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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Still Alive...Still Drawing

About a month ago, I got sick and I just really haven't picked up a pencil since then. I guess being sick, couple that with being slightly depressed...you just don't feel all that creative. No updating my webcomic...no sketching...nothing. I've been trying to scrape something together, and nothing has been working. So I looked at my old sketchbooks just to get some inspiration.

And the funny thing was, out of all of those sketches and finished drawings, there were only like 5 that I was proud of. Five. That's it. I don't know what it was, but I was just looking at them all like 'you know, I can do a million times better than that...I played all of my artwork so safe'. So, that just got me interested again, to better myself, push my limits, and make sure that every drawing that I consider 'complete' be portfolio worthy. So, that's the goal. To produce high quality stuff...starting now.

With that said...

This is a piece that I did for a drawing competition on an art board called Pencil Jack. I wanted to do so much more with it, but the deadline was approaching, and I was so sick at the time, so alot of it got scrapped. I might revisit this later and see if I can put some if not all of my original ideas into this one.
And this one is the current picture that I'm working on. Its of a character called Red Sonja (I didn't even know who this was...I had to google it...). Basically, she's like a female Conan the Barbarian...or He-Man. Right now, I just have her drawn, and threw in that quick background. But for the actual picture, I'm going to use that drawing of her, give it a different foreground as well as different background elements.
And these are some pages from my webcomic Redux Deluxe. Right now, I haven't updated it in like almost a month, but I'm still producing pages for it that I will be uploading soon, so be sure to check that out as well.

And as always, clicking on the images will show them much larger. Hopefully my next update won't take so long in coming. Actually, it shouldn't...because I'm sketching again.

4 comments:

brran1 said...

What up Charles!

As I told you, I'm definitely a fan of Redux Deluxe. Keep it coming, man!

B. Good said...

I'm a fan of Redux Deluxe as well. I love the imagery and the way you tell a story.

Hope you're feeling better!

Desy said...

always impressed with your drawing abilities- and they seemed to have sharpened up quite a bit... much respect mr. a, much respect

Charles said...

In my haste, I completely missed these comments...I'm officially a bad blogger...but some already knew that.

@brran: Whats good with you man? Thanks for reading...I'm still doing it, but its coming along sloooowly.

@ B. Good: Thanks! I appreciate it. I'm trying to make the whole color of it brighter so it seems more cheery and upbeat...cause thats what I'm going for. But thanks!! Keep reading!

@ Desy: Hey! Long time no hear stranger. Thanks. I guess really sitting down and getting serious with stuff actually pays off.