The start of the next character for my Character Designs for a childrens book version of The War of the Worlds
I should really update my illustration blog, but whenever I go to the page to do so, I get distracted by this one.
Recently, I have been talking a fair bit about my artstuffs.
I have always had these guilt compulsions that I do not draw for other people enough; I do not present my friends with enough gifts or the likes.
I realised today, that I do not actually care if I come across as selfish or self absorbed. That sounds WAY harsher than it is! I think that all artist are that little bit self obsessed and absorbed; we love sharing our ideas with people and letting others see what we create. Therefore we feel compelled to create more and share that with the world. Maybe it really is just me? It takes a lot of effort for me to draw someone elses character, purely because I could be spending that time drawing mine.
This doesn’t mean to say that I hate drawing for other people because I really don’t. I just have to be in the right mood for it; or really inspired.
I have a couple of pictures that I have planned to do for other people. One is a GYPO trade with my sister and another is for my “Wifey” anniversairy on Sat! Both of these will probably be private artworks for said people and I am looking forward to doing them.
Sadly, the work is also mounting up and I really need to crack on with some of it now!
I like sharing things.
So I wanted to share some of my recent art with you.
The guy in question is Everard, an OC Templar based in the Dragon Age series.
I have been having a lot of fun with him as of late and spending a fair amount of time telling his tales and the likes.
So yeah, in future, expect some more art?
I was talking with a friend over MSN (I do this a lot) when I just had to blurt out that I love being connected to the art world.
I am an artist myself, though my style isn’t something that I overly like to see. Don’t get me wrong. I love what I do!!
Yet, I have difficulty drawing some of my characters and the likes due to my style.
So what I absolutely love is being able to commission others to draw my characters for me.
It’s a passion of mine and has been ever since I started drawing.
Sometimes I feel a little strange about it, because of the general Fangirly themes, but once I get other those it is fantastic!
I was wondering though dear readers; would you like me to post art of the things I have commissioned on here? So you can further reach into the mind of the Jenn and meet some of the voices that plague her mind on a daily basis?
I went to a careers fair today in Lincoln; and while it wasn’t the most productive thing going for me as an Illustrator I did start talking to one of the lovely people on the Rockstar Games stands. Always great to talk to someone about a hobby and passion. Yet, I am always faced with the same sort of thing; be it for tabletop/war gaming or computer gaming. A strange look or questioning glance about if I am really interested or just humoring someone to be polite.
It wasn’t until I told this particular gentleman that I used to hardcore raid four nights a week as a tank, healer and/or DPS in Warcraft (Depending on the group that was raiding) and was currently hooked on Dragon Age that he started taking me that little bit mroe seriously.
He told me a bit about what they were looking for and we spoke a deal about Concept Art and Game/Character design etc and he signed me up for the list of people about in Lincoln interested in the area and game bug testing; which was great.
I know that the general idea about girl gamers isn’t the most positive. But please, not all of us are overweight, lazy, smelly girls that wear hoodies to cover up their curves! Not that I am claiming to be a Sex Goddess either; but just because a girl aproaches dressed in decent clothing doesn’t mean she is all about fashion! (Fashion student stereotype rant here plz!)