I saw a post of an artist recreating his old drawings from when he was in high school and it inspired me to do the same! Here’s a piece from 1997, reimagined with my current skills, to prove I’m just as nerdy now as when I was 14.
Just discovered a high school sketchbook that I thought had been destroyed when our basement flooded! I’m a little surprised at how good some of these pieces still look. Which makes me proud of my past self but a little annoyed at my current self for not improving more in nearly 20 years 😛
Finished my science fantasy dragon piece! Spent a lot of time hemming and hawing over how much atmospheric haze and glare to suggest. I find that I almost always pull back from my initial instincts there by about 75%. The subject was definitely inspired by Dragonriders of Pern.
Just finished a great YA fantasy read, Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi. I was inspired to do a little animated fan art, so here’s Aru and Mini getting the hang of their celestial weapons before doing battle with the Sleeper!
This piece perfectly demonstrated how much easier it is for me to draw a face in profile than head-on. I spent forever getting the blonde woman’s face to look right and I’m still not totally happy with it. I feel pretty good about the lighting and color, at least.
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