Monday, January 19, 2015

In Case You Missed It

Since everyone who follows this blog also follows me on other websites (I assume), you all probably saw the webcomic's update on the 16th. But just in case, here's page 2.

And while we're here, here's a few sketches I did over the week:

Armin Arlert from Attack on Titan as a get well gift for a friend.

Some role-play related sketches of Shiro the Dragon King

Personal re-design of Honey Lemon for Disney's Big Hero 6 movie. I was pretty disappointed that they basically took Rapunzel and gave her a tan and glasses.

Monday, January 12, 2015

What's His Face

Though I technically don't have a weekly art goal anymore, I still want to do as many drawings as I can that aren't comic pages or covers. A lot of them will be concept art for the comic since it's a huge project, but there will also be things that aren't.

This week is for Rose With Thorns, however. It's the third of my main characters, whose name so far is just... Thatch. Possibly his last name. I don't even know. He made a few varying appearances in this blog last year but I think his design is finally nailed down.

It's important that I state that he is not Rose's love interest. She isn't going to have one. As it stands, no one is. I want to try a different route and emphasize platonic and familial relationships in this story.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Dive, Dive! (Also Sketches)

Today my webcomic has officially launched! You can read it here.

Each week I will also post the corresponding page 'clean' (no text) on my portfolio blog here.

Don't worry, I'll include those in an update for this blog every week too. ;) Save you all some work.

I'll also post whatever else I sketch or draw on this blog at least once a week, so it won't fall into just being a promotion website. In fact, here's a couple sketches I did while warming up to work on the first four pages:

Attack on Titan fanart: Young Erwin Smith and his dad (who has no official name)

Blue Exorcist fanart: Shiemi being adorable

Sunday, January 4, 2015

2015's Starter Pistol

You haven't heard from me on this blog since New Year's Eve, so I'd say it's time you had a little update.

My hope is to officially publish the first page of the comic on Friday, January 9th. It will be a weekly production with one page per week (with a few exceptions). Since December 31st I've been working on these feverishly hoping to have four pages and some sort of cover art done by the publishing date so I'll be ahead. So far, so good.

Just to tease, here's some small screenshots of the first 3 pages, without their text. The third page teaser isn't quite done being drawn yet, but I decided I'd share anyway. It's alright if they're too small for you to see what's happening exactly. That was the idea. ;)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cliched Metaphor About Starting Something

So here we are, at the end of one year with 52 (plus a few) drawings to show for it. It feels amazing. After three years of trying to finish one drawing a week every week, I've finally made it. I'm proud, and the knowledge that I can do it is a pretty huge reward all its own. Where do we go from here?

We take the plunge.

It's my goal to dedicate the next year to finally lifting my webcomic off the ground. What this means for the blog itself I'm not totally sure. Will it be weekly progress of the comic pages? Will I juggle comics and weekly drawings besides? Who knows. I don't even know where to host the thing yet.

But here's to tomorrow and 2015, folks. Let's hold our breath, jump in the water, and see what happens.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Week 52 - Humble Endings

There is going to be a great, well-thought out journal entry about finally completing Weekly art as I always intended - with one drawing to show for each week of the year. But that's going to wait until after Christmas.

For now, the drawing that ends it all for 2014. Some simple but soothing Attack on Titan fan art. I could have ended the year with a huge deal and a bang, but with the holiday busy-ness, I chose something that I could enjoy doing without stress.

Hanji comforts an upset Levi during a rainstorm.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Week 51: Lost and Found

A few days ago I lost myself, and spent the days between then and now missing myself. But it all worked out because I found me again last night though sketching, chatting with friends, watching A Supernatural Christmas special, and playing Guild Wars. Good thing too, I was just about to put up "missing" posters.

So the product of pulling myself out of an everything block, some pen and ink sketches of anime characters: