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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

draw night dump cont.



I lied again, but it wasn't my fault. I had two more pages, but Blogger only allows 5 images from your computer at a time or something. maybe I exceeded the file size capacity or something. anyway, here are the two latest draw night pages. one from last week, one from yesterday.

massive draw night dump


alright, I did it. here are all the pages from my drawnight sketch book since my last update with the elephant man. I hope you enjoy them, I know that I enjoy the drawnights.


Monday, February 16, 2009

stress relief and anger management


I was rather angry tonight, and still am kind of miffed. chalk one up to being a teenager still.
I have found however that drawing is a great way to relieve those feelings in a constructive manner. quite literally constructive, I noticed this session (which lasted about 30 minutes) that each drawing I did not only became less morbid, and violent, but was also an improvement technique wise (I think so anyway) from the previous drawing.

unfortunately, I delete these images and just re-use the same canvas in GIMP, because I'm lazy. but I did save the last one.

I still have the images from two draw nights to scan, and come tomorrow night it will be three. keep checking back and I'll try and put up some new art.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

am I dead? or just lame?

if anyone checks my blog regularly, you might wonder why I haven't posted any new pictures lately. here's a few reasons you may have thought of.
-I died in a car accident
-I died falling down the stairs
-I haven't been drawing
-I left for my mission
-my internet has been down
-I've been working a ton of overtime
-my muse has left me
-I'm out and out lame
-I'm lazy

most of those aren't true. I'm still alive, I'm still home with my internet working. I have been working a ton, but that's not a terribly good excuse since I've still been drawing. my muse either left me a long time ago, or I have yet to find it, so I'm going it alone, as always. I am lame, and I am lazy. so those are probably your two best candidates for why I haven't posted any new pictures. also, I lost my camera, and don't have any free time at work to scan my pictures in.

I do have pictures though! and I want to post them, so keep checking back if you don't hate me already.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Draw Night 1



alright, I was able to get some time at work (because the printer broke again) to scan in a few drawings from last night, I am only going to put two up because the printer is being fixed right now and I'll have to get back to work real soon.
I had a really good time at draw night, and it was exactly what I needed to get my motor running. I don't remember the last time I was so enthused to draw. anyway, like I promised here is the drawings. (ha! here is the drawings, I sound like a goon)

the elephant is my favorite, and I actually "finished" it. the other is from a story that Ethan told last night, it was really funny and I just had to capture Ethan shaving his legs.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

no pictures

no pictures in this post, I just wanted to let everyone know how the draw night went. that being said, it was fantastic, and I am very pleased with the results. when I get time to scan/photograph the drawings I will post them here. though there is really only one I truly enjoy looking at. of course, only liking one isn't a big deal, because I was able to see improvement in my art. not only that, but I can see where I need to improve. mainly, the figure and anatomy.

until I post next, keep your pencil on your paper,
Ryan

Friday, January 23, 2009

Cowboys



I know all I've been posting lately are sketches, but I'm posting this one because I got a new game called Bang! it's a very fun game, and it's western themed. I didn't draw this one after I got the game though, it was actually about a month ago and I was reminded of it by my game. I plan on coloring it soon, possibly starting tomorrow, but it all depends on my schedule.
also, I'm trying to start a draw night with a few local artists close to my age, I got this idea from Jon Diesta's blog (http://jondiesta.blogspot.com/). I love finding a blog that inspires me, and he's got links to other artists' blogs as well, which were also rather inspiring. if you're interested let me know, I'm in the West Valley/Taylorsville UT area. Tuesday night is looking to be the night.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

art is funner with inspiration

to be brutally honest, these are just some really dumb, quick sketches. I'm not exactly proud about the way they turned out, but I am glad that I finally was able to sit down and just draw for a while. I spent the most time on the image of the girl, and the other two were a few minutes tops. very happy to have some slight inspiration once more. art is funner when you have it.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

no reference beast, in graphite

I know I just put up two pictures of the beast, but I drew a picture for a close friend of mine as a going away gift. her favorite disney movie is beauty and the beast, so it seemed fitting. I hope you like it, I enjoyed drawing it. no reference used.


it's always more fun for me to draw a picture for someone else than it is to draw a picture for me. I understand that practicing is important, and I do practice, a lot, it's just more fun when I am going to give the art to someone I care about. anyway, any comments or critiques are appreciated. I've drawn up some thumbnails for a storyboard, and like where it's going, I might post it but I want to keep the story under wraps for a bit.

-Ryan