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.”

What Do You Wear To Battle?

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Don’t forget your armor.
Important protection,
of unknown origin.
Battle Stance!

I had to do some quick sketches before I got to work today.  There was a deep need to create and I needed to satisfy it, else I go mad from deprivation.  I start my second week of work tomorrow, doing Tech Support for Xerox.  I’m enjoying the challenge of learning new things, and developing new skills sets.

The Journey

-Jesse

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.” – Aristotle

Healer: Solin the Flutest

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I felt more comfortable drawing in my own style as oppose to drawing in a Manga Anime style.  I think my own style does take some influences from the Japanese style of drawing/animation, but I also have other influences merging together as well.

Most notably would probably be Western comics such as Marvel (Drawing the Marvel Way was my introduction into my journey of drawing in many ways) and DC, but also Disney’s animated movies played a huge role as well in shaping my own style.

I am interested to see the evolution of my drawing style when combined with my sketchy painting method I’ve recently been practicing.

Very interested indeed.
-Jesse

“I cannot change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

Paint, I Will Paint

0038.1I will paint.  Paint, Paint, Paint.
I will paint.
PAINT PAINT PAINT PAINT
I WILL PAINT!!!!

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Something happened today, I’m not sure what.  But I felt it happen and I know it’s for the good.  :)
The Journey

-Jesse

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Fairy Godmother

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Not sure what strange dark recess this crept up from, but I’m totally digging it.
I’m going to allow myself to sleep in tomorrow.
The journey can wait an hour or so.
:P

-Jesse

 

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Princess or Priestess?

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Feeling some kind of way yesterday morning, I decided that I was going to spend all day creating a new character.  I wanted to finish it yesterday, but I ended up stopping around 8 soemthing.  I put a couple more hours into it today and this is where I’m at.

Not sure if she’s going to be a Princess or Priestess… or both maybe?

Regardless, I’m going to be good and not start adding color until after I’ve finished with the line art… Just ignore the colors you see up there.  :P

-Jesse

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard M. Baruch

Foundation Forgotten

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Super excited with where this image has taken off to, put in some serious time yesterday on it.  I like the added turquoise and cyan blues… really going with a pastel feel on the environment.  The girl hiding in the tree lost a bunch of her volume and form along the way, so I had to go back in and recreate her anatomy, so I can re-clothe her.

I like Jaelle’s earlier clothing I originally had on her, but felt they looked a bit too much like Rey from The Force Unleashed, the later stuff was cool, but I ended up not a fan of it either.  I’ll probably have to take a trip to Pinterest and see what cool clothing reference I can find her.

Not sure what I’m going to do about The Ones Who Seek.

1.  They don’t look as menacing/scary as I had originally wanted.  I think I nailed down strange, but fell short of the intimidation factor I wanted.

2.  The large towering head looked great in silhouette, but not so much later on.  More experimenting will be necessary.

3.  Their floating companion looks like Pikachu.  lol

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Where we left off…


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Another day of creation.
Another smile.

The journey continues…
-Jesse

I’m a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life – people give them up for a ‘reality.’ – Kevin Costner

They Seek, She Hides

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I seem to get further while doing less.
Not seeking out the details.
My mouse game is getting better and using just the mouse forces me to focus only on volume and the different forms I’m creating.

This is fun!

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-Jesse

“When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger