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2021 Art Summary

It’s that time again.  Another year is over and another art summary has been filled in an effort to discern whether or not I’ve improved at all over the course of the last 12 months.

I had no digital art for May, so here’s some Pooh…
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Little Nightmares Color Palettes for October 2021

I always like to do something special for October, so this year, I decided to create a set of four Little Nightmares pictures.  In a fashion similar to my Haunted Mansion pictures from last year, these new drawings were colored using the color palettes that you can find at this link.  While I’ve been slowly posting these pictures to my Deviant Art account, my dear readers get an early look at my fourth and final picture, which I plan to post to DA on Halloween.

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Little Nightmares Face Practice

Every October, I try to draw something special for the spookiest time of the year.  Last year was a set of Haunted Mansion color palette pictures.  This year, I’m doing the same thing, except the theme is going to be Little Nightmares instead.  As I prepared, I practiced drawing a bunch of characters from the series (excluding Very Little Nightmares, which I’ve never played) using screenshots, concept art, and reference sheets created by TheCreatorsEye on Deviant Art (who has been working for the last few years on an excellent Little Nightmares comic that is updated on Tuesdays, by the way).

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Drawing Razoff 9 Years Later

G’day, folks, today we are comparing two pictures I drew of Razoff from Rayman 3, a rather…eccentric hunter who dwells in the Bog of Murk and who seems to dream of one day owning a “Rayman-skin rug”.  My older picture is from 2012, in which I was inspired by Razoff’s many portraits.  (Yes, the guy’s mansion is decorated quite profusely with pictures and statues of himself.  Suffice it to say, he’s got an unhealthy obsession with his own mug.)  My newest picture was done quite recently and includes one of my very rare backgrounds.  I thought Razoff’s mansion would be a great place to practice some lighting and shading because the place is lit by all manner of fireplaces and candle-bearing chandeliers.

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Drawing Midna 11 Years Later

When I redraw a character years later, it can be fun to compare them and see how much I’ve improved.  It can also be…a bit painful, to be honest.  One of my most recent pictures was of Midna from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.  I’ve been meaning to draw her again for a while, but I didn’t get around to it until 11 years later!  That’s right, I haven’t drawn Midna since 2010, and my first reaction upon seeing this old picture was…what the heck even is this monstrosity?

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I just updated my phone’s wallpaper for the first time in years using a recent picture I drew of the Miser Brothers. Now I see Heat Miser on my lock screen and Snow Miser on my home screen. And yes, this status update is largely an excuse to post this picture. I mean, like I need an excuse to do things on my own blog…

Snow Miser and Heat Miser AKA “Drippy Snowman” and “Hotcakes”

Haunted Mansion Color Palettes for October 2020

This post comes a bit late for Halloween, but I wanted to share with you all some drawings I did for the month of October.  Months ago, I tried my hand at color palettes, the theme being the amazing game, Hollow Knight, that I had recently had the pleasure of playing.  Since I had so much fun with this style of drawing, I decided to do a whole set of Haunted Mansion pictures in this style for the spookiest month of the year.  Behold!

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Practicing the Rubber Hose Art Style with Cuphead

G’day, everyone, I’ve got a new set of fan art to share with you all!  Earlier this year, I finally got around to playing the immensely popular Cuphead.  You know, that super difficult game that was drawn in the classic rubber hose art style from the 1930’s?  Well, as I so often do when I enjoy a game, I decided to draw some fan art and, while I was at it, get a little bit of experience drawing in a totally new art style I had never tried before. Continue reading Practicing the Rubber Hose Art Style with Cuphead