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Real life keeps me busy, but the design pipeline is still live!

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Yamaha C3 (1995) Grand Piano by daisukekazama
Yamaha C3 (1995) Grand Piano
Another practice drawing. Ink on paper. We have this piano at home: Yamaha C3, model 1995 I believe. Made for my sister's birthday.

The perspective is off in places and... oh god, please don't look at the keys, they're awful...
First journal in three years!! o_O (Where has the time gone?) 

Anyway, I figure this is as good a time as any to announce that I'm tentatively plotting a return to drawing. As my few (and valued!) watchers are no doubt well-aware, I've been pretty much inactive for the past few years. Most telling is the fact that a full two years passed between the Tecpatl SMG design (2012) and my most recent Albatross design (June 2014). Even in 2012, I only really made two designs, the aforementioned Tecpatl and the M720 revolver. In comparison, in 2011, I was submitting something at least every month. 

I had a chance to look over my gallery this summer, and it's become pretty painfully obvious to me that, fundamentally, I haven't really progressed as an 'artist.' Sparsity - the fact that I my work is spontaneous and far-between - is a big part of the problem. More importantly, though, I've never considered my work 'art,' and I've made little effort to develop and hone artistic skills. I've never taken a serious art class, and while I've perused tutorials and tried techniques here and there, I've never really committed to the sort of drilling, practice, and study required to really improve. I want to change that.

The big reason I stopped drawing is simply schoolwork. I just graduated from college this past May, with a double major in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. I also shot target archery for my school, and as I became more and more engrossed in this sport, my creative energies just sort of dissipated.

The thing is, as a kid, I drew all the time: my grade school notes have more doodles than actual notes, and my room at home is covered with old drawings my parents (mind-bogglingly) saw fit to frame. Eventually, though, I decided that I couldn't draw people, then gave up on drawing altogether. But if archery has taught me anything, it's that building proficiency takes dedicated practice and a willingness to work with imperfection. 

So don't let the dust in my gallery deceive you: I'm doing more drawing now than I've ever done at any other time. I'm also planning on taking an actual art course (my first o_O) this fall in grad school. Hopefully, I'll be back to submitting stuff soon :)
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to:
  • Reading: Sun Tzu - The Art of War
  • Watching: caught up on Game of Thrones, feeling lost
  • Playing: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations
  • Eating: Japanese food!
  • Drinking: some snobby local craft beer :)
Hinckley Triumph Bonneville T100 by daisukekazama
Hinckley Triumph Bonneville T100
A Father's Day gift for my dad, a fan of all things wheeled and motorized. Drafted in pencil and inked. 

A few careless errors here and there from the cluttered pencilwork... :/


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In order of priority: engineer - archer - wannabe artist :D

I'm an amateur artist and concept designer with a specialty in weaponry. Unfortunately, my artistic skills are limited at best, since real-life concerns prevent me from practicing as often as I'd like, so constructive feedback is always appreciated. Contrary to what my gallery might suggest, I don't advocate or practice violence (I glorify practical aesthetics, which isn't the same thing).

Any and all of the weapons designs in my gallery are free for your use. I just ask that you:

-Let me know beforehand
-Credit me somewhere
-Link me to the submission (if it's on dA) or instance of use (if otherwise) so I can see how others (re)interpret my work. I'm curious to see what you can do :)

Just an FYI, since I've gotten lots of notes on this topic and I end up repeating myself every time.

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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Thanks for watching. ^^;

Eventually i will post my own weapons, which will hopefully interest you. Cheers! :ahoy:
fighterxaos Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Writer
I'm a bit late but thanks a lot for the watch. It means a lot. ^__^
pr0methi0us Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student General Artist
is this guy still even around by chance? anyone hear from him?
borockman Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave.
CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, do you have skype?
CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you alive? ><
Zaslon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Thanks for fav!
billymcguffin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I finished that AE-0006+ I said I'd make!…

Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
aliceeeeeeee Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
hey bruh :DDDD long time no see
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