It’s the end of the year and Spotify graciously created a playlist of my top 100 most played songs for 2017, conveniently called “top songs for 2017.” It’s my second such playlist (2016 was jammed full of good music, some new and plenty not so new) and let me tell you, this playlist is full of songs I remember putting on repeat and just letting them play endlessly.
Sometimes a song is so freaking good, so well made, speaks so clearly to my inner being that I simply have to listen to it… over and over and over. Constantly, without stop.
Here’s a couple:
- “Let Go – Sir Sly Remix” by RAC, Kele, MNDR
- “Warrior” by Steve James, Lights
- “Strong – RAC Remix” by London Grammar, RAC
- Stranger than Earth” by Purity Ring
In other news, I painted a picture of Dianne. 🙂
Journey before Destination
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out” – Dr. Seuess
I keep doing what I say I won’t do… I should either stop saying what I won’t do or start saying I won’t become a great Concept Artist and make Trillions of dollars. Life is silly.
I drew today. 🙂
“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Got an hour in before work. 🙂
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
A quick sketch to allow me to get in the groove… Exploring some citizens, clothing, and my personal favorite… Vorinns.
I ended up sketching this really small, so the linework isn’t very crisp, but it’s nice to just explore and have fun for an hour and feel like I accomplished a lot. 🙂
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
It is way too easy to slack off.
“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” – Sensei Ogui
Journey before destination…
“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk.” – Louise Smith
Note to self, good ideas are meant to be written down…
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
Anatomical reference to the rescue, I’ll get back to being able to draw from the darkest depths of my imagination, but until then… there’s always reference.
Not sure why they put all their Mass Effect Concept Art pics on a black background… but it definitely made my job more difficult to accomplish.
I ended up using the Liquify Filter to adjust her proportions towards the end which was really helpful because it allowed me to keep the line-work and not have to redraw everything… Small victory that I feel will be really useful in the future. Cool trick I learned from watching CubeBrushes’ YouTube tutorials.
Still experimenting with some Uniform details, no clue what I’m going to do with the boots yet, cause having the pants over them wasn’t looking right. So this time I gave her ankle/calf high moon like boots. Which are probably not here to stay.
I’ll figure something out.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
I know it’s a perspective issue, but I perceive it to be frustrating… drawing legs in perspective, the light from my WACOM reflects tears of frustration. I must change my perspective. I raise my shaking fist toward the sky.
Hashtag angry face.
I must consume sustenance.
“You become what you think about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Can’t wait until Monday…
Rarely said, but I mean it so much, these two days off are going to be amazing!
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus