Alright! I have finally finished the drawings for all the Gundams/Mobile suits that I will be using for this project. Now I just have to color them and arrange them so that it all gets finalized. I had to make some changes which is why it took a bit longer than expected but all is going well. I also found some more materials to make this piece even better. But that will be shown later (probably when I’m done). Man, this last week has been quite hectic. But I have managed to still make progress on this project which is already in it’s final stages.
Here are the scans of what will be used for this project so you guys get an idea of what is going to be used.
Well, till later.
As stated before, I am currently working on a new commissioned work. For this one I decided to do something a bit different and add 3D elements to my work. So it will have a mix of different techniques I have acquired thus far. I used a variety of tube, straws, wires, cables, computer parts and a lot of hot glue. Over all I really like the way it has turned out. But I still need to add the Gundams and mobile suits themselves to this battlefield before I can feel like the project has made and good progress. After all, I still am hoping for a end of the week finish. I’d say it’s doable.
I have been tempted to leave it as just a G Gundam inspired piece, but since the original piece is what made my customer want one. I will continue with the original plan of making it a mixed series piece.
What do you guys think?
As for some thoughts that are completely unrelated. I have been working hard to become a pro artist. And although the definition of an artist being a pro is someone who is payed for their services, I still feel… lacking. I wan’t more, I want more customers so that I am completely sustainable with my art. And I know I am being selfish wanting all of this so fast, but my circumstance require it. As one grows older responsibilities manifest themselves whether one wants them or not. And that can make one’s pursuit of this career path a long shot not just for the many others around one that see it as a pipe dream, but to oneself as well. After all, at the beginning of this path, well, things are quite tough and stressful. Unlike other jobs/careers, one is not instantly and steadily rewarded for one’s feats and efforts. No, for the most part it is unpaid and lacks a lot of benefits. Being an artist is tough and definitely not for anyone. But for those that do decide to stick around, there is a reason. And that is to make one’s dream come true. We see everyone else that has given up on their dreams and instead decide to pursue the “normal” and “real” jobs that society has deemed so. Meanwhile those of us who have chosen other paths going away from the norm are seen as just taking an excuse not to work. It can be quite stressful. But we know that what we are doing is a gamble that can have repercussions later on. But I decided to gamble everything on this, and I will not falter so easily, I just hope, I can bring some results from my hard work.
Hay nos vemos.
Here’s a bit of a sneak peek at the commission I am currently working on. My customer liked this piece from a couple of years ago:
What I had in mind for this piece was to have it translucent and have light shine through from the back to really make it shine and pop out. But I needed a lot of more experience at the time to pull it off. Looking back and I have a lot of ideas that could have made it work. But in the end I instead painted the background with black paint and added more details like stars, explosions, etc. with some watercolors. It actually doesn’t look bad at all. I noticed that the colors on the Gundams/Mobile Suits have faded quite a bit (this was because it was in an art gallery that was hit by the sun at almost all times of the day directly. That is a shame.
Anyway for this next project I plan on making it a bit three dimensional to add some depth and to play around with the skills I have acquired these past years. I will keep you guys updated on the process. So far about a week has passed by. Hopefully this is a two week project.
Some pictures of what I have so far.
see you later,
Sorry, man can’t believe I disappeared for about a month. But I was working on some projects (entering more contests on Deviantar). But I really don’t feel they are worth putting up here. I felt a bit weird drawing some of them so I wasn’t really able to produce anything that can be considered “good”. To be honest I used it as a chance to experiment on a couple of new techniques and see why some of my artwork looks so bad when I outlined them with a pen. And I have found the answer. If I don’t make the colors in the drawing simple and instead add a lot of details like I tend to try and do, it doesn’t mesh well and looks really bad. So I finally solved that mystery (though was it really that hard to figure out?).
I have been uploading some of my artwork to Pixiv, surprisingly I have not been doing abysmal there. Having been there for just a couple of weeks I have already obtained a couple of followers, something that took quite a while in deviantart. My views have not gone over 300 yet, but that’s something I hope can change soon.
This was my last artwork by the way:
It doesn’t look bad, but it does need some polishing (this was a contest entry by the way). I noticed that Copic markers don’t react too well with Bristol paper. There seems to be some blotchiness and that is a bit annoying. On the plus side it does give way to using it in conjunction with color pencils.
I also want to revive my youtube channel, but that will have to wait a bit more.
In any case, I will be working on some more artworks so I will keep you guys updated.