Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sketchbook update 11-21-12

Haven't done this in a while! I was so busy with school this last quarter I haven't had time to really dedicate to people drawing, which is one of my new hobbies. So here's the work I did yesterday.

The black and white images I inked with a brush pen. I bought this thing a year ago and had yet to even use it. I found it's great for sketching and doing quick inks but I don't know if I trust it as much as an actual brush. It was fun to play with so maybe. I DO have a package of brushes heading my way so we'll see.

The color images were done with a set of watercolor pencils I bought at a sale at the art store I frequent. I love Faber Castell so I gave them a trial run and they're pretty fun. I don't think I'll get rid of my tubes of Grumbacher but these are a fun and portable alternative.

Well that's all for this update. I'm now setting to work on two short stories, one a western called "The Trials of Nobody" and the other a mermaid story called "Calla of the Sea." Here's my design for Calla, at least as far as I have her so far.

Hope this intrigues anyone who might like to see more short stories from me. I'm trying to keep busy this winter break, especially so I can try and fill my portfolio with more professional level stuff.

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for taking a look!

Friday, November 16, 2012

No Pressure and Fall 2012

Hello all, I apologize for a lack of updates but this passed quarter has been rather full and eventful. My classes ended yesterday, and I've learned and grown a LOT this quarter. I'm looking forward to doing some fun stress relieving art for the holidays, but here is a comic I finished for finals.

I did well on this, even though I had a bit of a false start at the beginning with this project. I'm still working on getting better at writing but my grades have gone up as far as the art goes. I'm still working on a what tool to use for my inking so perhaps this winter break will help me answer that question.

I also finished a 10 page comic for the Black Belt Challenge. I barely made the deadline and even then I had to print the book much smaller than it should have been. I'll be more prepared for the next challenge and I'll come back with a great piece of work. I'll post those pages later in a separate post.

Also I reaaally like drawing likenesses for characters. Marlon Brando was a lot of fun to interpret into how I draw.