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I haven’t posted in awhile, so this long post is to make up for that. For the past month I have been traveling, but I’m back and I will start posting what I’m working on. My goal is to at least update this blog once a week.

Before I left, I started on learning how to draw abs. I followed a tutorial in the anatomy magazine from ImagineFX, and then I took the image into Photoshop and traced the outline of her body. I’m pretty happy with the result.

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Detailed Sketch and Outline of Same Body

 

I’ve also been working on some 3D projects (other than demo reels to contribute to the job search). I started on a 3D model of a raven and the texturing of a room for a previous school project that I never finished to my expectations. Once I have something to show, I will post on them. For now, amidst looking for jobs and doing demo reels, I have been doing tribal sketches of animals. I tend to work on these when I’m just relaxing, since they are therapeutic for me. Here’s the latest that I have done.

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Tribal Fox

I ran out of space for part of the head, and since I was working on paper, I couldn’t just extend the canvas size. When I draw these sort of animals, I try to incorporate similar shape elements of the actual animal (the fur direction, the head shape), while getting lost in the design. I find that Southwest and Northwest Native American stories, characters, and tribal patterns inspire me, but I also draw from Celtic and Scandinavian tribal patterns. I think it might have something to do with living in New Mexico and Washington state for long periods of time, while being of Swedish, Irish, and Scottish descent.

Next post, I will show more drawings (and hopefully an update on my 3D projects), as well as some artists that inspire me. Until next week!

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