The First Andy
Done my first semester in college during color theory. The class was awful and the prof would spend hours going over directions for a new project, only I found I still had no idea what to do. I still can’t understand artspeak for the life of me. Doodling would keep me calm— this one came out when I happened to have my anatomy book on hand.
I remember wanting to draw an intricate looking android for a while, I felt in someways like one, trying to go through life doing as I was told so I wouldn’t make a mistake, and often I felt like people saw me as having about as much personality as one. Like my KOTE characters, I was able to explore different aspects of myself without realizing it.
I remember when the final projects were presented in class towards my last semester at school, being so terrified to show mine off, even though no one knew how personal they actually were to me. They were just really cool looking androids, but it was the first time that I had put something so personal down on paper— the figures were literally showing themselves down to their bare frame with nothing to protect them.
I was looking through some of my old drawings in the apartment. It’s been years since I’ve seen them— I finally have all my stuff in one place for the most part. I found these. On my old deviantart account, I had only posted four of them, and was distraught that I couldn’t find the other three. Well I found all seven together! It was a final project for my life drawing class, and I had her reiterate the fact that we could do anything for the project. It was the first time I was able to do a series of drawings based off of a subject and stick to it over a period of time. Each drawing has a name, and are done with watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, and silver pens (a bitch to deal with!)
I had a few more designs in mind for a cover-ish thing. I was playing with the idea of having the tattoo kind of fade off. I like black backgrounds for more graphic-ky things, and I’d imagine it looking more “realistic”