17 9 / 2014

some recent studies and imagination thingies…aka repetitive poop! 

i filmed my bf’s basketball game a while ago and have been enjoying that for studies :D they’re really fun to draw! 

sorta doodled some old oc’s too. i miss my hardcore rp/creative writing days. when i look back on my life, i realize i haven’t changed much fundamentally. i’m still that nerdy kid who just wants to bring my imagination to life on paper.

i went on a lovely hike the other day with the beautiful Debbie (ps, amazing fashion reference :D) and just geeked out on the fantasy inspiration around me.

y’know, trees and stuff.
because trees mean elves and magic, obviously. 

16 9 / 2014

trueredwhiteandblue said: I use your drawings as references as of right now XOXOX

wow thanks, that’s a huge compliment! i do suggest that you practice from masters or, better, from real life though! you’ll learn more and see things that i’m probably not seeing (or whichever artist you reference off of).

everyone interprets & views the world around them differently so i think it’s best to study from it rather than another person’s view. 

16 9 / 2014

Anonymous said: How did you start with your figures they're beautiful. I can't seem to get them down at all I just don't understand!

Hey! sorry for the late response. honestly it’s just practice and reading through as much information as you can. i think i started understanding things better once i learned how perspective works! then you realize that applies to figures and things start falling into place. all the best, keep at it :) never give up, it takes a long time to start grasping these things and tons of patience

16 9 / 2014

hey I’m alive! i’ve been so lazy with online updates. how easy is it to make excuses? too easy is the answer 

I don’t update my painting stuff enough (correction: I don’t paint enough) soo here’s a pretty terrible paint dump.  most of it is lazy  

i’ll make  a drawing dump tomorrow! thank you for the support on my poopy paintings etcetera, i’ll come around more often now, but please know you have my sincerest gratitude *-*/) 

16 9 / 2014

Anonymous said: Hey Chaz, I haven't seen you posting in a while, is everything going ok? I miss seeing your art <3

Hey! Everything’s great, thanks for asking! I’m just being a lazy bum with online updates and adjusting to life I guess.

09 8 / 2014

hiitachai said: Hey Chazillah, I've been thinking of buying Scott Robertson book How to Draw so I was wondering if it helped you with achitectual drawings and perspective? Thank youu : )

scott robertson is awesome. i started with his dvds, but i think the book is way more in-depth. it’s fantastic & definitely helping me, especially with my freehand drawing. 

however, i think a basic understanding of perspective is required. the chapters get very technical, so if perspective is new to you, it might be good to start with a softer book like “perspective made easy” etc.  then you can work your way up.

09 8 / 2014

Anonymous said: Hey chaz i just started to work with photoshop and im having difficulties making hard edges so all my studies look kinda watery and ew. And did you study anatomy simply from copying pics or? Thank you :)

hey there! for hard edges:

1. use lasso tool for desired shape

2. create a clipping mask over top or lock the transparency

3. painty paint

for studying anatomy: no, definitely not from copying pictures. copying in general won’t help you if you’re trying to draw from imagination. i wasted too much time doing that.

instead, learn about perspective and form. understanding those two fundamentals is much more important (see perspective books, vilppu’s books and dvds, loomis, etc). once you understand, studying the anatomical shapes is actually useful. i prefer videos because you can start piecing together a 360° map in your head of the muscle shapes, in context w/ the viewer’s eye level. good luck! 

09 8 / 2014

hiii, here’s a bit of recent imagination stuff, gestures, and studies. a bit busy with deadlines for work and still learning to balance social life…but i’m around :D 

by the way, thanks for the followers and support, i was surprised when i opened up my tumblr today. can’t believe anyone looks at this shat * - * i…yeah, honestly, thank you so much! 

09 8 / 2014

Anonymous said: Could you talk us through your figure drawing process? Or where did you learn it from? Thank you, I've been struggling ;n;

hey! i’m still learning too, but i got the most from loomis, vilppu, and fat seal ….and from failing over and over. hmm i’d prioritize the process this way:

1. perspective and form (learn how to place stuff in perspective relative to the viewer’s eye level. loads of books go over this, and loomis does briefly)

2. placement (proportions, where things are positioned relative to the perspective, angles, measurement)

3. shapes and anatomy, again, relative to the perspective

…honestly learning the anatomy feels something that should be done last. it’s more important to learn how to describe form in perspective. actually just learn perspective in general. then everything starts making more sense.

you can do it and you’ll kick ass, don’t give up. it’s hard

09 8 / 2014

Anonymous said: I haven’t seen any updates from you in a while; I hope all is going well. :)

hey thanks. everything is awesome. hope you’re doing well too, kind stranger