Thursday, September 1, 2011

First Post, Year Two

Aww, yeah.

Prezackly one year ago today I posted my first post, not sure what I was doing or about to get myself into, and having the thought that probably 3 or 4 months down the road I'd just abandon this thing.

And here I am, a year later.. life's improved a bit, I think my art's improved a bit.. and just..yeah. Still here.

So.. as seems to be something I enjoy doodling.. warrior with winged/wonky helmet against a cloudy background.

It's not the original size, but it's close to it. You can't quite make out the flecking I've done all over the skin, but you can more easily see the effects on the vest and helmet.

From doodle-start to finish, this took about 4 hours.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Year One.

Well folks.. not that it means anything or matter to any of you, but I am now a whole year older.

Working a job I hadn't even thought of, not `in my field`, but it's still pretty good, probably even better, if I think of it.

Anyhow.. It's been a year since I first decided to start this art blog. I tipped over the 30-years milestone(31) and decided to make a change to my life.. and did so.  A year on, it's slowed down some, but I can blame that on working a full-time job and trying to make some other changes to my life.. and sadly, there's only 24 hours in a day, roughly 1/3 of which are spent sleeping/recuperating.  So really, in the general 16hours of a day that are spent awake, half of those are spent at a job, with the remaining half being divided amongst the general daily activities and tasks that require doing.
I don't plan on quitting, but noticing that the last couple of months I've not been doing daily, or even bi-daily entries, I think I might cut it down, maybe try for 2 or 3 per week, no more quick works, but actually put some time into the pieces and showcase some actual works of my art instead of some quick slap-together stuff.

Like below, for example, is a re-design on Darth Vader.. to be submitted to the Superhero of the Month blog.
Vader's got so much black.. and shiny black at that.. that, for me, to do Vader is to do injustice to the creation, really.  But to redesign??.. well then, that's something else altogether now.

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