Hey people, it is now the last day of 2017. A lot happened this year and I’m super excited to see what 2018 brings (hopefully lots of productivity haha). Without further ado let’s get into the update.
It’s been a pretty busy week with Christmas on Monday and Boxing Day on Tuesday, where I went to see Star Wars – The Last Jedi at the cinemas. Thursday and Friday I was out most of the day. Thursday to collect a couple of Wii U games I bought from someone (Super Mario 3D World and New Super Mario Bros. U to be precise) and on Friday I had a Super Smash Bros Tournament.
On Tuesday night I decided to buy a few online art courses focusing on characters and anatomy so I can improve my drawings. However, to get the most out of them I’m basically forgetting my usual method for drawing and starting from the basics. The main reason for this is – with the method I’m used to – I find myself often having to look at other people’s artwork for reference on proportions and anatomy rather than just being able to draw from memory, which isn’t a good thing because:
1. It increases the time taken to sketch a character, probably a lot more than it should, since I constantly have to look at the reference while drawing.
2. If I’m referencing different artist’s works, it can lead to inconsistencies in art style and how various characters are proportioned in relation to each other.
It may take a while, but I’m determined to beat out the bad habits and become a better artist overall so that the characters in King of Shadows look the best they can.
I’m not too sure how next week will be, so progress may still be pretty slow. As always though, I’ll be keeping up with these updates.
Well, here’s to the end of 2017, and the beginning of the upcoming 2018. See you all next year guys, and thanks for following the development of 2018.