Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Update, Downdate

I was going to do an update but there was a problem with my laptop and ALL my files, art and otherwise, were on it and I had no way of assessing it but my friend Brad fixed it and it didn't involve purging all the files and starting with a blank slate. Yaaaaay!
This is kind of a print I did. My Mom had a box of borrowed sewing notions and one of them was this strange looking, almost Peruvian zipper-pull so I drew a whole mess of 'em. I might sell it as a print on DA. 
Preston Blair studies. For some reason, I can't tilt the heads right :/
"Uh...wat." is right. 
This one I'm actually semi-proud of. It's sort of classically inspired girl wearing some kind of spaghetti-strap dress made out of leaves. I was on a bit of a roll with it but I had to stop to look up how many strings a lyre has. Also, I'm not sure what to do for the background so I scanned it before I completely messed it up, ha.

WELL, I least I know what I need to improve on, I guess. *shrug*

ALSO, since I'm a correspondent on Rusty Spatula, I'm going to do a comic and try to get rid of this irrational comic-making fear D:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Leather Goods

air Yeaaah, I haven't updated in a while. I know. Actually, I'm on the cusp of turning my track record of Saying I'm Doing Something But Not Actually Doing it around, due to me finally getting the Preston Blair animation book for my birthday and Sherm Cohen kicking me in the butt a little to actually do my comic(s) and not caring about my need to be absolutely perfect. I AM going to buckle down and give myself permission to do a crappy job instead of doing nothing and kicking myself for it. Imagine some triumphant music playing here because it is pretty damn triumphant.
I even have a tentative schedule queued up in my mind of how the comics are going to be drawn, colored and posted and even overhauling my coloring technique altogether and just have a straight-forward 'cartoon-y' coloring style and not really bothering with light shading unless the light source is something like a spotlight or a flashlight. One more thing I don't have to rack my enormous brain about, durp.

Have some of these sketch/doodles to tide you over UNTIL TOMORROW!

Ignore those ladies. I sure did when I drew over 'em. :P

Monday, May 31, 2010

Floating in the Sea of Traquility

I DO have some drawings I'm working on, a magician type girl making a bunny shadow puppet and another girl lounging with her outdated recording equipment but this is the only drawing I've finished.
Its like a cross between a Russian nesting doll and a Faberge egg. I enjoyed doing something that is kind of conceptual.

Monday, May 17, 2010

More of That Jazz

Been a while since I posted anything. I should really have a regular drawing routine and get my shit together and start comicking 
I was brainstorming an Awsum Possum story and there is a poodle that he sees through the sliding glass door and during its walks that it has a nice place to sleep, food whenever it wants and basically gets pampered 24/7 and Awsum, wanting a cushy life for himself, kidnaps the poodle and takes his place. These are just character design ideas.

An illustration of "Snow White". If you can't tell what scene it is, its the Wicked Queen in disguise as an old beggar woman offering Snow White the poison apple. I had fun drawing the old gnarled up tree branches.


 Faces and random people. I think the nebulous one on the top is Jimi Hendrix.

I think the skinny children on the bottom are Hansel and Gretel.

Hands and mouths...and some heads.

People I practiced drawing from a magazine. I think it was "Better Homes and Gardens", something like that.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Trix and Sour Cream Utz Potato Chips

I got around to continuing my unofficial project to draw food mascots.

I already did the Utz Potato Chip girl but I had a idea to do the Sour Cream and Onion one and rolled with it it but yeah, no more of her. If I did, I would have to do the Carolina Crab Seasoning flavored one. EW. XD

The Trix Rabbit, as seen on Trix cereal and Trix yogurt. (personally, I like the yogurt better) 
I like how this one turned out. I think I got his anguish down just right. :)

That's all I got so far. The next ones I'm tackling will be Twinkie the Kid and the Morton's Salt girl . I got some interesting ideas for that one, mostly involving melting slugs. ;)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Soda Faeries, Beatles, Awsum Possum and Ye-Ye Girls

I found a blank notebook and I've been doodling in it since I seem to have some kind of deep-seated fear of unlined drawing paper, hah.
One my brothers (or it could have been my Dad) made a comment about 'soda faeries' so I tried to draw some.

I was talking to Bishop and we sort of came up with the character Awsum Possum. I don't know if I'll do anything with him but its definitely too kooky and, well AWESOME to throw out. Who knows? Maybe the story of his wish-granting girdle will be told :)

I was trying to do some full body poses of the Beatles 'toons, devoting THREE pages to each. Still a fan of the weird expressions <_<
Some of the poses are kind of wonky-looking but I was trying to draw different head views ( that even the right word? O_o) and venture out of my comfort zone. I'm pretty sure there's a better way to draw the one on the 2nd page of Paul zipping up his jacket but hey, I'm still learning.


A bit of Ringo. I figured out myself how many 'heads' tall the Beatles are! Go me :3
Calculating from the model sheets and with crudely drawn lines on Paint Shop Pro, I calculated George is about 3 heads high, and the model sheets DO say who is taller ("George is the same height as Paul", "Ringo is 1/2 a head shorter than George") so I kind of drew them side by side like that. It doesn't say on John's model sheet how short or tall he is compared with the other Beatles so I kind of put him as slightly shorter than Paul, since that's how it was in real life.

Trying to draw '60s girls. Among some random ones from magazine ads are Francoise Hardy, France Gall, Twiggy, Peggy Moffitt, and Nancy Sinatra.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Unicorn Rampant

Angus (my younger brother, who has a totally different approach to art) got a book on flags and heraldry and there was a really cool illustration of the unicorn and the lion flanking the King William the Third's coat of arms, hence the line next to the horse's leg on the far left. 
Yeah, it looks good when you stand back a little but if you see it much closer, you can see my sloppy cross-hatching. But otherwise, I like how it turned out. I don't know what I'm going to do with it, maybe just fill in the unicorn's golden collar and chains and his horn with my cheap-o markers. 

Also, I've been thinking about making my own Etsy but I know nothing about selling my art (plus I actually need art to sell >_>) and pricing. Plus, what if someone actually buys my merc? I'd need to buy postage and ship it to them and barely know anything about shipping artwork God knows where. 
Mehhh, I'm in a cruddy mood. X_x

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Study 5a


And with that, I'm going to bed. Gen. Biology tomorrow.