Well, it's been over a year since I joined this site. Mostly just so I could comment and get permission from some artists to use their art for my various projects. But I draw too. I actually have pages upon pages of doodles from years of classes (it's a bad habit really), and I want to share them with you guys.
So, my primary medium is just pencil and paper. It's so much easier to just sketch out an idea and add a few details. I love to do shading though, and I consider myself decent at it (I'll let you guys be the judge), but I rarely take the time. When I color my sketches, it usually has the shading as well, but that isn't common either. It's actually pretty rare I even totally finish something due to my usual practices. I just finished taking an art class, so I got to experiment with plenty of mediums and methods of shading and I hope to share those as well. Hopefully it will help me finish things.
I also love working on the computer. I've been modelling in Blender for about two and a half years now (not consistently though, my skills are a little rusty). I got an art tablet for Christmas but have been having trouble with the interface. It's not that it's bad, just...different from what I'm used to. I need to really break it out and do something with it, at least for the quality it provides.
I also should mention that I am a huge LEGO Bionicle fan. Probably 75% of my sketches (at least) deal with the world of Toa and Matoran, but I promised my friend, MarauderM
, that it would at least not be my first Deviant, and it will not be all of them. Not that it's my only interest. I also love gaming, particularly Portal and the masterpieces of Supergiant Games
(Bastion and Transistor). The world of Steampunk fascinates me as well, especially as portrayed in the Clockwork Empire Series by Thomas Hardy. Expect a few designs in those themes as well. Currently I am studying to become a Civil Engineer, leading into Architecture, so design is also a favorite of mine. Most of my stuff is built in Minecraft, but I have sketches of house plans that just come to me.
I also write a bit (haven't done anything serious for a while though). My teachers say I'm good at poetry, but I prefer to develop worlds and characters in short stories or novels if I can muster the patience.
Well, that's about it. I'm meaning to start off my Deviantart career with a massive art dump of my art classwork, my various doodles, and a few pages out of my sketchbook. Hope you're looking forward to that. In the meantime, if you're interested in Bionicle as well, you can check out my Flickr
profile (I have a few sketches there too) and my BZPower
profile (Bionicle forum site). I also have a Brickshelf
account that is rather messy at the moment that I'm probably going to mostly abandon for here and Flickr. It does have a few of my older sketches though. I have a few bits of pixel art and vector art as well (mostly Bionicle themed because I'm such a geek).
So, I hope I haven't scared you away yet. I do other sketches, and I've been told I'm not bad (I'm too modest to admit it myself). Hope to see you soon!