This is the second to last in the 3rd Andy Series. The sketch came about sometime in September where I was still reeling from all of the events of 2013. I felt that my mind, as a whole, had been torn open repeatedly by people trying to pry into my personal life and do with what they wanted. My personal self felt too public and too beaten on. At the time, I couldn’t really figure out how to cope or filter things out on my own, so things just kind of built up and got out of control. It’s funny how you feel more insane once you finally believe that you aren’t and had a taste of normalacy. Even though mentally I feel more or less stable, I’m still trying to financially clean up the mess.
The media this time is really different. Birdnerd came over for a bit a while ago, and brought watercolor markers over. Curiousity got the best of me and she, being awesome, allowed me to try them out. (I’m very territorial over my art supplies…) After the colors were put in, it was already so vibrant, so I kept the Andy monotoned.
The original template can be found here. My art style is shifting again (I think?) mainly my palette— but I’m suspecting that it might be because the markers I used a year ago are out of ink, so I move on to other base colors. Is it too much to ask for a full time job? For the sake of ink refills?
I can never really tell when my style shifts. I know I get stronger—my proportions aren’t as off as the ‘09 set, I use better paper, and I have a set system for how I do things. And then I get bored and start doing random things…. In the past, I always felt like I didn’t have a style—I was always good at mimicking—until someone was able to pinpoint how they knew it was my work, down to how I sketch. I guess one doesn’t know their voice, really, when their nose is so close to the paper?
So I thought I’d do an Influence Map, kind of show where my interests are. Even though a lot of colors are bold, I refuse to put Lisa Frank as an influence. DX
Actually… It All Started With a Rabbit
I had this idea waaaaay back during my final semester in college when I was taking the Art of Disney. At the time, the prof was going over Oswald, a creation by Disney before the creation of Mickey Mouse. On the walk back to my place, I began playing with the idea that you see posted before you. I couldn’t figure out what exactly Totoro was, other than some sort of forest spirit, so I’m calling him a rabbit spirit just to fit the subject. ^_~
Welcome to Nevrynx Part I
Illustrations based on a novella idea that I have, a long way down the story line. Rimley’s will be posted tomorrow night, which is the final of the three. Geez, I should draw the boys more often, shouldn’t I? I feel guilty from all the neglect!