Another Sketch a Day?! #BATIM #ThunderForce

Late at night, I just did this. Do you know Bendy and the Ink Machine?



Also did this tonight.

This one is just an original character that I thought of for the Thunder Force game series (maybe a short story). I am going to talk about THUNDER FUTURE one day. Even if it’s just a M-pencil, I thought it was a bit refined. It was also a good reminder that proportions still pose a huge problem, despite taking it slowly. I even flipped it to one side and upside down to figure it out. This will take a lot of work after all.

He looks a bit of a greenhorn, which is good. He is young, but I also wanted him to have a bit of an impulsive face since he hates the Thunder Force’s main antagonist The ORN EMPIRE.

Doggie Sketch a Day – From various days

A sketchbook is a sketchbook; I’m still stuck in the initial idea stage. I can’t point to which days I’ve did these and how long they took.

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Doggie Sketch-a-DAYS I + Ramble

Touch-on experience, the subjective word called “truth”, what others say, and influences can bring about conflict. It’s one of the worse things about [freelance] writing as data is reiterated and proliferated across the net and literacy media. You’ll have to be considerate and push for accuracy into your work. Critique is a necessity.

Days ago, I was having one of those common moods where I need to tell myself to “keep going” and “I am not capable”.  What brought it up was that I was worried about my well-being, and I am easily an envious person.

One passion is drawing. When I was a child, I wanted to draw characters, either it be for comics, cartoons/animation (Note: Cartoon, by its etymology, means its on paper. I am a believer that Japanese anime is the same thing.) or video games. I haven’t accomplished such a goal, and kept writing/drawing as a hobby. So now, I have the habit of getting upset easily and want things to come to me quickly, including finance. Feeling unfulfilled is the worst. It’s a story for another time.

Couple things that should be respected in life is mentoring and patience.

Disney character designer Chris Oatley explains the importance of concept art in “Monster of Paris”, one of his favorite films:

Bibo [Director Bibo Bergeron] says that the designs for most of the main cast developed quickly (note that, in animation, “quickly” could mean an entire year) but the design of the monster was more of a struggle.
My point is that though sometimes they come together quickly (and “quickly” is subjective), a good character design takes time.


I addition to this, concept art is rarely finalize the first try. Putting it vaguely, the production process goes through various changes.

While drawing something myself, I understood and had to tell myself that it was OK. I could draw after all, I just had to learn detailed rendering, and be patient as it will all come together one day. And this is truly the truth (and I meant to phrase it that way): Practice, practice, practice. It is tiresome but it is highly effective.

Here’s an interview about Bergeron and his vision/ambition for the film Monster in Paris. (fun fact: I have a DVD of Monster House).

Here’s what I’ve been up to aside from homework:


I’m still having trouble with drawing clear hands. Drawing realism entirely. I have a class on figure fundamentals so I’ve been hard on myself for years about drawing realistically and remembering anatomy. No matter what, I still stick with general shapes. It’s simple before detail. Still, the hand remains difficult.


A director’s interpretation? (Arslan) Also…

We must learn to identify with another. I began this entry back in early January, trying to make it as considerate as possible.

Now, it couldn’t come at a better time as a show’s second season heads this way, as does a kick-starter that everyone has been looking forward to. But more importantly, I think, I am getting annoyed by typical, heated arguments of insulting ones’s intelligence that gets passed as facts or as cool. I’m also offended by being seen as ignorant of the visceral range of a person’s acting, or told that “actors aren’t one trick ponies” because I disagree with a casting. Then again, I live in a country where it’s looking possible that the next President behaves like a schoolyard hair-slick-back bully from the streets. That’s cool no? And just this morning, and I mean April 4, I saw someone’s video about bullying.

I am motivated now.

So, this entry all began with one show and how it bothered me a little bit. I’m not the type of person who gets deeply disappointed in what I watch, so I wanted to further ponder on it to get it out of my system.  What brought this up and why couldn’t I just leave it alone? It first started off with me coming across an interview and a bulletin board. I wanted to know the core of my disappointment, to see reason behind it because I’m about to pose an argument.

And, I kind of felt like a jerk kicking on this one guy.

While working on the entry, I came across different, interesting perspectives. Understand that I like being free and seeing different principles, and I also don’t tolerate those who insult others with a different opinion.

I’m not even sure if I have everything here that I want, or if fully proofread.

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