This is my most recent painting using a Wacom Cintiq 13HD. Introducing Diddy Banner(played by Diddy Kong) transforming into The Incredible Kong(played by Donkey Kong)! The goal was to finish this painting in one day…
… There’s two ways to look at that, I guess. If you look at one day as 12:00 AM to 11:59:59 PM then no, I didn’t finish in “one day”. I did manage to finish the painting within a 24 hr span of time over three days! I finished this in 13.5 hours of actual work collectively over three days. For more well-seasoned artists out there, that may or may not be impressive. I’m pretty happy with that number. What stops a guy like me who stays up until five in the morning from just doing the whole 13.5 hours in one sitting? I daydream. It’s a focus-melter. My attention span also suffers(but enjoys) my two children, who just can’t seem to leave me alone when I paint. I can’t help it. They think I’m awesome which, by parental law, makes me officially awesome. So, if they want a Nerf™ sword-fight then I’m gonna give ’em one dammit!
The bummer of all this involves my last post, where I mention Kotaku posted my work. I got a tiny taste of victory and fame and let it get to my head. I was sure to be a shoe-in for my next piece to be on sites of the geek kind, right? I was met with silence by nine different sites. I only cried on the inside, partly because I was probably dehydrated from staying up until 9 in the morning getting everything posted. I don’t think I have ever refreshed my inbox more than I did yesterday.
There was a small light at the end of the tunnel, though. Forevergeek decided to post my work today! I am slowly but surely building up my followers and that’s all I can ask for right now. I’ll keep making stuff and, hopefully, more people will keep liking it.
If you want to see a time-lapse progress video of The Incredible Kong CLICK HERE!!!