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

Forward

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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.  🙂
-Jesse

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”  – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Making the Most of It

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Got an hour in before work.  🙂

-Jesse

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”  – George Bernard Shaw

Stella

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A quick sketch to allow me to get in the groove…  Exploring some citizens, clothing, and my personal favorite… Vorinns.

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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.  🙂

-Jesse

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”  – Amelia Earhart

Reshape

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It is way too easy to slack off.

-Jesse

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.”  – Sensei Ogui

grey scale begins

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-Jesse

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”  – Benjamin Franklin

The Clever Title I Forgot Write Down

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Note to self, good ideas are meant to be written down…

-Jesse

 

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”  – Robert Louis Stevenson

Moon Boots?

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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.

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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.

-Jesse

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”  – Walt Disney

Drawing Legs Bring Tears to my Eyes

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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.

-Jesse

“You become what you think about all day long.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Small Changes

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Can’t wait until Monday…
Rarely said, but I mean it so much, these two days off are going to be amazing!

-Jesse

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus