I’ve had so much trouble uploading the images of the finished Alice in Wonderland book sculpture! I thought to use the mobile tumblr app…which of course didn’t work in slightest… Combined with all the weird issues with my scanner, with having time to do this or that, with a really confusing and stressful first semester, I’m just at my wit’s end now. Hopefully, this will start to change. So far it hasn’t, but there’s always soon.
I’ve secured an editor/helper of sorts for my graphic novel script and recently submitted the proposal to the administration of my school. Soon, I’ll be able to start doing concept art and making the bible with the settings and timelines and everything in earnest and without fear that everything I do will be for naught. Once it’s approved, if it’s approved, I’ll feel better buckling down to work on it.
In the meantime, I shall wrestle with everything in an attempt to get the sculpture pictures up! And then soon everything else…hopefully.
The Quiet Kind of Fear
The first piece of my concentration! After a rather bizarre and stressful first semester, I was finally able to start on this. The idea is that each piece is an emotion, but a nuanced one. Or rather, an attempt at one. Line, color, texture, etc are all used to convey the emotion without any words. Thus, I feel I shouldn’t talk much about them. I can judge their success only by what others interpret them as with no explanation. Though…the title might give it away. I may switch to just numbering them.
Woman in Green
The second part of my 1920s/art deco project. I tried to simplify things again but…kind of still did a lot of little details like the folds in her dress… I also incorporated more of the art deco design in this one via the background. Messed up clearly and made that one arch shape thing all wonky though, heh.
Again, the scan seems funky for some reason. Colors are usually a little off for me but never this washed out. Not sure what’s up with my scanner, perhaps it’s on the verge death finally. ‘Tis an old thing.
Woman in Blue
My art independent study’s been a little on the wonk lately. But all the same, I got a chance to make some things. I did a little project on Art Deco and 1920s fashion. I was experimenting with trying to make a very simplified drawing. Not sure how I feel about it though.
Scan also seems really blurry but I’m not sure why. Might have to mess with the scanner and reupload later.
Alice and the Queen of Hearts cutouts for a book sculpture I’m making.
I can’t believe how many people actually liked the first book sculpture I made. I actually sort of abandoned it at school because I didn’t feel like trying to carry it on the bus and at the beginning of this year I find it displayed on a shelf in the library by this little cafe area we have! And then a week or so ago I had one of my teachers actually commission one from me! I’d be willing to make them for free if people just asked! And then I find out some other teacher wants one and then the principal!
It’s very exciting! I didn’t really like the book sculpture I made…it was a cop out I did literally the night before the deadline so now, I feel obligated to do something infinitely better. I don’t think I deserve all this attention and that sculpture certainly doesn’t deserve the praise it’s been getting, so I really have to make up for it this time.
The one my english teacher commissioned is going to be the Book Thief as well! I loved that book…and now I have to read it again so it’s perfect…
My first commission- I can barely believe it. Even if it’s just praise it feels so…I don’t even know. I feel honored and a bit sad. I don’t think I earned it so I have to prove that I can do far better than that crap in the library.
I’ll be posting the rest of the cut outs today, I plan to finish them tonight and assemble them tomorrow.
As opposed to a flea and some booze-
Anyway, as I finally have my art independent study squared away this year and now spend about two hours a day working on art for class, I shall henceforth be dumping it on here! Woo! First thing I’m working on is a still life, but in pixel art. It’s…difficult…
As for the graphic novel I’ve been working on….well, suffice it to say I’ve sort of been abandoned by the teacher who was supposed to help with the script… He’s working as an assistant principal now at a different school and while he agreed to still help me, he’s really crazy busy on top of being a bit of a scatterbrain…So, I must begin the slow and painful process of writing that with next to no help and pray that he’ll have some time to shoot me an email of his thoughts about it…
And if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to shout a moment to hopefully catch someone scrolling through the tags. I NEED AN EDITOR OF SOME SORT! FOR THIS STORY I HAVE!! Hopefully someone looked at that… Anyway, yes I do need an editor. Not just someone to check for errors, but someone to help me with this little project I have. It’s going on the tumblr on it’s own separate tumblog, but will still be linked to this account! Its going to be full of some short stories. Now I know it won’t be for everyone but the gist of it is:
- They will be posted chapter by chapter.
- They will be original in that they are not tied to any existing fandom or show or whatever.
- They will be focused on romance and may contain some mature things. Also, a bit of surrealism.
- It’s going to be called “The Trashy Paperback Rack”
I’d ask friends of mine but they’re either busy or have negative amounts of interest in helping me with this. Thus, I must reach out to strangers and hope the Omegle incident does not happen again. *shudders*
Anyway, if you like the sound of this little project keep an eye open. And if you are or know someone who would like to help me or might be interested in doing so- please tell them! Also probably me as well.
I’ll try to upload more than just “plans” from here on out! I feel bad because I seldom have anything good enough to show anyone so I rarely have anything to put up…
Well, if you’ve bothered to read at least half of this, thank you very much! Actual interesting things are coming soon!! (i actually have deadlines to turn things now!)
It’s all Wonky
Pencil and pen
I was practicing drawing realistically and bunked it up. So I started to try t work with it via doodles. It’s a neat idea at least, hair that’s doodles. I might do something with the idea later, or at the very least practice observing things better!
Blech….school’s almost started too…how awful….Then I’ll have even less time to procrastinate on doing things!
Some notes and such for that graphic novel thing. Also a test because tumblr seems to hate my one pixel art so much it won’t load….
Looking over these things, I’d think I was crazy if I didn’t know myself better. My brain works funny.
I was digging around my mess of folders and found this. I distinctly remember hating it with a passion once I’d finished drawing it though I can’t say I remember why.
Zawn was part of an RP I was doing with my friend. His mate is Katzen, the little pixel art that was my first ever official post on here!
Didn’t like Celeste’s earlier look too much thus I changed it. My one friend who actually grasps coding was playing with Stencyl and I found that I was able to figure out some things. So far, I can make her walk and change the scene!!
I’m still not sure what’s going on with her dress but I think it looks far better. It’s actually the original shape that her purple one was but that apparently didn’t save all the colors. I just sort of re-did everything. I think the lips look better now, and I cleaned up the face because it was really covered in stray useless pixels. Still isn’t too great but it’s better than before.
I wanted to animate her hair bouncing as she walked at the very least, but I just can’t find a good way to do it. I really, really don’t want to have to redo her curls but I think I will have to.
Looks better, overall though.
She looks more doll-esque than before which is good. She’s not supposed to look like a little girl.
I can’t sleep and I’ve felt very useless lately. I’ve recently re-found this drawing I spent ever so long on and realized I’d rather like to finish it. Alas, I didn’t quite plan out a good background and am now at a complete loss. I was thinking some kind of snake pattern but none of my thumbnails please me…ahhhh
He’s supposed to be painted too…sigh.
I have done very little of the things I should be doing and much of this. This being a game idea I’ve had kicking around in my head for years, but as I lack the programming skills or patience to do much all I can do is make the art and keep telling myself I’ll figure it out. It’s done in Stencyl and this is the result I’ve put together after several days worth of pixeling. There are 23 distinct tiles, I think the stone path tiles use 6 colors, the grass three, save for the single grass tile that’s just green. Celeste, the little chickita there gave me a headache. I’ve found that when I work with skin tones for too long my eyes start melting and I’ve been working on her all of last night and all this morning. She needs to be animated and literally every other tile needs to be made. But the idea is there and I’ve started- so that’s a thing I’ll probably never be able to finish.
I was so worried her proportions wouldn’t match the tiles as I’d made those first as practice, but after a lot of tweaking I got the doll look I was going for. The idea is that she’s a re-purposed battle android. She fought with Charles during some war or another, and was given to her granddaughter as sort of nanny/giant doll. Sophie, the little girl, her parents aren’t around much so she spends almost every waking moment with Celeste. But, things start to go wrong in their little house. Monsters start appearing, people lose it, and to top it off, the equipment that makes their home habitable is starting to malfunction. As they live on a yet to be terraformed Mars, that’s a bit of a problem for everything that breathes, like Sophie. The game would center around protecting Sophie as well fighting off the monsters and such. It’d be a sci-fi/horror sort of thing. Rather puzzle-y as I really wouldn’t want to implement any sort of combat system. A turn based system would just be a series of menus but I’m a million percent certain even that would explode my brain. But who knows- I can’t do much without the other tiles anyway. Maybe someday.
It’s taking awhile to get everything ready for the comic. It’s really hard to get a hold of my mentor teacher person and so I haven’t even been able to get his feedback on the story idea yet!! Ahhh and I need to write up things for independent study and the proposals and such and I don’t wanna…
In the meantime, I made a birthday present for my buddy. It’s part of set but I need to find different paper! The pen I normally use is really runny on this paper and the water color starts to rip it up a little bit. Blechhhh
I’m not terribly enthused by this thing so I hope to make it up to her with better other ones that I make!
Finally it’s the end of year! Or in my case, the school year has finally ended! And now I get to work on the senior project. Assuming my proposal gets approved, I’ll start working on a graphic novel! I’ll post the stuff up here, if only because regularly submitting something is the only way I’ll stay focused. I’m planning on making a surreal sort of sci-fi thing…y. I need to really finish the idea of the story, then work on the script, and then I can begin the arduous process of trying to draw out all the pages. I’ll probably end up doing it traditionally, if only because I’m really annoyed with my tablet.
But before anything, gotta get the proposal in!
So, look forward to that I suppose!
Something or other
Micron pigma pens and watercolor
Ahhh I had google images open of some 16/17th century french dresses. I know for a fact that I drew this specifically so as to avoid thinking of things. Something awful had happened and I didn’t want to think at all. Didn’t exactly work, but I made a thing so that’s something. Sometimes I can easily lose myself in a drawing, but either this one wasn’t involved enough, or more likely, the things I was trying not to think about were far more dark and persistent than anything I’ve been used to.
Ahhh, I think it looked better before I inked it!