Sunday, September 23, 2012

Batman Warm up Sketch

Just continuing my desire to produce and post more art... I got the urge to draw Batman; FYI, something I was thinking about while drawing this is that I feel that Batman would be bigger and more "cut" than Superman, since he would have to work harder at being athletic and strong, maybe I will do a side by side later. Anyhow, this is just a simple character drawing, mainly wanting to draw that iconic costume.

I never think I am going to post these, and I should be working on my compositions rather than just drawing a straight on, boring costume study. I will have to make a concerted effort to do scenes and cooler compositions. I should be working on paid work... actually, I am going to get to work RIGHT NOW! Batman would want it that way..

Here's the sketch and a couple color treatments.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Early morning Hulking out

What's this?! Two posts in two days?! Whoa whoa, hold the phones...

Actually, I just felt bad that I didn't post art yesterday when I posted my thoughts... so, here ya go. A little warm up I did before hitting these storyboards I need to clean up.

Every once in a while, I go back to drawing Marvel characters (although it seems to be the only thing I post online, trust me, I draw lots of other stuff, I just never scan it). I never feel like I do them justice, but it was always my dream to draw these characters professionally, and I'll get it right one day! Why is it that the characters/things we love most are the hardest to draw? Maybe I just care too much, want them to be too perfect. Gotta let go, and that's what I tried to do here, I had to redraw this a few times and keep telling myself "Be loose"...Here is the sketch, and some quick colors I threw on it, just to try colors.

My thoughts- I am torn on this one. I like some things going on, and it may be the best Hulk I have drawn, but ultimately it's not what I had imagined in my head. I wanted something filling the page more, something more imposing, but I got so caught up trying to get it right that I forgot what the initial concept was... so really, it's a failure... but like I said, gotta keep trying to get it right. 10,000 hours, people... and when I am done with that, I will need another 10,000!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Political stuff? Just life stuff? Thoughts stuff?

Don't worry, I wont be posting too many things like this... then again, maybe?

I was going to post this in a Facebook thread, then figured it would be pointless... but so I don't lose it, I present my idea here, on my blog, using it for what it was meant to be used for, to give you a glimpse into my personal life.

The set up was that Doug Tennapel posted this quote from Benjamin Franklin: ‎"For my own part, I am not so well satisfied of the goodness of this thing. I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. -- I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer." - Ben Franklin, plagiarised by Romney"

First, I joked "Franklin was a lightning rod, but never a President...", then I thought about it (because I mostly believe what Franklin wrote) and wanted to say....

"I do not think most men (or women) when confronted with troubles in their lives would prefer free money over money they work for. As someone who was out of work for 2 years, I mean ZERO income for two years, I took unemployment for a couple months (4 months out of 24) and it made me feel horrible. I would have been much happier if there was a community service element to the check coming in. Working, even a few hours digging ditches or cleaning trash, is preferable to sitting at home, feeling like less of a man...

That said, I feel that universal healthcare is not the same as taking unemployment or welfare. One is to soothe the pains of not having work, the other is to keep the American people healthy and ready to fight and work. Theodore Roosevelt believed that all Americans had the right to have an even playing field in life, that meant health and education, after that? May the better man win.

Also, I believe that while many countries have mandatory military, we should institute mandatory Civil Service/Community Service. 1-2 years, maybe mostly weekends. It would mix people up a bit more and get them involved/invested in their neighborhoods, states, and the nation as a whole."