Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fan Gnome

This past draw night was particularly fun because a close non-artist friend of mine brought his 10 year-old aspiring artist son to join us. It's always fun having fresh blood, though I obviously worry that customary adult language around our table can get too lax. He was drawing dragons and such, and telling me about a game he likes called Realm of the Mad God (noted for perusal later). To inspire him to do more doodling, I asked if he would draw a character that I could then interpret. His doodle was a gnome-like stick figure with a beard and a curly hat and a massive sword and shield, the former of which had a happy face scrawled on it. Awesome doodle.

After that it was just a bit more light sketching, and I decided to do a little more "no-erase drawing," which is in the lower-left corner. I typically don't erase much to begin with, so a lot of drawings might technically be "no-erase drawings" without knowing so. Regardless, I find it interesting that when I approach drawing with this "no-erase" in mind, that my lines really thin out.


Jacob, aka IAmWickedStupid said...

"Realm of the Mad God" made me think of The Elder Scrolls. Do you know if there's any connection? Looks like a web-based game... campus internet wouldn't load it, but it looks like it could be a fan-made game or something.

Alan Tew said...

Not sure on the connection, and I still haven't checked out the game myself!

Jacob, aka IAmWickedStupid said...

It's oddly addictive. It has the appearance of an 8-bit game... it's not the best game... but I can't stop playing it. And there doesn't seem to be any Elder Scrolls connection.