Monday, April 30, 2012

Misc works now live

This category includes many of the fanarts and comic strips I've done over the years.

It's nothing as fancy as portfolio or best of best section updates, but it's an update nonetheless.

Click here to view (or the menu on the right)

That is all.

p.s. I'm out for few days. I'll probably get to fixing the forum once I get back.

I find the most erotic part of a woman...

Some things are just meant to be drawn again.

...Because the first attempt makes you angry when you look at them.

Back to work I am.

p.s. the forum service seems to be crapping out on me. gonna wait a bit more and if it's not back, I'll have to switch the provider.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

More en-mercs stuff

For David Murphy and his comic project. ( )

That is all for today.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Almost fried my head

If you've been keeping up with my tweets, you may know already I've been going through massive backlogs of my work backups and trying to organize them.

Well, after going through about 30k files, removing duplicates and putting them in year-appropriate folder, the whole ordeal was done after nearly a week of shifting stuff around. Now all my older stuffs are neatly organized and are ready to be posted on the blog (I now just need to find a way to present it nicely.)

But the problem with staring at your old works for an extended time is that it affects your brain in a way that you almost literally time travel into your past, when your drawing skill was less effective. Even after I was done with looking through my old stuff, my mind was so taken back to the previous era, I had trouble wrapping my head around how I painted now.

That brings me to another, similar point that I've been unconsciously (or at most semi-consciously) avoiding looking at badly drawn art for quite some time. There's just something about art that is purely cognitive-driven, quite different from other activities such as playing a sport, riding bicycle, and such. You could at some point completely forget to 'draw well' (commonly known as artist's block) and also sometimes to draw well, you just need to change the way you think - as opposed to gradual build-up of skills and strength through training as seen commonly in other more physical activities.

I have been aware of this (self developed) theory thus the reason for one of my artist's commandments, so it's no surprise to me. Rather the big surprise was that my brain almost felt like I was back in time few years ago, not memory-wise, but art mentality-wise.

Because of this, for few days I struggled to bring myself up to date, looking again at my more recent works literally layer-by-layer to figure out what I did now. Even then drawing felt rather unnatural and different.

What to do now?

Well, the only rightful cure I felt was to draw things that gets me going and motivates me. B&A.

I feel pretty fresh now that I've got this out of my system. Although I'm unsure of how back in form I am.

Finally, the moral of the story: For times when you get blocked, either creatively or motively (not a word but I'm making up one now), you gotta have something you consistently enjoy that you can always go back to for a quick sketch or painting, to refresh your brain. If you enjoy drawing it, you will draw it well, and if you draw it well, you'll gain your confidence back. And when you're confident, you'll draw even better.

The top piece is based on this older, unfinished piece from 2007 or 2008 when I used to do art series called 'Something' which included series of girls in different settings and themes. This piece was one of the failures that never saw the light of day. Well, until now.

I could literally spend next few years just re-doing all my old unfinished pieces. The entertainment value I get out of these are almost endless.

Anyways, now the B&A is out of the way (for now), I've some work to get back to...

That is all.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Open Pandora

Over 5 years in the making, with first unit finally being available few years ago, I've been dying to get my hands on one of these babes since.

The problem has been that there are only about 2 thousand of these in the wild, with the first batch going to the most patient of all, but the mass manufacturing has begun as of late March.

Well, I'm now on the preorder again and with production finally kicking in, I just might get one within few months.

By today's standards it's starting to show its age, but hell, playing Mame, CPS2, NeoGeo and Playstation on the go WITH D-pad control? Full desktop machine in the palm of your hand?

Still awesome.

And this is how I express my joy:

Also other previous versions (4 years ago)

That is all.

P.S. Follow me on twitter, go talk on my forums, etc. Because I love the attention and I would love nothing more than these etc etc.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Blog renewal update

-Best of Best Collection section now LIVE

-Portfolio updated with bunch of artworks (that I missed previously)

-Portfolio page 2 LIVE with a stack of other 'lesser' works.

Porfolio page 2 will be only accessible through a link at the bottom of Portfolio section 'as a bonus'.

That is all for today.

Next up: Comic strips, Fanarts, WIPs coming to Misc Works section.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Blog renewal

As you might have noticed, I've been making some changes to my blog. I'm making overhauls to browsing system so my old works can be viewed easily. I've added some fancy looking menus, added some contents and I'm proud to say...
 'Portfolio' section is now LIVE. (click the menu or this link to view)

While the section isn't complete per se, due to the fact that some of the works I didn't post are just quick color jobs, or I forgot their existence... But other than those minor stuff, it's a fairly comprehensive collection of commercial works I've ever done so far.

Now, other things are on the table as well. I still need to get all other sections finished, but I haven't time for now... I'll come back to it soon.

Take a look, and let me know if everything's working fine, or if you somehow recognize that one of my professional work is missing (because you're such a big fan of mine), then let me know too.

Also I'll be making some background art, as well as a header art to compliment the blog. hopefully by the end, my blog won't look like such a clusterfuck.

Oh.. and yeah, follow me on twitter!/Saejinoh

Humanity's future depends on it.

p.s. the discussion forum and Q&A forum is such a mess... anyone know a free, web based forum hosting service that's halfway decent?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Going through some old stuff

Above piece is dated @ September 22nd of 2008, just after midnight.

You know you're on the right path when the foundational philosophy for your Art and artistry remains unchanged.

Just getting a bit sentimental looking through some old works. :)

While we're on the subject of foundational philosophy...

Let's see if I can organize and expand on the old artist's commandments I made for myself to follow, kinda as a testament to how my thought process holds up. If reading long-ass stuff on Art and Art philosophy is your thing, click below to continue.