the game, I was a bit more lazy with the book project. Once I get back home on the 30th December, I hope to put a lot more effort into all my projects. I want to start again on the book project. What I am doing is illustrating, or rather, creating some art based on my friend’s poetry (although I’m not 100% certain what the response will result in). At first I was quite anxious on how to interpret them. But my friend has since written a little bit on the background of each poem, which I think will help me make something more relevant. I hope that she doesn’t mind that it has taken me a while to get going… and I hope that she will be happy with the resulting artwork.
With the game design group stuff, it’s progressing slowly but well, I will have a huge challenge creating the artwork as there’s so much to do and several new things to learn. We’ve decided to make a game for android devices, a pet game! I will give more information and pictures soon once I have actually made some more presentable art. I feel quite shy about the work that I’m producing for this game design thing, because I feel like the ideas that I am scribbling out at the moment are nowhere near the sophistication of actual game concept artists. Although I should be kinder to myself because I didn’t spend very long at all on the sketches and the main reason I created them was for the purpose of communicating my ideas quickly to my friends – they weren’t really made for an audience larger than maybe three people.
Oh well, that’s a quick update! I hope everyone is having a good holiday season… and hope all artistic, creative and other endeavours are going well. Thank you for reading!
Okay, today I realised that I may have missed page 27 of the project. I only realised this about an hour ago, so tomorrow when I get into the school of art for the day, I will look through all the pages to double check. I’ve drawn a pencil page which is number 34 for the second time (and it says about missing a page)… because I thought that would probably be better than sneakily adding a 27th page. I think that might look a bit out of synchronisation.
Anyway, the image above is page 33, which I spent a long time on today, just shading. I got a big watercolour brush as well today which I used to make the page a bit blue. This project is coming to a conclusion I suppose… since I will likely stop at 40 pages. After that, I have a collaborative printmaking exchange thing to get going. I have to print 20 copies of one of my copper plates. Not really looking forward to that as I will probably feel quite bored after a while! Maybe I can listen to French or Japanese radio to practise my listening skills.
Today I tried to have a day dedicated to my own work only, although of course I got a little distracted and probably spent a bit too much on the art supplies (I also bought some watercolours as mine are diminishing in quantity. Probably didn’t need to buy them though…). Tomorrow is going to be a little bit busy as I will be attending a friend’s talk and then giving a friend a tutorial as part of one of my modules. That’s not a lot of stuff I guess, I could probably have enough time to do another couple of pages/check where page 27 has gone.
Tonight I should relax! I’ve done some drawing for a friend’s birthday and drawn that double page. I am going to take a look at some follow up sheet that I’ll need to write for my workshop (the photography one I mentioned previously). I’ll make some notes. I’m anxious about this class because I feel like I won’t be able to get a good grade in it as time is running out and I find it difficult to do some of the things that are in the syllabus. We’ll see. I think I’m just comparing myself to my classmates too much, perhaps.
I’ll do those notes now…
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy the drawing. It’s one of my favourite pages. All of the pages are available to view on my tumblr, by the way! I’ll update my deviantART with them soon too.