late submission for drawmachine’s “short comic” prompt! this summer I learned that video games are really sort of a coping mechanism for me, whoops. recently I’ve been trying to play them as a reward rather than a distraction.
This is my drawmachine from TWO WEEKS AGO that I finally now got around to finishing! I am really trying to force myself to work on more environments (and especially environments without figures) because that is an area I am lacking confidence in u__u
A group of buddies from SVA give each other weekly summer art challenges, and post the results on tumblr.
I am part of this! I mean, my stuff hasn’t been put up there yet, but there’s more to art than just me, right? Right. That tumblr I linked up there^ is we’re gonna post everything every week, and if you like illustration on your dashboard, I highly recommend following. :)
The past week’s theme was self-portraiture, so it’s mostly faces now. BUT STAY TUNED… FOR MORE THAN FACES
Another summer, another Drawmachine. You lookin for another art blog to follow? Come and watch us try to do these weekly challenges! The first week’s worth has already been posted, and WOWOwwOW I can already tell it’s gonna be a good summer of art.
I hit a follower milestone sometime back I guess, so I wanted to do a sort of intro post? Hello, the drawmachine voidshape you are following is me, CIARAN.
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I go to art school– my concentration is Illustration, with a major focus on visual development for animation, and comics.
I hardly post anything that I make for work, but– I freelance for a living. This summer has been particularly busy in that regard! (I also taught classes this summer, which I have done before and love doing/wouldn’t mind doing as a supplementary career.)
In addition to all that, I have a lot of ambitious projects of my own, some of which have been in the works for yeeeaaars and are finally coming to fruition. Most of what I draw are related to those projects (I like a lot of series/IPs but I don’t tend to do much fanart, sorry!)
My comic CATHEXIS is on hold right now, but will return at the end of summer/beginning of autumn. I’m also working on a shorter, full-colour comic, “TAIGA”, to be released in the near future.
I really like SPACE, the OCEAN, bIG GUNS, BARAS, the OCCULT, LINGUISTICS, QUANTUM MECHANICS, SHARKS, and AGGRESSIVE BASS-HEAVY MUSIC.
I spent a chunk of my childhood&formative years in the caribbean, where I touched a lot of sharks/rays/eels/turtles/etc., and this is probably why I can’t stop using cyan now.
I like Metal Gear a lot.
Gay for Satan.
I will be the bara.
Not sure what else to say, so! Thanks for liking what I do.
Kristin: I discovered this song last fall when work on my thesis film was really getting into gear, and I got in the habit of putting it on loop to get pumped up whenever I’d sit down to animate, especially late at night when everyone else was asleep. I have no idea what this song is actually about, and I don’t want to, but this picture is about how this song makes me feel when I listen to it while I draw.
The drawmachine challenges tag is now live, and will have our current challenges posted under its label for the forseeable future.
Due to a formatting change last year, weeks 11-14 did not have separate prompt posts, so here’s the entire list of drawmachine’s season 1 (Summer of 2012) prompts:
Week 1: Self portrait: A good portrait shows more than a mere likeness - it also reveals the character of the subject.
Week 2: No figures: This week’s assignment was to create an intriguing image with no animate objects. The easiest way to connect with the viewer is to include a figure. A human in an image instantly allows the viewer to place themselves inside the scene. How can you tell a story if you remove this element?
Week 3: Book cover: Redesign a book cover. Working from established source material is on one hand easy but also challenging. Pre-established content is a great stepping stone to creating a good piece, but it then becomes easy to be trite and obvious. Consider the tone of your source material.
Week 4: Create an image using this randomly generated palette.
Week 5: Childhood art revamp: Find a drawing or other miscellaneous piece of art you did when you were little. Using that as inspiration, create a new sophisticated image. Or you can re-draw the old drawing…you know. Just use it as a starting point.
Week 6: Current events: Create an illustration to accompany a current news article.
Week 7: Pet peeves: What’s your pet peeve? Bad drivers? People who walk really slow? Whoever decided Game of Thrones won’t be on again until next year?
Week 8: The Drawmachine: Create a machine!
Week 9: THE DARKEST TIMELINE: What would you be doing if you weren’t in art school?
Week 10: Embarrassing situation: Illustrate an embarrassing situation that has happened to you in real life.
Week 11: CMYK: Create an illustration using only cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.
Week 12: Fanart challenge! Take something culturally relevant (movie, television program, book) and reinterpret it.
Week 13: Worst of Times: Illustrate a situation of monumentally good or monumentally bad luck.
Week 14: FINAL SHOWCASE: Free-for-all illustration! Show off your skills.
If you choose to interpret any of our themes, please tag them with ‘drawmachine response’ so everyone can see them!