Thanks to everyone who came out to CTNx this weekend! Ed and I had a blast meeting you all! We’re finally releasing the short that we premiered over the weekend at the expo…
After months of working afterhours and on our nights and weekends LYNN V WANG and I are happy to announce that we’re finally finished with our most recent short film! This little trailer was made because we both love 2D animation to death and wanted to contribute to the community that inspires us so much to do better work! We both split the work 50/50 and while there isn’t an extended or full version (the trailer’s it!) maybe down the line we’ll have a chance to expand the world. Hope you guys enjoy it, share it if you like it, and as always… THANKS FOR WATCHING!!! :)
OH FUCK YES. Fantasy western fro the creators of DOGSNAX
Well, I grew up surrounded by a lot of pop culture: animes, mangas, comicbooks, movies, cartoons andI I try to recreate things that I would find cool as a kid. I love watching scientific/nature documentaries and reading up on various mythologies as those spark my imagination. Take a look around the world we live in, you’d be surprised how reality is often stranger than fiction. ;)
Unfortunately, the dreams I have are based strongly on reality and my every day life. I wished I had dreams about giant monsters and robots. :/
oh my gosh!! do you ever have moments where you see art you really love and your heart kind of does a flip and you dont know whats happening but you know you want to draw JUST LIKE THAT?? well that just happened to me im in love with you keep drawing pleeeeeease
As cliche as it is, it’s all practice. No one starts out amazing at drawing. It’s a lot harder to draw from imagination when you’re starting out so just draw a lot from life and observation. Still lifes, things that are sitting around your house, friends, people at cafe, trees, cars, animals, etc. Doing this will build up your visual library and it sort of becomes muscle memory once you’ve done enough.
Study anatomy really really really hard. Get books with the title “Anatomy for Artists”. George Bridgman books are MUST to get. Draw from these books and study them thoroughly. Andrew Loomis’s books have been reprinted, get those as well. Most of the tutorials I find on Youtube are pretty advanced, so those won’t help you as much as these books when you’re first starting out.
Lastly, don’t give up. It is a tiring and a long and discouraging uphill climb, but if you really want to be good at it, you have to stick to it. If you do it often enough, you’ll quickly see improvements in your drawing skills, I garauntee it.
When I started inktober, I was deathly afraid of ink. I’ve not touched my sketchbook in probably more than a year, and I’ve never really used that medium to do any sort of sketching besides from life. It was totally out of my comfort zone, but that was the reason why I decided to hop on Inktober. I wanted to challenge myself. First few days, even weeks, were frustrating. I felt like I couldn’t get the hang of the medium, I felt like I was a retard holding a pen. But as they say, hindsight is 20/20, and looking back, I realised that frustration is a good thing. It means you’re growing, it means you’re challenging yourself, it means you’re learning.
2. Learning how to have fun again
And soon enough, the frustration disappeared. I was having fun. Because I didn’t take it too seriously most of the time I was trying out ideas and techniques I wouldn’t have otherwise. And because ink is such a different medium from digital that as I decided to experiment without an underdrawing, I felt as though the ink itself was making the picture, guiding my hand, and I wouldn’t know how the final would like until it was done. It was an exciting work process.
I came up with some pretty cool ideas that to my surprise was well received, and it just encouraged me to keep going. As professional artists, I feel we all take ourselves too seriously sometimes and forget the most important aspect of art-making: FUN. We forget why we’re even drawing. When I was doing Inktober I felt like I became my 9 year old self again, sketching away in my lined school notebook without a care of what people thought about my drawings. It was for me. Inktober gave me that again.
tl;dr: I guess my point here is, challenge yourself. Pick up a medium you’re not comfortable with today, and see where that lead you. It’s definitely going to be a really long uphill climb at first, but I can garauntee the view from up there is worth it.
(Pictured below: My inktober drawings. Couldn’t show everything because most of them were done my sketchbooks. Check out my tumblr for hi-res photos of them)
I'm also going to drop a compliment. You art is beautiful. I want to ask, how do you make it so clean? I kinda draw things like this from time to time, but I end up changing my mind about designs so much they never quite come out right.
Well, the whole purpose of me using ink without underdrawings was to strengthen my ability to really think and plan before I put down a stroke. Eventhough a lot of these were very spontaneous, there’s a lot of stepping back and planning that happens after every couple stroke I put down. I’m usually trying to “see” the rest of the picture at these points. And when I fail, there’s always whiteout to the rescue. But I try to keep that as a last resort.
Went on to doing some more spontaneous underdrawingless concepts. Thinking these could go into a post -apocalyptic type world where giant demons from another dimension invades Earth, and the protagonist has the power to command one of them.
Day 22 : Gilgamesh, the Demon Blade Day 23 : The Demon Samurai Day 24 : A walking fortress Day 25 : Atlas Day 26 : Enki, the Demon Trigger Day 27 : Zeus, Lord of the Skies Day 28 : Selene, the Crescent Blade
#INKtober Week 2!
Day 8 : Tank! (Just realised I mixed up day 7 and 8. Fail)
Day 9 : RoboSharkCop
Day 10 : Pug Police
Day 11 : Earthworm Jim in Spaaace!
Day 12 : Mario Scoot!
Day 13 : Beetle Bot
Day 14 : Robot Unicorn