Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Street Fighter IV

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Been a while since my last post. Can’t say I’ve really tried to draw anything recently as other things have been taking up my time. Been playing Street Fighter IV for that last couple of days and will probably be playing it for a while. Although I used to be a big fan of using Ken or Ryu in SF, this time around it looks like Chun Li is going to be my character of choice. Hopefully over the next few months I’ll improve my game and get used to the new system in SF4. The game seems to be really popular and the online battles are pretty addictive.

Now with gaming thrown back into the picture, I’m not sure what this will do to my “pic a day” thing, but whatever. Tomorrow I’ll probably draw something. The whole point of it was to improve my skills and be able to imagine the picture in my mind before actually putting it on “paper”. This goal is still there, although now I have to deal with learning SF4 at the same time. So art, music and games; which of these three will end up taking up the majority of my time? The frequency and content of my posts will probably be the best indicator. In the meantime, I better not forget about doing training for my job. Considering how much of it I’ve been watching lately, seems like I forgot about anime. Maybe I’ll start watching Aria again, might bring down my stress and anxiety levels.

Exit Trance

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Been listening to some of the Exit Trance remix albums lately.  Some of the tracks are pretty good.  Haven’t been drawing in a while due to some equipment relocating I’ve been doing, but took some time to quickly sketch out a copy of the Gakkou Trance 3 album cover.  Quick search on google should bring up the original album covers for comparison.

I’ll probably get more into drawing and messing around in Fruity Loops now that I have some of my stuff organized a little better, but it looks like I’ll be spending some time learning the ropes in Street Fighter IV so we’ll see how things go.

Long day

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Stayed at work late thanks to last minute changes and technical difficulties. Hopefully tomorrow will be better, but It’ll be a scramble for most of the day as I have a lot of things I need to get done. In the meantime, below is my rendition of the cover for one of the EXIT Trance albums, R25 Speed Anime Trance Best 1.  I used white for the outlines, just for fun.

Maybe tomorrow…

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Played some IIDX 10th style tonight, could barely score on any of the songs. Guess I’m not used to playing with the shader. Also, didn’t really feel like drawing much, so I just drew the lamp on my desk. Maybe tomorrow I’ll try for something more elaborate.


Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

I used to think the hardest part about drawing (besides the actual drawing part) was trying to figure out something to draw. Now after a week of trying to draw something everyday, I’m beginning to think finding the time to actually do it might be harder. Anyway, this time I tried to draw something that I actually tried to draw before in MS Paint, only this time I tried it using SAI. It’s a pic of Taiga from the Toradora manga, think it’s from chapter 3 or something.  I remember thinking the first time around how tricky it was because of the angle. Can’t say that’s changed this time around.

I think after a few months of this, maybe I’ll be able to see the image of what I’m trying to draw before I even draw it, but for now I’ll stick to using references and try to get down the basics. Maybe tomorrow I’ll try using a photo as a reference again.  And for fun, here’s a link to the original MS Paint version I did several months back.