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Taking life frame by frame. Contact me for commission info at Jomillex@gmail.com
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So first semester is coming to a close, It's truly been a blast! Unfortunately I can't really afford University at the moment so I'll be taking a semester off. It's also a good opportunity to get closer to home and see my family and girlfriend so I'm not too bent out of shape about it. I also know that no matter where I am or what happens, I'll be okay and still achieve my goals.
Being at art college I haven't had time to work on silly cartoons as much as I'd hoped! However I did get to make a couple things that I was sufficiently proud of that I uploaded here to NG, some of which were shockingly unliked! But that's okay :) I'll make it up to you guys next time <3
SideNote: I'm hoping to start my own series sometime in the next year or two, but I certaintly don't have the following to allow me to not work and devote time to the project. I've considered Patreon but I doubt anyone would fund me..
Does anyone have any tips on getting more exposure on Youtube/NewGrounds? I'd love to know!
Otherwise I'll keep making tests and experimenting in different media :) Or work on my series but it'll come out dreadfully slow I fear..
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Here are some pieces I've done this year :) Feel free to read these if you want, otherwise just click those links and you'll be directed to each piece.
Drawing Methods Final: Watch Loop
This is actually one of my favorite things from this year that I just finished yesterday. The point of this project was to draw a new picture everyday for a month. While I saw alot of really great artists working their asses off on some amazing pieces. I think I made a good decision in picking to make every image a frame in a larger animation. Given I only had 30 frames, I decided to make a loop. "I thought it would be cool to animate a watch or any time telling device in a singular arcing motion. Each image represents time as experienced through different people's eyes. The overarching theme is that though many people experience time, the properties remain the same, time will always move forward and the arc will continue indefinitely, (or in this case one minute.)"
Check it out on YouTube if it plays to fast on NewGrounds.
Here is an appropriation piece titled Ermine and the Lady
This project was interesting in that i've never appropriated anything before. I'm also a virgin to physical art. And by that I mean I've been digital since I was in fifth grade, so materials like oil paint, acrylics, sculpture, charcoal and even colored pencils were relatively new territory to me. Basically for this piece we were told to construct a photoshop element warping the meaning of the original piece, after that we would use graphite paper and trace our photoshop compilation onto canvas where we would then paint it. I'd reccomend giving it a shot if anyone has trouble painting from direct observation (We had to do it this way.)
Here is my first exploration with Colored Pencils
As I previously stated colored pencils embarrassingly weren't something I've had much experience with.. The cool thing about being digitally raised is most materials come intuitively once you've messed around on photoshop/corel painter long enough. The goal of this piece was to use two colors and their complementaries and a secondary tone of every color to build up value and saturation. We did something similar earlier in that class where we used EVERY color at our disposal to draw a single egg. However this project limited our color pallette.
Here is a charcoal piece titled Forced Hand
For this project we were given two days to create 15 small thumbnails, a larger study and this final piece. We were told to have it representative of a motif from our summer reading book "War Dances" by Sherman Alexie which you can view here. It's a collection of short stories and, though I didn't finish it, seems like a good read.
I chose a story where a young man breaks into the authors basement. The author screams at him to leave and the boy pauses and decides to charge the homeowner. The homeowner wields his sons minature baseball bat as a last warning and once the young man is in swinging range the man gives one lazy swing, killing the boy in a single strike.
The motif in my piece is "Forced Hand" and in it you can see the young boy forcing a trigger down as the man holding the weapon fights to keep it up. I feel that had the boy left through his entry way he wouldn't have suffered death, but his decision to rush an armed man was basically suicide.
Here are some charcoal nude drawings.
These were some of my actual first experiences with charcoal.
First attempts at 3D modelling (and painting.)
These aren't super great but it was my first attempt, better stuff in the future!
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