Getting a quick pen sketch in before the Benadryl kicks in. About ten minutes. When in a time rush, I can at least sketch a beast pretty quickly. I figured if anything, I can at least do a monster a day. So here is some version of Odille’s noble steed that will probably be refined in the future. It started out as a “he,” but I decided that there are too few badass female monsters, so it’s a she.
Really fighting with myself artistically. It seems like I’ve been in a constant struggle when it comes to drawing in my own time. When I have the time, I don’t do it. When I don’t have the time, then I am hit with all the ideas and urges. Attempting to just… force myself. It’s not a problem for me to come up with ideas. I literally have hundreds of ideas stored away in my head and more piling up each day. Sketching is the easiest process for me. But I’ve realized that I’m incredibly impatient beyond that when it comes to my work. The moment I start moving past the sketching process, my mind has moved to the end and onto the next 5 projects I want to do. Patience has become a challenge for me, and something I need to overcome this summer.
These images, drawn from the May edition of National Geographic magazine, on newsstands April 24, and W.W. Norton’s “Civil War Sketch Book,” on sale May 14, represent some of the finest made by a corps of young Civil War artists known as “Specials” — so called because their work was rushed to newspapers and magazines special delivery — who recorded the bulk of the firsthand images of our nation’s bloodiest conflict.
WOW. That’s something.
Yeah, that’s hardcore— out there on a battlefield, sketchbook in hand. The tradition is very much alive and well; check out Steve Mumford’s book Baghdad Journal for his visual journal on the Iraq War.
Additionally, if you’re crazy/awesome enough to want to do this for a living, the Marine Corps has a dedicated “Combat Artist” MOS.
Wilłak [VEEL-wahk], alternatively Wilgłoda [veel-GWOH-dah]; his name, a fusion of the words “wilk” and “łaknienie”/”głód” could be translated as “The Hunger Wolf”.
I had to take a quick break from some mandatory artstuff and drew up this concept design for my pet project Slava, a kind of re-imagining of pagan Slav mythology. This particular design wasn’t influenced by any particular creature in Slavic folklore, but I felt he could fit into the setting.
Watching the first two episodes of The Legend of Korra has gotten me all excited about the Avatar series again. I love how the characters move when bending. Inspired, I did a couple sketches of my own.
Here’s 4 comic pages I did for a 3rd-5th grade reading textbook! The panel layout and content was given to me, and the story is based on a Hawaiian myth about Pele (goddess of fire) and her sister Makore (sea goddess). It involves love triangles and canoe escapes and lots of waves! Additional explanation & sketches on my blog.