Monday, May 30, 2011

Thus begins a summer of collabs


We started the day pchatting, and decided on a moe theme. I did The Merchant, she did Krauser. Fuckin' A.

And then the inevitable happened.

And then here's where it gets interesting. I was like "Hey Angela... nice little john you got there" and we laughed heartily. And then we ran with it. For like 4 hours. Through the golden fields of openCanvas 1.1.

And it was glorious and we watched the strangeness that is Rock-a-Doodle and also the ever beloved Robin Hood.

I did all the Karkats, she did all the Johns. Her tumbler is GO CHECK HER OUT

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Start of Summer

Oh Blogger, I've been needing you so badly.

First painting of the summer! Photoshop to oC5.

I'm always in such a hurry to post things. Let me know if you see any glaring anatomy flaws (or any other general criticism) and I'll work on it some more. In the meantime, here's a lady falling down. Sorry for the huge file! Oh man, this thumbnail doesn't look good. This looks absolutely terrible on my laptop screen compared to my legit screen... uh... welp

Oh man. These last few weeks have taken a lot out of me. I don't think I'll be posting any of my finals, as they're embarrassing and not very good.  Maybe I'll work into some of them some more. As for my 24-turned-28 page comic.... uh. I'll color it and we'll see just how presentable it is.

It's always hard to re-integrate myself into a place where people demand attention when you're working. I think I'm getting better at it, though. I'm far less crabby! Maybe.

Ohhhh I'm starting to regret my lack of internship. ;____________;


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Calling all Critters

(I have been craving a blogpost for like a week, but sadly I have NO ART gotta get on that)

Okay guys! Class participation time!

I'm not usually one to post works in progress, but I would absolutely be eternally grateful if I could get some crit on these! I'd say these are... what, halfway done? 1/4th done? I dunno. Tear 'em apart!! I beg of you!

Specifically, I want to know how I can keep these painterly but also have them look finished. My guess would be to have more color and texture variation? Ideas?

Also there's at lease one more in the series.

FIIIINNNALLLSSSS they go on forever, no joke

Monday, May 9, 2011

Portrait - 8 page comic finally scanned!


I'm actually a little nervous about posting this-- it may not be as entertaining as you might expect, but please know that this took many hours and I'm pretty proud of it anyway. Sorry if these images are too big, I decided to keep them high res.

These are all traditionally penciled and inked on 8"x13" Bristol. The assignment was to go to the RISD museum, chose a piece, and write a semi-fictional piece about it and turn it into an 8 page comic.

I present to you, Portrait! Let me know what you think!

(So you know: Louis Anquetin, as far as I know, never stole anything. That, and my character is fictitious.)

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Oh blog, how I have missed you.
I need to draw more pin-uppy, 20's, 30's fashion things. Here's my first one. It's really just an inconsequential doodle, nothing to worry about.

I also need to stop using black outlines and... you know what, there's a lot that I need to do.
Museum comic's done, will photocopy tomorrow and scan. I'm about 8 pages in to my 24 (now 25!) page comic.

Photoshop CS3 works! Without any lag! Hooraaaaaaay! Drawings forever~

Anybody not listening to Radiolab should start listening to Radiolab. This is NECESSARY. Thanks for introducing me, Steven!