Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sketchbook Monday #79

Yes, I said I would cancel this, but if there’s one thing harder for me than finishing something, it’s giving it up. Why those two things don’t cancel each other out is beyond me, unfortunately. 🙁

sketchConcept art for a random side-scrolling game I had an idea for. The character can switch between a long-range attack (here a rifle) and short-range melee attack (here a sword). Two two designs are male and female versions of the hero. Beyond this and a sketch of the jump pose, nothing ever came of it. Honestly, I have enough unfinished ideas as it is. Why can I not think small?

sketchConcept art for Under a Different Moon.

sketchMore concept art for Under a Different Moon. The design for this character’s armor was largely scrapped and redone.

sketchThe most ambitious concept art for Under a Different Moon! The finished version of this is is meant to be the “cover art” that will appear on the main page of the site once it goes up. That idea may change, though, considering many of these characters don’t appear until late in the narrative, and I’m not sure if I’m ready to commit to their designs until I get to doing the art for their first appearances.

Sketchbook Monday #78

Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2010. Hopefully things start going a little better here at Vision Riders. Not sure why I’m doing another Sketchbook Monday, or if this one will be the last, but enjoy the ride while it lasts I suppose. If you’d like to see Sketchbook Monday continue, please let me know. As far as I can tell, nobody reads the blog.

sketchTwo characters, Khalil (“Kal”, the boy) and Jacob (the spiky-hair girl), from a story I have been toying with and have managed to write some of. If ever finished, I don’t think it’s something that would fit in here at Vision Riders.

sketchRandom guy I drew because I needed the practice. Seriously, people, would you believe I spent two years in art school? I should be able to draw better than this! Practice, practice, practice. I must become more diligent in the coming year so that my skills may become stronger.

sketchSerious guy/girl/something. You can tell they’re serious because their hair is blowing in the wind. That’s serious stuff! You’ll notice I’ve been tweaking my style as of late. I want something more realistic, but still stylized. Granted, I’ve been trying to do that since long before Vision Riders. One day, I will perfect it! Bah! If only that day were today.

sketchWho dares to challenge the might of the paladin, Glenn?

sketchRandom ninja/samurai guy I felt like drawing. Honestly, I don’t think he turned out too bad.

sketchSo much so, in fact, that I ended up drawing his whole body. I generally try to avoid giving characters scarves because the only canon Vision Riders hero, Jessie, already has one, but he ended up with one anyway.