Hey. It’s (more or less) the one year anniversary of this blog. Time flies. It’s crazy to think how much has happened in one year, even though it feels like just yesterday that I was doing those first sketches and writing my first post. Looking back on my older work, the improvement is immense. As much as I get down on myself for not doing this or that right, I do get better, bit by bit and day by day. Hopefully, by the end of the next year, I can still say the same thing. Change can be positive. Like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Or something deep and metaphorical like that.
These past couple weeks have been hectic. It’s been a transformative time and I’ve had some real life changing experiences– all good, to be sure. It hasn’t allowed me much time for drawing or maintaining the blog. But that chapter of my life is over, for now. I’ve learned lots, loved lots, and lived lots. I have the free time now to dedicate more of myself to drawing again.
Anyway, I recently watched one of my most-anticipated summer flicks: Pacific Rim. I’m no movie critic. I went in to see a movie where giant robots punch giant monsters to death and I got exactly what I wanted. Among the many things I loved about the film was the design aesthetic. It had some beautiful robots and monsters. The main robot, Gipsy Danger, had perhaps the most pedestrian and generic design but something about it was still so appealing. So I took a crack at it.
Obviously, this isn’t done yet. Aside from just drawing the rest of her, the left shoulder and the torso are areas that I need to rework. But it’s been a fun drawing to work on. Although the visor isn’t quite accurate, I love how the head turned out. I really want to color this when it’s all drawn out.
And in case it wasn’t clear, it’s good to be back.