It’s MLG Anaheim this weekend. It’s been a long while since I mentioned e-sports on this blog. Here’s a sketch loosely inspired by Edge of Tomorrow (which I still haven’t seen yet, but planning to). I had thumbnailed the image back at Jeremy Wilson’s booth during RVA’s First Friday. I would definitely like to push this sketch further, and maybe change up the color scheme to differentiate it from Edge of Tomorrow.
Here’s another ultra-loose virtual plein air sketch from the last two. I don’t think I’m spending enough time with these, but they get so boring so fast. I think I would have more fun maybe working in oils. I might just do studies from Noah Bradley’s ref packs instead.
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!):
quick painting of Liquid’ Taeja, the Terran player that turn the tide of Zerg-imba after the most recent balance changes that favored Zerg. He’s also been winning a lot in the last 3-4 weeks. so hard to find a good reference for him, so i’m not really happy with how this turned out.
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft2/TaeJa not only did he win Asus ROG Summer 2012 and the ESV S3 Gran Prix 2, he’s been carrying his team in the IPL Team Arena Challenge all the way up from the loser’s bracket into the grand finals.
I pulled a Serov. this is actually just a portrait of an ultralisk. belated happy birthday to my long time friend Dan.