A place for me to toss up my art, which tends to be random pinups and Brightest-related.
Dark Age of Camelot Troll Lady Warrior!
I loved this class/race. Dark Age seems to be the only MMO that had a big thick lady character. WoW has the Taurens, but even they’re not as awesome as the stone trolls from Dark Age.
Still trying to get through this art funk. Moping about it didn’t work, so I’m trying to force myself through it now. it’s probably going to be pretty bad results, but it’s something.
I actually got myself to finish a drawing. Doesn’t really count as drawing and getting me out of my funk, but at least it’s something! Something I don’t like anymore now, but whatever. It’s a step towards a creative recovery, at least.
It’s Link to the Past, one of my favourite games of all time, and my fav Zelda game of all time. This is right off in the beginning, where Link frees Zelda from the castle. It’s my favourite beginning to a Zelda game ever, either - no hours of tutorials and setup. It’s just “Here’s a sword, here’s a dead uncle, here’s a princess.”
There’s something magic about Zelda games that really nail that feeling of being a boy and exploring.
Also worth noting that they’re based on the SPRITES of the game, not the art - he’s all blond and stuff in the art, but clearly pink-haired in the game.
Love this calendar! Great pinups and squishy ladies. Really great-looking stuff.
HERE’S A RE-POST OF THE CORRECTED CALENDAR.
The original one had some of the images placed on the wrong months, but all the images are on the calender. So, sorry. You still have a chance to go and cancel the order (2hrs). But the calender is still wonderful even with the misplaced images. If you are still unhappy I will find a way to make it up to you. Be it a drawing or something. Thanks for all the support. So far only a handful of people bought the mis-matched calender, including myself. The incorrected calender was deleted.
I finally finished my calendar. Here is the front and back cover of my first published work. I really love it! I hope you guys love it. Thank you all for your support!
Here’s where I’m selling it at: http://www.zazzle.com/debu_rabus_the_plus_side_of_pin_up_2012_calender_calendar-158222853561258417
It should be up for sale tonight or tomorrow. Zazzle said it may take up to 24hrs for it to show up on my store.
Here is my actual store:http://www.zazzle.com/deburabu
There should be buttons on there for sale right now. Again, thank you all so much!<3
Forgot to mention to grab one now, because zazzle is taking off 20.12% when you put in 2012NEWYEARS when you checkout.
It’s my birthday in a month if anyone wants to buy this for me! Haha
It’s so lovely! I especially love the chubby bunny in april! x
what about collaboration, mr. chux? i find that even when my creativity gets thin, talented people around me can spark some really good things... get together with some friends who write and draw and drink gin...
That’s an interesting thought.
Years ago I used to run with a tight circle of artist-friends, but I don’t really have that crew anymore. It was a really good way to draw together on an online white board and shake out of an art block, now that I think about it.
Getting together in PERSON is a lot harder right now - difficult to duck out on a new baby and abandon the wife. Online would work out better.
But I tend to feel kind of isolated because I don’t really get out there and meet artists. I keep thinking about how to go about meeting artists online and making some friends. :P
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This is also a pretty good theory. One I’ve considered a few times but don’t like saying out loud because it kind of feels like admitting defeat to me.
It might be one I have to consider a little more seriously, but I’m not drawing ANYthing right now, Brightest or not, even while taking a break from Brightest.
This has always been one of my big weaknesses - I’ve never been a big sketcher/doodler. It’s one of the reasons I don’t feel like a ‘real’ artist, heh.
I don’t know what to draw for doodles, or can’t think of anything that’ll make me want to spend the energy and I just sit there staring at the screen. I tried asking for some ideas from people earlier in the month and that didn’t get me going either.
I know this is a common practice that gets most artists going, but I’ve never been able to figure out the drive for random doodles. Wish I did!
For over a month now, I don’t think I’ve drawn more than a single line. And really, for at least a couple months before that I was running on fumes (the last scene of Brightest really feels like it fell below my quality bar, honestly).
During this last month, the realization that my creative spark/drive/muse/what-have-you has gone and shrivelled up and died somewhere, and I don’t know where it’s gone.
There are a variety of factors, I’m sure - lack of sleep with a baby that sleeps three hours in a row overnight if we’re lucky, stressful job bleeding into my out-of-office life, never getting a moment during the day to think about projects/creativity, and more I’m probably not aware of. All of which keeps leading up to me having zero energy by the end of the night.
I end up just playing games instead, so I can relax before bed. I’m enjoying this immensely as there’s a tonne of games to play right now.
When I try to get some drawing or writing done, I end up just sitting at the computer, doing nothing. There’s just nothing there for me to want to draw from or spend time on. I keep hoping it’ll pass, but I’m also starting to worry that I hit a wall and I don’t know how to recover from it.
I’ve been floating Brightest as long as I can this year as best as I can, but I’ve been doing worse and worse at it through the Fall until it just ground to a halt in November. I’d like to be able to say I’ve got great ideas and plans on how to get back on top of all this, but I honestly haven’t got a clue.
The plan was to spend December and some of November getting back on top of Brightest’s buffer and get a scene fully banked, but that clearly didn’t happen. I really don’t have any thesis to this, but I felt like I should write about the problem - get some of it out on ‘paper’, as it were.
Maybe that’ll help, or at least get the ball rolling.