Feb 22, 2015

Monster Hunter challenge

I really miss the whole "hype yourself up" kind of thing that was a few years ago in crimson daggers. It was really motivational seeing all artists actually work, seeing that something still happens out there in the entertainment art world.... That time has already passed, but the content of the daggers is still online.So in the spirit of newly found push, I decided to go way back to the bloodsports and try them again...

Jan 26, 2015

Sketching around

So I kinda tried the whole draw this again thing and after a while of sketching and messing around, this is the result...

(having fun with bad design choices)

Jan 25, 2015


The slavic god of thunder, lightning, storms and war. It´s been really fun painting him.

Jan 6, 2015

Dec 30, 2014

A continuation

So it´s the end of the year. I haven´t got any new finished pieces and I still don´t have much time on my hands. As for the pieces that I have in progress, they are far from done, I realized I need to do around a thousand more varied studies just to get them where I want.
The sad fact is, school and work are taking the most of my time anda little to none of that time has to do with studies or painting. So after a few months of not having time for it, I sat down to draw and realized I am stuck. I couldn´t even do a study right. But I did on the second try. And I continued with a few more these last days. Still I really see the lack in my skill, the progress and the gap in the whole process of learning and creating that appeared.
I don´t know when I´ll have new pieces and how long it will take me to get back into it, but I will continue with the studies until I feel like back on the track. I just finished number 26 (not alike at all, argh) and I still have many more to go.. One good thing is that however discouraged I get, I still can see the improvement on these studies...

Nov 3, 2014

New faces

Still at it, although my workload and school doesn´t allow me much time...

Oct 19, 2014

Still here

I haven´t been posting at all lately, I know. But it doesn´t mean I´m not working at all. It just means I don ´t have much time for it, so everything gets delayed. I´m working on stuff on every free minute I get. Hopefully I´ll soon be able to post some new stuff again!

Sep 1, 2014

An update on me and all that jazz

Not so long ago I noticed that I haven´t been studying nearly enough for past year and half or so. I did have reasons - I started university, needed to work (yes, bills don´t pay themselves) and with addition of many more things like moving etc., I had quite a lot reasons to pardon myself. My art skills were still getting better, and as for school, I am in (at least partially) an art major after all.

What I haven´t realized was that I would have been much much further along if I haven´t skipped studies and fundamentals I used to do before uni so much. The 180 minutes of drawing lessons per week (plus some other, even shorter classes in other artsy stuff) we get aren´t enough by far and even though the workload there is big, it doesn´t really help the illustration and concept art side. So there were basically no studies, only a bit of research and not many finished artworks either.

Now don´t get me wrong - I did what I had to. Education, (even only art-related) is very recommended here and  work, even if it´s not art related at all and massively time-consuming is neccessary. And clearing your head while on another task is great. The school environment actually did help me to open my mind about art a lot too.

The problem is that I didn´t do what I used to - practice anatomy, poses, a bit of perspective and lots of other studies. (And also I played a bit too much Skyrim and watched way too many cartoons). And I came to realize it can´t go on like that. So in the past few weeks I started to make studies again, to experiment with techniques and to paint a lot again. I know it doesn´t really seem that way from what and how often I post here, but I still have to work too :))

So that´s it for the big speech and now to the art.

I recently watched a great video on Ctrl+Paint called When in Doubt, Draw 100 and I decided to go by this advice. So here´s the first ten of a hundred studies of female faces I´ll be doing with a focus mainly on features placement and secondary on lineweight.

Aug 24, 2014


So I was playing around with silhouettes, textures, and stuff...

Jun 5, 2014

Long time....

So... it´s finals time, schoolwork has piled up... And I realized I haven´t done many studies lately (more like for a long time)... Aaand... It´s time to stop slacking off...