Sunday, January 31, 2016

Some random characters maybe?

I doodled some characters watching some twitch streams. I've been learning and trying to understand character creation better, basically the whole making them part. Basically, what I've gotten, is to understand your characters, get into their heads, into their daily activities, their reactions to everyday stufff etc. characters should be made as if they are human, like you and me. Treat them like they are real people, who only exist in your heads.

Anyway, sketches:


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Complete Rebranding

So, I've been quiet for the past few days because I've been working on my site and undergoing a complete rebranding. Did a first pass, while learning animate Edge, very fucking helpful for making galleries. I think I'll use it primarily for galleries, I want to learn more about it so I can customize it to play audio at certain images. Coding still goes way over my head, but maybe I'll watch a few tutorials on CSS and java. But thats last on my list of things to do this year. First thing first, get back into the game. I'm almost done with the first step, which is my site, completely redone. http://www.MattMecenas.com.

Before:

After:





I had to relearn a lot of dreamweaver, but it's worth it. This new site is now responsive to the size of your browser and even viewable on phones. I even included swiping on a few galleries once I learned some basics on edge. Still don't know code. But this is enough to get me started for this year. Just gotta fill in a few pages with content, tweek what need be,and then start making new content. This whole year, will be a ton of drawing, working etc. I got tons of quotas to fill, and I know how great I am at keeping up with quotas. One month into '16 and I'm already falling behind in my one a days.

So my plan is this: Every week I must complete: 1 storyboard short, 1 motion graphic, or atleast 20 sketches. All this while learning about the art of blogging. Something I've neglected for years, because I hate being out there. But that doesn't work in this industry. You have to be known in the internet sphere.

Hardest part for all of this is concept. So I'll need to do that in advance. But its doable. I've fallen behind in my career hard. Time for me to catch up just as hard. So far, everything is going according to schedule. All this while learning about the art of blogging. Something I've neglected for years, because I hate being out there. But that doesn't work in this industry. You have to be known in the internet sphere. It takes a lot of work. And I've been lazy for too long.

I'll reblog tonight with a new drawing.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Gotta Catch UP!

I'm falling behind the one a day posts and one a day drawings. Here are Thursday and Friday, I'mma draw up two tonight to catch up. Been trying to get my stream set up but I gotta return a new headset I bought.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Didn't post yesterday

...but here are some character sheets and OADs




 Yesterday's OAD
 Todays unoriginal OAD. Might do another, just drawn from reference.