inktober 2015 collection

It is soon upon us again. Inktober. The month in which many an artist produces a daily ink drawing for 31 consecutive days. (Or catches up just before the deadline...)

In 2015 I took part in that challenge for the first time and also managed to make it to the end. The drawings were originally posted on this blog and looking forward to Inktober starting up again soon it felt good to have a look back at my first attempt at this.

You can click on the pictures for a bigger view.


   


a collection of concepts

It's been a long time since I last put up a blog post on here. The blog lacked focus and I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. On top of that production of the comic, I had written about most, was put on hold.

I got a bachelor's degree now (no more exams getting in the way, yay!) and a day job providing me with a steady income. The trade-off for that is of course that my time is very limited and I'm often in zombie-mode when I come home in the evening. I focused it mostly on keeping up with weekly updates for Soul's Journey and pursuing smaller, more manageable projects, such as the short I made for the SpiderForest Anthology instead of the large beast Recentia is becoming.

Two big projects at once are a challenge in and of itself, so putting Recentia on the backburner was the best thing I could do at the time. But it turns out the remains of this blog have been haunting me.

So I decided to give this blog new life. It started with a make-over. The previously prominent red has been replaced by blue. The old posts are currently back in draft mode to allow the coming posts some breathing room. Some of the old posts will return in the future, as of now I'm still sorting out which to keep and which to throw out or possibly combine.

As for future content, I'm still not a hundred percent sure where I want to go with this blog. So I'll try out a few things and see what sticks. At this point, I'll also need to see what sort of schedule (if any at all) I'll be able to keep, so bear with me.



Let's do some navigating!

I decided to repost some of the concept art done for Recentia right away to make this a more lively post than just text.



When the blog was just starting out I posted the picture above as the first visual concept for my "upcoming" project Recentia. A lot has happened since then and the story itself went through a lot of change.



But you can watch the recording of the painting nonetheless.



Soon after I made a size chart involving the original cast of characters. The cast would change in appearance and be complimented by an additional member.