1st Weekly Art Dump

Hello, sharing some art. All of it was done on Adobe Animate. Let me know what you think! Coal and Damsel walking and talking, this was a quick sketch that I did as a after putting in some work on the Redwood Class ship illustration (further down the page). I really love these two charactersContinue reading “1st Weekly Art Dump”

A small difference makes Wacom’s stylus superior to HP’s

I use a touch and pen enabled PC Laptop for illustrating Free Drove.  In fact, I bought the HP Spectre x360 – 15T laptop for this express purpose.  I have been pleased with this computer so far and I will probably do a more detailed review some time in the future.  But today I wantContinue reading “A small difference makes Wacom’s stylus superior to HP’s”

Status Report

I’m adding a status report to the bottom of the home page to show how far I am on each video. One of the initial purposes of the blog is to keep me on track with video production. While I can’t yet give a certain date of when the next video will be done, I’dContinue reading “Status Report”

Step by Step

Keep plodding along. One of the hardest things for me to accept about work is that it takes time. Things that seem like they should take half an hour instead take an hour and a half. I discussed this in one of my early posts – The Trade – the feeling that things should beContinue reading “Step by Step”

I’m working on it!

This week has been fairly busy and productive. As you can see I have a color image in progress, I wanted to post it as a garland for the blog, but the block editor is being a bit clunky and I’m done messing with it today. Even though the image is missing details, it isContinue reading “I’m working on it!”

Character Design: Thoris

First, I want to make a shout out to Meeka from Meeka’s Mind. I love reading her blog and she just recently posted a short story: The Christmas Roast. Along with this imaginative story, she has included some sweet technical drawings that went into the story. I love the depth of thought that went intoContinue reading “Character Design: Thoris”

Sarine and Thoris

Today’s illustration is of the unit’s odd couple, Sarine and Thoris. I wrote a bit about Sarine earlier in the post Sketches: Human Armor. Sarine is a respected veteran far older than her appearance. While she is not the most extroverted or social person, she is known to be a reliable asset on the battlefieldContinue reading “Sarine and Thoris”

Speed Sketch: Coal and Damsel

Worked on some more animation today and decided to leave a footprint online. So here’s a quick sketch of the two main characters of the story: Coal and Damselfly. I am well into chapter five, which explores some of Coal’s backstory. Damselfly the not human one. The species has multiple names including “Free Drove” butContinue reading “Speed Sketch: Coal and Damsel”

Sketches: Major Kite Armor

I’ve written a bit on kites already. There are two major kites and one minor kite in the unit. Each has a very different role, so they have different equipment too. Lir’li’se (Leer-Lee-Seh) is a female kite and somewhat of an aberration among her kind. She first appears in chapter 1 (as part of theContinue reading “Sketches: Major Kite Armor”