Friday, May 25, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Process: Sketchbooks

I've been keeping a sketchbook since senior year of high school, when my AP Portfolio teacher had us make our own (before that, I just drew all over EVERYTHING). Since then, I've kept a devoted sketchbook...with the exception of the year after I graduated college; I needed a break from drawing after 4 solid years of art school.

During college, I went a little nuts, filling sketchbooks (like the one in the top right corner) every 3 months or so. I know there's a huge jump in sketchbooks between '02 and '10; I filled 13 more little guys before I switched to those larger, floppy Moleskins. I figured you might start to worry about my sanity if I posted 13 more pictures of me holding tiny sketchbooks...

The bigger Moleskins were originally meant for work-related drawing (as opposed to recreational drawing), I loved the paper and size, so they became the standard. That is, until now. I'm going back to the smaller, thicker-paged Moleskin. It holds ink a lot better (nib inking on the bigger ones bleeds like crazy), and it's a bit easier for traveling. Here's the first page of the new dude:

Most journal comics, fan art and doodles will be coming from this sketchbook, done with the following materials:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fan Art Friday No. 11: Pete & Pete

Dear "The Adventures of Pete & Pete", You were one of my favorite shows, ever. You are still one of my favorite shows, ever. And, you were one of the major influences on the way I tell stories. So thanks:
To commemorate my love of all things "Petes", I created this piece for the up and coming Waiting for October zine (the zine is in black and white, so I colored the above piece for fun!). I will keep the internet posted about this project! Happy Friday everyone!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fan Art Fridays No. 10: Skyrim!

Yup. I totally heart Skyrim. Here's my character; I pretty much tried to make my cat Biggs...:
I should start by saying that I am pretty terrible at this game; I love to just run around and pick flowers and eat stuff. And sometimes kill bandits. I had never played any video games like this before (the closest I'd come is probably the Zelda games...but those are still pretty different), but I got really psyched when I saw the trailer for Skyrim. Also, I was lured by Marian Churcland's drawings. I love it; her art makes me want to eat food in the woods!

Friday, May 4, 2012

May the 4th... with you. Is it just me, or is it super-sad when the Rancor dies in the beginning of Return of the Jedi?