Learning to Draw: Post #17

Feels like I’m back at drawing after two weeks of less energy and some self-doubt. I’m not sure where I’m going with this, so here’s the last batch of stuffs. Most were made at the train this weekend.

saracasen_eyes

5/2-13
Doodling eyes when I got home from work, to relax.

dear02

4/2-13
1,5 hours in Photoshop. Feels like I’m back at drawing with more motivation and energy!

saracasen_wolf

3/2-13
On the train between Malmö and Stockholm. Drawing non-stop for 4,5 hours.

saracasen_squidaton

3/2-13 Draw it like you mean it!

saracasen_poses2

3/2-13
Drawing poses from imagination, because anatomy is still frikking hard to do right.

saracasen_medusa

1/2-13
On the train from Stockholm to Malmö during Friday. Had a very nice weekend in “Sweden’s Crime City #1” (Swedes believe Malmö to be a gangsta ghetto, but that’s really far from the truth lol. I love Malmö as a city <3)

saracasen_halotribue

1/2-13 Drawing on the train between Stockholm-Malmö. I just happen to get a seat next to a guy working at DICE. He was also drawing the whole trip. No ref.

saracasen_witches

1/2-13 Drawing on the train from Stockholm to Malmö. My mood at the time, hehe.

Henrik

31/1 -13 Drawing my friend Henrik who works at Easy (another game company in Stockholm). I haven’t really drawn faces from IRL before, these two drawings are the very best of what I was able to produce during 1 hour at his office… If I can trick him into posing like 1/month maybe I could create a series of Henrik Frenshgirls and there could be visible progress 8D

saracasen_dat_face

30/1-13 Drawing when I can’t sleep.

The past two weeks I’ve really been struggling to organize my life in a way that makes me happy. I’m trying so hard to devote my attention and energy to my job, because I want to do it well. At the same time I find it very hard to maintain a pain free neck/back if I sit in front of the computer 8 hours (+1 hour lunch) each day. Then to go to the gym 1 hour each day to reduce the back/neck pains. I usually go during lunch, so this means I end up taking a lunch lasting 1,5 – 2 hours. Which means I need to stay longer at the office. Which means I can’t really make it back home in time to cook food and go shopping for food before the local market closes. I spend in average 10-12 hours away from home each day. And when I get home I’m completely exhausted and just want to eat cuz I’m starving.

So I make some food while in a coma like state, and try to draw for 1-2 hours before bed. Then I end up with more back/neck pains and I want to go for a walk, but after the gang-rape in my hoods I don’t feel so safe going for night walks on my own anymore…You get the picture. And then to squeeze cleaning, friends and family into that, especially when I’m traveling to Malmö/Finland/Göteborg almost each weekend.

Stuff I’ve done to clear up all this mess is to eat all my food out at restaurants. This way I don’t need to devote time and energy at cooking at home or bringing lunch boxes. I only have a package of milk and a bag of muesli at home for breakfast. But I still need to find a way to fit my life together. How do people with kids even handle all this?!

Inspiration time! A friend of mine, Johan Wahlbäck, is a very skilled 2D artist, working at Southend in Malmö atm. Prior to that he worked with Sanctum and Bloodline Champions. You should check his blog out [link here]! We went to the same game dev school in Skövde back in the days.

AgileWarrior

Image by Johan Wahlbäck.

BuffyverseDemon

Image by Johan Wahlbäck.

Previous posts about my “Learning To Draw” project: 161514131211,10987654321

DeviantArt gallery featuring most of the stuff I made so far: [click here]

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