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Art block exercise by Wen-M Art block exercise by Wen-M
Hello everyone, I am alive. 8D

Since the successful funding of the Anima Kickstarter, thanks for all the supporters; I had been in many personal errands and deadlines and gone MIA for such a long time, I do apologize. @__@

among many things, I had been in a long art block, knock on wood, that I am pretty much over it.

For a long time now, I had thought my style wasnt going anywhere anymore, like I reached that point that people recognize my style when they see it, and I had reached a limited in my skills (though I know it happens once in a while)

It was a time of boredom, I continued to work but it wasnt as enjoyable as it was before. I might sound spoiled as many of us work in a job we dont like everyday, but unlike some of you who has fun coworkers to cope with a not-so fun job, its important that as an working-alone Artist, I enjoy my daily assignments.

Part of my style was by conscious choice, but most of it has to do with my age and what I was exposed to during that time in life, After I gone "pro" as an artist, I spent less and less time exploring my skills and style, which I was always aware that it's a dangerous thing, as far as job security is concerned. Many of you recognize my style as extremely detailed, I put thought into things that many artists would not spend time on, for one reason or another. This inevitably takes more time than usual, and so month after month, I am still behind with work. its really an unhealthy way of working, because While I still occasionally play games and go outside, There was no time left to explore my skills and style.

When the art block hits me bad, I can do nothing but doodle around, like my brain just forces me to explore, because all the frustration from the art block just stopped me from working smoothly.

this image is a product from such a time.

As I had told many of my friends, The skeleton warrior speaks fantasy to me, louder than any other creature seen in this genre, me personally anyway. You will probably find that I drew this thing more than anything else in my gallery, haha

anyways, I don't do this very often, and I'll probably sound conceited saying this. but I recently found the work of Paul Bonner, and his work inspired me so much, I havent been inspired in a long long time. part of this is due to the fact that I stopped looking, but also because I try not to let other artists influence me, but this time, I am very thankful i found his work. if you havent see his work (like how i was just a week ago, search Paul Bonner illustrator =]


alright, i think i talked your ears off by now, lol. thanks for reading, and I hope you will find your inspiration for all your work, art or others.

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RubyP Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of Skyrim.... :D even more so with the arrow through the skull....
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing but how could you believe i am going to read all this "poem"?
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ZombieB Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Glad you got over your funk its scary when that happens :(
thanks for the Paul Bonner suggestion great stuff!
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Ronin-ink Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Oh shit its the Army of Darkness
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LordBloodySoul Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work! They're looking great :clap:
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LucasParolin Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Digital Artist
pretty good!
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Zephyr-Aryn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
The arrow in the head is a nice touch....it really makes me smile. (Undead humor for the win! ...although I'm sure a few Skyrim fans would snicker to see another arrow in the knee.)

All that aside, I like the fact that you'r working to keep your art fresh, and doing it in a fun way. Good luck!
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
thank you! =D
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Zephyr-Aryn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
You're welcome! It's always fun to see what artists do when they just let loose and draw something for themselves.
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Kutori Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice motivativational words!
Glad to see that you still alive xD I´ll still alive to and trying to improve my skills : D

加油!!!!!
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