Okay, here’s the deal: my SDCC 2012 con report is super late because I picked up a really nasty bug while bopping around the convention center. This bug left me sacked out on the couch for two weeks watching Buffy, Frontline, Nova, and MTV’s Teen Wolf (as the mood took me) while my body did its level best to forcibly evict my lungs and launch them into space. Seeing as it’s pretty difficult — some might say, damn near impossible — to draw while hacking up one’s lungs, I spent the NEXT two weeks playing catch-up between my day job and pencilling Jennifer De Guzman’s Womanthology story, “The Vesta” (she’s posted the first page of pencils on her blog – check it out!).
I expect to spend the remainder of the month painting the pages (XOXOXO Painter 12!), so there won’t be much in the way of a con report until September, when I can take some time to, oh, I dunno, eat and breathe and fun stuff like that. To make it up to everyone, I’m going to start my Sketch a Day personal challenge again, starting tomorrow. Yay, pretty pictures! Sketch a Day was really fun and motivating for me, and I’d like to see if I can keep it going for a full year.
Some quickie pieces for a tutorial I’m working on for the day job. Going for a hard-boiled 1940’s feel. I think I’ll end up coloring these. :)
I’ve been looking for a freebie sketch/paint program to keep on my work computer. This is a little sketch I did to test out SmoothDraw.I have to say, I’m impressed! The tools are well organized and it’s easy to get started. There are some features I missed, like Rotate, and I wish it were possible to remap the Quick Keys or export a layered Photoshop-friendly file, but the pencil tools are smooth and easy to adjust. It supports layers, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to adjust the resolution. Still, all in all, not bad for a freebie!
Pretty much done with pencils, just need to lay in the background. I’m backing it up in three different locations.
My first attempt was completely destroyed by a hard drive crash. So let’s try this again! I have four days to finish the entire piece – can I do it? Only one way to find out!
Final version! I’m good to go.
I’ve started pencils for a piece inspired by The Last Unicorn. Here’s one half of it: