So yeah thanks to a notification my account is a year old. A year since I started posting stuff and coincidentally my 600th day of art (I can keep track because I've sketched daily/ saved image of whatever I was working on), so I decided to show something from each of those 100 day milestones, mostly because I'm very busy with making stuff to get torn apart by pros to actually make something Zootopia. Also decided it was worth sharing since this movie pushed me to finally commit to pursuing this stuff so it will always have a place to stay with me
Didn't do anything Zoo related until a few months of fundamentals, so nothing to show, besides boxes and lines really. I did do creative stuff before but never really got into art especially drawing.
Still Traditional. At this point I've been grinding away to try and learn these two for maybe at least a month or two. This is probably closer to day 150, but it's really the first Zootopia thing I made that wasn't a study. Still have absolutely no clue why his tie is on her head.
Got me a Wacom and did my first real digital piece. Didn't actually post this until a couple of months later due to the fear of backlash of an OC. Never felt like she was ever interesting enough of a character even after doing some other art with her later. Fortunately for her she ended up being "recast" into a different Universe (originally goin to be an AU but had to be 'original' to use as portfolio stuff) with a personality and overhaul so it's not that bad.
Anyway my method to painting at this point was linearburn/dodge and pray. Amazed I got this far with it.
Didn't know all I had to do to make something popular was draw Nick naked. Seriously though, this comic took me a month to make, and when you sit on it for that long without any other input you question if the whole thing will be any good when it's done, especially when it's your first. So I was amazed when there were people liking it to the point it gets dubbed and that gets something like 50k views.
Anyway this is when my art slowed down thanks to life getting busy. Less time to grind away is less progress.
Nothing much to say here really. Was grinding away with what time I had.
I got my time back! I had started taking real classes at this point (modeling and enviro) so I felt like this period has been great for me as far as progress and overall happiness. Doing more things, grinding, and learning more
Yeah this was a couple weeks ago, but I've been busy learning how to paint properly. Less Zoo but I still enjoy coming back to them every so often when I can.
So yeah felt like it was worth sharing since I do have a bad habit of posting something and then disappearing until I post something else. Never even thanked all who watch me. I've never made stuff for the recognition so I've always been closed off about it, but I can't pretend like I don't care if other people like my stuff, it's just natural to be happy to share stuff with others and see them enjoy it. So I'm obviously thankful for the interaction I can have with you all.
Anyway last thing I want to say is for anyone wanting to get into this or improve, ask artists for help, especially the ones who are further along the path. Most who get anywhere are very nice and a very willing to give guidance. I personally am in contact with two production artists from Disney and Dreamworks, and they have busy lives already, but were completely willing to pass their wisdom down to me (3d stuff). While you may not have the connections to get in to touch with professional artists, there are likely others such as fan artists that will still be an immense help.
someday I'll finish you.