Hi everyone! I'll be having art art show at Barley Vine in Bristol, CT. The opening night is Thursday, June 26th, starting at 6:30pm. I'll be there all night (and I'll be selling prints) so come and visit!
Link to the Facebook event
A reminder from my sketchbook. I'll admit it, I can very easily get lost looking at beautiful work by other artists - and think "OH I SHOULD DO THAT!" This is usually followed by frustration as I realize that I can not in fact create work the same way they do. Now don't get me wrong, I think it's great to be inspired by others and good practice to try things out of you comfort zone. That being said, I think it's also important to be realize your own uniqueness and talent and apply that to what you observe and learn.
As for me, I've spent my whole life to get to where I am now with my art. More than likely it will change and evolve as I grow as an artist, but that's a good thing. It's ok if I can't pick up a pen and draw exactly the same way as another illustrator. They already make their art, I need to go and make mine.
Be comfortable with yourself. Draw your style.
Well I decided to do some sketching and who better than Megaman!? I'm still working on Minion card art, but it's really nice to take a break and draw something else for a little bit. I really enjoyed playing the Megaman games on NES as a kid, though I must confess my favorite of all time was in fact the first "Megaman X" game for SNES - I've played that game SO many times, it's just so much fun every time - I even downloaded the copy for my iPad - though nothing beats the feel of holding the SNES controller as you pull the cord just far away enough from the TV to not pull it completely out of the system...and blowing in the cartridge when it doesn't start up the first time.
Oh and it's for sale in my new store!
I had a ton of fun illustrating this card. It's one of my personal favorites, especially having grown up playing the Zelda games (Ocarina of Time holds a special place in my heart). I remember sitting in front of the television with the NES controller in my hand, I don't think I ever finished the original game as a kid - but I was able to make my way thought the SNES "A Link to the Past". When I popped the "Ocarina of Time" cartridge into the N64 for the first time I was floored, being able to play as Link in 3D! I was glued to that game for weeks until I finished it - and even then I've played it start-to-finish more times than I would care to count.