Saturday, August 28, 2010

And the winner is...

"The Reeder Ship"!  Come up by Ian Explosivo.  Congratulations!

Insanely close were "Reeder, Amy, Fire!" by Stan Yan and "Artist, Writer, Reeder" by Anj over at Comic Box Commentary.  Thank you for saving me from having a lame name!  My ideas sucked.

So, this is my new blog.  I am working on a new website to embed it in.  I will be using this to make announcements, show art and my process, and I also hope to use it as a resource for aspiring artists, posting tutorials and just general thoughts on being or becoming a professional artist.  The constant struggle of staying diligent, or what comments I generally have when I see people's portfolios, would be a couple examples.  I'm a teacher by nature (and education!), so when I learn something, the first thing I want to do is explain it to others.  It gives me a rush, for some reason.

That said, I have difficulty maintaining an online presence...for some reason it's exceptionally hard for me to have a lot of things going on at once and do them all well.  I'm happy to have comments and read them all, but I generally try not to reply because I get so wrapped up in it that I forget what's most important, which is getting work done.

The month of September will be especially crazy, but!  Here are a couple video tutorials I've done to hold you over.  This is what I hope to do in the future, only I'd like to create a series of videos on drawing faces, at different angles, different expressions...and also talk a lot about face variation.  I'd draw one face per video.