Thursday, June 26, 2008

BARBARELLA PSYCHEDELLA.

Barbarella Lineart.


This is a new Barbarella piece I started last night while watching Persepolis (and because I was sick of looking at my previously mentioned Hellboy piece). Seems almost kind of inappropriate to draw sleepy-eyed space babes while watching a movie like that, but... Well, I really have no excuse. For what it's worth, Persepolis was totally amazing. As for Barbarella and her hidden sweetheart, Pygar, they are going to be submitted to "Crazy 4 Cult." No idea if I'll get in, but whatever. It's an excuse to draw more fan art.

My pen nib died partway through inking so a lot of this was done with a thin brush. I've never inked with a brush before, so it was interesting. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be, but I kind of miss the scratchiness of taking pen to paper and those little surprises when the nib catches and clicks, sending specks of ink flying. Happy accidents and whatnot.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

FAN. ART. FAN ART.

Skim.


The sun is frying my brain, preventing me from pursuing the all-out art-fest that this Summer was meant to be. All I've been able to do is fan art, and not particularly good fan art, at that (just a lot of badly proportioned Venture Bros. characters and Tony Stark). But recently, Jillian Tamaki held a contest to win some copies of Skim on her blog, and I gave it a shot. I ended up with a piece that I actually liked and won some cool stuff, so I can ignore the fact this is still fan art. Check out the other winners and entries.

I've also been invited to participate in the "Let Them Eat Pancakes!" art show at √úberbot, which is a really awesome pop culture/vinyl toys store in Florida. My friends and I used to go there to pick up Y: The Last Man and then have sushi down the street. Well, I have two weeks to create a piece of Hellboy-themed art for the show. With almost all my art supplies many, many states away, I'm in a bit of a pickle. Time to improvise. Somewhat Related Fun Fact: I got to talk to Mike Mignola for a little while in September, and he was such a nice guy. He humored my crazy fan talk and even did a Hellboy drawing for me. Yeah, that sketch is also states away, so I don't have it nearby for inspiration. Sigh.

In other news, I bought my first Mac. It's a MacBook Pro, and it's super shiny and runs Photoshop, like, extra fast. But that doesn't necessarily mean you should hold your breath for more frequent blog updates. A new computer doesn't change my laziness.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

BUBBLE GUM.

Bubble Gum.


Quick Photoshop coloring of an inked sketchbook drawing. Again with the barely-there pupils with no irises.

All around the original drawing are scribbled notes from when I attended the The Venture Bros. panel at Comic-Con. Speaking of which... Season Three officially starts tonight! Glee. Thank goodness I have something new to occupy my time now that Lost is done.

In other news, just when I was ready to buy a new sketchbook and some ink, I found out that the Pearl store by my place in Florida shut down. Damn it. Now I only have, like, Michaels and JoAnn stores, which are often too craft-y for my needs. There's not even a Plaza or Utrecht here. Also, I won't be able to use my ridiculous Pearl gift card until I find time to wander around SoHo again. Grumble, grumble.