So, here we go, the start of sharing my anthro artwork with the ‘wider world’ as mentioned/promised in my previous post.
Also, a quick shout out to the person who commented on that post. Your worlds meant a lot to me and I’ve been thinking about them a lot. Sorry I can’t thank you in person, because I have no idea who you are from the name that was left! It’s got me scratching my head – but thank you regardless.
So, on with the pictures.
I’ve been doing a few ‘Redraws’ lately – where I take one of my older pictures and draw them again; using the same character – there have been some modifications to designs where some of the characters have changed over the years though.
They have been a lot of fun to do; because I was once told ‘You’ll never improve as an artist if all you do is copy other people.’ At the time I took the words to heart, because I was rather new on the anthro art scene and the person who told me was really popular at the time; I don’t think they understood the word influence! All I have really done with my anthro art since I started was copy poses from magazines and use “fashion” blogs/boards/pictures as inspiration for outfits.
So, here we are~
Hopefully, you can tell the original from the redraw!!
I’ve been working on making a character that fits into the Fallout Universe lately. For a couple of reasons. I’ve been playing through Fallout 4 with my husband recently.
We originally picked the game up around it’s release date, but something then didn’t click with us. I’m not sure what exactly, but I don’t think we found the construction aspect to the game right for us back then. But I think we we’re playing Minecraft at the time and wanted to make things pretty; which Fallout really isn’t.
Since we’ve not been playing Minecraft and we know what to expect this time around we have been a lot less picky with the construction side of things.
During the course of playing and seeing a couple of online friends own Fallout OC’s for the past few years, I decided to take the plunge and make one for myself to enjoy.
When making an OC for a game in which you can create your the main character to your liking, I think people tend to use the main character as their OC. I didn’t want to do this, because they already have a set back story. So. I created Simon. A narcotic/Jet addicted saxophone player (with no sax) so he’s had to turn to the wastelands to feed his habit, as I think this idea out of the ones I had, has the most scope for long term character development.
Have a Simon~
I’ll get a full body picture of him done soon.
For his outfit, I am thinking hipster style, waistcoat, rolled up shirt sleeves, converse style shoes and jeans. Purely because it has no practical use in the commonwealth and I think Simon would have sold everything useful already – like his Saxophone, which I imagine a part of him is really trying to get back or something? I don’t know yet.
It’s just nice to have a character I’d like to develop and play with some more.
This week brings about something a bit different. I am away from home this week so I have had to leave all my art materials at home – or nothing else would fit in the car! I am staying with my parents in Sutton on Sea so my Mother and I went to the local Art Group in Mablethorpe.
It was a wonderful excuse to crack on with a request that I have had on my plate for a while. A logo design for my Cooky-in-Law for his Microlight Airplane, The Red Sparrow.
Unfortunately, I picked up a pastel coloured pencil and the image smudged so I’ve not been able to colour it properly. and again, as I am away from home I’ve not able to scan the sketch and render the image digitally, but thats the next step for the image. I’ll present the final image as soon as I am able.
I know this is a bit different compared to the other works I have presented before, but my ‘background’ is in Illustration so things like this do some a bit more naturally to me than painted artworks of an abstract nature; and while I do enjoy sketching and designing like this, I feel like I need to take my artwork in a different direction in order to help ‘find myself’ again. Even if that journey does bring me full circle back to more illustration style work.
I don’t know! As long as I am being creative, I feel happiness!
I remember discovering scratchboard in the second year of my Undergraduate studies; the second year of these studies were actually my “best” where I felt I was on the right track of discovering where I was going, and what I was doing. I think it might be time for me to re-visit the medium a little more in depth and see what I can do with it; especially with the focus of character design in mind.
The Monster himself came from a design contest from last year; while I didn’t get very far in the competition, I am still fond on the design of the cute Monster. I felt like putting him to use again for the purpose of scratchboard practice.