I had originally wrote a draft 1600+ words covering the last five years, but then I realized this week it was no longer necessary. All my previous blogs cover the last five years fairly well, but the short of it is that 2012 defined my life in a negative way, and I never forgave myself for spending so much just to re-learn what I had already received for free. I am finally able to let it all go this year.
Finally getting a day job has accelerated this year and I really haven’t made a lot of time for finished work, other than the Blizzard Heroes of the Storm contest piece. Most of my sketches were posted to Instagram as I still haven’t taken time to scan my sketchbook drawings going as far back as October 2014.
My goals for 2016 will be to set up an oil painting space in my room and start working more traditionally hereafter, hopefully achieving a good balance between digital and traditional.
Here are two works in progress. The first is a continuation of the LMS fan art from the last post. The second is a fan art based on a quote by a professional SC2 player. Earlier this week I considered re-enlisting in the army, but then I saw the World of Warcraft TCG Facebook page update featuring new card art and I remembered what I am supposed to be doing.
Also, my tax refunds came in this week. It’s always nice to check your bank account and find x amount of dollars more than you expected. I should probably start signing everything with ‘fenrysk’ at this point (so far I’ve only signed my work as ‘fenrysk’ for stuff that’d be seen on TeamLiquid), or re-brand to use my real name.
I had the best Tuesday of my life.
It started Monday night, waking up at 4pm. I took my sister to see Expendables 2 (mozzarella stick, delicious and full of cheese).
Afterwards, I worked on my cube for Linear Perspective while listening to some powermetal.
4AM rolls around, and now EPS Berlin Open is on (European SC2 tournament!) I tune in, as I continue to grind on the cube construction, while updating the Liquipedia (starcraft 2 pro-scene/tournament wiki) and monitoring @sc2quotes on twitter…
5AM rolls around, it’s time for GSL Season 4 Code S, Group B! sickest games all morning! time to dual monitor to watch both events, while continuing to build my cube, update scores on LP, and retweet funny quotes.
6AM, get my coffee and turn on OSL round of 16…
at this point, 3 concurrent esports streams, art homework, LP, and sc2quotes… I feel like i could sing Totalbiscuit’s “I am more esports than you” song
anyways, i push on after all the broadcasts end. eat a quick lunch, and keep on drawing/cutting matte boards for my cube— pull out my 3M Super 77 and spray adhere everything together.
and to top off an excellent day, my reference cast for Cast Drawing arrived in a box. AND a check in the mail for $100 USD, and also the M:tG cards i ordered last week arrived too!
and now here are some block-in practice i did for cast drawing (I GET TO LEARN FROM THE FAMOUS MINDCANDYMAN!):
Alternate version based some feedback from Jeremy Wilson