It was all fun and games...

...until all the pictures I took were much too blurry. Gah! So, I won't have any pieces from my current life drawing portfolio except for this one, right here.

For this portfolio we are required to have many rendered or "shaded" figures. I don't like rendering, because I was never good at it, and I always stuck to my straight-ass lines. But, my roommate (4th animator, awesome) showed me some elite tips on how to attack the drawing. Unfortunately none of those examples are here, so you will just have to look at this drawing for a prolonged period of time to make up for all the other images that didn't make it. Enjoy!

(If anyone is curious - I will get the portfolio up later, but I need to hand it in this week, so possibly within the next two weeks I will have the drawings up. Oh, and this was a 10 minute pose, cha ch-cha!)


Ah! I'm quite excited about this image. This is officially my second finished digital painting. The first, being Quetzalcoatl and the second now being his "evil" brother Tezcatlipoca. Cool! It's like it was meant to be! Here's the low down on Tez. First of all, he isn't all that evil. He just has a bad rep for being the god of smoke and mirrors, and trying to deceive humans into doing something nasty. The reason why he tempts and tricks humans, is to test their will and their heart (sorry, that's quite cliche). In Aztec mythology there is a ton of dualism, and so Tez and Quetz are twin brothers who work together, but are quite opposite in personality and philosophy.

Technical goodies about this piece. It was done mostly in Photoshop with a bunch of textures and rendering, but the cool stuff was done in Painter X such as the smoke billowing from his body, the background, and the smoke from his face/skull.