Hey Everybody! Chris “Bi3cuit” Miller here to throw some of my artwork at your eyeballs. A few of you may know me from my postings over at MotMM. To the rest of you asking yourselves, “Who the hell is this guy?” Allow me to introduce myself; I’m an awesome aspiring (feel free to think that means awe-inspiring) artist from the Amish enchanted lands of the Northeast United States. I am particularly handy with a Prismacolor Col-Erase, 20044 Blue, Pencil and Wacom tablet. I’ve got degrees in Graphic Design and Animation and a passion for drawing that exceeds my imagination at times. My interests range from the Avengers to Zombies (get it? A-Z word play!) and I draw inspiration from all of them.
Mik has been asking me to drop some art postings here at Mik’s Minis for a while now and, obviously, I finally agreed. I’ll admit though that I had some qualms about what exactly to post. So many options to choose from, where do I begin! What do I want the world to see? Should I post just raw sketches, a web-comic, genre specific artwork, concept work, my own personal pieces, tutorials, stuff from art school??????? *click* Why not all of it?
That little problem out of the way I had to next decide what my first post should be. I knew out of gate I had to show something that hopefully depicted how I work. My favorite thing to check out in anyone's collection of work is their sketches. I love to see the process of creation through trial and error. Raw lines, erased mistakes, and loads of half-finished ideas that eventually evolve into the final piece. To me a sketch displays the most character that concept will ever have. That ideal in mind I set off with the task of scouring through my sketchbooks. I had my still growing, over a decade old collection of sketchbooks and drawings sprawled out all over the living room floor. It was like flipping through old photo albums. Oh the memories... Now one thing I confess and think you should know about me is that I am a very forgetful person. It is horrible how much I forget on a day-to-day basis. There have been knockdown drag-out fights with the wife about what I have forgotten. But combing through those dusty yellowing sketch books I could tell you what song I was listening to or had stuck in my head at the time, which DVD I had playing in the background, which room and piece of furniture I was sitting in, what I was eating and/or drinking, how long it took to complete. Its crazy how it all came back as I flipped through the pages with a smirk on my face and I hadn’t even gotten to the many flash drives and digital back-ups I have stashed away. Two hours later and I still had no clue what I should post first. Then it hit me again. Why not all of it??
So here you go…
Okay, I didn't really show you all that I had to offer. What kind of weekly blog feature would this be if I gave you everything in the first post? I’m thinking of the future after all. Sky's the limit! A lot of the artwork featured in this particular post was pulled heavily from my art school sketch books. At the time I had to keep the designs simple as they would of ended up being animation projects that had to be completed within a semester.
I'm eager to show what I've got and everyone can look forward to seeing more sketch dumps (or not, we'll see how this one worked out!) and an array of other artworks ranging from sci-fi to fantasy, concept art to web comics, the possible to the impossible, and probably quite a bit of Lego inspired concept drawings. Much like Mik, I am a big fan of the minifig and brick. I might even take some requests.
Anyface, I look forward to seeing everybody from the Mik’s Minis community in the comments section and here's hoping you want to see more of what I've got to offer.