(Sorry for my rusty English, haven't practiced that for a while, need to get back into the swing of things)
Hey guys, how ya doin'?
I came back from vacations on 1 September, but as soon as i came back there was a lot of stuff to do, including going to visit the people i hadn't seen for a while because of the vacation, and cleaning up the mess the house became. (One month and a half away can really change your house o.O)
This is the beginning of an illustration i'm gonna make for the First Chapter of my own saga, Mark of Darkness.
You may be wondering: "What the hell is Mark of Darkness?!"
(there's also a Group focused on it, if you want to give it a look:
Mark of Darkness is the saga i developed last year, during March.
I then paused it in order to focus on supporting as many artists as i could, start the livestreams, Youtube videos, etc...
But since September has come, and i'm home and not working (last year i got my degree as a homeschooled), i have to start doing something for my "future".
And since it's definitely clear that i'd like to draw as a job, i'm going to try and improve in drawing as much as i can, hopefully being more constant than now (it's already been 2 weeks since i last drew).
It's not that i don't draw that much because i don't like it, but rather it's because i have a lot of interests and that's why i can't be that constant.
Of course all this was true before getting to the conclusion that drawing is the only thing i'd like to do for a living.
But from now on, i'll try to do what i can in order to really focus on drawing and improve, possibly with the help of some drawing books and a nice amount of practice, which i definitely never had before. (The deviations you see here are basically the only drawings i ever drew xD)So that brings us to why i decided to resume working on Mark of Darkness:
1) Drawing a Comic forces you into drawing lots of different stuff.
It's also a great motivation to draw, because i remember that while i was working on this saga, i was able to draw much more (and hence improve more).
If there's anything that i really really always wanted to do, is to finally be able to tell the stories i imagine to the other people: i don't really know why, but i just find this thought simply AMAZING!
And that's why i started programming videogames 4 years ago, it was my first delivery medium for my stories.
Then i discovered drawing and how much i loved doing it, so i decided to move to comics/ mangas as my ideal medium to convey a story.
Of course, i'd still like to make a videogame out of what i imagine, but i decided that the first step is to make a comic about it.
I mean.. hey, if you can draw a comic decently then it will be much easier to program your videogame, because you get faster as you practice with the comic.
Then of course there's still the programming part to do. :]
But drawing and animating would, for me, still be the most fun part
Also, one of the reasons i don't draw that much is simply that i don't know what to draw.
By drawing a comic, i will always have stuff to draw, and feel like it actually has a purpose, because every drawing is part of a series of messages and hopefully emotions you can give the reader. That's why i prefer drawing Comics over Illustrations!
2) This whole Mark of Darkness thingy doesn't mean i'm gonna stop supporting other Fellow Deviants, livestreaming and making videos on Youtube!
In fact, one of the reasons that also made me decide to resume working on this saga, is that i will hopefully improve much more and hence be able to help much more!
So i'll try my best to integrate working on the Comic with Youtube Videos and Livestreams.
In fact, i still plan to resume, as soon as i am organized enough, with the Livestreams of Hidden Pencils CRITIQUES!
As you know, if you already were informed on this kind of livestreams, i basically sit there and Critique any drawing you give me.
By Critiquing i mean that i will use my tablet and draw over it!
And of course i'm also going to share my knowledge with you on anything i think you can improve/ ask me, while i draw over it.
I hope it will be useful to the ones who receive Critiques, but also to the ones watching, because Watching Corrections on other works has always been a great method to learn
3) As i said, i'd like to draw for a living, full time.
Possibly drawing my stories (yep, i also like to write from time to time, and it would be awesome to be able to draw my own stories. *-*)
There's no other job that i'd like to have.
So of course i have to focus on it and improve as much as i can. *-*
Thank you all once again for the support, it really means EVERYTHING to me: i'd like to draw as a living, and who follows my stuff is helping me to reach that goal!
So really, thank you very very much
That said, Youtube won't also be forgotten: i will try to update new videos about speed-drawings and of course Videotutorials, and if things go nicely i will be able to upload new Videotutorials more frequently, as it will be increasingly easier for me to do so!
It's always a problem to share some ways on how i do stuff, because i actually don't use any method, even though i should use construction lines definitely more.
But, at the moment, i just follow "my guts" and draw the lines where i feel they should be. xD
Focusing more on drawing books and practicing more, i hope i'll be able to be of any use to you and provide you what you ask for. So, to resume:
1) I'm gonna start with this Comic on the Mark of Darkness saga; of course i'll keep you updated about it.
2) I'd like to draw for a living, so I'm gonna be more focused on drawing and more active here from now on, also trying my best to upload new Deviations as often as i can, of course including many Poses/References, as always!
3) Hidden Pencils CRITIQUES is going to start soon!
4) I will also still upload speed-drawing videos on my Youtube Channel, and i will also most likely Livestream while i'm drawing.
These Livestreams add to the ones of Hidden Pencils CRITIQUES, so my drawing Livestreams won't substitute Hidden Pencils CRITIQUES ones.
5) And soon i will resume uploading Video-tutorials on Youtube as well, please be patient because i still have to get organized and, as i said, i need some time to improve my skills and be able to update even more helpful Videotutorials.
I'd say that in less than one month, if not less than two weeks, you will most likely see a new Videotutorial from me, hoping it will of any use to you!
6) THANK YOU all SO very much for your Support/Comments/Whatever, it means literally EVERYTHING to me!
I hope i will always be worth your Watch and i'll do my best not to let you down!Oh, and i may not reply to every Comment, but i ALWAYS read them all, gladly!
So if you want to tell me how your Vacation/Summer was, feel free to do so (or to tell me what you think about this wall of text of news. xD) LINK TO THE VIDEOTUTORIALS I MADE SO FAR: www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_qc9q…
-YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/dexelkyr
(Will be uploading a lot of VideoTutorials, speed drawings and more stuff)
-LiveStream Channel: www.twitch.tv/dexelkyr
(we are going to use this one from Tomorrow for Hidden pencils CRITIQUES, so begin to follow the channel if you want!)
-Twitter: Dex911(Join the Hidden Pencils Group, unlimited submissions and you can submit anything you want, we are 166 at the moment! hidden-pencils.deviantart.com/ )
There's also a Group dedicated to my own saga, Mark of Darkness, feel free to give it a look and maybe join if you want and appreciate it!