The In-Betweens—sketches done as bookends between projects to loosen up and transition from different styles.
Dammit Ben Whishaw. jpg
I have watched Skyfall more than once and probably plan to do so again. It is so dreamlike and id-tastic and surreal. There are a lot of great faces to draw in that movie, Bond’s notwithstanding (Daniel Craggy-as-hell-who-carved-your-face-out-of-the-platonic-form-of-godlike-mountains-sir-but-I-digress). I really enjoy Q’s/Ben Whishaw’s face and the way he carries himself throughout that movie.
I am always fascinated by how actors/characters are filmed/portrayed in reaction to whatever perceived archetype they may be. Obviously men and women tend to be treated differently (visually) in this respect.
How many desolate fields of yellowing wheat will manly men stare into while wearing grey suits, GQ/Details/all fashion magazines/that last segment of Skyfall?
Basically, Ben Whishaw is an enigmatic water nymph. Count me a fan.
Sketchbook work! Escher boys. Prelim sketch ideas for the wolf queen from one entry ago.
Also, obligatory mention of “omg blizzard what.” Perfect time to go a-tunneling in waist-deep snow!
Migratory Accessorizing 2012
1 pt Prairie Home Companion
2 pts survival stories
1 pt errant freckles
1 pt cyborgian aptitude
1 ice cube stolen from the top of a mountain in Norway
Stir, be baffled, enjoy.
It was going to be a strange morning.
I did a series of tiny sketches/illustrations for an abandoned card game a while back. Maybe I’ll bring some of these to finish if they stick long enough.
A beastie, and two preliminaries for the series I’m working on.
In This Together2012
Doing a color-sketch for a final. It’s nice to do work that speaks to me on a more story-heavy level too. Once I get this and the ink work for one or two more in the series I’ll speak more about it.
Some more sketchbook pages. Waiting in the unemployment office and traveling on trains, it’s been a magical journey this past week or so.
Demon with the big fur coat is a characterdudething that I have been bouncing around in my head the past two days. He showed up completely unannounced in a digital sketchpainting thing I was working on—it was supposed to be of a fairly benign swordsman, and he just sort of waltzed in and fabulous’d it up. When I teach myself digital painting, that happens sometimes. Characters accessorize, get horns, and it’s all over.
This is what I get for mainlining the last season of RuPaul’s Drag Racetoo quickly and drawing at the same time.
I think I just want everyone to wear poofypants and great boots and horns. That last part I am still waiting to come into vogue so I can finally can start wearing big stupid horns in public, but sometimes fashion is a little late.
More sketchbooking! A lady barbarian, people in meetings, and weird crawly floaty things.
Some freeform sketching.
This is the first drawing I’ve made for myself in weeks. My injury is still pretty bad so I have to be very quick with these. This was just freeform pencil-forms-to-brush-pen-on-spare-printer-paper in a couple of minutes. But it felt good.
Hey internet….It’s been a while.
I injured my hand about a month ago, which is why updates have been scarce. Being an artist with a hand that doesn’t work? Not the best situation. I am slowly recovering but it seems that my body has started to try to destroy itself, so there is a lot less art being made than I’d like.
Here’s a very quick sketch I was able to bang out before my hand started seizing up. It’s dedicated to/loosely based on a friend who has a really fantastic tattoo.
(The actual tattoo in question is fairly different. I am hoping that when I heal a bit more I can make a finished piece that captures what it feels like to look at, rather than necessarily an actual likeness of it. I had a whole series of these planned out before the injury, which is killing me)
More stuff from DnD. The bottom image was mostly drawn with my left hand (and slowly) because I was starting to develop my (now current and infuriating) hand injury. This is also why I have been posting less.
(Hopefully it will heal sooner rather than later so I can get back to drawing and stop feeling like the worst artist ever? I haven’t gone without drawing something for myself this long since I broke my hand when I was 10.)
I feel like every time I try to verbalize something related to character acting in comics or dialogue or pacing I turn to TJ and Amal as an example...
- I can finally let this chat out of the bag
Very excited to announce that we’ve just gotten everything moving for publication of the French edition...