Sorry for the late post. I wanted to post it when we hit 17 mil, but you know I’m shy about my art and also I slaved over this for two days please be gentle
This was a pretty fun one to work on. My health is the same as always, so straight lines are absolutely still not a thing I can do, but I’ve been trying to embrace the messier aesthetic and I’m really quite pleased with how these turned out.
I know it still leaves a lot to be desired, but comparing it to similar things I have done in the past, like the 7 Million Sub art (which also has a dog) or the unholy mess that was the 8 Million Sub art (which I’m trying to give myself a pass on since I was at the hospital that day, but c’mon guys, that was bad) I am definitely improving.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll notice that my art and myself dropped right off the face of the planet for a year, almost two. I had no confidence in myself or in my work, and I let that take me away from what I love to do. It was Mark who brought me back into it. As I mentioned in this post, a lot of things changed for me after I watched the video where Mark talks about how he is excited for failure, because it helps him to grow. Directly after that, simply because one of my roommates put it in the queue on the Chromecast, I watched Mark’s Draw My Life. Although our circumstances are very different, I saw myself in him. I saw myself in the lost person who switched college majors all the time and didn’t know what he wanted. As weird as it sounds, that gave me some hope, which is something I desperately needed. If he can pull himself out, why can’t I?
So here’s the truth: I am in school for advertising, but what I really want is to be a writer. It’s my dream, and my passion is art. I quit both for a very long time, because I couldn’t accept the fact that my illnesses are chronic. I couldn’t accept that I will never “get better”, and that made me stop trying, because why live a broken life, anyway? But just because I’m fractured doesn’t mean I have no value. My brain thinks some terribly sad things, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t write beautiful ones. My hands may be unable to draw straight lines, but that doesn’t mean they can’t draw pretty ones.
So thanks for helping me learn that, Mark. I know you’ll never see this, of course. I’m not delusional. But I’d much rather have a thank-you unheard than a thank-you unsaid, y’know?
So thank you.
Because of you, I’m trying again.
As always, you can find these pieces of art on my Redbubble here. (x) (x) (x)
If you made it this far, thank you for reading my ramble. I know it’s irrelevant to you guys, but it helps knowing that I might not just be shouting into the void.
Aaaand, the diaporama of them all together. My aim was to draw some of my favorite HP caracters doing something relaxing, that they enjoy. Because they have so many dangerous adventures… i wanted to see them having a rest.
So now it’s over -for now- and I’m returning to my work. XD (work is a comic about a love adventure King Francis of France had… Not nearly as fascinating as HP related stuff, but well… at least I turned King Francis into a pretty young man x3)
I had this up last night for a bit but wanted to fix some things. I also added a background (Ronin came out in summer of ‘83 and idk seems like something Lucas would be in the middle of reading).
[Caption: A realistic digital painting of Lucas from Stranger Things. Portrait is of Lucas sitting cross-legged on the floor. He’s wearing brown corduroy pants and a long-sleeved dark brown shirt with orange and white cuffs, white socks, a wristwatch, and gray Sauconys. The carpet is goldenrod shag. The background is a faded collage of covers and art from Frank Miller’s Ronin.]
So everyone remembers when I did the sketch sheet for Vaega, right?(I like to think I’ve gotten better)
Meet Bonny Brixton, A little guy with a strong love for frills and all things cute. He’s a peppy cat with a strong accent and one of the quickest ways to his heart is with a piece of candy (and maybe a nice compliment).
He’s cheeky, a little childish, and sometimes shoves his nose where it doesn’t belong, but he means well. There’s seldom a time when there isn’t a smile on his face, and thus it sometimes seems like his tail is always curled and swaying in the air with approval. Along with his appreciation for sweets, and cute stuff, He is BEYOND enthusiastic about music and dance and the people who make those sorts of things their job.
When I first got to planning for Bonny, I pulled from a few different things, such as a really depressing graphic novel I read a while back (lol), and Queenie from the film, “Mythical Beasts and Where to Find Them”. (Don’t even try to tell me she wasn’t the fucking sweetest woman alive.) Also this song.
Regarding origins, I’m thinking some odd part of the star that has yet to be disclose to the WoL, such as Ivalice or some-such. (Bite me, I’ve seen all of you fools retconing for Storm Blood)
As for the feminine way he dresses, its simply a taste hes acquired over the years and it has little baring upon his integrity as a person; he’s still a young man with hopes and dreams and a healthy interest in love, he’s just more open to the idea of finding it in unlikely places.
You might make note that the common ‘tear drops’ on Miqo’te males are only visible on some sketches, and its quite deliberate- As someone who idolizes the feminine form and look, he’s come to see them as a very masculine trait to have, and thus makes use of cosmetics to cover his own.
That’s about all I have on him thus far, but you can BET you’ll be seeing more of him. Until then, here, have a fully rendered Bonny. *GUN FINGERS*