I used to hate monkeys until I came across this particular one in the Philippines. She was in a cage with her mate, and I showed her that I was drawing her. She looked puzzled for a moment, but from then on, every time she saw me, or saw me pull out the sketchbook, she would resume the same pose. That a sweetheart~
While I was drawing hands for practice, and asking for advice, people used to say "you know hands don't do that." Or "Your hand is missing this" and they would proceed to show me their hand...however when I showed them my hand doing the same action...it seemed that things were missing. I was then told "Don't use your own hand as a model..." And to this I pondered the structure of my hand.
Character Rotation: Gosei the Fighting Spirit
This character this year meant so much to me. I was glad that I had him on my side. its not the strongest rotation, and I had a few troubles and tribulations...but I think that he turned out to be better than I expected.
As Gosei is a fighter I tried for reaaally dynamic poses. The running one is my favorite, however the one with the bo staff is taken from the form of martial arts that Gosei in my head performs: Yin Shou Gun.
I actually was really intimidated this year with storyboards, but I did the best that I could. In the end I think my effort paid off, out of all my scores, this was the highest section. I had so much fun playing with these two characters~ They just looked like they belonged together~
Layout was just one of those sections... I was so scared of everything that I did and how it would turn out... perspective has always been a fear of mine... since I never felt like I got the concept so well, but I hacked away at this for a while...I was really happy with the outcome~ That and I'm PREEEETTY sure that's the best tree that I have EVER drawn.
Theeese. Oh theeseee. I was shaking in my boots at this drawings....and in the end the figure is still kinda wonky...but overall the effort is there~
There are two more and a sketchbook....but I don't know where the other two went....and I don't want to scan them right now. Nothing too eventful~
Aaaand finally my scooore waaas:
Looks like I'll need more work...but at the very least I made it. Thank you for everyone who helped me with all that I was struggling with. I am eternally grateful.