Here’s the first render of another one of the main characters: “Fever”.
Lately I’ve been working on a personal project that has been on my mind since the start of the new year. Now that the concept is beginning to take shape I’ve started doing environmental and character design. This is the first draft of one of the characters that I’ve had in mind, I’ll call her “the girl in red” for now. Expect more of this in the near future. :)
Ru-fi-o! This guy was so awesome when I saw him in Hook years ago so he was a lot of fun to draw! Here’s the scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um8mMa5w41A
I wanted to try out some new brushes made by Kyle Webster so I decided to draw this little Octorok from the Legend of Zelda games. :)
The thing that really struck me, working with a classroom full of six-year-olds, was that kids draw without any reservations or inhibitions. They just have fun and are excited about putting their ideas down on paper, about making something tangible with just a marker and their imagination. And if they’re young enough, it doesn’t matter how primitive or messy their drawings might look. When it comes to drawing, kids are FEARLESS.
A very inspiring blog post from illustrator Phil McAndrew about his passion for drawing. I recognize a lot of issues that the people he describes in his post use as an excuse to stop drawing. I’ve always loved drawing but I haven’t done it as much as I’d like to these past few years.
Click the link in the title to read the full article.
It has been quite a while since I last used this blog so I thought it was about time for an update. This blog was originally part of my final project that focussed on a new human subspecies known as the Social Cyborg. I recently graduated and am now standing at the beginning of a new road leading to the rest of my life.
When I was busy working on my comic book about the Social Cyborg my love for drawing was rekindled. I was drawing every day trying to get the book done before my deadlines and it made me realize how much I missed drawing and doodling. Because of this I’ve decided to give a new purpose to this blog. As of today this blog will be used to post new drawings, doodles, illustrations and other things that I find interesting and want to share with the rest of the world.
So press those “Follow” buttons and join me in this new quest!
The deep union of ourselves with our inventions is not new. If a cyborg means a being that is part biological and part technological then we humans began as cyborgs, and still are. Our ancestors first chipped stone scrapers 2.5 million years ago to give themselves claws.
There is, of course, the need to be able to detach ourselves from that at times, and resist looking down at our smartphone screens, and instead, make eye contact with a person as we speak to them. Achieve the right balance and you suddenly have an incredibly powerful, intimate and above all ‘human’ tool in your hands.
Interruption-free space is sacred. Yet, in the digital era we live in, we are losing hold of the few sacred spaces that remain untouched by email, the internet, people, and other forms of distraction. Our cars now have mobile phone integration and a thousand satellite radio stations. When walking from one place to another, we have our devices streaming data from dozens of sources. Even at our bedside, we now have our iPads with heaps of digital apps and the world’s information at our fingertips.
This article, and more importantly the included video by Amber Case, bring up a number of interesting topics:
- Digital wormholes
- Cyborg anthropology
- Ambient Intimacy
- Digital Self, Second self
We are all “cyborgs” but it is up to us that we don’t turn into machines. We are dealing with a constant connection between all our family and friends, and because of this we start to lose time for ourselves. The constant connection that is created by our media is creating a “time-suck” that could trap us in ways that makes us wonder: “Did I really just spend three hours on Facebook?”.
An info-graphic that describes the different levels of intimacy between us humans.
— Jay Dolan