T.B.T. - The artist I used to be
Since it is throwback Thursday today I thought I'd take you a few years back in time. When digital painting and sci-fi used to be my biggest passion. Funny how time changes you isn't it?
I went through a stage here where I learnt an awful lot about digital painting and the human form. Sky Doll used to be (and still is I guess) my biggest inspiration.
I also found allot of inspiration in comic books and super heroes in general. My aspirations as a digital painter were massive and I think the degree I was doing at the time really pushed me to discover the human form and anatomy.
This was the time when I started coming up with original characters and explore my mind as not only an artist but also a writer (if you can call it that). I never used to build up stories around my characters, but when we were asked to write a script for a film and read it aloud to the class it opened up a new part of my brain.
I really excelled when me and my other half decided to go to the Brecon Beacons and camp for 8 weeks in total. My other half worked as an extra on "Wrath of the Titans" and I decided to camp for the whole time as well. I do love camping but staying in a tent that long did drive me a bit mad I think. I found myself out in the woods looking for sticks that I could build things out of in the end. I actually built a pretty nice looking shoe rack LOL. Anyway, as you might have guessed, the pen and paper became my best friends and I spent hours upon hours without no distraction, just drawing and drawing. The amount of characters I came out with was just unbelievable. Could probably have written quite a few comic books for them.
This picture got featured as a Daily Deviation on DeviantART and gave me a super boost. I was so proud (and still am) of this piece. It is one out of few that have actually hung on my walls. I only just recently took it down as I felt that I am on a different path as an artist now and ready to explore new grounds. So that is what my art used to be like. Changed a bit huh? What I will always take with me from this time though is the knowledge I gained both in traditional mediums and digital painting. I also learned so much about the human form and really gained a higher level as an artist.