Jul 4, 2011

Not Exactly the Fastest Man Alive

So I haven't updated in a while. That's mostly because I haven't been drawing a ton lately. I've been busy with other things, and while some of those things are video games and mainlining TV shows, not all of them are. Here's what I've been doing:

Writing - I've written a short story to submit to the Machine of Death 2 anthology. I may write another one before the July 15th deadline. I'm pretty happy with this first story, though.

Workin' On My Fitness - I got on the scale a few weeks ago and did not like what I saw, so I, with Jennie's help, have started dieting and exercising. This past week was the first week we've done it, and I've already lost 8 pounds. It's exciting, and hopefully means I will live longer, thus giving me more of a lifetime to not blog. Hooray?

I sat down to draw last night while we watched Black Swan. I intended to try to draw Natalie Portman or something else from the movie (I'd seen it before so I didn't mind being distracted), but I couldn't get into it. When I can't think of what to draw, I draw The Flash. So I drew The Flash.


Good old Wally West. How about those proportions? He looks like a He-Man figure. I decided to move on from just drawing heads, though, to trying to draw full figures. I read the next chapter of the DC Comics drawing book, which was anatomy, and afterwards my head was swimming with all of the muscles and how they move and what-not. I know I'm not going to do it well on my first try, and this drawing is proof of that, but I'm going to keep trying. That's what this is all about, right? About the only thing I really like about this drawing is the left hand. The rest...well, it's a process.

I've got a few books to read and work through now, so hopefully I'll be posting more. I'll try to play fewer video games, too. It's really just Batman: Arkham Asylum that I've been playing. What a great game.

Till next time.