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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Back With the Pencil and Pad...

Seems like I've been gone forever. Well, technically, I kinda have. I guess in the grand scheme of things, thats both good and bad. The bad part is that I haven't been able to update my blog as much as I would want and need to. But the good is that the time I spent away from it wasn't all for naught. I was actually drawing while I was away from my blog (I was!!! I promise) and trying to get better and get my inspiration back. Some art projects that I've started on my own haven't seen any fruition, mostly because of me putting them aside, but that's going to all change.

I'm not big on resolutions, mainly because I never stick to them. But I'm making this a focus to get much better at what I do artistically, and that means drawing on a more consistent basis...whatever it is that may be. First thing is to get rid of that horrendous blog banner at the top. I put all of my energy in creating banners for others, that mine just looks like garbage. Real thought and time will have to be put into mine, because its a damn shame that the ones I create for others make mine look like trash.

Secondly, Redux Deluxe. I was all hype about creating it, and I did, got off to a bumpy start, and never really went back to it. I have been drawing pages for it, but I wasn't too fond of where it was going both art wise and story, so I scrapped it. But the webcomic is still on, and this week will see me starting new pages for it. I even created a new image for a visual redesign of one of the main characters:



With the new pages, art is going to be a major focus as well as telling a good and entertaining story. When thats up and running, I'll be sure to spread the word.

And here is some other random stuff that I've been working on lately...








This next one is a Work In Progress for a drawoff on an art board. The topic is Transformers, and instead of doing the typical Optimus Prime v. Megatron pic, I decided to use my favorite Transformer, Soundwave and Starscream. I never understood how Soundwave, who was a boombox, was the same size as all the other Transformers that were jets, cars, tanks, trucks and all of that. But he was definitely the best cause he had cassettes who were also Transformers. You can't beat that. Alot of this is subject to change, and I'll post the final one shortly.



5 comments:

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Happy New Year, fam! So good to see ya back in the swing. We all hit those drought periods for one reason or another, so you're not alone, take one day at a time. Awesome new illustrations!

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

Glad to see you back posting and drawing. I could see the first sketch of the lady with white hair with big tight curls billowing out into a storm on my blog banner, LOL. ;-) Oooo...maybe with some lightening bolt earrings!

Love the new sketches.

B. Good said...

Hey Charles! The drawings are GREAT! I'm really taken aback by the background images and colors. The way you think out the entire picture is truly awesome.

Happy New Year!

Charles said...

@ CurvyGurl: Thanks!! Happy new year to you too. Yeah, the rough patches are the worst, especially if you're into creative anything, because its hard to get motivated to do art related things. How're you doing?

@ Kay C: Hahaha...actually, on the finished version, it sorta looks like that...minus the bolt ear rings though. I should send it to you and let you see if you like it or not...

@ B.Good: Hey!!! What's up. Thanks alot. I'm just trying to get better...even though its coming along slowly.

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

Ah come on Charles...hand over the goods, LOL!

Seriously, I would love to see it. Hit me up on email, I need to change my blog a little anyway :-)