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

Verena, Why So Angry?

Verena faces

The library came swooping in and saved me during my time without an internet connection.

Was able to find some great references for the face structure that I felt was right for Verena, not particularily sold on any hairstyle as of yet, but I feel I’m getting closer… Glasses or no glasses?  That is the question.

-Jesse

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss

Awkward.

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-Jesse

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”

– Napoleon Bonaparte

Academy Life

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In the spirit of the progress of seen yesterday, I continued testing out the new process.  This time placing Red in her Academy Uniform, it feels right… although her left leg does not.  😀

-Jesse

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.”

-Buddha

Sevenz

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Been spending most of my days off reading The Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson, about half way done with it now… won’t see part three until sometime in early 2017 probably.  🙁

More quick gestures, just practicing getting the pose down quickly without much thought.

-Jesse

“No one is a failure until they blame somebody else.”

– Charlie Tremendous Jones

Level Six

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-Jesse

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”

– Dalai Lama

Usually Two Legs

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-Jesse

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

– Oscar Wilde

Back to Square One

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I will make it thirty days.

-Jesse

“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”

– Alexander Pope

Sugarfree Sixteen

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Was watching some art related Youtube videos earlier and came across the Youtube user Jakub Javora and his showreel, which featured an environment that had some pretty cool geometry.  Just looking at all the cool angles and groovy spaces made me want to build it in Halo’s Forge… unfortunately, I no longer have an Xbox One, so I thought the next best thing would be to quickly sketch it.

When I opened my sketchbook, I noticed the similarities in angle and flow of the environment and what I had sketched yesterday and decided to put two and two together.  I didn’t get four, but I did get a pretty cool sketch.  🙂

-Jesse

“Only those who attempt the absurd… will achieve the impossible.”

– M.C. Escher

9ine

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-Jesse

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”

– C.S. Lewis

Five Plus One

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Figure studies/gestures.

-Jesse

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson