Wednesday, July 3, 2019

FanArt_Dorachan


Just trying to ignite something.


To be real, I have felt a huge low in confidence, and this was a nice little pick-me-up piece, helping me feel like I still know how to do this.


Have you ever been reading, and then half way through a sentence you start to think of the sheer mechanics of reading (eyes receiving symbols, brain interpreting them, mind understanding them), and then start to trip yourself up such that you momentarily forget how to read? Or same thing when you're walking and then you kinda forget how to walk mid-stride? That's how I've felt with drawing lately. It's a little frightening.


So this piece felt good because it was a small, contained illustration that flowed relatively easily, and was just a little refresher on my regular process, that I still know how to do this. A big help on this approach was just taking this on as just a minimalist sketch, as seen in the third image of this post, and then polishing it off with more refined paints later, as seen in the top image of this post.

Not normal,

Reuxben

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

FanArt_FbbrMeTimbers


Found him.


I drew this shortly after Fblthp's card was revealed, as a sort of time-attack challenge.


I've been in a bit of a funk lately (see how slow updates have been on my archive sites).


So I treated this as a challenge to just let go and drop a painting in relatively short order.


It worked, and I felt a boost in confidence that I still know how to make an illustration, particularly paint.


However, I did end up having a nightmare a few nights later, of a little monster staring at me from off to the side of the bed while I slept--it was so vivid I couldn't sleep anymore and slugged through the rest of the day on about two hours of sleep! I later realized the monster I saw was Fblthp, or at least a Detective Pikachu-style homunculus.


Anyway, I took the opportunity to make a bluish, abstract cityscape background in honor of Ravnica, and made sure to embrace the classic, clunky Fbthp design, rather than the peculiarly chiseled version his actual card has.

Not normal,

Reuxben

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Fun_Snowgrim


A snowy picture for snowy dreams.


I miss the snow and have certainly been a bit delinquent in my snow-themed drawings this winter.


Anyway, I wanted to paint a sorta snowy juncture point, and this mountainpass kinda emerged.


Beyond that, there's no deeper meaning here, just love the snow (though I gotta go with rain as my #1) and love using cool colors, especially purple.


And this was the initial version we posted on Twitter.

Not normal,

Reuxben

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Fun_ZenYearsColor


I thought I'd do a quick and simple coloring over my old Zero Like Me 10-year anniversary sketch. I never assigned them regular costumes, per se--I always loved researching different outfits for them to wear comic to comic--but I do like putting Z in Yale gear, and of course Nyao always wears stripes. There's not much else to these dopes as far as style guides go, though if I ever do color them, these are my go-to colors.

Not normal,

Reuxben

Monday, February 4, 2019

Fun_Oinky


Just a quick little remix of a New Years' sketch to kick off the proper Year of the Piggly Wigglies.

Not normal,

Reuxben

Friday, February 1, 2019

Fun_RugbyRugWest


It looks like I've never posted this sketch, which I recently colored up here.


I'm almost positive I posted this uncolored version at some point, but in any case, here it is again.

I love the look of Yale-style rugby shirts, though mine has long since worn away into shreds, unfortunately.

Not normal,

Reuxben

Monday, January 28, 2019

FanArt_GGPowerStranger


Man, just heard about the GP New Jersey champion, Max Williams, not getting any hype after such a huge accomplishment--and not even getting his trophy on time!--and felt inspired to sketch him thanks to his outrageous story and even more outre victory photos.

Not normal,

Reuxben

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Fun_Oink


Just a quick little New Years' sketch to kick off the Year of the Boar.

Will this be my year?

Not normal,

Reuxben