Don't Hate Me Cause I'm Animated.

Sunday, April 07, 2002:

Eat. Sleep. Draw. A wise man once wrote, "right now while your reading this, there's somebody at a drafting table practicing." or something to that effect. It made me think about how much time I waste not drawing. I should be drawing right now, but I'm not. Every once in a while, I'll try to draw something and I make a lot of rookie mistakes, like making the head too big, or putting thumbs on the wrong side of a hand. I'm really starting to doubt my on abilities. So I decided that the best way to solve this problem is to draw draw draw and then draw some more. It's the only way I'll improve.
"I'll die till the day I draw." -Rey

To spontaneously change the subject; I feel really guilty about my last post. I went to check my e-mail and I found an apology letter from the director of eigomanga about technical problems with the site. I can't help but feel like my last post had something to do with that. Or maybe it didn't. Maybe I'm just being guilty for no reason. If anyone from eigomanga did read my post, let me just say this; I can appreciate any host that could take my shit and then pick my site for site of the month. Tripod probably would have completely erased my account out of spite. Just wanted to make that clear.

Must...draw...better.

Ben // 7:38 PM

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Monday, March 25, 2002:

What is this? "Piss Ben Off Night". Of all the things that have gone wrong tonight (I won't get into it), to top it off, my fucking password for eigomanga won't work. You know what that means? No updates until I figure out what the fuck eigomanga is doing with my account. I'm really starting to regret not being hosted on Tripod. More space. Fewer server crashes. maybe I should stop being so cheap and pay for some webspace; then maybe I wouldn't have to put up with this shit. I don't know, just needed to vent my frustration. I try to keep this blog art related, so let's see... um... okay, go to: ben.eigomanga.net/busted.jpg to see one of my newest pics. There. That's keeps this post art related.
Ben // 8:57 PM

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Monday, March 11, 2002:

Okay, I just had an apiphany (sp?), for the past 2 and a half weeks, I've been stressing over improving my style, trying to go more relistic; and quite frankly, up until a few days ago, I was just frustrated with the way I draw. Just recently, I did an animation of one of my old characters for one of my classes; and it hit me! I was having fun while I was animating this character. Let me explain. See, back in the day, before I was into anime, I emulated 2 different styles of drawing. The Warner Bros. style and the simplified style of Craig McCracken (Dexters Lab, Power Puff Girls). Back then, I had lots of characters and did tons of comics. I thought about it for a while and came up with this: Back then, I wasn't trying to impress anybody. I drew because it was fun. And it shows. Now because I'm in art school, I feel like I'm in constant competition with everybody else, and it shouldn't be like that. For a while now, I've wanted to do a comic, but I've been so mixed up in camera angles and anatomy and making sure all my art looks perfect; I can't remeber the last time I did a decent comic. For the longest time, I've wanted to "Americanize" my art style and now's a good time to start. I pretty much mastered the WB style back in high school, and I haven't untilized it since. If I incorporate what I already know with what I know now, maybe drawing will mean something to me again.
Ben // 10:19 PM

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Saturday, February 09, 2002:

Alright, I just typed this ridiculusly long post, and this damn computer just "timed out", so I lost it! If I feel like it, I'll retype it later.
Ben // 7:57 PM

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Ben // 7:49 PM

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