Friday, April 25, 2008

Sleep Deprivitization.

When I don't sleep, I do drawings like this:

But when I don't sleep it's usually for things that are really sweet. So this week was because I'm graduating and working on tests for a job at a REAL BONAFIDE CARTOON STUDIO (yipeeeeeee). So no worries dudes, I'm cool.

(Sadly, these drawings reflect real life more than I'd like them to.)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Too stupid not to post.

I swear, I'll post artwork someday. Testing for a JOB right now *bites nails*.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Passes at a Princess...

Judging by the title, it seems this post would be about my trip to Disneyland but alas, it's merely a couple inked passes at the princess for my comic.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

More more more.

It's like I'm always doing this super simplified for animation style because I've gotta crank out 6 billion drawings when I'm supposed to be reading for my Personal Finance class. So now that I'm stepping (read: falling) into comics I thought I'd mix it up. Searching a bit with how I'm gonna play out the women.

Just some inking tests to get used to the final style.

Up next is finalizing my woman design and then color comping (which I'll do digitally and then just mimick the colors traditionally when I pull the final watercolors).

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Comic Continued.

Since I've got my road map of where I'm headed, I get to play a little bit. I'm messing around with how cartoony I'd like the princess to be. Just trying to think of funnier poses and stuff for certain panels. Mainly trying to establish the feel that I want for the panels. This part is fun.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Lou the Frog Comic.

I'm doing a take on the Frog Princess with my character Lou the Frog (before Disney can release theirs and sue me for all that I have... 23 dollars and 34 cents). I'm gonna start posting my process up here, so check back once in a while you sinners.

After I got my concept down, I start by thumbnailing my idea out on post it notes (smaller the better). These are those 1.5x"2" ones. My good pal Eric Bryan handed this idea down to me. The advantages to using small post-its are:
1) the smaller the more focused on the BROADER composition you'll be, rather than details
2) you won't be attached to your drawings which makes editting and redrawing easier
3) you can easily arrange and rearrange them on your page as you edit your story

Here's a sample:

Notice all that I really care about at this stage is clarity in composition and staging. Making the drawings funny will come later. So after I've got my basics down and I know where I'm going, I start doing character sketches. I haven't gotten too far with this, but here's a shot at the princess.

I'll post progress as it comes. Cheers.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Portfolio Buildling.

I'm graduating in a couple months or a month or something. Portfolios are always a pain so I try to make them fun. I always put a couple original drawings in there on title cards and stuff. I know you're not supposed to include originals, but my hope is that people will see that I love to draw. Haha, can't say that it's worked yet.

Here are some samples from this portfolio:


Title Page:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Frank Frost.

Some midweek boogie. Don't need you around no more.

Frank Frost - My Back Scratcher