A Place to Call Home

Life surely is some sort of journey.
Many steps taken in one or different directions – over a lifetime – will take you somewhere. But is it the place you want to be?

I’ve found myself deliberately (and accidentally) in places, doing things that if I’d asked my younger self, I would have surely laughed at the question.

Regardless, here I am.
Luckily I’m still me, haven’t lost myself or my love of art.

-Jesse

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”
– Erol Ozan

This Guy Takes Care of Himself

Got a quick sketch in before work the other day, really wanted to do some characters stuff (not portrait) something quick cause I only had about an hour or so.  I like how it turned out.  I’ve dipped my toes back into the Premiere pool and am enjoying myself.  I still have to work on some intro/outro stuff for my videos, but that’ll be down the road.

If you’re able to leave me any feedback on these timelapse vids, I’d really enjoy to hear it.  Anything helps, is the speed too fast, music okay, etc?

Read Fantasy

It’s been taking awhile but I’m finally starting to see ideas merge together. Still in the exploring phase, just further along…

Thank You Trees <3

Nontrivial sacrifice for someone to live inside of another’s dream. Thank You Trees <3 - Jesse

Mandy Spaceleft the Space Cadet

If someone would have told me to stop using Photoshop and not draw anything digital for months on end, if I wanted to level up my art skills. I probably would have told them to go fuck themselves.

But.
As life likes tends to do, it once again showed me that I’m the amateur in this game called life and it’s the veteran.

Well fair enough.

There is something oddly relaxing about the traditional mediums and the tactile pleasure of pencil on paper. I like it.

And then I started painting and that mother filet has a mind of its own. Like trying to calm a waterfall. It doesn’t act like Photoshop painting… But my exercises of not using the color picker was extremely helpful though.

Although, the process was quite the struggle I found patient, mindful strokes – like a slow methodical game of chess – got me further than just blindly adding coatings of paint.

All and all
I’ll definitely do again
Maybe even something serious in the not too distant future.

P.S. I miss my computer.

The Journey
– Jesse

I <3 Your Armpit

In my own way, I’ll tell you trouble is no problem. Hello hygiene, goodbye fly on the wall.

No need for too deep thinking. Scrutiny is obsolete.
Follow the path out before you.

– Jesse

The Girls of Blue Moon

Strange where inspiration can come from. Got the mail yesterday and saw this small magazine for women’s New Balances. Was about to toss it in the trash until I saw the cover again and it reminded my of one of my characters.

So I kept it and today I say to draw this morning (top left corner). I didn’t quite nail Dianne’s face the way I’d hoped so I set aside my sketchbook and went about my day.

Later, feeling unsatisfied I started on the larger image of her standing. I felt I got a tad bit closer, but she ended up with a touch of Asian that wasn’t suppose to be there.

Instead of of going for a third try I instead started to draw Red, and then later added Verena and then Dianne in the background. Verena is sporting s new hairdo, which will remain for the moment, but Dianne will still need sone further exploration.

All and all happy with how the pencils are coming back to me and the confidence returning.

Until next time,
Enjoy the Journey.

– Jesse

Study, Study, Study, Study

Practicing the fundamentals can be a chore, but definitely worth the time and effort. I remember being able to sketch the human form in just about any pose without any reference. I want to get back to that point.

Had to dip into my computer fun to make up for the two days I was out of work for being sick so it’ll be that much longer before I can start working digitally.

Besides anatomy, I plan to start sketching some Phase I stuff as well. Might as well work through some rough drafts while I’m at it.

Still not completely 100% but I’m feeling well enough to go food shopping and my head doesn’t hurt as much.

– Jesse

Don’t Give Me Mono

Different Methods.
Your mind left blank,
Forest fires are the leftovers of love.

Toes Aren’t Important

Depending on the situation, it might be best to wear socks. Sleep can wait.

– Jesse

 

 

Danlzy

So, I guess I’ll start at the beginning, again. No don’t get up, I’ll set my own plate. Not too hungry anyways.

Forest Green.

Two faced and obscene I narrow my eyes.

Continue and I will too.

– Jesse