Inktober, day 4.
I meant to upload a proper scan of  this yesterday, but my scanner broke so you get a snapshot from my tablet. :)

Inktober Day 5 (part one)

Boys and girls of internet-town, have you set your glorious peepers on the radical indie action-rpg, Hyper Light Drifter? It looks amazing, and there is just about ONE WEEK LEFT to get a piece of the action on Kickstarter. If you’re into lasers, exploring dungeons, and beating up bad guys, do yourself a favor and check it out.
I got so excited, I designed an alternate Drifter and animated this little gif. Thanks for coming by to check it out. If you like what you see, feel free to stay a little while and poke around… :)
Be good!
——EDIT——
Here’s a link to an HD version, for interested parties. And we should all be interested in partying. Boys and girls of internet-town, have you set your glorious peepers on the radical indie action-rpg, Hyper Light Drifter? It looks amazing, and there is just about ONE WEEK LEFT to get a piece of the action on Kickstarter. If you’re into lasers, exploring dungeons, and beating up bad guys, do yourself a favor and check it out.
I got so excited, I designed an alternate Drifter and animated this little gif. Thanks for coming by to check it out. If you like what you see, feel free to stay a little while and poke around… :)
Be good!
——EDIT——
Here’s a link to an HD version, for interested parties. And we should all be interested in partying.

Boys and girls of internet-town, have you set your glorious peepers on the radical indie action-rpg, Hyper Light Drifter? It looks amazing, and there is just about ONE WEEK LEFT to get a piece of the action on Kickstarter. If you’re into lasers, exploring dungeons, and beating up bad guys, do yourself a favor and check it out.

I got so excited, I designed an alternate Drifter and animated this little gif. Thanks for coming by to check it out. If you like what you see, feel free to stay a little while and poke around… :)

Be good!

——EDIT——

Here’s a link to an HD version, for interested parties. And we should all be interested in partying.

Inktober #3

Who is even driving that car? It seems exceedingly unsafe.

Are you guys doing a drawing a day, too? Join in!

Inktober, day 2.

Let’s be honest, it was only going to be so long before the swords showed up.

Inktober the first! Happy Drawing, everyone!

Gearing up for Inktober, starting tomorrow!

It’s been a LONG, LONG break for me, but now that my family is settled in our new home I’m going to be challenging myself to Inktober—an ink drawing per day for the month of October. Let’s party!

P to the S, I guess I’m on Instagram now @anthony_holden so let’s be friends!

Style test for a webcomic that I’m developing. (EDIT: the comic will be in English.)


Somebody’s gonna get punched. Probably a lot of sombodies.

For someone obsessed with balance, my writing sure slants down to the right a lot.
Oh well. For someone obsessed with balance, my writing sure slants down to the right a lot.
Oh well. For someone obsessed with balance, my writing sure slants down to the right a lot.
Oh well.

For someone obsessed with balance, my writing sure slants down to the right a lot.

Oh well.

The time. The time. Who’s got the time? The time. The time. Who’s got the time?

The time. The time. Who’s got the time?

Some ideas on loosening up.

Making rebloggable by request.

Q

molinatwins asked:

Hello Mr. Holden, my twin and I love your work it! It has so much heart and life that its truly inspiring. If you don't mind us asking, what would be a good way for artist like our selves to loosen up drawing wise? our primary sketches and drawings look great but when it comes to creating completed pieces we lose the vitality that we wanted. We stiffen up and our art lacks that "wow" element because of it. Either way thank you for your time!!

A

This is a major struggle of mine.

When I feel myself stiffening up, I try to get my wiggles out (pardon the vernacular; I am a parent of small children). Literally stand up and shake out your arms and legs. When you get back to the drawing table, try drawing in a new way.

1. Pinch your pen/pencil at the “eraser” tip. You’ll lose all fine control, forcing you to make broad movements.

2. Try drawing with your shoulder instead of your elbow, wrist, or fingers. Be aware of where your movements are originating. If you’re feeling really adventurous, draw by moving only your torso. (I’ve never tried this.)

3. Make some drawings with your non-dominant hand.

4. Pick out a totally foreign drawing implement (paint brush, cotton swab, puppy dog tail) and figure out how to use it.

You’ll make some interesting discoveries by changing up the way you draw. The exercises themselves won’t help you produce finished work necessarily, but they’ll help you get that looseness back!

Q

stickfiguremasterpiece asked:

I love your art style, it has a really loose, stripped down anime aesthetic. What artists would you say are your biggest influences?

A

ARGH. I’ve been avoiding this question for a super long time because I don’t have anything impressive to say. I have the most pedestrian taste in art. I would say the cartoonists that I love whose work has influenced mine would be (in no particular order):

Hank Ketcham

Charles Schulz

Bill Watterson

Jeff Smith

Dr. Seuss

Quentin Blake

Toriyama Akira

Takahashi Rumiko

Miyazaki Hayao

The list gets a lot longer if I include all the people whose work I admire. I think there are a number of artists whose work inspires me, even though I will never draw anything like them.