More poster designs for Barefoot Blues! I don’t think I’ve ever drawn an honest-to-goodness dinosaur before this project. This is, I have realized, inexcusable. Expect more dinosaurs effective immediately. Also: inked this guy with a real brush! I normally use a Pentel Pocket Brush for inking my comics, but I finally screwed up my courage and made the leap to real bristles.
It is, of course, way way way way better. I’ll be grabbing a Series 7 for my next inking binge — which should start sometime next week and last well into April. Phew.
Sometimes people say things and they stick in your head until you make an illustration out of them. This is one such illustration.
Hey everyone! Sorry things have been a little quiet around here. I’ve been holding myself to a page-a-day schedule for the past three weeks for my thesis, which is shaping up to be around 30 pages altogether. Really excited to get that posted on here, but until I make it that far I’ll be posting oddball illustrations and strips to keep you entertained.
First up is a poster I recently designed for the Portland Underground Exchange — a dance event put on by the awesome folks at Barefoot Blues! If you’re local and interested in spending an incredible weekend with the best dancers and live acts in the Pacific Northwest, I recommend that you check it out. The theme I was given to work with was “dancing trees”, which is quite literally what you see below.
This was my first foray into digital coloring and I felt like a big flaily clumsy baby about it, but it was a lot of fun and I’m keen to start doing it more often. Maybe a daily sketch project or something. WHO KNOWS.
Check back tomorrow for more filler art!
More warm-ups. Sometimes my legs just don’t work the way I want them to.
Some more watercolor doodles! I can’t seem to stop myself these days.
Aaaand a comic. Because I can’t resist and GOD. DAMN. the wind was cold yesterday.
Also: I got a Tumblr because it seemed like a smart move. You can check it out over here. I’ll probably post more silly doodles there in the future.
Too busy for more blogging, but keep yer eyes open for more illustration & comics later this week!
So yesterday may have been the worst possible day to do hourly comics (so stressful, so busy), but I had a BLAST. And since this is the second year I’ve done Hourly Comic Day, I guess this means I’ve been running this BLOG for over a year. Dang. Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm!
Until next year…