Friday, May 15, 2015

Comic Page Backlog + Sketches

It's been over a month since I posted anything here, and I deeply apologize. Mostly I've been churning out comic pages with a little sketching here and there.

Here is the webcomic link for those who might have lost it.

Here is my portfolio blog that has pages without text.

And finally here's some character design experiments that I did. They are completely unrelated to the webcomic and were a bit of a joint effort with a friend. She told me about what she envisioned and I tried to draw it. Good practice.

 This guy was tough and it took a while to draw him just how she wanted, but the challenge was fun.

This one was comparably easier as she actually had an exact photo reference, but the challenge was giving her short hair and a fabulous, sassy face without her looking like Ursula from The Little Mermaid. The pencil sketch at the bottom is the final.



Hopefully there will be less time between this and my next blog update.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Finally Something Else

Rose With Thorns updated today as usual, and as usual here is my portfolio entry that has the page without text, as well as a link to the page itself.

This week, however, I am pleased to announce that I finally drew and colored something that is in no way related to the webcomic. It was 100% for fun. It's fan art of course, and Role-play related as it often is. If you want an explanation bad enough you can ask but I'll go ahead and say that the characters are from Attack on Titan and Blue Exorcist. Also including the progress pictures, because it's been a while since that happened, too.





Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Pages Just Keep Coming

I am doing a poor job of updating this blog every week with a comic page, so my apologies there. I think it's partly that since I post links to it on all my other social networking websites most people see it anyway. Also I don't always have an unrelated drawing to show. That's something else I'd like to work on.

The unrelated sketch this time was a birthday present for a friend. Her birthday is not technically until the 3rd, but she received her package and the drawing yesterday so I can post it without ruining any surprises. It's an RP-related thing with characters from Blue Exorcist and Attack on Titan.


Here are pages One an Two from Chapter Two of Rose With Thorns, which started on March 20th, and of course a link to my portfolio blog, which has both pages without text.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Satisfaction Tastes Good

Today marks the completion of the first chapter of Rose With Thorns! I am stoked to have completed one chapter, only ten pages though it was. The last page is up and can be found here. There's no textless version of the page this time, since there's no speech bubbles on it anyway.

Also Thatch's color guide is done! I've concluded that these color sheets have little to do with their face design. Neither he nor Rose look right on theirs. But the outfit and the colors are there for me to use, and that's really all I need.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Random Update: This Was A Bad Idea

Over the past week or so I've been working on Chapter 2 of Rose With Thorns. To be honest I've been dreading it because there will be at least three complex backgrounds for just this chapter, at least one of which I am unlikely to use again. It's tempting to have a majority of the story take place somewhere easy to draw but I'd rather not put a cap on creativity.

So here's my first real obnoxious setting, a playground. A photo of the playground outside my apartment was used as a guide.

I also started something that I've been meaning to; a color/outfit chart for Thatch. He'll make his debut in Chapter 3 but I'd like to be ready for that. Hopefully he'll be finished on Friday and uploaded with the last page of Chapter 2.



Friday, March 6, 2015

I AM TIRED

Just thought I'd make that announcement.

Also Page 9 is up! Chapter One is almost over! You can see the clean version of the page here.

Over the last week while I took an art hiatus on the webcomic, I did some free time sketching on paper. It was wonderful.

More Tadashi and some Attack on Titan art.




Friday, February 27, 2015

Tadashi is Here; So Are Comic Pages

Oh gosh it's only been two weeks since my last update. Sorry about that! At least if you're following my Twitter or Tumblr or I know you on Facebook you've seen seeing comic pages at least. Frankly that's about all I've been doing. However since I'm done drawing for Chapter 1, I'm going to take a break from comic pages until a few days into March.

Since it is Friday and the comic has updated, here is a link to Page 7 and Page 8 (current). And as always, here's my portfolio blog with the clean pages.

And since it's not -too- spoiler-y, here's a little teaser for Page 9!
Yes, the first half of the blog title is related to Disney's latest feature release Big Hero 6. Again, I've been trying to wrap my head around drawing Tadashi. Here are my second and third attempts. I'm not going to say much about the scars other than they're not official. And I also didn't draw them that well. Still learning.