Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Week 42: Every Girl's Crazy 'Bout a Sharp Dressed Man

Well, maybe not every girl but dang.

I spent a lot of time goofing off that I could have been working on this today so I had to rush the coloring to finish it. I'll go back and fix it up if need be, but after coming so far this year I wasn't about to fail a week just because I'm tired and lazy.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Week 42: Greenback

Coming up with dumb titles for this week has been kinda fun, actually.

I realized after pasting the background from the other picture in that I drew Armin much smaller than I did Mikasa. Fixing that will have to wait until he's fully shaded in so I can just merge all of his layers and resize them in one go.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Week 42: Suited for Success

It's a good thing I started this fairly early last week because it took me forever to sit down and actually ink it. Once I did the process wasn't long. I just had to reel my attention span in... repeatedly.

Fine hair tips are difficult for me to ink digitally. It's just easier for everyone involved if I add them in with the pencil tool.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Week 42: Cutie in a

There's a chance of me turning week 39's subject matter into a series of sorts, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Normally by the time I've drawn two of a series of anything I'm bored with it. We'll see where it goes.

This is another new Attack on Titan character for me - Armin Arlert. He's brainy and adorable and all sorts of wonderful. He also doesn't get as much love or attention as he deserves.

As a bonus I plan to do more character design this week but we'll see how that goes.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Week 41: A Guide of Sorts

The reason that there were no progress shots of this week is that I sat down and did it in about an hour... if you exclude two attempts before this one. I don't want to think about how long I fought with each of those before giving up.

Anyway, the old guy's name is Charlie. I don't think he has a last name yet but that's not really a pressing matter. More concerning to me are the outfit and colors that I'll have to repeat possibly several times per comic page. His height isn't determined yet but somewhere around 6 feet seems reasonable.

Charlie is a half-Native American veteran. Which tribe and which war specifically aren't yet determined. The former will depend on where I set the story, which I haven't figured out yet besides it being an urban area. I will say however that I plan to represent him in a respectful, non-stereotyped manner, and will do my best research for it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Week 40 - The Process

At some point my plan was for Week 40 to be big, colorful, and epic. Due to some health complications, that did not work out. But realizing how far along in the year I am did bring about the decision to light a match under myself in terms of a massive personal project.

A webcomic I've been thinking about for a couple years still needs quite a bit of work done on it in terms of characters design and... almost everything really. I've posted other works of other characters (Rose and Thatch if you remember them), but the third major character had no face until this week.

This is my process of designing a character. Some practice with references of people with the age/body type I'm leaning towards, some free sketching, and finally something cemented once I think my character is "them".

Next week I plan to do a full body drawing and color chart for him... and also dig up whatever document I have his name in because I honestly forgot it. Oops.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Week 39: Own It

Years ago I drew a character in a red dress with a minimalist city background blocked in behind her. This was before I had a tablet or any decent digital art program so it was a huge pain. Technology made things so much easier and smoother this time around. Another plus is that if I decide to make a series of it, I have the background in a document ready to use.