Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A quick one before bed

Good evening.

Sadly, despite how sexy the title of this update is, it contains no hanky-panky. Nor anything even close to sexy.

I had a few minute to do a sketch before taking off from work for the evening today, so I decided to do something I haven't sketched a lot.
A futuristic, foot-soldier. Perhaps on a planet with a less than hospitable atmosphere.
Perhaps on Earth, but wading through a warzone filled with hazardous gas and other chemicals.

We'll never really know as I didn't get any further than putting down a background gesture and started fleshing in the actual figure before I had to go.

But, at least it's something to post this evening.

Hope you all dig, and I'll try to get a better sketch done tomorrow.

Good night out there in internet land.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I did a Friday Sketch. Honest.

Friday did end with me having a sketch started. However, the actual posting of said sketch didn't really happen till, well, now.

Sunday morning.

Since I'm here with my daughter next to me watching How to Train Your Dragon, I decided I should be productive in one capacity or another. Other than babysitter.

So here is my sketch. I was intending it to be of a post apocalyptic woman doing what she needs to to survive. With a hockey stick.
But during the sketching, since I wanted this to be an under 15 minute sketch I kept everything pretty loose, and in trying to get the body pose refined I think I ended up making it look more like a dude than a dude-ette.

Oh well. At least it's a new sketch. Hope you all dig and I'll see you back here soon with another sketch.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Hi again. It's me. Ninjaboy back for another sketch for you.

I know, I know. I missed my sketch yesterday and I feel bad about that. But I managed to get the sketch that I was thinking about yesterday done today. Well, not really done. But at least put down in pixels and posted to the internets for you all to look at.

The sketch is of the character Cutter from the Elf Quest comic series. My brother and I were really into this series a long time ago, and he had all four of the original hardback trades. Which he let me take care of for him.

Hope you all dig the sketch and I'l see you back here for another sketch soon.
I have my martial arts class to watch (foot's still far from healed) tomorrow night, so I don't know if I'll get my sketch done tomorrow or not. I'll try though.

Have a good night.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Another Monday

Good evening to those of you out there.

Well, last week seemed to pass in a blur. I managed to get my post done on Monday, then Tuesday I went to the doctor to find out why my foot has been hurting. Turns out it's plantar fasciitis. So the rest of my week was taken up with busy days at work, followed up with trying to get this conditions taken care of.

And I went to watch my martial arts class so as not to fall to far behind in my studies. And while there I got some great advice on how to help take care of my foot.

I took Friday off to rest up my foot and purchase the insoles my doctor recommended for me. During the day I decided to whip up some sketches, so I pulled my Bamboo tablet and USB cable out of my laptop bag. But alas, I had no stylus. No digital sketching for me.

But I did manage to get a sketch started on Thursday. And another one today. I'm going to spend the week working in Manga Studio trying to learn more about the program. Especially in regards to getting the sketch saved for posting online better.

Anywho, I need to get some more ice for my foot so I'm gonna take off for the evening. Hope you all dig the sketches and I'll see you back here next time.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Fantasy: Choose your own adventure

Good evening. It's time for a much overdue Monday Sketch.

I had a super busy Monday as my project had to send out a major milestone today. But the good news is that we got the builds out the door before 6pm. Which was great for me as I have been having some trouble with my foot lately (weird pain in my heel, along the inside of my foot) and it was seriously agitated today from a lot of running from my cube, to my temps desks, to my producer's and lead programmer's offices.

By the time we were done with our tasks I was ready to not move around for a while, so I fired up CS3, started listening to the Final Fantasy Tactics soundtrack and began sketching.

I ended up sketching a young night looking at an old map. I really only spent around 10 minutes on the sketch, but I have an idea of the environment in my mind right now. He's in a forgotten portion of a castle's library. Looking at a map leading to a legendary treasure and realizing that a new chapter in his life is beginning at that moment.

That, or he's looking at some form of inkblock nude pinup he found in his Lord's chambers. Perhaps of the Lord's wife? Or mistress?

I'll let you decide what this story is yourself. And the fact that he doesn't have a face should help you come up with some great versions yourselves.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy and I'll see you all back here tomorrow (hopefully).

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What a Week it Has Been

Good evening out there in internet land.

I'm finally catching some time to update this ol' blog of mine. My absence lately has been largely in part to some rather big news at work, resulting in me now working for a new company and a sea change in the type of games my company makes, as well as a change in how we go about making these games.

There has been a lot to get educated on so far, with a lot more to come. And of course this is on top of continuing work on the project that I was already assigned to. So my free time has been rather sparse as of late.

Tomorrow I'm going to go to my martial arts class that I have now missed for an entire week, so that coupled with work doesn't lead me to believe that I'll be getting a sketch done tomorrow either.

So to make up for the previous lack of updates, and another one tomorrow, I'm finally posting some of the sketches that I've done recently.

Hope ya'll dig 'em and I'll try to get some more done in the near future.

Have a great evening.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday after an Absence

Greetings and salutations.

I'm back. And this week I have given myself a hard goal to get a new sketch done every day this week. I got a few new art program demos this weekend and I really want to check them out. So I'll be doing some experimenting.

Also over the weekend I started watching the anime Seirei no Moribito. It's pretty damn good so far. So I decided to try out program number one with a sketch of the lead character from the show Balsa.

This program actually has a really good pencil simulation. It is one of the best I've seen so far. And I'm looking forward to getting some more time with it tomorrow.

Hope you all have a good evening. See you back here tomorrow.