What a surprise! An asteroid being, not dissimilar from the robots in cityscapes that I’ve been drawing.
Happy New Year, everyone!
Hard to believe that another year has gone by. And in honor of the 18th year of this century, I have here and octopus. I realize that octopi have eight arms and not 18, but let’s not worry about that.
I started with a pencil sketch that started out very loose, then I gradually tightened up a bit.
I then inked it.
I was originally planning on leaving it black and white, but I eventually decided to apply a wash and some ink splatter.
The original piece is fairly large, and even with my large format printer, I had to stitch this together.
I have embarked on a Delicate Adventure to make a strong table presence for my web comic Delicate Adventures.
I drew up some basic plans here, keeping in mind the needs of this statuette, such as a pedestal for stability and a sign that locks into the egg with a peg.
Next, I pass this file off to my friend who can 3D print the egg, the pedestal, and the egg itself.
Once everything is printed, this is what it looks like.
Here is the final egg, painted (by my friend with the 3D printer) and assembled! If you see Delicate Adventures and me at a convention, look out for this beautiful statue!