Sunday, March 11, 2012

Main influences!

Hi there it's been a while since I last updated I have been pretty busy derping with school so...
I decided to fill up fox-orian's (from deviantART) influence map for shits and giggles and here it is!

I'd say I'm mainly influenced by video games more than anything else.. My mom kind of wanted to keep me indoors when I was a kid so I immersed myself in them instead. Television wasn't too bad but we never really had a good cable and the local channels would put up some anime.

Now you all know why I tend to draw long people sometimes.. CLAMP's been one of my longest influences. I started with Cardcaptor Sakura and followed and read some more of their series. Although I've stopped following them for a while now, their influence on my art still stays.

Noizi Ito
I knew about her when I started watching Shakugan No Shana and I simply adored her cute character designs!

Kunihiko Tanaka
Mainly his/her Xenogears character designs but I really love the way s/he draws anatomy and faces.

Kosuke Fujishima and Mutsumi Inomata
Or what I call my "Tales of" influence. Fujishima and Inomata are mainly the character designers for the Tales games. I've always loved their styles and character designs they've made.
Tales of Destiny (by Inomata) was one of the very first games I played on the PS1 when I was a kid and I absolutely loved the game and its characters! I remember I used to stare at the character status arts and draw them. And that's when I got really hooked into the tales of series. If only they'd localize all the tales games I'd be really happy.

Tetsuya Nomura, Akihiko Yoshida
More character designers! This time for Final Fantasy and a bunch of Square games.

Classic RPG's
As I mentioned earlier, games mostly became my influence for my art (there are many of them..) They really sparked up my interest in drawing and one day making characters for games. No one makes games like the classics anymore and they'll always remain special to me.

deviantART and Pixiv
Art communities are so good for motivation and inspiration. Also good for making artist friends and getting feedback!

Adventure Time
I'm usually very picky about cartoons I watch but Adventure Time is a special case. It's funny, silly, and cute! Plus the characters are so loveable like seriously this show is amazing.

There are a few that I didn't put in on the map but the above are the notable ones for sure...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Studio Project: 3D Character

Unfortunately having assignments is inevitable when you're at school. Sometimes you get the ones that you like and sometimes the ones that you don't really give a shit care about. So I'm really happy that we were given a chance to make something that was something more personal, hence the studio project!

I knew right from the beginning that I wanted to make a 3D model of one of my characters. Among the many characters I've designed, I have very few favorites design wise.. Personality wise I like them all equally. But anyways I chose to do a character from a project I'm doing together with my friend (Entitled Ingressio for now). The project hasn't updated in a while due to busy schedules but it's definitely something I'm willing to develop further. Hopefully I'll get some time during the break.

Here are the concept artwork I drew using Photoshop(3 views) and SAI(pose);

More information and images under the cut!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Xenogears Title Sequence

More assignments! This time we'll see how my drawings have been. I don't draw that much anymore and I'm getting a little rusty here.. I wish I upped the quality of my illustrations more but you can't really help to make things look not perfect when you have other things to do at the same time! Why do I sound happy saying that.. Oh well.

So we were asked to do a 10 frame storyboard for a title sequence of our favorite game, or any game that has influenced us greatly. I chose Xenogears for mine because I can't think of any other game that has affected me in ways it did. It tackles a lot of psychological concepts about identity and humanity. It's for anyone who wants to play an RPG with a really deep story. If any of you are interested, the game is being sold on the PlayStation Network for I believe around $10? It's a game worth playing in many aspects. Don't let the outdated graphics fool you or you will miss out big time on hidden gems!

Images under the cut!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Long ago update

It's been who knows how long since I've updated I do not even know anymore what is blogging-- okay well it seems school has made me its own slave so there hasn't been much activity from me.. Either I'm doing homework or procrastinating eating or sleeping or socialing that's how my life's been for the past months since school started.

First things first.. Because I am in the 3D major I shall be showing some 3D works. I'll switch between 3D and graphic design/Illustration themes for my blog updates (if I even get the time to draw at all) just so you all do not see the same things over again. For now let's have some 3D.

First assignment was for us to make robots. These here are my robot concepts.. I should have done more but that day was certainly not a designing day for me. Another thing is that I'm not really much of a robot person so my designs are probably a little bland to some of you guys out there. My inspirations were mainly Neon Genesis Evangelion and Wall-E. I put a check mark beside on the one I want to go with.

Too bad that this has been a long long long ago assignment so TADAH here is my final product.

He was initially color red and yellow but I went for the snow golem kind of look in the end because I like it a lot more that way. My instructor said that I needed to add more details and that my colors aren't too good. Well hopefully I do good in the future. So yeah that's it for now. I will slowly dig through my stuff for the next updates.....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Practice makes perfect

I've always told myself (and other people of course) how much I suck at everything I do (I usually say "Mine sucks balls" to be specific) but from today onwards I am going to have more faith and more confidence in everything that I do! Someone slap me when I say these things ok?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Too much white spaces

This post will be image heavy. Contains nudity, creepy skeletons, and fail anatomy that will make your eyes bleed.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Quote that made me go GPOY

So you know when you read something (off of some blog, book, comic, manga, etc.) Sometimes they reflect you so much that it makes you cry. I read one today and felt teary about it.

"I don't have any subjects I'm strong in, nor do I have abilities I'm proud of."

I know I can do a lot of stuff, but really... I'm not good at anything. Sometimes I don't think I'd like it if I were to go to 3D, Video, or Web. I think I should go to something like, Illustration? But then again I'm not that proud of anything I've done. I don't even make that much illustrations to begin with? Man this is so confusing! Right now I'll just stick to 3D since that's where my interests are closest by BUT IDK REALLY WHAT FUTURE DO I EVEN HAVE OHGOD

These are the times where I hate myself for sucking at everything orz Everyone gets really great stuff by spending an hour or two or something. I spend a day on something and just completely... suck. No matter how hard I try it all seems to end up along the 50's and 60's it's like... why do I even bother taking so much time with these things? When I'll be getting the results I didn't want? Everyone else is so good and I'm just there sitting like a derp. It makes me feel extremely inferior.

On a brighter note... My program's thinking about making a digital painting major... I can't remember what exactly it's called but it's got to do a lot with Illustration. It's really weird how we get a few artsy classes but the majors available are only 3D web and video.. It makes sense to have an Illustration major as well I believe. Perhaps I can go back to it if ever they decide.. That way I won't be too confused with my future anymore. Why am I not good at anything?! kdjsnvkldsnsakjncakjaaafffffffffff

Also we're making a children's book for graphic design and I am pretty excite. I just have to come up with ideas. Would really love to do my own version Red Riding Hood but it's been done so many times that I don't know if I should still go with it. I thought fairy tales would just be easy. Or idk maybe in the end it'll just be Creepy-chan's everyday life or something. Anyone here have their favorite children's book illustrator? I'd love to research since I'm not sure about how to go with the drawing style...;;;