Hey, it's been a while, hasn't it.
As most of you may have noticed, my presence on this site, as well as my fan comic account
has been non-existent.
All those pieces of art I wanted to work on, I haven't touched.
I've been busy with commissions that I'm not posting here as per client agreement.
And I've been busy with a contract job that will be coming to a close soon, leaving me out of work and scrambling to find something that is actually in my field of expertise.
So what have I been doing? Besides commissions and working at a job I've grown to hate, nothing much.
I'm too tired to do anything, I don't have to energy to pick up a pencil and look at that piece of paper on my desk and say 'Yeah, lets make some art', I can't work up the zeal to work on any animations or comic pages for my fan comic, or for trying to apply to a comic company.
So in short, life has pretty much taken its toll and I'm just trying to figure out how to dig myself out of this rut and get back onto the road to my dream career as either an animator, concept artist, or comic book penciler.
There are many things I want to do right now, art projects, animations. Most of which I'm just having trouble working into words and even onto paper.
So from here on out it's all going to be practice practice practice. I need to work harder, improve, shoot for the stars and hope that all my efforts will land me a job anywhere at this point.
As opposed to just the pin up ideas I kept putting up in previous journals, I'm going to be working by a new schedule and posting what I have by the end of the each week, starting this week.
So here's my new weekly schedule, hopefully I can live by it until I've assembled a better portfolio and demo reel that will make up for the garbage I showed the editors from Marvel and DC at Fan Expo.
Monday - Pin Ups ~ Based on criticism and pointers I received from friends and editors and others, these are strictly going to be pencil works, until I can improve my inking ability. Mondays I am specifically working on posters and pin up designs both traditionally and digitally. These will all be 11/17 in nature, and are meant to practice on my ability to create creative and dynamic poster and cover designs.
Tuesday - Animation ~ This ranges from anything to working on various animation scenes, to working on concepts for personal animation projects. What I would be posting here would mostly be concepts for characters, scene locations, character models, and notes about said characters and what the plot of the animations are. Currently, my project is to work on a series of animated Rant videos featuring a character call 'Dave the Grumpy Canadian Gamer', these rants range from game reviews of video games old and new, as well as comic book reviews and a series of rants in regard to issues and ideas in the geek culture by me. This will help me practice my ability to create short animated projects quickly and efficiently and to the best of my ability and hopefully beyond.
Wednesday - Concept Art ~ This falls into a similar category of Animation as well as Comics. These will be rough character designs and location concepts either for animation projects or comics projects. The characters in question will either be original characters created by me, or they will be characters from existing media (Games Comics Cartoons Movies etc) that I will be doing my own personal take on. This is meant to improve my ability to design characters and locations as well as improve my figure and location drawing ability as well as demonstrate my ability to come up with creative character designs and locations.
Thursday - Character Rotation ~ Similar to concept art, character rotations will demonstrate my ability to draw characters from various points of views, from front to 3/4 front, to profile, to 3/4 back, to back view. This will demonstrate that my understanding of the character's design from all sides and angles.
Friday - Comics ~ This will range from one page short comics, to five page sample stories either based on my original concepts or scripts and existing comics I acquired from comic writers and friends that I will be doing my own personal take on. Some might incorporate some of the character concepts I developed on Wednesday. This will demonstrate my ability to draw pencil art for comic books as well as my ability to design pages in a set amount of time.
Saturday - Touch Ups ~ Taking a little time to go through everything I've done that week and essentially improve anything that needs improvement with any of the concepts done that week.
Sunday - Post ~ As it suggests, Sunday I will post everything I've done that week, completed or not onto this account, my facebook fan page, as well as my tumblr and twitter pages. I will post links to these sites in due time.
Slot 1 - Taken
Slot 2 - Taken
Slot 3 - Open
Slot 4 - Open
Slot 5 - Open