Monday, February 28, 2011

Mondayyy back to work (poo).

Unexpected free time yesterday afternoon, so I sat down and started another small still life. Worked mostly on the flowers because I'm probably not going to be able to get the right lighting conditions again for several weeks and the flowers are probably just going to keep wilting while I'm gone.

I was preparing to go to bed last night and then as I was brushing my teeth I was like ZOMG INSPIRATION

This is how I do thumbnails. THEY ARE A COMPLETE MESS. And I write teh dialog on them so that's why there are white squares. lol

Saturday, February 26, 2011

No art today, but I got bored last night and actually worked on my website for the first time in zomg like 5 years.

It's very sparse and rudimentary, but it should at least do the job of being able to point people somewhere without dealing with DA. Because DA is annoying as hell with all it's ads (though I run noscript :3).

There are a few layout problems but they shouldn't hinder navigation toooo much.

Friday, February 25, 2011

It's FRIDAY but it's snowing and that makes me rage. rarrrrr

Lol it looks like I doodled all over this.

Hmm. The altz comic I pounding out yesterday wasn't uplaoded. whee.

And then this thing has ben kicking my ass and it was only when I admitted it wasn't going to be done last night that the fun came back. Then again, it got really surprisingly close, and I imagine if needed, I could have thrown it up as is and no one would have cared.

The perspective is so painfully off but this is another one of those things were I told myself I wasn't going to obsess.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Technology is doing a small scale uprising on me today. I'm not sure why.

Didn't get much more done on this, but I'm pretty sure I can finish it off tonight.

And then Alt-Z which I hope I can finish tonight. lol

And then sketching the next Breakaway page.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Well the new nibs weren't the answer to life but it did make things significantly easier on my hand, I think.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ahhh the day is almost over. I got my pen nibs! And I'm ready for a nap. And then some serious arting to be done.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Well I figured I'd scan in my progress and discovered that the scanner is putting weird lines across the artwork. I'd guess it's dust on the mirror, but it's bizarre that it's only happening to the color images.... and it travels diagonally? The hell. I think I can open it up and try to clean it, but I'm sort of afraid I'll break it forever.

I didn't bother to correct it since it's and in-progress image, but I guess I can plan on having to fix the finished piece.

Then the sun went down and I couldn't paint (gasp) so I remembered that this still needs to be finished (TECHNICOLOR DARGON)

And this is close to three hours, a lot of it having to go back and play Captain Color Correction. She's getting close to done tho.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Baaaah I sat down to paint and discovered I only had one red and it's not going to work for what I want. ahahah.

I decided to try out some watercolors instead and so far that's going ok, but I have to wait for the wash to dry. Poot. (went and painted some more in between starting to write this and now, am excite)

Finally finished this! One more to go and I can look into taking commissions. cool.

Trying to keep track, this is about an hour of painting.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Well I finished anything but can't recall my own name at the moment. Whee.



This is huge so TOO BAD.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I wallowed in some self pity last night. It was pretty awesome.

No wait, no it wasn't.

But I haven't done anything like that for a while so I guess I'm allowed to sometimes. I think I know what I want to do now but I'm not sure how to get there. I think I'm spending this weekend painting with actual paint... though I think I need to also pick up some plaster (omg I get monday off). I have an idea for a series of paintings... MAYBE I'LL BE A MILLIONAIRE BY NEXT WEEK.

And I was like 'bawwwwww I don't want to do anything'. Lol and then I tried to make myself work and went 'Jesus fuck I really need to order pen nibs why did I put that off', so I did before work this morning, and maybe they'll get here Tuesday? (Last until tuesday, wee nib!)

Finishing this all tonight actually seems pretty promising. THOUGH I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT BACKGROUNDS ARE HARD TY. Though I reflected last night and I think I might settle for sitting at where I am right now, which is a two month buffer, instead of pushing all the way to six. 7-8 weeks is still a lot to be ahead. And limiting to a page a week would let me focus on trying to freelance.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ughhhh I'm going to have to give up and accept at some point that the whole reason for a buffer is weeks like this. I'm so tired ;_;

Also now that I'm using it for several hours every day, it's become somewhat clear to me that I need to order more pen nibs. Really I should just order a new pen, too, because mine has some hillarious house-fire related droop, but they're like $75 and it works so...

I guess while I pay my bills tonight Imma orderin pen nibs. Spent most of yesterday doing linework for various things, and took the easier two of the three breakaway pages I did to color. One close to done, the other no where near. lol

I made a character change on the Alt-z page because I'm petty and the original guy is being a shithead (when three people are telling you to shut up on vent during a critical moment and you don't, and then throw a fit over it, you're a shithead).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Yesterday was sort of a break day to let my hand recover. I did poke at this a little before bed last night.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

ooh it's been a productive weekend so far.

This just needs a little more work on the background, and then the characters themselves. I would have finished last night but someone was like 'hey wanna play some StarCraft matches?!'

This week's Alt-z, actually finished, but here's the unlettered version. Not that it matters because it's simple enough you can tell what they're saying :P

A little more detail put into next week's Alt-z

And a sketch I remembered I did on Friday

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Didn't feel like playing last night (omg I'm broken), so I did this instead.

I'm in negotiations for a colorist job. I am excited.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Arrrrgh I drew up a storm yesterday and I think I managed to get a repetitive stress injury in my index finger (wtf lol). Naughty naughty naughty. I'm going to have to start doing those routines of stretches that pro StarCraft players do when they ladder for 7 hours.


My guild sucks at the elevator boss!

The lettered version of the comic I made several weeks ago (zomg I'm like 5 weeks ahead now, so cool).

In the same vein as the ducky one last week, I thought I should draw an image for an Alt-z webpage layout. I like Amy but I'm not sure about Sol. It does not help that there is a giant DICK on druid T7 that now that I've seen, I cannot unsee.

Also, Alt-z has no buffer and I know I'm taking a vacation at the beginning of march, so I thought I should draw something in advance and not have to work too hard while there. So here's sketches for the next two weeks of Alt-z.

The second one is going to be freaking epic. I got water on it but Amy's face is just so damned hillarious I'm going to save it.

And then the two completed pages of Breakaway. Mostly it was a need to call it done and move on. Mustn't linger! 1-8 actually had more tweaking on the color after I added letters, but TOUGH. Also 1-9 I decided didn't need words... oh and I didn't upload it so I guess none for you and I'll sit on it until it's actually it's turn to be posted 9.9

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Arrrgh you guys this month is so stressful. It's not even the art. I'm pumping out shit at a pace that I've never done before and looking to find ways to add more in. It's just 'career' related things driving me up the wall. I have a maybe-couldbe-actual arty job that I'm negotiating terms on (gasp) and crossing my legs like a little girl who has to pee over waiting on my application to grad school.

So I worked on this until my hands started to hurt last night which turned out to be so late that I overslept my alarm this morning because yay. They're both extremely close to done. 1-9 I think needs a bit of value change to make the character silhouette easier to read, 1-8 just has so much fucking detail because tentacles (incidentally, I propose rule 34b: if it exists, somewhere it has been wrapped in tentacles).

I was thinking about the older versions of these that were missing all the color and reflecting on how dirty they looked D:

And then it turned out that these drawings are TINY but I still put too much detail in them so these flats took forever. It should be pretty easy from here though. A slight bit of shading to give it some depth, and then organizing the background into clear panels.

Can you tell what it's about? :3

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I'm a little bit surprised, because I thought I was doomed. Apparently I'm getting good enough at this that not only did I get two pages close to done last night, but I was working on them simultaneously. Cool. Maybe another hour of work on each tonight and they'll be done.

They are a bit weird tho.

Also got about 2/3 of the way through finalizing the wee drawings in this week's Alt-z. I think I can finish the rest today and get the flats in tonight.

And I think I like these drawings so I started in on getting the lines finalized. For about ten minutes. Then I took a glorious nap.