27 March 2011

Little chaps

They're so cuddly

These are a few of the little figures I've been drawing lately. I got another page with some of those on it and an A3 sized one that I'll try to fill up with them until they go over the side of the paper. The hardest part is trying to find new poses and characters to draw.

24 March 2011

Unfinished bussines

They were just clogging up my desktop

Have you ever had the feeling that no matter what you do to a drawing it is a lost case. Well, I've had that with three drawings that have been packed on my desktop for the past few weeks. They sat there, staring at me, asking why I wasn't finishing them. Thus today I decided to stop worrying about them and just put them in the category of "never finished it".

Luckily for me I had recorded some of the working processes of these drawings, which I'm able to show now. So this video won't be one drawing being made, but a collection of three sketches that never made it to the finish line. Though I hope that I'll be able to do something with that half-life/bioshock idea, I like it to much to just let it rot away.

20 March 2011

Made in asia 2011

Cosplayers are so much fun

Today I spend most of my time at "made in asia", its a nice convention with lotsa manga, animé, games, cosplayers gadgets poosters and other stuff. But most of all there are cosplayers. And thats the biggest fun of the convention. So many funny costums. There was a group who had themselves dressed up as characters from minecraft, including the pixelated items.

I think I saw alladin and the princes from the disney movie, some king and queen, a whole bunch of animé characters which are completly unfamiliar with me. What I did found to be hilarious was the costume of a little girl. She had a white skirt, blue skin blond hair and a smurf hat. She should have won a prize for that, so cool.

There were also a few people that I had met before at facts. It was nice to see them again. Also a classmate from years ago was there to cheer up the place. All in all it was worth spending my day over there. Even if I didn't really found anything that I wanted. Though there was a cool portal-inspired tshirt.

17 March 2011

A St Patricksday

He look, its a colored drawing.

Darn it, two thursdays without a colored drawing update. Not good for my reputation of never missing an update. Thus today I present you with a little drawing of a leprechaun, because it seems to be St Patricks days today. If you don't know what it is all about I suggest you check out the link and become informed. Further below, drawing and video.

13 March 2011


Conventions are fun

This friday was an interesting day, I spend the entire day at supacon in mechelen, which was hosted by some guys I knew from school. A very interesting event, not as big as FACTS or Mia, but that was its charm. The sad part was that the same night there was also a gaming event near my hometown. So I thought I wouldn't be able to visit that, though I wanted to. But luckily I was able to get home sooner then anticipated.

Since I had made the poster for that gaming night it was sorta important that I'd be there, for both the public relations and the mere curiosity. So now I'm also the proud owner of a printed A3 sized poster from the gaming night. I still need to hang it up somewhere. The fun part about supacon was that I spend a lot of time working on a drawing, a sort of landscape. I went a bit overboard with small details, but that's worth it.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to color it cause the lineart doesn't allow me to use the cartoonstyle, not the way that I want it. So I'll have to see what the plan is going to be. But supacon was fun with all its cosplayers and people alike walking the floor there. Next week it'll be Mia again (made in asia) and I hope it'll be as fun as last year.

06 March 2011

Vacation time

Quantity didn't win over quality.

Well, the next two weeks will be interesting. I have two weeks of vacation time ahead and I don't have any idea yet on what to fill it with. Well, that wouldn't be completely true. I have a big cleanup to do in my room and some conventions that I want to visit. But I don't think I'll be able to fill my entire schedual with just those three thingies. So yeah, whatever will I do?

I'll definatly have no excuse for not coming up with some updates for this blog. Which brings me to this thursdays update and the total lack of it. Yeah for some reason I didn't feel like rushing myself into making a drawing for the update. The last two drawings had a quality of a mere flatline so that didn't help my motivation either.

With flatline I just mean that I followed a standard drawing procedure that I've acquired over the years. It works fast and easy and gives a normal result, but its not "BAM Shawauw". It would be nice if I could make a drawing like that again soon. For now, simple sketches for this sundays update.