I used these creatures to practice my two tone illustration. I usually use a grey pen, but I liked the contrast that this red pen bestows.
An asset management software company called Pepper has commissioned a series of comics for their website, social media, blogs, etc. As a copywriter and illustrator, I come up with stirring copy then illustrate comics to accompany it. It’s a very fun and challenging project, and I am glad that people recognize comics not only as a respectable art form, but as a viable medium to convey practical ideas.
Apologies for my absence lo these past weeks. It’s been a busy month! Here’s what’s going on:
-I got engaged
-I finished grad school
-I launched my new comic, Tomorrow Jerks
-I am moving
-I went to LA for a weekend
And now I’d like to talk to y’all about Tomorrow Jerks, my new comic! It’s about about a couple of jerks and their Walrus buddy, yukkin’ it up in the future! The first chapter is up already and the second chapter is rolling out, one page a week! It’s free, Bee Tee Dubs. Here’re a couple o’ pages, to give you a taste. They’re unrelated:
Long time followers of this blog will know that I am a fan of fancy military helmets, particularly the Prussian Pickelhaube. I just happened upon this image, and it struck me as an opportunity to ink wash! I applied the color in photoshop.
(PS: if anyone finds a type-o in this post, my cat walked over the keyboard)
I follow a very cool Instagram account by the name of OctoNation, and account that is all about octopi art and media. They posted a very cool sculpture of an octopus that really highlighted the eyes, and it inspired me to draw this.
I wanted to use the wash as a background element so the stark contrast would really foreground the octopus. The wash also makes an appropriate background for the octopus, who is able to squirt ink.
I had the great pleasure to reunite with Rosie the labrador. She’s a very sweet pooch: whenever you hold her leash, she takes her end gently in her teeth to lead you to where she wants you to go. Rosie is also an avid water pooch.
I also finally got around to sketching and washing this water tower. My girlfriend and I pass this on the freeway fairly often, and it’s a very cool subject, with a lot of direct and indirect light sources. I wanted to make some trees, too, but I really didn’t want to put a lot of effort into them. My solution: blow some ink around.
And I thought I’d get back to my comfort zone and draw a Robot. It’s destroying a city for good measure.