Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

9/16/2013 30 Day Challenge: Day 4

Getting better with economizing my space.  I'm going to try buying some new inks and use some of the new pen nibs I bought a few months ago.

I find myself getting a bit stuck in trying to create far back grounds.  Once I draw an interior, I find myself not allotting enough time into thinking about what's happening beyond windows.  I know how I would deal with these problems if I were painting, but pen and ink being so unforgiving...

Anyway, the journey continues!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

9/15/2013 30 Day Challenge: Day 3

My family is staying with me for the week!  I had to hide away for a couple hours just to get this done! 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

9/14/2013 30 Day Challenge: Day 2

This will be my post for Day 2 of the challenge! (the previous post was something I drew last night)

9/14/2013 30 Day Inking Challenge!

I've decided to tackle a 30 day challenge!

My good friend and co-worker Vince has convinced me to do a 30 day challenge (He'll be posting a 30 day challenge of his own here). Our goals are a bit different, I'll be trying to draw and ink characters and include backgrounds or at the least characters interacting with their environments.  I'm a bit rusty on having characters blend into the space they occupy, so this should be a good exercise!  I'm going to try to make sure to practice onomatopoeias and effects.  If you're a fan of 30 day challenges, stay tuned!

(This is actually last night's entry, so I shall be posting again later tonight!)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

9/12/2013 More Inking Studies

captain of the merman swim team
Now with the comic all finished up, I find myself free to do more of these inking studies.  I'm glad I get to do these, because I'm finding out a lot about inking just by experimenting with different tools again.  I've been married to the idea of using dip pens and brushes, but I find i get much more predictable and cleaner results from using felt tips and microns.  This allows me to think less about the tools and just concentrate on creating interesting forms, shapes and lines. 

More of these to come, hopefully.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9/11/2013 Quick Inking Study

I had some time before going to sleep tonight, so I thought I'd so some inking studies.  trying out new tools and being a bit more aggressive with my lines and blacks.

Monday, September 9, 2013

9/9/2013 a little something

Had a chance to do a little bit of painting tonight!

It's been another long hiatus, but I promise it was worth the wait!  I've finished my comic, and I'm just trying to think of a way for me to show this thing to the world!  Just wait a little bit more, you guys!