Monday, December 21, 2015

Ghostly Toys

I’ve been doing some character design practice to beef up my portfolio. Given the season I’ve been re-imagining the three spirits from “A Christmas Carol” as toys. 
In the end I couldn’t think of a feasible, plot-related reason for them to be toys but it was fun. Christmas Future is my favorite because of all the symbolism that went into her.
Shown in the order they were drawn in.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Dusting The Blog Off

Almost two months ago I posted a drawing to help me cope with the loss of my beloved old kitty, Starz. What I did not mention in that post was that my laptop had died (again) and that I was without a means to draw decent comic pages (again). I did manage to churn out a few that were far less than satisfactory and I did post them.

Finally I recently was about to afford a new laptop. It took a while because on the day my laptop stopped working, I also lost my job. I wasn't fired per se, but my position itself was terminated and my work place no longer needed me. I am still in the market for a new job. Sigh.

Anyway, chapter five of the comic starts on Friday. The webcomic is here if anyone needs a refresher.

In the meantime, here's a few other things I've done in the last eight-ish weeks.

Rose and Charlie with Pokemon that they might have.

 Nicholas Brown from the anime "GANGSTA."

 Levi being fatherly with a little Eren.
And Rose with her face painted in observance of The Day of the Dead, her being half Mexican and all.

Hopefully I'll be back later this week with more.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Good Night Princess

On September 2nd 2015 at 8:30 PM, my beloved kitty Starz had a heart attack in the middle of playing with her favorite toy. She did not make it. Starz was fifteen years old. She'd been with me most of my life and practically all of hers. I miss her so much that I'm almost physically ill.

On September 3rd 2015 at 5 PM, I adopted Jenny from the nearby Humane Society. She cannot replace Starz. No creature can. But she can make it easier for me to adjust to life without my best furry friend. She needed me and I needed her.

I drew this for some self therapy, and because I like to think that Starz is okay with all of this.

Friday, August 28, 2015

So Much Fanart + Chapter Four Begins

Another update and it didn't take two months! Hopefully that will be continual from now on. Over the week I've been doing a lot of Attack on Titan fan art for an event on Tumblr, which are below. I've also resumed adding textless pages from my webcomic to my portfolio blog, since I'm trying to improve the quality. Here is the actual comic page, and the page without text is here.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Back Again

It's been months since the last time I made an entry, and I apologize. At least it's not for a lack of drawing. The webcomic is still going strong, and chapter four is scheduled to start on Friday. I haven't been putting the pages on my portfolio blog because they didn't feel high quality enough, but here is a link to the comic all the same. Once chapter four starts I'll probably start including Previous Page links in the description as well as a jump to the first page.

As for other art, I've been doing this and that on the side when I can. The comic takes a lot of energy however, so unrelated bouts of creative energy are few and far between. All the same, I figured I'd upload a few of the things I've done lately. There seems to be a running theme of Attack on Titan fanart, including an art experiment of what Levi might look like if he were black...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Oh, Hi There

So I realize it's been over a month since I posted anything here. Sorry! Though all of the comic links have been continually been posted on Facebook and other social media. We're now in chapter three and headed fast to chapter four!

Here's the webcomic link in case anyone needs it.

Also here's some miscellaneous art from the past moth. Hopefully I'll do better about updating this blog now!

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.