Friday, November 13, 2009

Sketchin It' w/ Ian Walker - Post Show Update!

So... once again, tonight's show was very cool. There were some people that were there a half hour before the show began which was really nice. To have folks there waiting for me to arrive even though I'm such a small fish in the Deviant sea actually meant a lot. So when I went online tonight, I got right to the point. Aen the Artist from Deviant Art won the "You Guess It, You Get It" contest tonight, and it was Red Monika from the Battle Chasers...

Next I did 2 other sketches, one of an 8.5 x 11 colored pic of the Tick, which was tonight's sketch jam, and also another sketch card of Starfire of DC Comics.

So I hope that folks will participate and spread the word about the show. I have always had fun doing it, and tonight is no different. It was a great show tonight. Much better than last week in my opinion. Let me know what you guys think if you see this blog post!

Talk to you later!
Ian W.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Legends & Lore - A You Tube Video

So I did a Legends & Lore Artist Proof as a commission for a client, and I put it up on my You Tube page. Below is the video for the whole thing. In total, the card took me an hour and a half to do, but it is time lapsed so it's really quick. A nice vid, and a nice soundtrack to go behind it. Hope you enjoy, as there will be more coming soon.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sketchin It w/ Ian Walker on U-Stream

What the!? Yeah that's it. This is the name of my official new U-Stream webshow that I am doing. You amazing people answered the call in two polls that I created on Deviant Art as to whether or not I should do a live webshow. You responded, and now it's happening.

The first episode will air on U-Stream this Friday night at 5:00 PST, or 8:00 EST! I have HUGE plans for this show, and I want everyone to take a part. First off, Sketchin It is a fully interactive show. During the show there will be "Guess who it is Contests", viewer contests, which is a randomly piced viewer watching that night who will get a free drawing, and I will be taking live commissions as well. Right now, I am reserving 2 slots for a $10 Head Sketch. There will be other commission slots available during the show as well. I will be doing commissions for folks that I have already done business with. For instance, I will be doing a sketch card commission for a client live. Hopefully this guy will show up so that he can see it being done!

Also, in regard to the interactive aspect of the show, there is one rule... EVERYONE MUST DRAW WHILE WATCHING ME!!! It's not mandatory exactly, but it makes you a part of the show, which is what I really want. It doesn't matter if you are a great artist, or what you may consider yourself to be a bad artist. I want EVERYONE drawing. Every week during my show, there will be an Art Jam theme. You cannot draw it before the show, and submit it. It has to be done DURING the show. I will be then asking you all to send a note of your deviation related to the Jam. I will then take the deviations, and compile them and create a weekly Jam collague! Now how sweet is that!? I think it's siack. So I hope this will entice ALL of you to join up. Oh yeah... and photographers can take a part in this too. This will mix it up and make it a bit different. Hehe. I have a theme in mind, and when the show begins, I will announce the theme, and you will all have to draw it, and submit the notes to my DA page after the show. This will be EVERY WEEK! So get your pencils ready.

In the future, I hope to have some guests appear and give some critiquing and advice on artwork. Every week i will do at least one or two commissions, or do some White Ninja Guy webcomic work. Whichever I feel like doing is what I will do. So be there guys! I can't wait!!! Friday November 6th 5:00 PST/8:00 EST Where to find it???? Here ---->
I will be sure to put up another journal before the show starts and a daily countdown will begin my friends!!!


Friday, June 26, 2009

Things are happening...

Yeah, so things have been happening as of late... I am really happy. It's been a good week. My sketch cards on eBay sold. 4 out of 6 isn't bad I don't think. And I just finished up revamping my website, It is sooo nice. Cleaner, more polished. I even added a forum to it so that anyone that follows, can sign up and keep up with what is going on right now. And yes... even more so, I fell into the fad of the Twitter. I was told that it would help me to pimp my comic, and keep in more touch with possible fans. So I figure, what the heck...

So now that is done. On to the next thing... I am sooo excited! I have decided that I want 3 covers done by well known artists over Deviant Art. I'm gonna have to fork over some cash, but you know what, I think it's worth it. And so far, I have two. The very first cover will be featured and done by a very well known artist on Deviant Art. I'm getting it for a nice price too, and that always makes me happy. I have started work on the first issue or chapter of the six issue mini series. So with that said, all of you here that are reading this blog, be sure to keep up with me on, and sign up for the forums. I got a contest going on right now, and being in the forum will allow you news about before everyone else. Also you can possibly win stuff. And who doesn't like that, right? So I invite you all, to follow me, tweet me, stalk my work... once the issue is done, and interiors begin, I will reveal only in the Studio W Online forums who the cover artist for Issue One will be, as well as other information. You never know, you might get some other stuff too...

Be back later...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!

Yes, it has begun! The mad dash to getting all my goals completed. I have a month to finish and I am already on the right track I think. I have been working hard on designing my current website at, and soon there will be some new artwork, and I am hoping that I will have the new gallery up by the end of the week! This artwork will be exclusive to the site, and won't be up on Deviant or Artican until the end of the month.

I have also begun work on Well, not the actual work, but I did buy the domain name and webspace. So once Studio W is done, then on to White Ninja I have to say, I am really excited, and I am loving how things are moving. They are going steadily and at a good pace. Now to find the balance between real life stuff, job hunting, and house duties as well. It's a challenge, but it's all getting done. I have some new sketch cards that I am really excited about. These cards will be up on my gallery at the Studio W site. Anyway, that is all I have to say right now. Thanks to you all who are keeping up with me for being so patient.

Be back later...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Signs and Portents... Of improvement

So I have been taking some time off over the past month in an attempt to change and create possibly a new art style, or polish it at the very least. If you are a watcher of my Deviant Art site, you will no doubt notice that I have not put up any brand new works as of late. I have been drawing for myself. Taking the time to learn fundamentals of figure drawing, and gesture drawing and the like. I have been very pleased so far with the results so far. I hope to see more change as time goes on. I am really concentrating on learning to draw women, as that is my most difficult subject. I always seemed to make them too masculine, and it took away from the sexyness that I wanted to achieve, and it angered me.

I have also been getting constructive criticism from other artists, but most importantly, folks that are not members of the art community. I don't know, I have this thing where I think that the people that are on the outside, and their criticisms are almost more important because in the end, it is these people that will decide to become a fan of your works or not. While it's true that not a lot of them have talent in the area you are trying to master, or know much about the genre we may work in, these people KNOW what they like, and see. These will be the people that very well may be your fans in the future. So because of this, I have been getting ripped up and down and sideways, and I have been doing something about it. I have stayed away from drawing superheroes and stuff, and have just been focusing on the drawing of the figure in all shapes and sizes... Literally. I will probably have these posted up soon on my Deviant Art site later for you all to see.

Now, I want to say something, but I don't want to draw any hate or nothing, or be accused of being a jerk, but all I have to say is... drawing fat people is fun. They are probably THE most accurate drawings I have ever done. I don't know if it's because it is such a huge difference and deviation from what I normally draw, but it's fun, and funny to look at. And shows me that I can really draw most anything if I concentrate and put my mind to it. Drawing from life is something that I have tended to stray away from because I thought that it would make my quality of art lower, but I was very wrong. I have learned to draw new things on a regular basis, and now when I go through various art sites, I look for TONS of new references to draw and sketch from to see what else I can pull off. Anyways, I think I'm done ranting for right now. But there is improvement and change coming, and I like it...

Be back later...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

New Style & New Direction

Hey everyone. It has been a while hasn't it? At least for those that have been reading my blog if there are any of you. Either way it's been a minute. I am working hard right now in trying to improve my art, and possibly change my art style. There is so much that I have been lacking in the past, and I am on a mission to change it, and become a better artist because of it. I am not posting any new art for a while, until this change has been made, and I'm just gonna be doing art for myself for the most part. I want to get better, and I will be. Now once I get started, there will be no stopping, and there will be something new for you all to see and appreciate hopefully. So please bear with me, and be patient. There are going to be so many new changes in the coming months, so get ready for it.

White Ninja Guy hasn't gone anywhere, and he never will. I just didn't like the direction he was going, and I decided to change that. So there will be new adventures of that coming up really soon. I was going to do a graphic novel, but decided against it. But there is a lot of new writing going on right now, and I hope to have some stuff going onto paper really soon. I plan to make the year 2010 be a big year for White Ninja Guy, and I am on the rampage of getting this guy out there for you all to see as the face of me, myself and I, that is Ian Walker, that is, Studio W. Anyways, if there are any that are reading this, thank you for all the support, and your patience. It is greatly appreciated...

I'll be back...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Battles & Goals

So I got into another Brawl match with a person in an original battle character competition. This guy's name is Nash, and WNG is here pretty much busting him in the face. He's not in a good mood. Go check it out if anyone of you are actually checking out my blog here.

As for my drawing skills, I am always sketching and trying to improve. Drawing from real life, and things, and learning values. I have decided that I need to take a break from for a while. It seems like they never find anything GOOD about the things I am doing. And though critiquing is a good thing, when people nitpick only the bad things you are doing, it becomes discouraging. So I am taking it upon myself to just learn in my own way, and at my own pace. It feels like they critique based on the things they do personally, and I don't think that is subjective criticism. If someone else doesn't do art the same way you do, it doesn't mean that you are not a good artist. It just seems like that is their attitude. Your not doing it their way, so it's bad. Art is art, no matter how it's done... Period. That's just my opinion.

So anyway, I'm trying to continue with my pimping of White Ninja Guy this year, and making sure that I put out some good stuff. But right now, I am soooo behind, it's insane. I need to get focused and cracking, but at the same time, keep the things that are most important to me foremost. I got 2 pages that I need to put up for WNG this week, and soon, I need to get to work on my personal website. Those are my goals for this year, out of many that I have. So that is where I am at right now.

Be back later...