Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mad Jack: Poison Maker

I promised a Mad Jack update, and (shockingly) I bring one.
This is a minor character whom I shall tell you nothing about.  ;)

This picture isn't "polished" but I actually kinda like that about it.  It's rough... and that seems sorta right.  (I think I'm going to go back later today and alter the speech bubble.  It's too perfect and it feels out of place against the rest of the picture.)

This is once again 100% Photoshop.  I'm getting much better at sketching within the program instead of on paper and then scanning it in.  It saves a bit of time to do, and I don't feel like I'm losing out on too much quality by doing it.  

The Mad Jack comic is getting closer and closer to reality with every day. I'm pretty damn excited about it, and with any luck, some other people will be too. ;)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ace Detective Doodles... Now in Color!

Remember how I was gonna prioritize and work on Mad Jack because that's what needed doing?
Yeah.  That update will be tomorrow.
Today I messed further with the Ace Detectives idea CarnivorousGiraffe dreamed up.

Just some loose doodles and slapped on color, all 100% Photoshop.  I had to do something between baking obscene amounts of ginger bread.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Doodle Update: Ace Detectives

The semester is finally over, which means I finally have doodle time.  Rather, I have time to draw and I don't feel guilty about it. :)

The prelude to this (hopeful) deluge of drawings, paintings and doodles is a little doodle I churned out in preparation for a maybe-comic idea CarnivorousGiraffe and I have on the back burner called Ace Detectives!
(Actually, that's an exaggeration.  It would have to have more than a title to be on the back burner.  It's on the back burner of the back burner.  But it's fun to think about anyhow.)

Ace Detectives!
Detectives who are asexual.  Get it, "ace!" ;)
There really isn't more going on here than that. Yet. Someday, maybe more.  I hope so, because it's already fun in my head, and making it would be a blast.

But got to prioritize.  First things first: Mad Jack.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

WIP: Piano Woman

This is a work in progress I'm doing for my friend Jenny. (She runs a super awesome fashion blog)
It's still coming out of the doodle phase of life, but it should evolve into something cool down the road.
Telling you any more would spoil the fun!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Progressing Mural

One the projects I'm working on right now is a mural for a local elementary school.  It's been an educational and fun experience so far, but we have a long way to go.
So far... we've sanded the wall and primed the door.  We have a long way to go, but the road looks good.  Soon this blank wall will be filled with gorgeous blocks of color, children's faces, and exploding creativity!
I'm working on the project with two friends: Sara (over at and Ben.

Look, it's me!
(very dusty and pretty tired)
I've never been so happy to wear glasses in my life.  The face masks were a lung saver, but it was only my poor vision that saved my eyes from being as coated in dust as my pants.
Also, power sanders are fun... ;D

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Spiked Heads and Horses Called Blue

Last night my housemate Elise and I poped in Hot Fuzz and doodled the whole way through.  It was an absolute blast.  (If you haven't seen it, Hot Fuzz is a hilarious movie.)

There is something incredibly cathartic about drawing tiny crosshatched lines.  I just couldn't stop.  If my pen hadn't been running out of ink, I might have filled up the whole page.

No idea what a horse called Blue has to do with Hot Fuzz.  But I like him.  He might return.

Both done in some unknown black pen I found in the bottom of my bag, with the harder outlines done in a fine tip sharpie that I might have accidentally nicked from someone. ;D Anyone missing a sharpie?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Long Necks and Moons

I'm alive!
I've finished my major presentation on dualism within contemporary millenarian movements, rocked an orchestra concert, and survived to scan a doodle.
Life is pretty busy in college-land - I've still got an exhibit to install, a mural to paint, four papers to write, a final to take, and a children's book to edit.

Drawn in pencil, sloppy photoshop shading thrown on afterwards.