My last update was in September, so I thought a new one was in order. Not much has changed, but I figured I should comment on a few of my ongoing projects so people are up to speed with where I'm at with them.Sugimori Style Art:
Still the main focus, still mainly sticking to drawing the Pokémon in order (starting with Unova, then Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh). Nothing's really changed here.Fakemon:
I've gotten a lot of questions about my progress on this, so I'll address it now. I haven't run out of ideas and I haven't given up - I've actually got a lot of Fakemon sketched out, so they're just waiting to be completed. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, I can't really get motivated to work on my Fakemon. I think I'm just in a bit of a slump (well, still
in a slump, it feels like I've been in one for a while now) and since this project is fairly low on my list of priorities I think it's just easy to pass it up. This year I'm going to try to give more attention to this project.
A few examples of what I'm planning to do: The silhouettes I posted a while back ( [link]
) will be revealed soon, probably by next week. I've got plans to redesign some of the starters - in a sense, to give them a slight overhaul. I've been thinking over ways to make them feel more unique and to make them feel more believable, so expect that probably in a few months. I'm going to aim to post at least 1 or 2 Fakemon per month. I know it's not much, but it's a start.Evangelion Angels:
For the few of you who actually enjoy these, unfortunately I'm probably going to focus on this project a little less. (Not that I'd been giving it much attention before, but now it's going to be even less.) I'm still aiming to complete it, but lately I haven't had the drive or motivation to work on it. Maybe around the time You Can (Not) Redo
comes out I'll be more motivated to work on this.Traditional Media Artwork:
Something I've been meaning to do more of. Many of you may not know this, but for years I only worked in traditional media - never digital. There was even a time I wondered if I'd ever do anything digital. When I don't make digital art I sketch, draw, and paint (mostly in watercolors) and, on rare occasions, I even make figures and other things.
For the past few years digital art has consumed 99.9999% of my art time, which is a trend I don't want to continue. So, beginning this year, I'm going to start posting more traditional media art. Realistically, it probably won't be more than a piece or two here and there. But hopefully it'll be a start to a time where I show work that reflects all
of my talents - basically, this is going to be my way of showing that I don't just work digitally. I need to pick up that part of my artistic identity I've been neglecting.
Hopefully the above information is helpful to those following me. There's something else I want to touch on quickly:Giving Credit:
If you've gotten my permission to use my art (or even if you haven't), if you use it and there's a way for you to credit me for the art you've used, please
do so. Lately I've had a lot of people come to me about seeing other people using my work and they're unsure if they got permission or not because the person never credited me. I'm not being greedy, and I don't mean to sound that way if I do. I'm not going to force anyone to give me credit - I just think it's the fair (and polite) thing to do and it helps avoid confusion about permission.