This winter, lifewithjson turns into artwithjson lol. Like I mentioned in the previous post – I’ve been spending a ton of time on my iPad practicing my drawing/painting/creative skills. I’ve really been on a good roll lately – some days I’ll be doing something that will inspire me and some days I’ll sit there with a blank canvas. On those days, I just draw things that I enjoy because that’s what comes easy to me. Creating “new” art is difficult because composition and colours and lines all have to come together perfectly to eventually become something awesome.

The last few days I’ve spent my time drawing Sephiroth. For those of you that don’t know – he’s the main antagonist from the original Playstation game – Final Fantasy 7. Literally one of the most iconic games that has ever been released, in my opinion and 15 years later – still has a big impact on my vision of what a great game should be. Sephiroth and Cloud are two of my most favourite fictional characters because their stories and the lore behind them is so deep and entangled with detail and complexity.

Anyway, I could talk about how FF7 is the best game endlessly but I’ll stop. The piece below is kind of a combination of everything that I’ve been learning for the last few weeks and I’m pretty proud of it. I know in a year from now, I’ll look back and laugh at it but for now, I am content. It helped me bring together my inking and painting skills and the use of background and foreground (as simple as it is). I’m still working on creating faces that trigger specific feelings and emotions and painting them properly to give depth with light and shadows.

I know most of you probably aren’t as interested in art as you are with cars but this is “life”withjson after all. LOL
Hoping I can create more this year…

Feedback? Tips? I’m open! Diana just says it looks good. She would say that if I drew a stickman. So sidenote: your wife/SO is not a good form of criticism because they love you too much to hurt your feelings.

Toon Car Art

Man, this place has been dead lately… Not much happening in my world lately. Still been super busy with work, waiting on car parts, waiting for nice weather… It’s pretty much been a big bore around here. Diana has been obsessed with the Mindy Project lately and I hate just sitting on the couch doing nothing, so I’ve decided to pick up the pencil again and do some drawing for the garage.

Over the last few days, I’ve finished up the last three cars (excluding the Lexus, because I already got that drawn out) and picked up some frames today to hang them up. Everyone is really starting to hustle with getting their cars ready so it’s getting super exciting and I know everyone is really itching to start driving again… Probably a month left until we get the cars out!

Anyway, as a post to show you I’m not dead, I just decided to take some snaps of the new art. I was also too lazy to grab my SLR so this is from my iPhone… Updates soon! I promise!

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The three musketeers. STI, FRS, Civic.Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset

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A shot of the CivicProcessed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset

And finally, a shot of the FRS.

Eye Mechanics Studio

Wanted to give a shout out to Andrew Kerr at Eye Mechanics Studio for doing up an artbomb of the LS. I’ve been wanting one of these for as long as I can remember and I could never do it myself. When I came across Andrew’s work, I knew right away I wanted him to do it for me.

I’ll be getting the STI and the Civic done soon so I can hang. Such an awesome job.

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