Monday, 30 January 2012

Ben 10 aliens- Upgrade

So i'm a BIG Ben 10 fan. Understatement of the century (He does share my name you know). I love the original series but alien force (while entertaining) kind of disappointed me. Thankfully ultimate alien causes a tingling of hope within me.
Since I love Ben 10 and I have re-awakened my love of sketching, I have decided to try and sketch as many of the aliens as possible. They may be pencil and pen or they may be digital. Heck I might even sculpt one or two.

So let us begin our alien adventure in no particular order. Ladies and gentlemen I present Upgrade! *insert applause here*

Quick marker sketch with fake glow courtesy of Photoshop. 
Yes that is an upgraded lawn mower...

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Slap yourself awake!

Well yeah...

 A new year it is. For a multitude of reasons (Family and malfunctioning computer equipment mainly) I began the year feeling both unhappy and tired. I slipped into that patch of lethargy we so often find ourselves in during certain periods of life. That period where you know you should be doing something, but you'd rather not. I can safely say that period is now over.
The cure? Just do something. Pick yourself up and slap yourself in the face! Most of us who whither away into nothingness blame the world, our family, our friends and even random strangers. But no-one ever notices that we whither willingly. It's not any ones fault but yours!
You are the key!

I started slowly. Sketching little doodles in a tiny book found within a Christmas cracker. That's all it took to open the flood gates. Just do it. Do anything.
I now sketch everyday and if I don't feel like it, I slap myself awake. The more I do the more I want to do.

So yeah. That's my advice. Like so much in life it's up to you. Very important but easy to forget. And if you ever forget about it and slip into lethargy... SLAP YOURSELF AWAKE!

As a prize for reading this I present you with one of the afore mentioned sketches. A mash up of my favourite animated show Ben 10 and another awesome show Phineas and Ferb. Lets get this ball rolling!
The first sketch I doodled

The inked version of the sketch

Flat colours have been added