I waited another month to do the simplest post in the world. I need to get a life. Actually, I have an excuse this time, I was out on vacation for three weeks in Port Townsend, WA, visiting family. I didn’t bring my computer, so I couldn’t upload. I DID however, make some funky drawings and artworks, which I will share here. Enjoy.
Chainsaw Man Fanart
Kicking things off, I recently read a pretty awesome comic called Chainsaw Man, by Tatsuki Fujimoto. I’m not going to go into detail about what’s happening here, Because I wouldn’t want to spoil it. Chainsaw man is probably one of my favorite comics ever, centering around a 16 year old boy named Denji, who can, like, grow chainsaws of his face and crap. It’s pretty wonky. If you enjoy trauma, go give Chainsaw Man a read. Also, an animated adaptation is supposed to come out sometime soonish, by studio MAPPA.
Check out the trailer on Youtube:
These are some characters from an original comic I’m slowly working on. On the left is a quick drawing of Bailey, the main character. He works for a jail made specifically for monsters, demons, and all that sort of thing. He is also a zombie, so he has all sorts of weird features and such. On the left is a more minor character named Noah, (although this is the only non-comic drawing of him so far, so I spent way more time on it.) who is a wendigo, serving time at the aforementioned jail. He is one of Bailey’s friends.
This is one of the few times I’ve ever done a self portrait. (Trust me this is totally exactly 100% what I look like irl) I probably could have done a better job with color, but I’m pretty happy with it.
I drew this at like, midnight when I couldn’t sleep. I don’t know what’s going on here.
Port Townsend, Washington
Finally, this is a sort of jumble of the vibes I get from my grandparents house in PT. All sorts of funky plants, gravestones, that kinda thing. Why is there a naked dude? good question. I have no idea.
As a form of fortune telling, I’m not a huge fan of the Tarot cards, or any kind of fortune telling for that matter. I feel like the majority of people use fortune telling or astrology either for the aesthetic or so that they can abuse the Barnum effect in order to believe in some kind of higher power in the world. Neither one of these are terrible if they aren’t taken too seriously, they just aren’t really my thing. The Tarot cards themselves, however, are pretty cool, and so I decided to make some drawings out of them. I’m not sure if I’ll continue them, and if I do, it’ll probably be after a while. This card is The Fool, and it’s one of my favorites. It tells of the story of an adventurous kid setting off on a new journey, to caught up in the joys of life to notice the cliff he is about to walk off of. I think this is both pretty fun and a little hilarious.
Last time I posted, quite a while ago, I said I would have more spanish stuff up soon. You can forget I said that. Since I haven’t posted since March, I decided to make a bigger, meatier, more in-depth post talking about some recent artwork. Here you go.
This artwork was mostly self indulgent. I mainly wanted something cool I could hang on my wall, which frankly, worked out fine. It would have been cool if there was more of a story as for why this drawing came to be, but I enjoy it in a technical sense. The mood and vibe of this drawing worked out nicely, and I definitely don’t have a lot to complain about. Although I don’t really know what this guy is, I will probably return to make more artwork focused around him, and flesh him out a bit more. Again, I don’t have a lot to say about him, but I had a lot of fun with this one.
This artwork is one that I’m less excited about. The idea that I had with this artwork was trying to capture the feeling and vibe of an experience that I’ve had a couple times during the summer. My family often goes to the beach with some friends (not last year because the world is crap and life is meaningless) and this artwork… isn’t about that trip. Instead, I was thinking about a coffee shop that we sometimes go to after the trip is finished, on our way back home. While going to this coffee shop is fun, it doesn’t hold a whole lot of emotional weight in me, which is probably why I liked this artwork a bit less than a lot of other stuff. In making this, I was sort of trying to seek out the nostalgia that some of my other artworks have given me, and trying to get that sort of effect broke the experience of making something that I would remember. So yeah, not my favorite recent artworks, but still an important one for me.
This drawing is more lighthearted and comedic. My school recently moved to a hybrid learning style, so I actually attend in person on some days. (at the time this post is finished, school is already over. I should probably procrastinate less.) while I was in person, a friend of mine and myself decided to have some fun and draw each other. At the time he said something along the lines of “Just don’t make me into a goblin or something” and so obviously, I did exactly that. This was just a scribble that I actually cleaned up and inked, so I don’t have any real analysis of it.
Where are the cicadas?
One of my favorite moments of last summer was near the end, when a whole bunch of cicadas crawled out of the ground and switched into their winged bodies over a few weeks. I think cicadas are pretty cool and I hear that something we’re going to another big cicada year in 2021, so I decided to make a cicada themed drawing, just to have some fun. of course, this really looks nothing like a cicada, but I don’t mind. I like this drawing, and that’s pretty much it.
I don’t even know dude
This is, in fact, a drawing. other than that, I honestly have no idea what the heck this thing is. The drawing itself is kind of messy, but I also enjoy more than some other drawings I’ve already talked about. I’m sort of failing the whole in-depth post I was going for with a couple of these. oh well.
The Demon Dinner Party
I made this drawing while camping. I was sort of trying to capture the feeling of eating some really good food, and having fun with some friends. This drawing was the beginning of a sort of style of characters, called the demons. I also wanted to portray a wider set of emotions that couldn’t just show up through face and body language, so I figured a nice way to do this was to make the characters inhuman. I imagine each demon has one semi-abstract emotion assigned to it, and everything about their appearance is centered around it. It made it a lot easier to characterize them as opposed to regular people, with all those pesky emotions floating around. When I make a drawing, I usually accidentally end up changing the entire meaning of it by the end in a gradual process. This definitely ended up happening here, but I don’t mind. This is one of my favorites from this post.
This drawing has a similar idea as the last one, and takes place in the same universe. In contrast to the Demon Dinner Party drawing, I used rougher lines, and decided to really push the limits of what a demon can be. These demons are much more mischievous than the last. They act like hardcore criminals, you know, jaywalking and stuff. I think that the idea of each demon having one emotion is portrayed a bit better in this one. Like the first drawing, I feel like these people would be a whole lot of fun to hang out with, but for different reasons. I totally see myself making more of these demon characters in the future.
Hello again, fellow human beings. I recently decided to start working on a group of drawings, depicting random imaginary places that I come up with. I’ve been coming up with these places for a while, but my family got kind of sick of them pretty fast. Here you go:
The Summer Army
The time is late winter, in a small coal mining town in the year 1901. The townsfolk gather outside in the dark silence. A few minutes pass. The silence slowly begins to change into a rumble. Faraway booms turn into loud explosions of heavy deep noise as millions of 3 foot tall coal black frogs bounce over the houses in a phenomenon known as the summer charge. For the next few weeks, the group of frogs, nicknamed the summer army, will pass through the town.
Thanks for stopping by, I’ll have more spanish stuff soon.
I thought two things to myself recently: 1. I should stop procrastinating and actually post, and 2: I should make more art that had some form of actual meaning. I listened to neither of those thoughts today. Here’s… something.
I keep saying that I’ll post more often, and the I don’t. Oh well. Here are my Favorite art pieces of 2020, plus a finished project from october that still hasn’t been shown. Enjoy.
Sigo diciendo que publicaré más a menudo, y no lo hago. Bien, Aquí están mis obras de arte favoritas de 2020, además de un proyecto terminado en octubre que aún no se ha mostrado. Disfrutar.
This artwork was created back in October as an inktober project, where I drew a citizen living in the strange town of Harwickton every day. This is a pretty bad photo, so if you want to see the characters with better quality close up, (as well as their stories,) you can find those in older posts. Harwickton was a pretty big project for this year so it was pretty fun.
Esta obra de arte fue creada en octubre como un proyecto inktober, donde dibujé a un ciudadano que vivía en la extraña ciudad de Harwickton cada día. Esta es una foto bastante mala, así que si quieres ver a los personajes con mejor calidad de cerca (así como sus historias), puedes encontrarlos en publicaciones más viejas. Harwickton fue un proyecto bastante grande para este año, así que fue muy divertido.
Night time adventures
I created these artworks in comic camp, where I took a character that I’ve been tinkering with for years, and drew him having some adventures after the sun went down. This was one of my favorites because it really seemed to tell a story. (This is also available as an older post if you want to know more about it.)
Creé estas obras de arte en el campamento de cómics, donde tomé un personaje con el que he estado jugando durante años y lo dibujé teniendo algunas aventuras después de que se puso el sol. Este era uno de mis favoritos porque realmente parecía contar una historia. (Esto también está disponible como una publicación anterior si desea saber más).
Joe was one of my earlier projects, and I’m still pretty proud of it. There’s no particular story to it, but I like it because it’s whimsical and fun, and I also stepped out of my comfort zone.
Joe fue uno de mis proyectos anteriores y todavía estoy bastante orgulloso de él. No tiene una historia tan particular, pero me gusta porque es caprichosa y divertida, y también salí de mi zona de confort.
This character ended up on this list because it was difficult. While the drawing itself was simple, I ran into a lot of issues while trying to design this character, which made it all the better when I ended up with a design i enjoyed.
Este personaje terminó en esta lista porque era difícil. Si bien el dibujo en sí era simple, me encontré con muchos problemas al intentar diseñar este personaje, lo que lo hizo mucho mejor cuando terminé con un diseño que disfruté.