Thursday, April 26, 2012
This one's a quicky for Illustration Friday. The new sketchbook I'm using really eats up my pencil! But I hate to waste a book since I bought it. I found 3 blank sketchbooks in my tub of supplies so I have to keep telling myself "Don't buy sketchbooks!". "And tuna!" I have enough tuna in the cupboards too.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I've been watching the new Scooby-Doo cartoon Mystery Incorporated (thanks to Andrew) and it's the first time I've ever enjoyed the show. Ever. Scooby-Doo just always annoyed me. But this new version of it is pretty good. It's got some good story lines, some great in-jokes and a fun "I know that voice" kind of cast.
So I started sketching out some Velmas to see where it took me.
And here's where it took me! What's funny is this week's Illustration Friday word is "puzzled" so it's like fate or something.
Friday, April 13, 2012
So looking for inspiration for something to draw, I thought I'd try revisiting some of my previous work. I did that a while ago with some old pinups (my pirate, cupid, mad scientist, spacegirl) and it worked out well so here's my revisiting, gulp, Lucha Babes. Yikes! That was 2004! 8 years ago, 8 YEARS AGO, when I wrote, drew, inked, lettered and published my own comic book. Every one was doin' it so I wanted to see what the big deal was. What a crazy kid I was! Seriously, what was I thinking? There was SO much work involved. It really gave me a huge new respect for those artist who go it alone. Good on ya!
I still have a soft spot in my gut for my drawings, dated as they are. It was actually pretty hard to capture what I remember being so easy to draw back then. And to think I had 8 masked female characters! I'm please how Desnuda's (I remembered her name!) sketch turned out so I might colour her in sometime when I'm bored.
|Then. Hand inked! By hand! With real ink!|
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Oh boy, it's been a long time since I tried an Illustration Friday word. Apparently they had some problems with their mailing list server so I hadn't been getting their words for about 3 months. Out of sight, out of mind.
It's also been a LOOONG time since I did some sketching in the morning before I start work. I miss it and want to get back into it. So this is my attempt. Not my best but, whatever. The word is "vocal" so I pictured a hippy yelling in protest at something. War, I suppose.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I'm a-goin'! I'll be sharing a table with Andrew of Notchordamnatchoz fame. They're pretty on the ball this year as we already know where our table is. I'd post it but I'm lazy right now with a head cold and don't feel like searching for it. I'll update later. We've got a few months to go.
I still have lots of prints to sell from last year. I'm thinking of reprinting some of the ones I sold out of, like my Tattooed Lady and Stare. I'm also putting together an art book (mainly for myself, details TBA) so I'm excited to get that done. Plus buttons, buttons, buttons! Cheapest (in price, not quality) buttons in the room!
I've got a few months of spring and summer to produce some new art for the show and the book. Not feeling very creative that way right now but things change so fast, you just never know what might come into my mind!