5 Feb 2015

Days 4,5 and 6 - A Red-haired Family Unit

Hi all!

How is everyone going?

First off...

You probably still read this thing, so hi - also can you say 'hi' to Mitch for me?

Moving on.

I've kinda been down in the creative slumps recently (well, actually a few years), I am also a worrywart about everything and current government in the backwards land of Down Under, so my mood has not been the best recently. Most of my free time is spent trying to get to sleep which I have lost a lot of to avoid headaches, so I haven't crossed any books or games off my to-do-list.
However I play for a short burst in the afternoons (after failing to nap) because if one thing bothers me the most in video games, it's people/bosses that I can't beat. And don't even get me started on an X-box game where I completed all the other stories for, but the main one because I couldn't beat a angsty teenage boy (my friend Mitch will vouch for that, since we kept switching after every attempt). I beat all the tougher and more strategic characters, but the guy that keeps running in to attack me? Apparently not.


Where was I? Oh yeah, short bursts and unbeatable characters. The game I have been playing for a while is a game that I do play in short timeframes, because as soon as I hit the two hour mark the game says "Remember to take breaks" (and it rewards breaks too which is a bonus). And there are two people on my map that I had passed at Supanova, and their level is ridiculously high (and 3 characters in their army can transform in high level dragons - it's so not fair when I only have 2 mid-level).

Now to tie the two points together...
I have not been able to draw any of my own characters to a satisfactory level now for a very long time (due to the lost in confidence), but I still get the itch to draw (especially when competing in the 29 Faces), so I drew a family from the game that I have been playing to level my characters up and slaughter beat the people on my map.

So here are the faces!

I used watercolours. Yay~! ... Can you detect the sarcasm? I have to learn how to use them properly.
So from left to right; Gregor, Cordelia and Severa from the game Fire Emblem Awakening. I decided to only paint in the shades of red in the hair and outfits.

Oh, and I had asked Mum for help with Gregor due to him being a more mature age. Turn my back and Mum rubbed out almost half of what I had done and did a semi-realistic face. So I kinda lost the old pose/layout and as I inked, realised that he and Cordelia look a little odd in their pose. Severa was initally smaller, so drew her bigger and made lots of mistakes.

Sorry, you guys aren't here for rants are you? This is why I keep to myself a lot of the time.

Anyway, day 4, 5 and 6 are completed and ready for combat!

Have a wonderful day everyone!


  1. You are a funny one Memphis, you are the only person who draws this well and still has no confidence, if someone else had done it you'd know how cool it is!!! Love that you are attempting watercolour and yes, Happy Birthday to Owen too! Hope fully I will post mine in 'catch-up' mode on the weekend, so impressed you are keeping up :)

  2. No problems with the rants ;o) Excellent you are using watercolour ;o) The faces turned out great ;o) Hugs ;o)

  3. great manga sketches. I like the way you have only added colour to the hair :)

  4. fun that you chose a family to sketch. a relationship between the faces. they are pretty cool.

  5. Love your Manga sketches. Great job.


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