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Friday, May 1, 2009

A Work In Progress

Seems like if I open up all of my old sketch books, I'll see one or two completed pictures, but hundreds of 'work in progress' pics. I don't know whats up with that, or why I can't seem to focus on getting any sketches done. I guess its like my art attention span is so short, and I start to see so many problems that I can't fix, so I give up and go on to the next one. Or, I have drawing ADD. Both sound like disorders that I need to work through.


I think I finally found my niche and doing things that I want to do. I know for sure that I'm tired of doing half pictures, and I want to do full ones that feel complete...mainly so I don't feel like I don't have anything to show when that question comes up...'Oh, so you like to draw? Can I see??' And I would feel more like a real artist handing over a portfolio than a pretender handing over half done stick figures colored in crayon...exaggeration, I know.

But this is what I've been up to recently. Yeah...still drawing multiple pictures at once, with several more stuck in my head...but they'll all get out eventually. The first one is a Roman-Greco time period gladiator games one. I have to do some research for some roman architecture from that time period, cause I don't want to blatantly rip off the Colosseum...but if it comes to that, then thats what I'll do. The second one is for a draw off competition. The subject was Gambit of the X-Men...and I feel like I've been seriously underestimated at what it is that I do, so I have to come out the blocks swinging taking no prisoners, just so I can get some damn respect over there. Feel free to let me know what you guys think. Much Appreciated!!


Saule Wright said...

Damn, you talented as hell.

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eclectik said...

The action poses you do are dope fam

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

I like them.

Maybe I'm a little biased because Gambit is my favorite X-Men character :)

Charles said...

@ Saule: Thanks man!! I definitely appreciate it

@ Oyin: stay connected to the social sites, huh? I'll get to you on that pic...

@ E: Thanks man! What's good with your blog, you're finally closing it down? I've been the worst blogger as of late, but I'll definitely drop by and give it a thorough know its only a handful of guys who really blog...

@ Kay C: Thanks. Hopefully you'll like the finished version too.