Monday, June 28, 2010

Duck III

Here's this week's duck. Think I prefer last week's piece, but Angie and Lilah both seem to like this fellow, so what heck. It was a nice break to our stuck indoor weekend as the heat has been unbearable here. 100 degree weather and a 3 (or 35) year old don't mix, which led to some severe cabin fever. Luckily, there was plenty of World Cup on. Not so lucky was the U.S. or England or Mexico teams. Oh well. Argentina and Germany should provide plenty of entertainment, that is if the refs can stop ruining the matches.

Did get away Sunday for a couple hours for a Drink & Draw with Mafus over at Legend. Hadn't seen the lad in quite some time, so it was nice to quaff a few, sketch and talk geek. I've been rereading a lot of the old Jonah Hex comics as of late. (Probably trying to cleanse my mind of the recent movie. Haven't seen the flick, but the trailers were enough to leave a bad taste in my mouth.) Hence the Hex sketch. Mafus imparted the wisdom that cowboy hats are pain in the arse to draw after watching and listening to me struggle with Jonah's lid. Think I redrew that hat 3-4 times and I'm still not pleased with it. Oh well, at least the slightly drunk lady at Legend was impressed.

Friday, June 25, 2010

A now for something completely different

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Starting to delve back into Flash animation and came across this scene I had worked on for Rex & Roxy's down in Atlanta. I moved back to Richmond shortly after starting the project, which then went the way of the dodo. Still it was a fun exercise, though all that drawing was a bit tedious. I think I had a good 100 or so of them done before calling it quits. As to those drawings whereabouts today, I have no idea. May have to do some digging this weekend...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Character revisit

Didn't really care for an early design of a character for THE HOLLOW, so I revamped him to be a bit more menacing and Cthulhu-like. 'Cuz you can never have enough Cthulhu in your life.

Finally back to inking after mucking up a couple panels, but it's nothing a little Photoshop or white opaque can't fix.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Artistic weekend and initiative

Had big bad weekend, as it was the first back with Lilah after 11 days. Farmers Market, art museum, art supply store and then painting. Lilah did a nice green painting with her new brush, but I had to do one as well. Since I've already done one Rubber Ducky painting I decided that I'd do another, which blossomed into the idea of a weekly Rubber Ducky painting. For another 51 weeks I'll attempt to complete a painting of a Rubber Ducky, which will turn Lilah's bathroom essentially into a Rubber Ducky Art Gallery. Hope you enjoy #2.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Testing the Beta

A prelim sketch for a larger drawing for one of Lilah's favorite heroes, Beta Ray Bill. Need a better pose, but this is mainly an exercise in feeling out the character anyway, so I'm not sweating it. Look for bigger and better in the near future. (Though it may be a while since Lilah returns from her 11 day beach vacation with my 'rents tonight and I doubt she'll let us out of her sight.)

Monday, June 14, 2010

This a non-stop flight?

If only real flights took just one panel...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Where does this map lead?

We may never know...especially if I don't keep on inking these pages.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Panel peek

Here's a quick look at Argus from my Zuda entry story THE HOLLOW. As Zuda's fate is up in the air, and I'm actually inking again, I thought it wouldn't hurt to keep the postings going and show what I'm striving to finish inking before Lilah's return. If Zuda comes back and I decide to enter I can always take these posts down, too, as their rules used to state.

Truly bummed about the Flyers losing game six last night, but the Hawks were the better team and, heck, they did end a 49 year Cup drought in the process. Oh well, there's always next season...

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Two weeks later...

Finally polished off Hellcat yesterday. Think it turned out okay for being rather rusty. I'd've like to kept tinkering with it, but decided it was time lay down the brush and get started on finishing THE HOLLOW inks. We're Lilah-less for another eight days and I'm hoping to get the remaining seven pages inked in that time. Pretty sure I can make it, especially since I also polished off RED DEAD REDEMPTION this weekend. A darn fine, immersive game. It's got me watching DEADWOOD again, much to Angie's dismay.

Also, my tooth finally appears to be in proper working order. Woo-hoo!