So it’s been some time since I’ve updated, mostly because I’ve been spinning wheels on what to work on, or jumping from project to project and not really getting anything done. I have a big project that I’d like to do just to see if I can, but I constantly worry that I’m too flaky to get it done. Regardless, I’m starting it, and hopefully if I can stay motivated, someday I’ll finish it!
As the start of this project I’ve decided to draw something/someone I’ve never drawn before, which is the depiction of a Trogg from World of Warcraft. I’ve been working on Oggleflint… and he is really, really ugly. I sort of love it, because I tend not to spend time drawing ugly things (barring that negative self-talk, that inner critic that tells me all of my drawings are ugly anyway!).
Here are the sketches and studies I have so far, and I’m working on the line-art, trying out a new program and a new technique, seeing how they work for me. I think this is the first project I’ve gotten really excited about in a while, so that’s actually pretty fun! I’d like to expand upon this and draw all of the bosses in Ragefire Chasm as a challenge, though I might get sick of that neon orange color scheme by the time I’m done!
Aside from this, my video game escapades, I’ve managed to defeat the Cyberdemon (Protip: Shoot it until it dies!) and also checked off another one of my end-of-expansion to-do list items, by getting the Awakened title before it goes away. All I had left was Tol Dagor, and I tell you what… I hate that place. Nothing boils my blood more in a video game than being stuck in combat forever with something you can’t even see because you managed to aggro it through a wall or floor.
I also finished reading “The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires” by Grady Hendrix in my quest to do Popsugar’s 2020 reading challenge and I loved it. I also hated it. It was one of those books that’s gonna stay with me for a while, I think… sort of like any decent horror movie.
What have you guys been up to this week? Anything cool?