Neptune and Mars

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Over the next month or so I’ll be transferring my wordpress dot com to a wordpress dot org.  So, don’t panic if I break it in the process… making omelets and all that jazz.  :)

-Jesse

P.S. ~ Just seen this while looking for a quote on twitter.  GrutBrushes.com  has 4 free Photoshop BallPoint Pen brushes for free.  Limited time offer, only a couple hours left.

“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe

Engineering Department

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Going through withdraws from having not drawn anything in a while…  I have been sketching, some rough ideas/concepts, more brainstorming than anything else.  But most of my time has been spent in RnD phase.

My brain needed a release.
October will be a good month

I just got this feeling

-Jesse

“The Shadows of Clouds, Passing Over Mountains.”

Bella Will Resist

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I’m enjoying the Inky Leak Brush set I scooped up from GrutBrushes, I have an idea for a whole series of illustrations with them, but that’ll be for another time.  For now, I’m just experimenting and getting a feel for what each of them do.

When I sat down to create today, I initially started to make another series of thumbnail/paintover/explorations, but I got distracted by some of the earlier stages and just started having fun.  Before I knew it I had something that was really catching my eye and I just rolled with it.

A previous version had her blowing air bubbles out of each sides of her mouth apparatus, like deep sea divers might.  I’ll probably revisit the idea, putting her under water, with hair flowing and maybe some pipes/chains flowing out and around her.

Time will tell.
For now, it’s bedtime.

Journey before Destination

-Jesse

 

 

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

Creating Again :)

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I’ve been wanting to get back into photo manipulation for awhile now.  Having leveled up my painting skills, I’m interested in seeing how the two will combine.

I guess we’ll see.

-Jesse

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” – Bob Ross

Project Recap: Urbana- A Video Game Love Story

Stumbled upon this gem whilst researching website themes and blog integrations. There is so much talent out there. <3

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Finished my second custom storybook! Crazy. I made this for a super sweet girl named Tiffany for her soon-to-be-husband Mike’s wedding gift. Tiffany is actually a long-time supporter of mine (from buying prints in the shop to custom drawings for her friend’s wedding), and after this process I feel like we’re friends even though we’ve never met in person :)

During the initial brainstorming phase, it came out that Mike is a big video game aficionado. I grew up watching my brother play video games (and sometimes I’d get to play lol) so it’s a huge nostalgic genre for me. J and I also bond over well-designed modern video games (Journey, Ori and the Blind Forest) so it’s still a big inspiration source for me today.

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I proposed telling their relationship story through videogame tropes, complete with a character builder, fight scene, evil villain…

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